A little about me...
Retired, not-snobbish professor [computer science, philosophy(Ph.D.)], researcher(artificial intelligence) but down-to-earth (wavy hair, some waving good-bye). Also, am sensuous, in-good-shape (aerobic exerciser+weight machines). Spiritual but not religious (not regular church-attending; ok if u are). For me all of reality(body+spirit) is my Church. Because I put SO much thought into my many points, I ask that you write at least 20 lines back (more?). Many thanks for details about yourself, your history & your ideas.
My credo: ask not first what life can give to you but what you can give to life. (When life gives you lemons, make lemonade; when peaches--make best peach pie possible--if only I knew how to cook.) Taught to drive & pass the driver test-->a busboy who had failed test 5 time--so laughing stock. Say, on spiritual side: above all, fair-weather friends, male or female -- be gone! For me as a Pantheist: we all are cells within the growing Spirit (of History&beyond), the Zeitgeist]. Our thoughts are immaterial, or spiritual (not big,small; red,blue; hot,cold; hard,soft -- so, don't die with body! Body is a tool of the spirit, while the Spirit is functioning in the world of space&time.) Recent photo:"Eat Fish ..."]: 8/12.
About the one I'm looking for...
Don't want someone who always wants to be superior to others -- that is, plays the game: "can you top this?" Instead, want a woman WHO IS -- intelligent, very reliable, rather analytical [can follow or write 2+ pages of close reasoning]. A woman not-too-money-conscious [as in: with extra long-distance vacations, whoever has more, sometimes pays more,even if it is the woman; but neither of us parasitic]. Who is a rather curvy (not a Katharine Hepburn) but in-shape (more important, esp. aerobically) woman. Retired or quasi-retired or near. No doting grandmas(say, on-call babysitter for grandkids), who's having 2nd motherhood unnecessarily--say, picks up after her grandkids when they should. Curious as a cat, but practical. Spiritual, not necessarily church-going....I'm not perfect; you need not have all the assets I cite.[So, I don't want a "bullfight for my nickel."] My woman, my best friend, is sensual: say, she knows, or wants to know, more than missionary position. A one-woman man, I relish making gentle &/or passionate love.(Aiming-to-please attitude is only necessity, even if handicaps place other limits.). Noting so many non-sexual observations made here, you will not conclude "he wants sex Only." Flirts mayGet NO response.
I'd just like to add...
Pre-eminently,I seek a foul-weather friend who can SHOW HER RECORD of helping others in bad times, not just good. I housed my sick Mother for years b4 she died. Tell a cheapskate,"You have short arms but deep pockets." Prefer no children;if children,then product of discipline+love. Similarly;if pets,then well trained. Prefer travel be learning about a culture (such as Europe, China,etc.); pure-relaxation travel ok(as with New England inns,but hate Las Vegas & wasteful gambling). Higher education counts;but learning from experience & street-smarts counts more. Church-going ok;but context-sensitivity more important [actions like amputation, abortion are neutral -- gain merit by contributing to health of the body or of social context]. My best friend may well be articulate, but, more importantly, makes sense. Movies: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Serious--laced with humor);Dr. Zhivago;Lincoln. Love symphonies,dancing(slow,swing). Heroes: Lincoln(goodButPracticalFighter); FDR(rich but fought for working poor; unemployment pay good for economy). Plato (grand but analytical, context-sensitive thinker). Lastly, a "way-out" dream (least important): she is (or can become) a good multi-national cook (Chinese,Italian,vegetarian, American)
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I cook rather than starve
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Extremely patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Quite romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes late
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Fitness (exercise, to keep my body toned, flexible -- using elliptical machine at gyms -- keeps my muscles from atrophying) is critical. Diet is equally important: avoid fatty, sugary, too much food.
News and Politics
Most people leave following politics to just before presidential elections: that can be too late. A citizen needs to know what a political party -- the Republicans -- is trying to get away with long before those elections. Say, that party is trying to squeeze the number of potential opposing voters down, in every way possible -- by changing eligibility standards for voters.
Know, for instance, the latest innovations in cell phones, so as to take advantage of them. Smart phones are an outgrowth of Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- one of the specialties of mine before I retired. AI has gone mainstream.
Yet I like to explain these advances in everyday terms to everybody, in order to help everybody.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. What is your all time favorite movie? and why?
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.