...and I'll turn right back around. Otherwise I'm outta here in 3 months.
According to POF:
If you want to be successful on POF, try this:
Talk about your hobbies.
Talk about your goals and aspirations.
Talk about yourself and what makes you unique.
Talk about your taste in music.
My hobby, and part time job, is playing music, and that isn't going to last forever. So please don't assume that I don't have time to invest in a relationship. It may be tricky at first, but I would gladly trade some of my playing gigs for time to spend with the right woman.
My main goal, since retiring, is to get, and stay, in shape. I used to lift, jog, and cycle a lot, but now a little bit of weight maintenance and cycling is about all I do. I've been riding on the towpath and other trails between 25 and 50 miles each week with relative ease, so I feel like my fitness and stamina are pretty decent, but I still have a ways to go. There are a lot of trails to explore in NE Ohio and beyond, and it would be nice to have a partner to ride along, but it seems like most women on here are into riding on a Harley rather than on their own power. I would also like to try cross country skiing this winter, but I know it takes a lot of endurance, so that's why I'm cycling as much as possible right now. I spent 36 years sitting at a desk behind a computer screen, so the last thing I want to do in retirement is be sedentary. Plus, staying fit makes life better longer. I love to eat, but I would prefer that there be a balance of calorie intake and consumption.
My uniqueness is my combination of technical (engineering) and creative (musical) knowledge, but don't worry, I'm not a cyborg. I actually do have a great sense of humor. It's just that I don't try to force it by being obnoxious and silly. I wait for the right opportunity to jump in with some quick wit.
I like, and play, blues, jazz, R&B, & Classic Rock. I've played a little country, too, but if you are an avid, and strictly country, or a heavy rock fan, we may not hit it off. I try to be open minded as much as possible about music, but some genres I just don't enjoy that much. Often, it's about the attitude that goes along with it more than the music itself.
I think this may be my final attempt here on POF. What seems to be a good means to expand one's relationship horizons has not worked out that well for me. Judging by the profiles I read, it hasn't worked out for many women either.