Please read my profile before contacting me! If you have dogs, live far away, smoke anything or don't enjoy cultural activities we are not a match. If you are the type who says he will call and then does not, don't waste my time. I'm looking for a man of integrity.
Now for the good stuff: we are young enough to live life to the fullest and deepest, old enough to know that time is fleeting, mature enough to know what really matters. We have moved beyond new-age flakiness and notice the spirituality inherent in real life, people, nature (while still enjoying a good kirtan, perhaps, or a lovely shabbat service). We both love dining out, making dinner at home, beaches, swimming, light hiking, movies, theater, museums, music, travel, exploring, laughter, cozy conversation, friends, family, books.
I value authenticity, truth, connection, hearing and being heard, beauty, cleanliness, lovely surroundings, the finer things in life. I prefer small gatherings of good friends to large parties, and a quiet jazz club to a noisy dance hall.
I'm an artsy, creative right-brain type - improv performer, writer, copywriter, painter - as well as a sometime workshop facilitator. I'm told I have a great smile and beautiful eyes. I'll never be slender-I'm very buxom-but I would like to be healthier. I swim every day when it's warm, walk in nature when it's not, and I don't exactly hate the gym, I just enjoy it better with a friend cheering me on...and I'd rather be outside.
I enjoy theater, museums, travel, fine and funky dining, adventures, etc. I'm happiest in, on and near water - the coast, lakes, rivers, swimming pools. I'm happy to stay at home too. Home is next to you, making dinner, enjoying the music, our books, Netflix, the ocean sounds, the fire, the hot tub, the view, each other.
I'm attracted to your gentle soul, your smile, your mischievous laugh, your joyous singing voice perhaps, or the way you recite poetry. I'm looking for an honest, warm, intelligent, articulate, caring, financially stable and well-groomed partner. Men who write descriptive profiles, post recent photos and who send thoughtful messages are appealing. "Hey pretty" gets deleted.
Some of my favorite places and things: NYC, SF, Amsterdam, La Jolla, Ojai, Paris, New Hampshire, Big Sur. Mineral springs. The beach!!! Masala dosa, sushi, dark chocolate, chicken soup. Hafiz, literary fiction, The Sun magazine, The King's Speech, I Heart Huckabees. Seeing and creating art. Hearing and making music. Soft fabrics. Purple.
I'm not looking for someone to complete me, but rather to complement me. I'm attracted to your gentle soul, your smile, your mischievous laugh, perhaps your joyous singing voice, or the way you recite poetry or play the guitar or sing. I don't expect an Adonis—I'm far from perfect—but if you are beautiful inside, likely I will find you to be beautiful outside.
We all have preferences and I prefer clean-shaven guys, at most a short goatee...and long hair over 30 if you're not Mick Jagger is just silly.
In short, I seek a partner of depth and substance, and I can offer you this, along with loyalty, affection, emotional support, interesting conversation, laughter and good times. It helps if, like me, you are well-educated and well-therapized, committed to personal growth, a lifelong learner, enjoy the waterfront, the city, country drives, swimming, nestling and nuzzling by the fire on a cold night, the arts. I will love your kids, grandkids, even teenagers!). I hope you love silence sometimes. I hope you'll hold me a lot.
Parenthood not a necessity for me (and not biologically feasible). I'll love your pets but I'm very allergic to birds, rodents, and all dogs outside of the poodle/bichon/maltese/schnauzer variety. If you have one cat and you vacuum, that's fine. Most dogs are deal-breakers alas.
I JUST got my first driver's license and car at 56 and am not an adept yet, so I hope you live close by or, if not, don't mind coming over the hill to meet me.
Please be non-smoking and not an abuser of substances. Recent photos without baseball caps and dark glasses, plus a note that shows you read my profile, get my response.