Date men and women from California, United States. I'm pretty quiet. When I do open my mouth, I tend to call it how I see it. 1 out of 5 times, I'm really wrong.
I don't care about money, although I'm quite capable of earning it.
I'm not terribly vain, however I do believe in taking good care of myself.
Material possessions don't add much to my sense of well being. I constantly struggle with getting rid of extraneous things in my life. I think the the most important thing I've learned from that experience is that a person needs to interact with other people in order to stay healthy.
I'm starting to realize that how I relate to people has a profound impact on my internal state. I've spent around 3 years in a treehouse in western WA and limited my interactions with society as a whole.
Within a relationship, I try not to lie. I'm generally pretty good about telling the truth, though that hasn't always been the case. Besides honesty, I think both parties need to be able to face problems without running. Of course you need some sort of a spark to get things going, but once the novelty of the spark gets replaced with familiarity, if either person lies or runs...the relationship is pretty much doomed.
Meet a man from Kensington, United States. ItвЂ™s a simple formula really. IвЂ™m a really nice guy вЂ“ so youвЂ™re a really nice woman. Since IвЂ™m not likely to meet the woman IвЂ™m looking for in a bar, this seems the perfect venue to meet a dynamic woman to spend time and have fun with! IвЂ™m best described as a complicated minimalist. Non-materialistic, I like nice things, but donвЂ™t need anything other than someone special to share hopes, dreams, and life вЂ“ the future! Fun and easy to get along with, the woman IвЂ™m looking for knows what she wants in life and is working her own career path to achieve it. Like me, integrity is important to her and she is compassionate, honest, and empathetic, but is fun-loving and doesnвЂ™t take herself too seriously. While she might share some of my interests, she has her own unique experience to introduce me to. Of course the fact that sheвЂ™s attractive will catch my eye right off the bat, on a deeper level; itвЂ™s her spirit of adventure and the warmth of her smile that will have me hoping I had something to do with putting it there!
ThereвЂ™s more to me of course, but I want to know all about you as well. I wonвЂ™t know youвЂ™re interested until I hear from you so wink вЂ“ send me an e-mail вЂ“ letвЂ™s talk! We can share some stories while we get to know each other and decide if we want to meet in person. Until then, weвЂ™re missing out on a lot of fun so I hope to hear from you soon!
Date single man from Kensington, United States. I love to laugh and make connections with folks. I'm passionate about life and love. I like to think of myself as a person who embraces and meets all of life directly--both its happiness and its hardness. I tend to be very expressive of my feelings towards people I care about, and most people would describe me as demonstrative. I smile a lot; I laugh loudly. I am also a deep thinker and philosophical. I have a disciplined (daily) spiritual practice. Although people who know me consider me very pragmatic and grounded, my perspective is very spiritual. I consider myself eclectic spiritually, but Buddhism, Depth Psychology, and Christianity are strong influences in my perspective. While I am ambitious professionally, in a balanced way, my main goal in life is to grow in my capacity for love and presence. I cherish new experiences, internaltional travel, doing things that put me outside my comfort zone, and more. I would love to meet someone with an active spiritual practice with at least similar interests and commitment. More specifically, I'd like to meet someone actively interested in spiritual growth and personal transformation as a lifestyle and who enjoys attending retreats and other experiential events. I'm really into women that can surprise, challenge me, but who are also down to earth, caring, and sensitive. I'm crazy about physical activity (biking, hiking, rowing), and I enjoy solitude as well as good company and community. I am not necessarily looking for the love of my life, but I definitely feel open to meeting her if it happens. Mostly, I am looking for a companion with whom I can enjoy activities. I don't have a perfect match in mind, but I enjoy the company of women who are smart, pretty, spiritual, successful, slender, and athletic. I appreciate balance in people. More specifically, I want to meet a woman who has both a strong professional side as well as a soft, sensitive and vulnerable side.
Meet someone special from Kensington, United States. I am hoping that I can find someone who is open minded, intellectually curious, and engaged in their work or art. At this point in life I put a high value on being with people who are grounded, kind and who are not consumed with too much angst. I have done some international travel, to Micronesia, Asia and Europe but would like to do more in the future with a partner. I love the mountains and the beach equally. I love open water swimming most of all. Stinson Beach on a hot day is my idea of heaven. I have a challenging, rewarding, and stressful job in the human services which leaves me with large blocks of time to pursue writing (academic) and teaching. I am outwardly low key but always seem to be working on a project of personal, financial or home improvement. Truth be told, I find it a little weird to promote myself on a dating website... I'm a bit camera shy, so I don't have that many great pictures, in fact some friends have told me they are kind of "weak" so that's why I chose the "better in person" title for my profile.
Date a man from California, United States. I am originally from the east coast and have been in the Bay Are eleven great years. Prior to that I lived in DC , NY, Boston and Berlin for several years.
I like so many genres of music.
