Well-mannered, chivalrous gentleman searching for Cinderella...wicked step-sisters need not apply...
I'm not much into crowds, or large groups w/loud, rambunctious drunken characters, so that pretty much cancels out a lot of clubs and group activities (there’s always at least one obnoxious drunk in the group isn’t there?). I dislike Sports Bars (arent they simply gathering spots for male homophobes that cant dance?). Watching sports on television bores me.I dont have a desire to "bond with the boys" or "boys night out" (my baseball cap wearing days ended during my teens).
I prefer "couple" outdoor activity (date) with a SO. Alright, I’ll admit that I enjoy attending the occasional Dodger or Angel game; this is primarily due to the positive crowd enthusiasm; it’s truly contagious...and of course a tasty stadium hot dog/brat is always a treat.
I love to cook as a team, especially attempting to recreate a complex recipe previously sampled at an interesting restaurant.
I do enjoy live performing arts - museums (MoMA, Guggenheim) Jazz/Flamenco/Chamber/Orchestral music concerts, late evening intimate dining in fine restaurants...are you available?
I’ve re-discovered cycling/fitness. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, mixing fun with fitness. This is important to me for as we grow older, we all begin to experience health issues. I have a cyclists'/European male physique (5'10" 170 lbs 33" waist). I HOPE that YOU are active and FIT with some type (any level) of fitness routine (long walks, gym, yoga,cycling).
Looking for balance in life – I am a dutiful son, loyal brother, generous Uncle. I want to also be a supportive spouse, caring (step?) father. I am financially and emotionally stable with no past issues (ex-wives, children, etc)... I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I prefer not to be grouped as a typical male Lemming. I am neither shallow nor pretentious in any way. In short, I don’t behave in such a way that I would be an embarrassment to my mother or father. I am extremely passionate about family values.
I don’t own a Harley nor do I want one. ink (on me), piercings (on me), drug-use are not my style…I enjoy treating a woman like a true lady and I hope that I can meet someone that would find this refreshing. I believe in Romance and courtship.
I love children and if you have little ones (grandchildren?) that would be outstanding. Nothing better than the impromptu trips to Disneyland, Knott’s and Torrey Pines State beach.
I view a relationship as a true partnership; there will always be some degree of compromise. Compatibility is essential; however, each individual should retain their identity/tastes/POV. Each party should bring out the best in each other; and be supportive during difficult times. I am a man that is not easily intimidated by a charismatic, independent woman. I value my partner's opinion. I'm also a confident man who is equally easy going and sure of himself. I do not feel compelled to bulldoze through life, though I seem to command respect by simply respecting others first (what a unique concept).
I am not interested in meeting any "Gingers", I hope to meet "MaryAnn" (or her modern day Cosmo sipping counterpart, "Charlotte" ;) ).
Please be emotionally available, as well as, emotionally ready.
Some deal breakers include:
Long-winded talkers with nothing of substance to say
Pending unfinished business - self-explanatory
Wearing cammo print (this is only acceptable if you happen to be in the Israeli Military);)
(Ex)SO/BF/Husband living in the same household or if he is currently serving time for homicide.
I am extremely optimistic about meeting a classy, sophisticated, educated (academically as well as in social etiquette) lady that shares common interests and not just things we have in common.Ideally, you would have the energy/enthusiasm of a 40-something, the maturity of a 50-something, the wisdom of a 60-something. Most of all, I am NOT interested in meeting a shy/submissive type.
My Education: CSUF, CE classes @ UCLA, Santa Clara Univ. Research at various local fine restaurants, with a Prof friend, to find the best Monterey County, CA Pinot Noir.
Many describe me as honorable, selfless, and trustworthy. I believe in the golden rule, karma, and doing the right thing at all times. Integrity is a concept that I fully embrace.
I enjoy home renovation volunteer work (although unrelated to my career, I am a licensed electrician). Also, long drives down the coast. Late-night fine dining...Concerts, cycling, dancing, wine tasting, grilling/cooking, breaking bread with close friends. Bodyboarding @ Torrey Pines State Beach.
Last year I began a Latin dance dance class, I would like to find a partner that also enjoys this specific activity. Yes, I enjoy dancing.
A classmate recently described my style of dress as "Alpha-Metro". It's true that I take pride in wearing nice/freshly pressed clothes. I would never be seen in the defacto Socal male "jiffy-lube" (Tommy Bahama/plaid) attire (how pretentious of me!)
Although I appreciate those few emails from younger females, I truly am not interested in meeting anyone under 50.
Conservative Republicans/tea partyers, RHoOC types - No Thanks.
Possible options would be:
Listening to Jazz (88.1) during a long drive down the coast. Sharing a cold "propel" after an intense bike ride. Hiking/jogging/bodyboarding @ Torrey Pines State beach/park. Lunch at the fish market in Del Mar. Summer concerts @the Greek. dinining @ Tantalum, Michaels, Arte or Parkers...mmm, fresh oysters and Veuve Clicquot at Wild Fish in Newport. You in a black c*cktail dress,dancing heels, w/a pearl necklace as we dance til dawn... preferably together... ;)
Or, appetizers at Costco sampling their gourmet "Tapas" ;)