Date men and women from United States / California, 47 year old

Date a soulmate from California, United States. Single dad , some would dare to say intelligent . You won't find an easier going guy than me . As for fun I like the races, motorcycle riding ( I don't go fast anymore), really fast roller coasters, snow skiing,I haven't done skydiving yet ,but have done bungee jumping a few times, going to various gambling establishments that dot the countryside even though I'm not much of a gambler, going to festivals: art wine, music, etc., or just getting away on a road trip.
My perfect match would a truly nice lady, someone who knows who she is and didn't forget where she came from, everybody came from something and it's nothing to be ashamed of. I admire someone who is confident and can project , and not be an arrogant $%#@ about it.
The usual suspects mostly turn out to be just nose-in-the-air-fakes who end up showing "colors" when it "hits the fan" so to speak.
I don't like alcoholics, closet or otherwise, had one and will not have one around my kids again.
If that is too blunt, good luck in your search and thanks for seeing my profile. Life is too wonderful to spend it with the wrong person, it only robs you of happiness that you work for and is bad for your children.
Please don't put up a front, I might be from a small town but, I learn quick and being "country dumb" has its' advantages!

Meet men and women from California, United States. I'm best described as a seeker. I love to read, to learn, to travel, and experience new cultures and other's viewpoints. I love to challenge myself, pushing myself mentally and physically to explore the boundaries. I'm fascinated by art and am in awe of those who are blessed with the talent and perseverance to make their passion their avocation. My home is filled with art and I'm constantly listening to a wide variety of music. I play guitar and one of my favorite things to do is to entertain at my home enjoying great food, wine, laughter, and live music. I have many friends who are professional entertainers and we love to have jam parties, playing music till the wee hours. Stay up long enough and you might see me play;) I'm very passionate about sharing the magic of music. I'm on the Board of Directors of the Fender Music Foundation. We donate instruments to children in underprivileged areas and provide musical instruction so the next generation doesn't lose out on the opportunity to experience the joy of creating music.
I'm not a voyeur. I participate in life to the fullest. My bucket list is always half full of plans for new adventures. I love sports (avid skier, tennis player, diver) but have little patience for watching others play them. I appreciate the magic of film and go to the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals regularly. I also enjoy live theatre, the ballet, and the philharmonic.
I've been described as a gentleman with an edge. I believe that my balance comes from the duality of my life. I grew up the oldest of four on a working farm in Oregon. My parents set an amazing example of a loving, supportive home and have been married and completely in love for 51 years. The farm boy in me has been balanced by living my adult life in metropolitan cities and working for Wall Street firms, competing with some of the best and brightest. Because of that, I have the drive and ambition that you would expect, but also a mellow genuine side as well. I am just as happy in my tux at the opening of the ballet as I am shirtless in cutoffs, hiking through the wilderness.
I have been blessed to have experienced success, had many of my dreams come true, and acquired what I thought would bring me joy. What I have learned as I've grown and evolved, is that the only true happiness comes from trusting, respectful, loving relationships. The joy from feeling connected, making a difference in someone's life is what I seek at this point. I know now that the joy of watching my amazing daughter grow her empty mind into an open one, falling asleep next to your lover and waking next to your best friend is priceless. It took me some time, and some heartache to realize that I had been a prisoner of my own beliefs and that my shackles had been made by my own hands. The strength, courage, and confidence that I have developed have come more from life's unexpected horrors, looking fear in the face and surviving, than all of the success that I had.
I'm looking for a very special woman to share my life with. A woman who is curious, intelligent, open minded, adventurous, active and social. She should be evolved, self aware, and love herself even if she knows she is not perfect. She should be well read, well traveled (or want to be) and treat her body like a temple. She should have a style and elegence that captivates me, and a smile and twinkle in her eye that makes me lose myself. Her sensuality should come from the self confidence knowing that she is powerful, desirable, and worthy of my love and fidelity.
Inspire me, allow me to respect and honor you, and I will promise to comfort you, make you feel safe, and appreciated. Walt Disney once said, "all of your dreams can come true if you but have the courage to first dream them". I have the courage to dream big and I still believe in fairytales.