I am funny and slightly mischievous by nature. Love being outside, direct, honest, Very loyal, motivated, handy, can be very social and athletic I am a poor speller but love words when strung together by talented writers. I'm actually 5' 10 3/4 . Guys lie taller and women seem to say shorter if anything.
I am looking for a serious relationship, a partner I respect , love and grow with but we can take time getting to know each other and getting it right.
Here are some things I love/ value in no significant order. Hawaii, God, children, cooking, dancing, the ocean, my dog, bodies of water in general, rain, being useful, pie (all kinds), Travelling, pasta, fire, trees, design, sustainable architecture and connecting.
My stars are Virgo, Aries &; Leo.
My match is positive,she loves to laugh and does so easily and often, believes in a higher power, knows I respect her, and probably doesn't own more than one or maybe two cats (but you never know). I am open to meeting a prospective match and don't really have a list. Let's meet!
Meet single man from California, United States. I've lived in the Bay Area for most of my life but spent a few years living in northern California and Oregon. I like creative activities and have practiced woodworking, pottery, and automobile restoration. I was a volunteer childrens martial arts instructor for many years and probably learned as much in the process as the children did. I started Aikido classes in March of last year and I'm learning real quick that I don't bounce well! Got to learn how to do those rolls. I like Dancing, fly fishing, martial arts, 60~80's rock and jazz such as Freddie Hubbard, Hiroshiima, Martha Davis & The Motels and The Cars. I also enjoy going to the movies or watching dvds at home, day/weekend trips to local places like Monterey and I want to do more traveling both in the USA and abroad.
Internet dating has been interesting. I enjoy the conversations and wonderful company that I have been with. IвЂ™m looking forward to finding someone to explore life with. Our conversations would enrich our lives. We would be able to share ideas and help one another gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world that surrounds us. IвЂ™m looking for a best friend, lover and confidant. A traveling companion to create new memories with. I'd like a partner to explore with, to grow with, and most of all, to enjoy life with.
The picture of me in black was taken in the Fall of 2011 and the fishing shot in 2009. The Karate picture was taken around 2007. Please have a recent picture or be willing to email one.
Date a man from United States. My recent journey back into the single life is a bit disorienting, but pregnant with possibility. There is a place in my life thatвЂ™s reserved for a kindred spirit. Not a clone of myself, but someone who shares my values and a few interests, yet challenges me to explore, to view life through new eyes. Intellectual companionship is essential. I love the give and take of a passionate, thoughtful, and well-reasoned discussion. I'd enjoy the company of a fellow traveler; someone who learns through exposure to new places and people. I'm happy with my life -- not perfectly so and never expect to be, but fulfilled in my work and comfortable in my own skin. There is still plenty of room, however, to grow and file away a few remaining rough edges. I'd love to meet someone who has also reached a state of relative fulfillment, not drowning in angst over her place in the world. Nothing wrong with angst -- I've experienced plenty -- but I'm ready to enjoy a relatively confident existence with most of the big existential struggles resolved.
IвЂ™m a thinker and a teacher. I crave understanding and love to use what I know to make the world a better place in my own small way. I'm also quite goofy at times, usually smiling, often laughing, frequently at myself. I travel often in my work, usually internationally. Not a bad life. I rarely visit a place that I donвЂ™t enjoy or work with people that I donвЂ™t appreciate. IвЂ™m comfortable speaking to an auditorium full of people but often shy with small unfamiliar groups (unless IвЂ™m in my professional role, that is). I need time alone to recharge, but also cherish intimate time with close friends. IвЂ™m sensory, full of appreciation for beauty and the unexpected. The gentle brush of a hand along my cheek can melt me. I think IвЂ™m ready to love deeply.
(P.S. The predefined answers from which we can select in response to profile questions on Match.com sometimes miss important nuances. In my case, selecting вЂњCurrently SeparatedвЂќ regarding my relationship status would suggest that my soon-to-be-former-wife and I are not certain about our impending divorce, which is not the case. Our divorce settlement was agreed upon and went into effect on January 1, 2012, even though our divorce has not yet been finalized by the state. Fortunately, as sad as it was for our marriage to end, we have transitioned into a close and loving friendship, which suits us better.)
Meet people from Kensington, United States. I like music, films, and spontaneity
I enjoy my own cooking, bicycling, getting into trouble, working and traveling (emphasis on traveling).
My two kids come and go, mostly go.
They can cause trouble, too.
