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42 year old man
Oakland, California, United States

Seeking:
women 29-38
Within:
60 Miles of Oakland, California, United States
Relationship:
Never Married
Have kids:
No
Want kids:
Definitely
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Body type:
Athletic and toned
Height:
6'0" (182cms)
Faith:
Spiritual but not religious
Smoke:
No Way
Drink:
Social Drinker

 

ABOUT HIM & WHO HE'S LOOKING FOR

Welcome to my profile, Matchifiers! Let's give this internet thing a shot, shall we?

Like most people I enjoy meeting people and having fun, but in all honesty I've (finally) reached the point in my life where I'm looking for something serious, committed, & long-term. I spent much my 20's and 30's doing a lot of heavy lifting career-wise as well as enjoying a lot of relationships--some serious and long term, some not. Now that I just hit the big Four-Oh, my perspective is different--my career is at a very comfortable place and affords me a lot of flexibility, and I'm ready to settle down with the right person. With that said, be warned--I'm definitely young for my age, both in appearance & personality. It's more a sense of wanting that best-friend companionship that's changed.

[SNOOZE ALERT: Dangerously over-typed details ahead--venture further at your own risk. An easy detour would be a quick wink right now, if you like the pics and the first paragraph. ;-) ]

So since you've somehow made it down this far, let me tell you more about myself and let you decide whether there might be a potential connection brewing:

* Geographical: Home base at Lake Merritt, East Bay. Learned about life growing up in the Midwest.
* Intellectual: I'm both a talker and a listener (a situational extrovert/introvert), and would love to meet the same. Easy to inspire, and (hopefully) easily inspiring.
* Financial/Professional: My profession's a combination of tech/science/education.
* Spiritual: I don't subscribe to a specific religion, but I enjoy thinking about that stuff (whether we're just red blood cells in God's cardiovascular system, etc.) Live very much in the present (making my little-boy side easy to see) and try to take life on with passion.
* Behavioral: Balance is the key for me. Still in love with athletics (pretty much soccer and hoops now, though I'll dabble in just about any sport for fun), love both domestic and international travel (examples include New Zealand, Thailand, Mexico, Scandinavia, Ireland, India, and Brazil--my latest trips were to England and Paris), really enjoy imaginative/odd/thought-provoking films and books, enjoy environment-immersive stuff like snorkeling/ziplining/etc, and have a soft spot for ancient history and sci-fi. Not much I intensely dislike or actively avoid, aside from anything involving brussels sprouts or raw celery. In a nutshell, I love getting out, and I love coming home.

* Ideal match.... Hmm, well, I'm pretty open-minded about people--the critical factor, of course, is how we "connect", and I'm not sure there's a formula for that. At the start, we _know_ a mutual physical attraction has to be there--that's pretty easy to figure out. ;) But most importantly, a compatible, supportive, and mutually inspiring combination of similarities and differences would be great, however that works itself out. Truly I think a smart girl is the best match for me, but "smart" is hard to specify. Advanced education is a nice bonus but by no means a prerequisite, since we know certificates prove nothing about wisdom and character. Someone who loves to travel would be fantastic..but also someone who is grounded as a person. Someone relaxed but also passionate about life. Athletic is great and would be a nice match for me, but not necessary as long as she understands that it's a part of me. I think it's really important for me at this stage to find someone who's secure and confident about who she is--not that she necessarily has her whole life planned out (what's fun about that? :-) ), but rather that she knows who she is and isn't in flux about her values or priorities in life. A creative, artistic nature would also be fantastic. Someone who's balanced, enjoys adventure but also enjoys just breathing in the moment, is honest, caring, and centered. Funny and lighthearted but also sincere and thoughtful. Not afraid to be goofy, and enjoys the goofy-ness in others.

Interests:
Alumni connections, Book club, Camping, Coffee and conversation, Business networking, Cooking, Dining out, Gardening/Landscaping, Hobbies and crafts, Movies/Videos, Museums and art, Music and concerts, Nightclubs/Dancing, Performing arts, Playing cards, Playing sports, Political interests, Religion/Spiritual, Shopping/Antiques, Travel/Sightseeing, Volunteering, Watching sports, Wine tasting
Sports & exercise:
Baseball, Basketball, Billiards / Pool, Cycling, Football, Dancing, Skiing, Soccer, Tennis / Racquet sports, Walking / Hiking, Weights / Machines, Yoga, Other types of exercise
Exercise habits:
I exercise 5 or more times per week
Pets:
Pet Essay:

Had an awesome cat named Domino when I was a kid. Used to climb to my 2nd flr window and meow til I let him in. I'd peer down at him over a couch, and he'd try to thwack me with his paws. Declawed..otherwise my pics'd look quite different today.

Political views:
Liberal
Sign:
Cancer
College:
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
For fun:

Nothing sticks with me more than a great conversation or a shared experience of something hilarious/unusual. Changes of pace are great--party one night, quiet coziness the next. Travel is a must--fan of both urban adventures and nature getaways.

Favorite hot spots:

Asmara or Cafe Colucci (kitfo, big-time), Chaat Market, Jupiter's, Cato's, Albatross, Moki's on Cortland, The Mint on an odd night, Weird Fish. Great downtown Oakland spots like The Trappist, Make Westing, Rudy's Can't Fail, Lake Chalet, The 355...

Favorite things:

Laughing so hard I double over, my eyes tear up and I can't breathe...off-beat movies/documentaries...funky t-shirts...high heels (but not on me;))..great stories in any form...gatherings of friends...random/spontaneous adventures...vivid dreaming

Last read:

Addicted to podcasts and audiobooks during workouts and commutes. My favorite read from the past few years is The Name of the Wind.

ABOUT... HIM HIS DATE
APPEARANCE:
Height:
6'0" (182cms)
4'5" (134cms) to 6'5" (195cms)
Body type:
Athletic and toned
Slender, Athletic and toned
Eyes:
Green
Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, Green, Hazel
Hair:
Blonde
Auburn / Red, Black, Light brown, Dark brown, Blonde, Salt and pepper, Silver, Dark blonde, Grey, Platinum, Bald
   
LIFESTYLE:
Smoke:
No Way
No Way, Occasionally, Daily, Cigar aficionado, Yes, but trying to quit
Drink:
Social Drinker
Never, Social Drinker, Regularly, Moderately
Occupation:
Technical / Science / Computers / Engineering
No preference

I'm a partner in a small company that delivers literacy exercises to grade school kids in school systems and at home over the web.

Income:
$150,001+
No preference
Relationship:
Never Married
No preference
Have kids:
No
No
Want kids:
Definitely
Definitely, Someday, Not sure
   
BACKGROUND/VALUES:
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
No preference

I have a Swedish/German background, and even though I was born and bred an Ohioan, I still like to "connect" myself with these roots...maybe because it gives me a stronger sense of place in history.

Faith:
Spiritual but not religious
No preference

Don't you just love getting into those "deep" conversations that make your brain spin? :-) As far as spirituality goes, I think it provides a nice compass for navigating through life, and it's a growth process that never has to stop for any of us.

Languages:
English
No preference
Education:
PhD / Post Doctoral
Bachelors degree, Graduate degree, PhD / Post Doctoral

PhD in psychology from Stanford. BS's in CS engineering and psychology from the University of Illinois.

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