Date men and women from California, United States. Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.
W. C. Doane
Meet a soulmate from California, United States. Have you found direction in your life, self-confidence, comfort with who you are, passion for verbal communication, dedication to being an unconventional rabblerouser, and in pursuit of new ideas? Quite a list but nobody's perfect. We are all working on ourselves. I'm writing the book on learning from one's mistakes, re-evaluating myself and making changes.
I'm quite comfortable with being alone but I am excited by someone who can make me think, see things in new ways, introduce me to new streets and records I've never heard, and has a passion to engage, be involved, and ready to work against the forces that be (whatever you think they may be).
Are you someone who likes to travel without a plan? Who understands that the map is not the terrain? Knows what it's like to almost die?
I'd rather be at home serenaded by owls, working on my book, baking cookies, making toys with my 8 year old daughter, and plotting the next insurgency than hanging out in a bar or at a party. But I'm there if a rule breaking band is playing at a hole in the wall or a mindblowing indie/foreign film is showing one time on a weekday afternoon.
When you have me there are no cell phones, facespy, sports, or short attention spans to interrupt and distract. There are conversations into the night. Shared plans for the revolution. Fresh baked cookies. Bike rides to nowhere in particular sans the stretchy full body ads. there are strong espressos and home made smoothies. Epiphanies. Partnership. Starry skies. Creaking redwoods. Coyote packs howling in the night. Obscure lifechanging LPs. Love notes in your lunch bag. Surprise visits. Unannounced days off together. A dedicated partner at your side when things go right and when they go badly. A steady shoulder. An open ear and mind. An honest man.
That funny looking earring I'm wearing is a headphone while I was testifying at the UN a few years ago when I was an ocean conservation advocate and ran a non-governmental organization.
Date single man from California, United States. I would say my best attribute is my heart, with an irreverent sense of humor second. I have a sharp mind, but that's not always brought me happiness. I am a videographer, amateur musician, lover of travel and I think I'm a nice guy (though I don't always finish last). I love being involved in service to others. Totally selfish, I suppose. It makes me feel good.
I'm 5'10", 180 lbs, and I'm generally healthy, but not particularly athletic. I am living in a healthier way than I did earlier in my life (better diet, less indulgences), and I live as consciously as I can (whatever that means). I love to be in nature, and I spend time hiking and biking in this Paradise called the Bay Area. I love music, especially improvisational rock and blues (I was into the Grateful Dead back in the 70's and 80's). I go to see live music whenever great musicians are performing locally. I love my 14 year old cockapoo, and feel a connection to most animals.
Mystical experiences I had in my youth changed the trajectory of my life (for the better). Along with having done several Buddhist meditation retreats and studying Eastern wisdom traditions, I still enjoy the sensual pleasures - great food, wine, visual beauty and physical affection. When things get really bad, I've been known to meditate. I have a ponytail. I'm very good at foot rubs and massage. Some wise words I live by: "If you don't have a sense of humor, it just isn't funny" - Wavy Gravy.
Having deep connections to people, and making contact with the being behind the roles we play motivates me. I think relationship is the deepest and most challenging yoga we can engage in. I haven't gotten rid of all my old baggage, but I trust my heart to guide me when I'm lost, and I'm still inching my way forward. Ultimately, I'd like to find a permanent partner, but I'm not in a rush. I was a classic "Puer Aeternus" (Peter Pan) before my 10-year marriage (which ended in 2006), and while it will take quite the right partner to coax me into commitment, I am certainly open to it.
5 years ago I would have said I was a bit of a dreamer, not achievement-oriented, but now I feel more awake, and have started to take action to realize some of those dreams. As a filmmaker, I used to mostly shoot and edit other people's work. Now I'm doing more of my own stuff as well . Most of my projects are for non-profits, documentaries, spiritual organizations, etc., though I do some corporate work to enhance my income (but I'm picky about who I work for). Lately I've spent a lot of time traveling, shooting a documentary about poverty, and I've learned to be very grateful for what I have, and am inspired to help others less fortunate (at least economically). I am working on a new project that will take me overseas, working to illuminate the plight of those with very little, and create a way for those of us with "more than enough" to share what we have. If you're reading this, you definitely have "more than enough".
I'm looking for someone with a curiosity about what this life is all about. Someone with a non-traditional perspective. Maybe someone who shares my counter-culture background (or not). Most importantly, someone who knows that joy comes from making others happy, and that things are not always what they seem. Looking for heartfelt adventure?
Meet a soulmate from Woodacre, United States. I am semi-retired. That means that I am available to pursue interests as they arise. In the interim, I spend time with family and friends, traveling in order to do so. This past summer I helped my older son remodel a house in Austin, Texas, for resale. It's now on the market! My other son is a junior at UCLA pursuing his passion as a jazz musician. I have a burning desire to build or create a home for myself and for a very significant other.