Date a soulmate from Kensington, United States. Eclectic mix of backgrounds in science and the arts. Daily intense (ashtanga) yoga practice, also martial arts teacher. Very active, extremely fit, curious about most everything. I work as a biotech patent attorney in the east bay. Have previously been a molecular biologist, a marine biologist and before that worked in theater and physics. My interests are widespread and a bit eclectic including biology, art, theater, theories of change, neurophysiology, Buddhist philosophy, economics, yoga, martial arts (aikido), whitewater and sea kayaking. I love circuses and the theater -- go a lot and perform occasionally. I also enjoy the usual urban pursuits, good food, bad movies. I'm a voracious reader. Also highly irreverent, relatively easy going (yeah right), with a predominant sense of humor. Physically -- I'm 6 feet tall, 176 lbs, athletic build, receding hairline. Very energetic. BTW: Think I look better in real life than these photos.
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I am playful, earthy, intelligent (emotionally and otherwise), nurturing, romantic, physically and spiritually vital, and financially secure. I love new adventures of all kinds, from travel to new places, to new kinds of inner or outer experiences, and I?d love nothing better than to share these with another. And while I?m drawn to adventure, I also appreciate domesticity and look forward to developing shared rhythms with a partner. My tastes are eclectic, but I am an appreciator of mastery and beauty in all its forms, from the brilliance of a dancer or drummer to the brilliance of the shifting patterns of light on the ocean on a cloudy day. I?ve done a lot of work on myself through various practices, including meditation, aikido, and yoga, with the aim of becoming sweeter and wiser and more clear-sighted, and my ideal partner will be on a similar path. I have a physically challenging daily yoga practice, which keeps me fit and embodied, and I need a partner who meets me in these respects.
One last note --Informed by previous match encounters -- If you are a smoker, politically conservative, have a substance abuse problem, live more than about 1 hour away, or have cat allergies we are probably not a good match. Experience shows that I do better with active/athletic partners often with a body mass index (BMI) of about 23 or less .
Meet a man from United States. I've lived in the Bay Area for 44 years and for the past 35 have made my living in the wine business. I'm Jewish by birth, but areligious, with a secular interest in Buddhism. I'm also intelligent and articulate, with the left-wing politics and irreverent, ironic sensibility of a long-time Berkeleyan. (Yes, I fondly remember Mario Savio and Eldridge Cleaver!) I value language and literature (Don DeLillo, T.C. Boyle, Paul Auster and Jorge Luis Borges are among my favorite writers), history, the arts (especially music, film and theater), the beauty and serenity of nature, travel to cultures radically unlike our own, good ethnic food, and fine wine. I'm of medium height and build, quite fit, and youthful and good-looking for my age. I can appear reserved to strangers, but at heart am playful, tender, passionate and compassionate. I'm independent and can contentedly pass my time working, reading, listening to music, and hiking in the East Bay hills, but would love to share my life with a wise, graceful, lovely woman who values peacefulness, tenderness, and laughter. I'm seeking a smart, tender, compassionate, slim, pretty woman, 48-63, who is intellectually curious, values language, literature, and the arts, has varied interests, possesses and appreciates a good sense of humor, loves to travel and explore other cultures, enjoys outdoor activities, cherishes the serenity of nature, and is ready to share the rest of her life in a loving relationship with a kindred spirit.
Date a soulmate from United States. I am a grounded, spiritually influenced, irreverently humorous, kind, quietly industrious, left-of-liberal, successful, independent, athletic individual - with a NYC edge. I am content with my life and find I can be happy with no reason. I currently enjoy a low stress, contemplative lifestyle with time to smell the roses. Among other things, I value integrity, purpose, joy and acts of kindness. I enjoy good conversation, lively repartee, and silence. I have an adventurous streak that comes with a rudder. I look to maintain a sense of balance: between spirit and psyche, activity and contemplation, social/political consciousness and enjoying the wonders at my doorstep. Activism is important to me - it's not enough just to complain. The most satisfying, and probably important, experience of my life has been fatherhood.
IвЂ™ve always enjoyed things physical (tennis, working out, bicycle riding, dancing, white water rafting and hiking are currently on my list), travel, cultural events, fine dining, and spending time at home. I have a good deal of control over my time and am able to take small trips spontaneously and large ones with notice. I continue to enjoy my careers - one of which has always been meaningful, the other of which has felt like playing monopoly with real chips. Recent activities include joining a Sangha group and doing some writing. I have a cat who understands me.
IвЂ™d like to meet someone who is solid in her own life, sensuous, comfortable with attachment/independence, has some accomplishments worth bragging about, knows herself well, and who would be interested in a counter-cultural, moderately iconoclastic guy.
IвЂ™m looking for a relationship that is fun, connected on psycho-spiritual-physical planes, has shared values, compatibility, friendship, is open to new experiences, has chemistry, affection for who we both are and is mutually respectful.
There are no misrepresentations in my Profile and my photos are recent (with one exception they're all from the past year). If these two things are true of your Profile, and you have an interest in contacting me, IвЂ™d be glad to hear from you.
Meet a soulmate from Kensington, United States. I am tall medium to athletic build, I am easy going with no hang ups. I like the same things as most other people like TV, Movies, Dancing, and the great outdoors.
I would like my future mate to be close to the same.