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49 year old man
Torrance, California, United States

Seeking:
women 35-47
Within:
100 Miles of Torrance, California, United States
Relationship:
Divorced
Have kids:
Yes, they sometimes live at home (2)
Want kids:
No, but it's OK if my partner has kids
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Body type:
About average
Height:
5'10" (177cms)
Faith:
Spiritual but not religious
Smoke:
No Way
Drink:
Social Drinker

 

ABOUT HIM & WHO HE'S LOOKING FOR

Have you ever walked along the beach and noticed an old couple sitting quietly on a bench, holding hands, smiling, and watching the sunset together? That is the couple I want to be.

I want to find my soulmate. Someone that I feel I can fall into and relax with and just be myself without words.

I believe two people can feel in their hearts if they have met the right person, even before they meet.

Let me tell you a bit about myself and my life's journey so far:

I am a college science professor and published author.

I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speak some French, a bit of Korean, and know some simple phrases in other languages too. I love learning languages! A language is a mirror of a culture and its people.

I love traveling, being in nature, camping, literature, theater, food, wine, music, and art.

I love to taste new foods, travel, and explore cultures!

I practice Yoga and Tai Chi, enjoy bicycling when I can, hiking, backpacking, and camping.

I enjoy photography. In fact my mother is a professional photographer. I am a big fan of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and the traditional B&W photographers and once had my own mini darkroom, but now I shoot digital. Alas.

Reading is a passion. Do you spend hours wandering in bookstores? Some of my favorite classic authors are Hugo, Dumas, Hesse, Nabokov, Lu Xun, Qian Zhongshu, and Thoreau. I recently read all of Malcolm Gladwell's books after getting hooked by Blink and Outliers. Recently I've become hooked on Russian authors. I haven't even touched on poets. I seem to always have a book in hand, several on my nightstand, and an audiobook in the car, do you?

Do you share my passion for travel? Some of my favorite trips have been to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, China, Thailand, Mexico, Peru, and Japan. Places on my list to see are: Ireland, Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Antarctica (I want to see the penguins and icebergs!), India, Brazil, as well as Easter Island and other destinations in the South Pacific -- ideally via tall ship!! My favorite travel is open-ended. No itinerary; like life! I like to meet local people, try local food, and don't mind roughing it once in a while. I often travel with my two kids (ages 9 and 11) whom I spend a lot of time with.

Do you believe in healthy food? I eat mostly vegetables and fish, although I will taste meat when it is a special dish or I am traveling. I have studied some organic farming and grow some of my own fruits and vegetables at home. I am a person who reads the labels when I shop. I love the taste of real food and enjoy trying new things. I am also a big fan of the books by Michael Pollan.

I have two young children (ages 9 and 11, a girl and a boy) whom I spend a lot of time educating, showing the world, and raising as best I can. My daughter ice skates, my son wants to be a biologist. I hope you will have children of your own or love children. I hope that you will understand the amount of time and energy it takes to raise healthy happy kids because this is a major priority in my life.

One of my favorite ways to relax is simply soaking under the stars in natural hotsprings! Have you ever been to one? I try to combine backpacking trips with hotsprings when I can!!

I do not wish to be searching for you online. I believe in a certain sense of fate and that if you are out there we will come together naturally, somehow. Still, the scientist side of me says that online dating is the most efficient way to find someone in our modern age and so I cast my net in these waters…

Oh, and the spicy food thing... I lived for five years in Sichuan China and love the food they make in that region. Hard to find authentic Sichuan restaurants in LA... but there are a few! I also love good Japanese food, sushi (uni anyone?), Peruvian food, Vietnamese Noodles, and many many others... even raw food!

Are you out there reading this, my soulmate??

Interests:
Book club, Camping, Coffee and conversation, Cooking, Dining out, Gardening/Landscaping, Movies/Videos, Exploring new areas, Performing arts, Travel/Sightseeing, Wine tasting
Sports & exercise:
Cycling, Inline skating, Martial arts, Skiing, Soccer, Walking / Hiking, Yoga, Other types of exercise
Exercise habits:
I exercise 1-2 times per week
Pets:
I have Fish
Political views:
Liberal
Sign:
I'll tell you later
College:
I'll tell you later
For fun:

Travel, Camping, Hotsprings, Reading, Theater, Dining

Favorite hot spots:

Paris, Chengdu, San Francisco, Nagano, Napa Valley, Tahoe, Sierras

Favorite things:

Travel, Reading, Yoga, Camping, Hotsprings, Poetry, Languages, Stars at Night

Last read:

I love literature, poetry, philosophy, history, and non-fiction books... Some of my favorites are Les Miserables, Siddhartha, Anna Karenina, The Stranger, Blink, Fortress Besieged, Lady of the Camellias, Tang/Song Poems, A Cycle of the West...

ABOUT... HIM HIS DATE
APPEARANCE:
Height:
5'10" (177cms)
5'0" (152cms) to 6'0" (182cms)
Body type:
About average
No preference
Eyes:
Blue
No preference
Hair:
Dark brown
No preference
   
LIFESTYLE:
Smoke:
No Way
No Way
Drink:
Social Drinker
No preference
Occupation:
Education / Teacher / Professor
No preference
Income:
$100,001 to $150,000
No preference
Relationship:
Divorced
No preference
Have kids:
Yes, they sometimes live at home (2)
No answer
Want kids:
No, but it's OK if my partner has kids
No preference
   
BACKGROUND/VALUES:
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, White / Caucasian
Faith:
Spiritual but not religious
No preference

Not very religious -- more philosphical

Languages:
Chinese, English, French, Other
Chinese, English
Education:
PhD / Post Doctoral
Bachelors degree, Graduate degree, PhD / Post Doctoral

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