I'm just checking out the scene to see if there is really anyone compatible with me. I want to make friends first and then see where it goes.
I have varied interests. I enjoy chess, movies, comedy, flyfishing, bodysurfing and travel. I like warm places with nice beaches, and I prefer to be around water whenever possible. Not a big fan of snow, though. I like to flyfish rivers, especially in Montana. Really enjoy bodysurfing at beaches in Hawaii, So Cal, and Mexico. I have been fortunate to have lived in many beautiful places and to have traveled to Europe, the Caribbean and some exotic locations.
I have enough life experience to know what makes me happy and fulfilled. I am a romantic at heart -- With the right person, I very much enjoy walks together, holding hands, hugs and slow kisses, cooking meals together, etc, etc.
I have a very nice strong and muscular body for my age. I weightlift and swim five days per week, and I am very particular about what I eat. No junk food and no sodas are in my diet. I am into cleanliness, and I keep a clean house.
I am a semi-pro chessplayer. I also like Scrabble and dominoes.
As for music, I enjoy oldies, rock, smooth jazz and r&b, and some newer music. Not much of a fan of country, hip-hop/rap. I listen to music most of the time and rarely watch TV. I don't spend a lot of time watching sports (except the World series) -- I would rather participate in the sport, and most of what I watch consists of comedy (Conan, Craig Ferguson, comedy specials) and movies. I like many movies, especially character studies. Put in a lot of computer time, so read mostly online. I absorb a lot of info. When I read a good book, I can't put it down, so I generally finish it in a few days.
I like to meet new people and see if friendships and, if possible, relationships can develop. At my age and from my experiences, I have no expectations, just dreams. I am always open to a serious relationship, should the right woman enter into my life. I don't know if that will ever happen, but I will realize it when I meet her.
I can be a friend, an activity partner, a date, someone to hang out with, even an encounter. I have lived long enough on this planet to know that life is a short trip and I have been fortunate to have lived an interesting and varied life, so I try to keep an open mind about things these days. I do have liberal/progressive leanings and was even an activist at one time, but after seeing the ugly side of politics, I don't enter that arena anymore. I believe in a higher power, but I don't push my beliefs on anyone, since "religion" is actually a personal experience and a way of life. I really don't care whether you believe in a god or not, as long as you treat people well and with fairness. Regarding sex, I am in favor of it (smile).
Looking for someone who is intelligent and a progressive thinker. One who keeps in shape, or is beginning to, and is somewhat selective about food. Someone interested in outdoor pursuits and travel is a good plus. The bar scene is not my scene.
If you are interested in me and think I might be attracted to you, please feel free to contact me.