Date people from California, United States. I was born and raised in California, and feel fortunate to be able to live in such a beautiful place that has so much to offer. I have many diverse interests that I continue to indulge from time to time. I've been told many times that I am well rounded, with a big heart, dependable and can be quite funny once you get to know me.
I grew up playing a lot of team sports, and I am still active in sport leagues today. When the opportunity arises, I like to go skiing, white water rafting, sailing and hiking. I did take Salsa lessons, and would be interested in learning more dances in the future.
Like most people (apparently) I like nice dinners out, BBQ's at home, picnics, and weekend getaways. As part of my daily life, I like catching the latest movies (lots and lots of movies), playing sports, yoga, reading, gardening, and catching up with friends.
I’m looking for a special someone with whom to share life’s experiences. Physical attraction, chemistry, and communication are all important, as are trust, a kind heart, and a good sense of humor.

Meet single man from California, United States. I am an hispanic dentist, who work in los angeles,............ I am from Colombia, I have here 6 month,...... and I am looking for a woman who want a serious relationship,.....if you are interest please read my profile, and let me know,.....I prefer a woman who know what she want,..I want interest in know a woman that have a good moral, familial, and thrust,....and lovely,......

Date a man from California, United States. I am easygoing and not a very demanding person. Unlike most guys, I strive to put passion and romance into a relationship, even in this busy and non stop world. My philosophy is simple: treat others the way you like to be treated.

Meet someone special from California, United States. OK, I'm new to the single life. I don't know the first thing about on-line dating services so please excuse any mistakes I may make.
I'm an introverted, kind hearted, hardworking, educated, healthy middle aged man (who looks younger than he is) looking for someone who's independent, attractive, intelligent, open minded but too busy to socialize or probably ever date. I'm the real deal, not a scam artist or a "player".A relationship must begin with friendship so let's get to know each other one step at a time. Who knows, you may have a laugh, make a friend, or more. If not, perhaps you would settle for a dinner companion once in a while?Yes, I have been married before (twice). If that bothers you then I fully understand and you can stop reading now and remove my profile from future searches. If you’re ok with it then read on.I have 4 kids: three grown good adult boys who do not live with me but visit occasionally, and one wonderful precious little girl who sometimes does live with me. I love my children very much. They are all wonderful human beings for whom I am proud. I'm open to being with someone who has kids or doesn't have kids. (After having four I think I'm pretty good at it!) That being said, I won't be creating more children. Too blunt? Sorry, I just don't want you to be mislead. Again, if you’re ok with it then read on.I lead a busy life (work and time with my daughter) so dating is nearly impossible. However, I'm free on Saturday nights and almost every Sunday! Perhaps when I finish renovating my house I'll have even more time?
I don't skydive, race sports cars, fly my own jet, bull ride, or hunt wild game in Africa. It's down to earth for me. Besides, why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane? I've never owned a Ferrari or Italian suit. My car is one year old and I dress well enough...French cut ok? I don't have six pack abs but I'm trim and fit. I bathe regularly and try to take good care of my teeth (you've got to love that!). Work out occasionally and will more with a good friend. Can't dance, perhaps you can teach me? Still with me? Read on...Perhaps just coffee, lunch, dinner, or a drink with some good conversation? I like taking walks and going to the movies. A museum or a park is terrific. Browsing a book store (if you can find one) is fun. Driving to a new place, listening to some new music, eating a new food, and what's wrong with cuddling up on the couch with a glass of wine and some soft music? Did i just say "cuddling"? Yes, I did. ;)Sorry ladies, I'm not James Bond, Bruce Lee, Mister Rogers, Brad Pitt, or any guy who was ever on the cover of GQ. I did get my picture in Money Magazine once...not because I had a lot of money though. They were just taking a survey of random people in Rockefeller Center. Am I bad looking? You got this far so I must be doing something right. By the way, I look better than my pictures...really.
No games, no tricks. Believe it or not there are men in this world who don't just want to have sex. I'm one of them. Intimacy is terrific but without love it's EMPTY.
So just relax! Start an e-mail conversation. I don't bite. Take a chance. Isn't that why you got on this site to begin with?
Music: Rock (of course), Classical (especially a good movie theme), Alternative, a bit of Jazz and Blues.
Movies: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", Fight Club, Blade Runner, The Sixth Sense, Groundhog Day, Twelve Monkeys, It's a Wonderful Life, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inception, and others.
Television: Documentaries on Public TV, South Park, Futurama, The Simpsons (though not lately), old SNL, Seinfeld, X-Files, Colbert, and Daily Show. - however, I must admit I don't watch TV much anymore.
Food: A medium rare steak with a good pinot, sushi (any time, any place) with warm sake, oyster shooters, a messy burger (Clarks in Mountain View is the best) with a cold dark beer, Pho, Indian, Thai, Italian, and yes vegetarian.

