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Clare_242

64 – Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Seeking attractive open-minded intellectual to captivate me

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About her

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Gender:
Female
Age:
64
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Height:
5' 5" (165cm)
Body type:
A few extra pounds
Looks:
Attractive
Hair colour:
Grey
Eye colour:
Ask me later
Relationship Status:
Divorced
Looking for:
Let's see what happens; A long-term relationship
Have children:
Yes, living with me sometimes
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
University
Occupation:
Retail
Income:
Enough
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Ask me later
Religion:
Atheist

About her ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in the World
Location:
Within 200 miles of postcode district M20 (Manchester)
Gender:
Male
Age range:
60 - 72
Star sign:
Any
Height:
4' 11" (149cm) - 6' 5" (196cm)
Body type:
Slim; Average; A few extra pounds
Looks:
Above Average; Attractive
Hair colour:
Any
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Moderately important
Relationship Status:
Single; Separated; Divorced; Widowed
Have children:
Any
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat most things; Eat healthily; Vegetarian
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Any
Education:
University; Postgraduate
Occupation:
Any
Income:
Solvent; Enough; Comfortable
Ethnicity:
Any
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Atheist
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In Her Own Words

About her

As is the case with many women, I have had a somewhat chequered career, focusing on distinct challenges at different stages of my life and turning my hand to a range of occupations and a variety of ventures.

I studied foreign languages at Durham University and after an array of temporary jobs or short-lived employment (including a brief foray into the BBC), I eventually took root in industry at a Blue Chip company, where I became a dedicated Business Analyst and Project Manager and was prized for my analytical (and, at times, linguistic) skills.

I left work to relocate and start a family, devoting most of my time and energy to raising two children (now 22 and 20). I separated from their father in April 2020 and was divorced a couple of years later. With my son and daughter well established at university and, hopefully, finding their own way to success and happiness in life, it is time to think about my own future once again.

I would not consider myself to be fluent in any foreign language at the present time but would expect to return to this interest in retirement, perhaps with some associated travel.

I believe myself to be an INFJ (Myers Briggs) personality type, which means that I live a lot in my head! As regards heart vs mind, I think they are, in fact, mysteriously intertwined.

I'm very interested in politics but my views are increasingly difficult to pigeonhole. I would describe myself as centre-left, definitely a Europhile and socially liberal. Yet I am more and more concerned about freedom of speech or rather the need to preserve it. Diversity of opinion is critical in a free society; variety is the spice of life.

About her ideal match

A potential partner would be someone who is sympathetic, gentle-mannered, reliable, kind and thoughtful but also, most importantly, someone who is intelligent, open-minded, interested in ideas and who enjoys discussing the issues of the day. Whilst having similar values is important, giving equal weight to them is clearly not. I am not looking for a clone!

I am likely to be attracted to someone with some musical tastes in common and an interest in culture. I am not a huge fan of team sports though recognise, increasingly, the importance of keeping fit and encouragement along these lines would be great! (I am currently doing Pilates and the Couch to 5K Podcast.)

I am looking for someone who may be accomplished but shows some humility; someone who realises that, what we don't know or yet understand, is (and always will be) far greater than what we do. I would like to be inspired by someone who enjoys a challenge, and believes, like me, that, as a species, we have huge strengths and are capable of great exploits, yet also ponders the complexity and frailty of the human condition.

I would value someone with a sense of curiosity, a respect for their environment, an interest in and empathy towards others, a thirst for self-knowledge and a passion for their own particular interests; someone to join me in contemplating not only the world around us but our inner selves; someone with whom to share old favourites and explore old haunts; most importantly, someone to accompany me on life's journey, enjoying the thrill of ideas, places and experiences, as yet unknown and undiscovered, delighting in joint endeavour and appreciating life anew.

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More about her

Personality
Sense of humour:
Dry
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Personality traits:
Cautious; Confident; Easygoing; Faithful; Generous; Happy; Independent; Intelligent; Loving; Loyal; Outspoken; Philosophical; Quiet; Sensible; Stable; Thoughtful; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Charity; Chemistry; Compassion; Contentment; Devotion; Faithfulness; Forgiveness; Friendliness; Honesty; Hope; Humility; Humour; Kindness; Mercy; Patience; Self-control; Sexiness; Tolerance
Fashion sense:
Casual (I'm usually in my favourite jeans)
More physical characteristics
Hair style:
Medium; Straight; It has its moods
Eyesight:
I wear glasses
Disabilities:
I have none
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Date activities:
A music concert; A picnic in a park; Dinner at a restaurant; Going to the theatre; Meeting for coffee; Meeting for drinks; Visiting a gallery; Going to a museum
Music preferences:
Classical; Instrumental; Jazz; Opera; Scottish
Reading:
I read books occasionally; I read newspapers occasionally; I read magazines occasionally
TV habits:
I tend to watch news
TV programmes:
Documentaries; News
Movie frequency:
Occasionally or irregularly
Interests:
Board games; Card games; Internet; Music; Politics; The arts
Sport involvement:
Not involved at all
Sports:
Dance; Swimming; Table Tennis; Walking
Food
Cooking:
I quite like cooking
Food:
Asian Fusion; Chinese; Fine Dining; French; Gastro Pub; Greek; Indian; Italian; Seafood
Go Out to Eat:
I only eat out on special occasions
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
More lifestyle
Time at work:
I work part-time
Time online:
I'm on for an hour or two a day
Take drugs:
Never
Family size:
I've got sisters
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Relationship Type:
I'm just plain single
Willing to Relocate:
For the right person, to the moon!
Likes & dislikes
Animals:
I like animals
Pets (Like):
Dog(s)
Turn-ons:
Assertiveness; Dancing; Flirting; Intelligence
Turn-offs:
Body piercing(s); Power; Sarcasm; Skinny dipping; Tattoo(s); Thrill seeking
The deep stuff
Work aspirations:
Work fewer hours
Religious attendance:
Rarely
Feelings about using Classic FM Romance:
Nervous; Excited
Honesty:
Extremely