I am now convinced that women are only interested in you if you are wealthy and/or look about 25 with the body of a Greek Adonis. If your a bloke over 50 in an average job earning an average wage with the wrinkles and grey hairs that come with time then you have more chance meeting someone swimming the channel than you have here.....
I did have a very lengthy profile that listed all the things I liked, what I was looking for in a woman and I tried to be witty and clever. Instead this is what you get complete with spelling mistakes, gramatical errors and more honesty than a priest undergowing a lie detector test..
Through POF I am hoping to attract the attention of a reasonbly attractive, articulate woman who shares similar aspirations and interests. A lady who does not have a coronary if its rains and her hair gets wet whilst out walking. Someone who still has the little girl inside and is as happy sharing a bag of chips on a windy prom as she is dressed to the nines dancing in a swish club. We may grow old on the outside but we dont need to age too much on the inside do we?
I am not Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Rod Stewart. I dont have their wealth either. I dont think I am a bad looking chap for my age and while the pic is a cheesy one of about 18 months old there have been few changes to my looks bar the odd extra silver hair. More pics are available on request but as I am forever being told that looks are not important and its personality that counts then hey that should not stop you sending me a mail.
Ok I am a romantic kind of bloke who never forgets valentines day. I actually love walks on the beach, picnics in the country and just holding hands and having a cuddle while watching a good film. I was dragged up with tradditional values so I rush to open doors, throw my coat over your shoulders if it rains and always give up my seat to a lady if I am on a bus or train- You get the gist.
Career wise I have risen as high as middle management in retail. Ok so I dont have a Phd in any kind of ology but that does not mean I cannot enjoy a good debate about everything from the state of the nation to female emancipation in Asia. I am well travelled and apart from hitching round Europe in my youth I have also travelled the Far East as well as living in Australia for three years.
My interests are varied but include reading biographies, social history, cultural affairs, travel, music (Blues, Soul, Motown, Northern Soul, Irish rock/folk, Rod Stewart, ELO and a good mix of 70s/80s pop)
While I have gone well past the big 50 I do like to take in the odd gig and have attended the occassional festival. I can party as good as my two grown up daughters - It just takes me a day to get over it when I do.
Now you need to be warned that I do like to go and watch the odd football match - I follow a team called Oldham Athletic, we are not very good but its a nice friendly little club and the pies are nice and go well with the tepid tea. The bonus there for you is that when I go you get the chance to shop for two hours in towns you have probably never heard off - We then meet after the game and you get a nice pub dinner on the way home. So its a winwin that one.
As I said I am a sincere, genuine bloke (Yes I guess you have heard that before) I like cuddles and holding hands while we walk along the beach or along a country path ( kisses and Cuddles are one of life's amazing things ) . I like to snuggle up in front of a movie (Not really into films containing severe mutilation or of a zombie nature. Regarding walks I completed 22 out of the 26.5 mile Walk the Wight in aid of the local hospice in early May last year without the aid of oxygen, a nebuliser or batteries so there is some life left in me yet.
By now one of five things should have happened:
1, You have fallen asleep
2. You are losing the will to live
3. I am ticking so many boxies and your bouncing around the room feeling very jolly because you share lots of my interests and core values.
4. You are already trying to find me on Facebook (Note you dont have my name yet) trying to call me (You dont have my number yet)
5. You realise that you know me and your related to me - In which case its very weird if you contact me via a dating site.
Hopefully number 3 is the answer... If it is then thats great but please remember I am more than a profile. I really am just a normal guy who is looking to meet a nice woman to spend time with and see where it goes. Do note that I am looking for a long term relationship and surprise surprise!! While there is nothing at all wrong with my libido or hormones I am so not into bed hopping, friends with benefit relationships or dating women who are seeing several other guys.
I have written far more than I intended too and I could write far more. If you are interested then I will hear from you and if your not then I wont - I am not blind to the fact that there are so many blokes on here for a lady to take her pick from,,,,But if your not interested at all you wouldnt have read this far would you ...?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I live in Ryde on the Isle of Wight - It is actually on this planet and 15 mins on the ferry
Coffee, Green Tea, Latte with sticky bun or Rabbit food Roll.
Glass of wine
Walk (Please see above first)
Drive in the country
I really dont mind where. If we start with smiles and end up laughing then we are on to something whatever we do.
Quite happy to cross the water (The Solent not the Atlantic) and meet at any place as long as my sat nav does not go into seizure