Optimist_7

63 – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

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About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
63
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Height:
5' 11" (180cm)
Body type:
Athletic
Looks:
Average
Hair colour:
Light Brown
Eye colour:
Brown
Relationship Status:
Separated
Looking for:
Activity partners; Friends; Let's see what happens; Something casual
Have children:
Yes, not living with me
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat most things
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
University
Occupation:
Executive / Management
Income:
Comfortable
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
French
Religion:
Agnostic

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in the World
Location:
Within 200 miles of postcode district GL4 (Gloucester)
Gender:
Female
Age range:
40 - 60
Star sign:
Any
Height:
4' 7" (140cm) or shorter - 5' 10" (179cm)
Body type:
Slim; Average; Athletic; A few extra pounds
Looks:
Above Average; Average; Below Average; Attractive
Hair colour:
Blonde; Dark Blonde; Light Brown; Dark Brown; Auburn; Red; Black; Changes Often
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Not important at all
Relationship Status:
Single; Married; Separated; Divorced; Widowed; Partnered
Have children:
No; Yes, not living with me; Yes, living with me sometimes
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat most things; Eat healthily; Kosher; Hindu diet
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally; Several times a week
Education:
Any
Occupation:
Administrative / Secretarial; Arts / Music / Writing; Executive / Management; Financial services; Food / Catering; Labour / Construction; Legal; Political / Government; Retired; Sales / Marketing; Self-employed; Student; Teaching / Education / Training; Science / Engineering / Research; Transportation; Other; Agriculture; Public sector; Consultancy / Design; Home maker; HR / Recruitment; IT / Telecoms; Leisure / Tourism; Retail
Income:
Struggling; Solvent; Enough; Comfortable
Ethnicity:
Any
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Agnostic; Atheist; Buddhist / Taoist; Christian / Catholic; Christian / Protestant; Christian / Other; Hindu; Jewish; Spiritual, but not religious; Other; Christian / Orthodox; Sikh
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  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In His Own Words

About him

I have a positive and optimistic outlook on life. Calm gentle and considerate are epithets that friends have attributed to me. Adversity besets all of us occasionally but my nature seems always to keep me on top of misfortune.
I enjoy the Great Outdoors especially walking in rugged countryside. I've trekked the English National Parks but also the Massif Centrale in France where I have a second home with views of Les Monts du Cantal - great walking country. Walks alone are manageable but I would really enjoy them more with feminine company. Stops en-route in country pubs are best done with company, not alone.
At home I love to cook and my large garden keeps me busy. I enjoy growing unusual veg [e.g. white/yellow beetroot, purple carrots, blue tomatoes] for the kitchen. Home grown has better taste too. I'm not an 'organic' freak but it just so happens there are plenty of horses here in the Cotswolds so I know my fertilizer suppliers by name! I tend to leave the flowers to a gardener.
Foreign travel has been an important part of my life and I have seen all the continents [yes, even the VERY southern one]. I really do enjoy the quirky and a life-highlight was in Mongolia in a tent where I was offered mare's milk yogurt and cheese. I ate them with great relish so I could be fairly described as a natural traveller.

'Looking for friendship' means I am NOT here principally to find a deep meaningful relationship - that part of my life is most probably behind me. However I am loyal, considerate and honest with my friends. I may sometimes seem flippant - that's just my impish sense of humour breaking through - and I would enjoy being with someone who can be flippant with light-hearted humour too and not take themselves too seriously.
Life is too short for ill-feelings so my philosophy is that we should enjoy what time any of us have left before the grim reaper comes a-knocking at the door - he may not serve Notice!

About his ideal match

Calm gentle considerate and LOYAL to real friends . I am looking for someone who can share my interests in walking and food but I am always happy to meet someone who can show me something new in life. I may have a science/engineering background but a good match may have quite different interests. As a "Documentary Addict" I'd welcome other topics in my life and only ask for patience and understanding if I'm not able to knit a Fair-Isle sweater after one knitting lesson {or similar!}
I would enjoy being with someone who can be flippant with light-hearted humour too and not take themselves too seriously. But I am looking for a thoughtful person who is loyal to our friendship; I dislike shallow people who use others simply to get what they are after. I have encountered disloyalty but now I'm old enough to be quite adept at spotting the 'phoneys'.

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More about him

Personality
Sense of humour:
Light-hearted
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Ruled by:
The head
Party behaviour:
An average mingler
Personality traits:
Adventurous; Cautious; Confident; Easygoing; Faithful; Funny; Generous; Happy; Independent; Intelligent; Loving; Loyal; Optimistic; Outgoing; Philosophical; Realistic; Sensible; Shy; Stable; Thoughtful; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Charity; Chemistry; Compassion; Contentment; Devotion; Faithfulness; Forgiveness; Friendliness; Honesty; Humour; Kindness; Moderation; Patience; Tolerance
Fashion sense:
Classic (My tastes echo long-established norms)
Favourite clothing:
Shorts & a T-shirt
Favourite colour:
Other
More physical characteristics
Hair style:
Medium; It has its moods
Eyesight:
I wear glasses only when reading
Facial hair:
I'm clean-shaven
Body hair:
Light
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; Going for a walk; Going to a museum
Music preferences:
Broadway / Theatrical; