A little about me...
Educated, with a graduate degree. Friends say I never passed 40 because I am so active. Always dreaming of adventure and what could be.... Exploring is the metaphor and reality of my mind and life. Sweet, kind, affectionate, funny. No tattoos or piercings, and you can take me home to your mom. Have lived in four countries and speak three foreign languages. Keep physically fit with stationary bike, weights, squash, biking, rowing -- was in the winning Masters (i.e. old crocks) boat for the Potomac Challenge Cup last year (and have almost recovered), hiking, kayaking (the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, Mallows Bay, etc.) and Over-40s meet-ups. Am a romantic dreamer, but also self-reliant, a realist and a hard worker. Any past baggage is neatly wrapped up in a small bag and stored in the overhead bin.
About the one I'm looking for...
You should value education and have a degree. Please be in your 40s or 50s but more important than chronology be physically fit and maybe even enjoy working out with your man. Above all, be able to hold an interesting conversation -- whether it's on the couch, or on a beach, or in a kayak, or in a black cocktail dress at an important social function. Be able to pass the time in a tent on a rainy weekend without whining, or else be able tempt me to a warm dry hotel. Be able to pee outdoors. Be playful and creative in the bedroom. Be warm, attractive, romantic, worldly, and willing to explore each other, a relationship, and the world. Enjoy cuddling and holding hands, indoors and out! Restore my faith that someone like you is really out there and ready for a truly intimate partnership with the right person.
I'd just like to add...
What I hope to share is going on the life journey together, side by side. My daughter will be off to college soon, so it truly is a golden opportunity to set a new course for "our time". I'd like a partner, not as someone to "take care of" or "take care of me", but to "care about". Someone with whom to explore and celebrate the full possibilities of a man-woman relationship. Good times, bad times, the full 60 minutes, no alibis, no regrets. Let's make the next 25 years the BEST 25 of our lives. Are you willing to try? If so, email my imagination! Text your interest! Ping my heart!
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Extremely romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
I workout at the gym every other day, plus hike, kayak, row, and play squash. Like to think it keeps me fit, young(ish!), and ready (for sharing physical activities with the right future partner: hope you feel that way too!).
News and Politics
I live in the Wash DC area, so it's compulsory here! I also love exploration books.
I was from a poor family but did well in school and wound up going all the way to a Ph.D. It got me to the USA, mostly working for nonprofits in DC, but I've also worked in Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa, and am now a "fed" doing policy and data analysis on the Affordable Care Act in HHS.
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. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.