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Online: More than 6 months ago

Modified: More than 6 months ago

About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Exeter, Devon, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
66
Star sign:
Leo
Height:
5' 11" (180cm)
Body type:
Athletic
Looks:
Ask me later
Hair colour:
Greying
Eye colour:
Brown
Marital status:
Separated
Looking for:
Let's see what happens; A long-term relationship
Have children:
No
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Most days
Education:
Further education
Occupation:
Retired
Income:
Ask me later
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Spanish
Religion:
Atheist

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in Europe
Location:
Anywhere in England, United Kingdom
Gender:
Female
Age range:
49 - 60
Star sign:
Any
Height:
5' 0" (152cm) - 5' 8" (173cm)
Body type:
Slim; Curvaceous
Looks:
Very Attractive; Attractive
Hair colour:
Blonde; Dark Blonde; Light Brown; Dark Brown; Auburn
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Not important at all
Marital status:
Never Married; Separated; Divorced; Widowed
Have children:
No; Yes, not living with me
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat most things; Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never; Occasionally
Drinking:
Any
Education:
Private school
Occupation:
Any
Income:
Solvent; Enough; Comfortable
Ethnicity:
Indian; Latino/Hispanic; White/Caucasian
Home language:
Any
Other languages:
English
Religion:
Agnostic; Atheist; Spiritual, but not religious
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In His Own Words

About him

I am a retired journalist and travel writer (separated for nearly three years from a wife after 25 year marriage) and Samaritan volunteer now living in coastal Devon but formerly in London and Wiltshire. Like so many of us here, I do not feel comfortable writing about myself, least of all in a self-promoting manner, but it would be fair to say that some women have found me interesting and attractive enough to want to spend time with me.
I am told I have reasonably good social skills, probably thanks to having had well educated, sociable parents and relations and an upbringing on three continents, and having carried out assignments and/or visited more than 90 countries. I grew up in a household of intelligent women - even my grandmother was a corporate executive- and worked in a profession which includes nearly as many women as men and so not surprisingly, I have a high level of appreciation for the friendship of women who are good listeners as well as good conversationalists.

I drink alcohol in moderation but have a fairly healthy diet and enjoy walking but do not kick, hit or chase after balls or spend time watching other people engaged in these activities. Nonetheless, I believe we should all try to look our best and be fit and healthy without becoming obsessive about it.

I am a keen theatre-goer but cannot dance/ sing and have tended to avoid all environments where the noise level is such that it is hard to maintain a conversation. Classical music, together with the melodious tunes of our parents' and grandparents' generation, are a pleasure, as is Radio 4, and often just silence. Dinner for two or small dinner parties are infinitely preferable to big social events.
I am reserved in public but tactile in private and romantic by nature. I no longer have great ambitions and am quite self-sufficient, but it would be wonderful to share the rest of my life with a kindred spirit whose own private space I would always respect.

About his ideal match

If you are English, you have no regional accent and had well-educated parents and other adult role models growing up. If you don't live in Devon, you like (or think you would like) the Southwest but I am not committed to living anywhere after Spring 2016. You have empathy and charm and are relaxed, easy-going, and non-confrontational and non-judgmental: Alphas should look elsewhere! Hopefully, you are also witty and funny and romantic and sensual and do not take life too seriously. It would be difficult for me to be with a woman who is not comfortable in a variety of social situations or who objects to my belief that this short life we have is not a dress rehearsal but all there is (even if she herself is more spiritual than I). We all bring "baggage" with us into middle age and beyond but I am very wary of potential partners whose backgrounds were deeply troubled by bad parenting and unhealthy relationships in their formative years who have not been able or prepared to analyse what effects these have had on their adult relationships and move forward.
If the sun is your enemy then we are really not even at the starting gate (I love beaches and warm sea): I accept that women who have jobs cannot spend as much time away in the winter as I do but it would be lovely to have female company in my regular haunts in the tropics and explore others but unfortunately, on a tight budget ( developing countries are obviously preferred). Spanish speakers also get bonus points (I need help with mine).
I think astrology is nonsense but I do believe that the Enneagram personality types that make up the human race (Google this if you are not familiar with it as it really is worth exploring) do exist. I am, for my sins, a 6, with a 7 wing. Sadly for me, there are lovely women out there whose Enneagram personality type is not compatible with mine, beyond the range of a platonic relationship

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More about him

Personality traits
Sense of humour:
Sophisticated
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Party behaviour:
An impartial observer
Personality traits:
Adventurous; Easygoing; Faithful; Funny; Generous; Independent; Loving; Loyal; Philosophical; Realistic; Thoughtful; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Chemistry; Compassion; Contentment; Forgiveness; Friendliness; Honesty; Humility; Humour; Kindness; Patience; Tolerance
More physical characteristics
Facial hair:
I'm clean-shaven
Body hair:
Average
Fashion sense:
Classic (My tastes echo long-established norms)
Disabilities:
I have none
Hair style:
Short
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Date activities:
A movie; A music concert; A picnic in a park; Dinner at a restaurant; Going to the theatre; Meeting for coffee; Meeting for drinks; Going for a walk
Cuisine:
Asian Fusion; Chinese; Fine Dining; French; Indian; Italian; Japanese; Seafood; Sushi; Thai; Vietnamese
Music preferences:
Broadway / Theatrical; Classical
Books:
(Auto)biographies; Fiction; History; Non-fiction
TV programmes:
Documentaries; Dramas; News
Movie preferences:
Art Films; Drama; Independent
Interests:
Cooking; Internet; Meditation; Music; Reading; The arts; Voluntary work
Sports:
Swimming; Walking
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Manageable
Time at work:
I'm retired
Pastimes of choice:
Spending time outdoors
Time online:
I'm on for an hour or two a day
Cooking:
I quite like cooking
Dining out:
I only eat out on special occasions
TV habits:
I tend to watch news
Movie frequency:
Occasionally or irregularly
Sport involvement:
Bored to death
Animals:
I like animals
Take drugs:
Never
Family size:
I've got brothers and sisters
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Current relationship:
I'm separated
Willing to Relocate:
I'm flexible
Reading:
I read books regularly; I read newspapers regularly; I read magazines occasionally
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
Likes & dislikes
Pets (Like):
Bird(s); Dog(s); Fish
Pets (Dislike):
Reptile(s); Rodent(s)
The deep stuff
Religious attendance:
I'm non-practising
Dream home:
On a beach
Politics:
Left of centre
Retirement plans:
Sipping margaritas on a beach
Honesty:
Very
Feelings about using Classic FM Romance:
Curious