I'm short, funny, and consider myself creative. One of my ideas of fun is working a creative job with my partner (i.e, creating something new, a film, a book, music, etc.). I am adventurous, and like trying new things. I am a former dancer, and am still in fairly good conditioning.
My ideal match should be also. A few extra pounds are okay, so long as it doesn't interfere with an active physical relationship. He needs to be truthful and supportive. I often err in being too truthful (not appreciated sometimes) and too supportive (overly appreciated when it's been financial, surprisingly NOT appreciated when I expect people to REALLY live their dream, and not just talk about it!) I like PDAs (public displays of affection), but when I'm working, especially with YOU, and especially when carrying equipment, or if it suggests favoritism, I may not take the initiative or feel it's appropriate. Talk to me after the show. Maybe I didn't give you that hug because I was just too dirty! I am very loyal: if I give you my word on something, I will keep it*; I need the same from you. If we can be honest with each other, then any difficulties can be worked out, and maybe even lead to new creative surprises.
* Real Life Translation: I mean the Big Stuff, the Honor Stuff; picking up the asparagus** after being stuck in traffic for three hours on the Bay Bridge, or running out at 3 am because I forgot to drop off a prescription may not count, any more! I've been persuaded that I'm a much nicer person sometimes if I can let some things slide.
**unless it's a prop we need in the morning and I can't find anyone to delegate it to. Props are an Honor Thing. If it's ONLY set dressing, maybe. MAYBE.
You need not be in the so-called "Creative Arts," just appreciate them. (Although I do consider science and medicine to be part of the creative arts, I'm a bit shy on "Creative Financing" right now.) But anything done well, has a quality of "Art" about it.
I was only able to have one child, but if you have children still living at home, I can only consider that a plus. Mine has a home in LA, but is seldom there.
My ideal match? Someone equally at ease going out and socializing or staying in with each other, with a fairly quick mind, who doesn't feel a need to hide things from his partner. Someone who has maybe hit a few potholes in the road of life, but can still laugh, and is still determined to continue having a good time, to whom the journey is at least as important as the goal. Someone who likes to tell stories, and likes to hear them, as well. Who can go to an art opening, but spend time in nature. Maybe not rich, but able and willing to go to shows, and travel. Life is too short to never see the world. So what if we have to economize? We can eat as well, if not better, at home, over a fire at Mono Lake, chez friends in France, or street stalls wherever. I consider a great date going to a farmer's market (or Berkeley Bowl) and then cooking or grilling at home, either together or with friends. Most of all, someone who loves sharing their life, and dreams, with...well, with me!
I've played classical piano/rock keyboards. I directed dance at the Renaissance Faire. My music tastes are wide ranging; my son is a professional musician (trumpet/flugelhorn) who plays jazz, classical, hip hop, salsa, gospel, mariachi, the whole trumpet repertoire (Don't worry! He's extremely talented and much in demand. He has been supporting himself with music since high school. You've probably heard him sometime without knowing it. He's on tour a lot. He's even played the White House.) I've directed a "rockumentary" for a heavy metal band, and can often be seen at large music events in Golden Gate Park (Tribal Stomp, Anniversaries of the Summer of Love, Monterey Pops Anniversary, "WoodFest") or jazz clubs, in front of a camera. My recipe for directing large theatrical events with many many children in it (423 in one show!): add music and dance! Music. I like it.
There's more to tell, but I don't want to tell everybody. Just you…….
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First date will have to come after a first meeting, n'est-ce pas? Unless it is something like going to the theater, concert, performance, dancing, hike, circus class, hiking, diving (I meant scuba, but I'd love to try sky diving! I really like heights!), cooking, grilling, dining....Did I mention coffee? Although I like tea better......