Date someone special from Woodacre, United States. Fast dancin', pool shootin', bull ridin', whiskey drinkin', pot smokin', hard lovin' (but gentle) local man seeks feminine lady for good times, possible long term relationship.
Women with tattoos, ERA t-shirts, nose rings or other types of 'fishing tackle' attached to her body need not apply. Ability to ride the range all day, raise hell all night and cook helpful.
Just kidding ladies... Some of it is true but thats not totally me, thats just my sense of humor. The real me is found below.
Before I get to that, I understand that many women on these pages think that the men here are looking for either a 'nurse or a purse' so lets set the record straight, Speaking for myself, Im looking for neither. Im looking for a partner. A companion, my life is good why not share it.
I grew up in the Illinois corn belt and headed west in my mid 20s. Ive kept many of my midwestern values, integrity, honesty, loyalty, trust and try to live by what they represent.
I dont follow the latest fads, I dont wear the latest clothes nor do I drive a fancy car. I have no tattoos or body piercings. I dont wear jewelry, I dont play video games.
In a lot of ways Im not your regular guy. but in a lot of other ways I am.
Believe it or not, Im a fun guy, I can make you laugh. And because Im an easy going person I have attracted a wide range of friends. Friends that share a lot of the same interests and values as I do.
Unfortunately the things I do for fun, mountain biking, hiking, photography, doesnt put me in contact with many women so I thought Match.com can help me in this regard. The jury is still out.
What Im looking for in a woman is someone with integrity, someone who is honest, trustworthy, someone who is self assured and a straight shooter. Book smarts is fine but it helps to have street smarts to. Someone who is financially and emotionally stable
She has to enjoy the outdoors and she has to appreciate my sense of humor and have a good one of her own.
Am I asking for a lot? I dont think so.
Meet men and women from Woodacre, United States. I have a true love of life, willing to explore all it has to offer. My friends tell me I am a truly warm and giving person, always there when needed. It's difficult to sit and describe yourself because I think we perceive ourselves a little differently than others might see. The true measure of who you are is only visible when two people can look into one anothers eyes and feel eachothers spirit. Unfortunately, that can't be done in this forum so we have to rely on the chance someone might enjoy your photo and sense by what is written that this might be a very warm and sensitive person. I feel I have a lot to offer to the right person and would truly enjoy sharing the many experiences left to explore. Ideally, my match would be attractive, athletic, passionate, share some similar interests and be emotionally available to engage in a meaningful relationship.Simply said, I'm looking for the missing piece to the puzzle.
Date people from Woodacre, United States. The empty nest has made me restless. I am looking to make a new and special friend, someone to experience life with. I have been alone now for seven years and think it is time to make a new connection. Life is only getting shorter. May as well make the most of things while we are here.
Meet people from Woodacre, United States. I am a good friend and partner because I'm kind, gracious, respectful, intelligent and fun. I love walks in nature, good movies, animals of all kinds, historical research and new cutting edge science. I especially love the arts - music, dance, performance and all aspects of creativity. Romance is important along with an interest in personal growth, a spiritual quest and world travel.
Kindness, generosity, honesty, loving communication, intelligence and an open mind are qualities in a partner that are important to me. An out-going love of life, adventure, fun, healthy living and fitness are also qualities that I appreciate along with financial security. Currently I make most of my income in Real Estate but in the past it was through the arts as an event producer, production manager, photographer, writer, teacher and dancer in a professional dance company.
My interest are in the performing arts, good conversations, exploring new places and ideas along with quiet moments. I am newly single and new to online dating.
Date a woman from United States. I am a woman in the prime of my life. My work is meaningful and deeply satisfying. My daughter is well launched. I love my yoga, singing, spiritual practices and the comfort and sanctuary of my home in the trees. I am a student and a traveler. I return to places in England and France each year and long to explore new places in Europe and Asia. I think that my ideal trip would be a "round the world" adventure that involved trekking through the outback of Nepal, Central Asia, the mountains of Europe, and then resting up in beautiful and unique hotels, wandering the cities and taking time to write all about it. If we could end up doing something of service along the way - all the better.
I am fit and am told I look, act and move as a woman in her 50's. I would be so happy to add dancing to my life and would welcome a partner. I love to cook and create a beautiful home. I am a great masseuse.
Music is a source of great pleasure for me. I sing in a choir, play flute well, piano a bit and guitar . I love the symphony. I am eager to explore more opera, chamber orchestras and of course concerts of the greats of rock and roll. I am also very fond of Celtic music and North Indian ragas.
I am looking for a companion who values deep communication. I want to be curious about the experiences of each other's lives and what makes us who we are. I want someone who loves his life, his work and his children. I see us walking in the hills, going to plays and the symphony, frequenting fabulous restaurants, and traveling as much as we can. I see us reading to each other and playing music together, making wonderful meals for our friends and guarding each other's solitude. I see us searching for what makes our liver worthwhile and useful .