Date a soulmate from United States. I'm the reliable, one-woman man type, a rare gentleman, also interesting and fun to be around. If you enjoy exploring the cultural and natural world and sharing your thoughts in conversation, I'm interested to meet you! Bad manners, shallow people, or being overweight are not my tastes. Foreign-born and smarter than I am are both BIG pluses!
I especially appreciate sincerity, intelligence, healthy living, and a sense of humour. You are smart enough to realize you can't know someone from these profiles. It's all about character, yours and mine. I'm looking for a genuine relationship and best friend.
More info.: UCLA graduate, CPA, finance professional, easy-going, funny( ! ), down-to-earth, well-traveled. A few of my passions are cooking, reading, music, current events, nutrition, skiing, the beach, hiking, museums, history, animals, nature and wide open spaces. I'm told I look better (and less serious) in person. Favorite foods: sushi, italian, chinese, korean, seafood, anything spicy and healthy, vegetable and wine lover.
My work location is downtown L.A., regular hours Monday to Friday.
I'll be really impressed and charmed if you send me a note!

Meet men and women from United States. Hi there. I like camping, fishing, hiking, good wine, traveling, softball, photography, gardening, hot tubbing and working on my house, excited that it's almost paid off. I'm six foot three, 184 pounds, blood pressure is 117 over 76. Blood type is A positive.

Date people from United States. Wow. Another great (albeit cool) summer day here in San Francisco. Okay, it's the weekend, but I'm ready for some F-U-N.
Here's some stuff about me. Hell, hopefully stuff about US. If these resonate with you, we may be a great match. We...
...Recognize and laugh at life's absurdities.
...Take care of ourselves physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.
...Have a sense of style and sexiness in different settings (yoga, BBQs, nights on the town)
...Would rather meet up than be pen pals.
...Understand the importance and complexities of love.
...Value challenging our fears and becoming stronger, sexier, smarter humans.
...Love a sense of connection and plenty of laughter.
...Wag more. Bark less.
...Are among the brightest bulbs in the candelabra.
...Have a sense of play.
This is our LIFE. Our one great shot (I look forward to your emails, Hindus). Let's have some fun.

Meet single man from United States. I was born and raised in NY. Very respectful and considerate. I'm an Italian Irishman from NY and was raised by the best and they've been married for 55 years.. I love CA and the people. I'm very laid back and want to find someone with similar interests (and demeanor). I don't want to "go out" and party and whatever. I want to settle down, meet someone nice and be the man I was always meant to be. Life is what you make it. I would just rather make my life with someone special. Two things. I don't in general date women older than me but may rethink that but if you are one of those who your past 3 boyfriends have been in their 20's, please pass me by. I'm not here in the end to compete or hear that.
Love the song by Nickelback called Gotta Be Somebody. I'd say it kinda sums this all up in a nutshell. We all should find that someone special out there. I do love kids and wish I had my own. They make me smile and realize how innocent and fun life should be. I also love football -especially the NY Giants and UCLA Bruins. (don't mind the Trojans either but that's because we don't have any decent college football in NY-lol).

