Date a soulmate from California, United States. I try not to take myself too seriously even though there are times when seriousness is required. I prefer lightheartedness. I used to be in advertising and I've been around a bit. I've learned a little about a lot of things. I love the desert in the winter and the mountains in the summer and have homes in both places.
I'm educated and have a few accomplishments along life's path. I've been divorced longer than I was married and have two adult children who are my friends and let me be me.
When it comes to women I seem to be drawn to those with a free spirit and a provocative, somewhat offbeat manner and style which I find to be alluring, even sexy.
I spend much of my leisure time doing simple things like gardening, walking with my dog, riding my bike, socializing with my friends, meeting new friends, reading (I like history, biographies), and listening to live music (jazz, standards, rock, country mostly).
In real life I'm semi-retired but stay busy with my own national specialty niche product business - I manufacture and market wooden flagpoles - hence my nickname, flagpoletom.
Last summer I grew a beard - it's in my photo on my friend's yacht; now I have a goatee and mustache....guess I gotta get a new photo on the boat.