Date a man from United States. Uh, I'm rather private. That's a bit obnoxious, I know, and I apologize, but I have a good reason—and not because of a current relationship, an uncanny resemblance to the Elephant Man, or an international manhunt. So on your request/interest I'll happily send photos and a satisfactory explanation, along with – for a limited time – this combination kiwi peeler/back-scratcher, yours to keep!
Start-up screen: As an Aries I'm guilty as charged: energetic, enthusiastic, direct. I'm a writer and tech company co-founder seeking a partner for laughter, love, marriage and kids.
Smartphone version: 6'1', Midwestern, athletic, brown hair, green eyes, ten toes.
Tablet: Strengths include compassion, attentiveness, diligence and communication. Weaknesses: excess joy at organizing; excess capacity to delay organizing; difficulty maintaining adult-like behavior when kids are near; inclined to bouts of exuberance.
Desktop: I tend to be very curious. This makes me a good listener, I've been told. It also tends to engulf me with more than enough to explore, read, and watch (which means lots of prioritizing.) On the upside, it means that I can find pleasure, fascination, and challenge in even the smallest moments and simplest activities. (Subtext: I'm generally not boring.) I'm honest, financially secure, and I love to laugh hard.
Random surfing: I've been lucky enough to travel plenty and have survived/triggered my share of adventures: Let's spin the wheel, and...At 15 and in a small Italian village with my grandfather, I snuck out our rental car one night but left the emergency brake pulled, trailing behind me smoke, rubber fumes, and drunken, jeering Italians. Good times. Friends have repeatedly visited my home for game night -- and they all still talk to one another. Put me on the Pulitzer Committee, and I'd have The Onion on speed dial. My two awesome sisters are among my closest friends. Newly learned this year: Home remodels can spread across your home like an oil-rubbed bronze, Silken Pine, stained oak virus. On-the-fly adaptability mesmerizes me. I once wrote a fan letter to Bill Watterson, who created Calvin and Hobbes. And he wrote back. Okay, that's an absurd amount of info on me.
I'm at my best with women who are vivacious, curious, and forthright. I hope you find kids hysterical and want some yourself, and that you're a cockeyed optimist who doesn't take herself (or anyone) too seriously. A lively mind, an open heart, a quickness to laugh, and I go weak in the knees. And if you're funny, I don't have a prayer.

Meet someone special from United States. Moved out here from Houston a few years ago hence the headline. In brief, I'm fun, outgoing, intelligent/articulate, willing to try anything at least once (thus far) and great balancing life’s seriousness with quick wit and a well rounded sense of humor. Believe in honesty and integrity in what I do and am 100% behind the people I care about- the line from Drops of Jupiter comes to mind here. Great cook and love having friends over to BBQ (brisket, ribs, cajun, etc). I work out and/or run daily and usually eat from the healthier side of the menu, not to an OCD level about these just like how I feel when I do. Well, I like how I feel afterward, when I'm actually doing it , mostly find myself going, "good flippin' grief, I've been doing this for how many years, doesn't it ever like get easier?"....but I digress, the main point here being I enjoy (kinda) working out so hoping to find someone to share that joy ,and pain, with.
I have two great kids (daughter 12, son 14) so if you have kids too, great I absolutely get that, and if not no problem, I'm fantastic at sharing. My pictures are current/within the last couple years, those with the beard are more recent and please note, none are taken in a bathroom mirror posing shirtless although if this is a requirement on ones Match profile page I guess one can be provided ;^). I'm open and direct so anything else you'd like to know please ask.
As for my match, not sure a list will really capture what making a connection is about, just be honest and be yourself as that's the person I'd like to learn about, from there it really comes down to common ground, feelings and chemistry which can only be figured out by meeting. An email is a great start, followed with a call or two and then on to the meeting in person part. To borrow from Jack Sparrow (or Barbosa?), that’s more of a guideline and certainly not the only approach should we need to switch it up a bit.
My best,

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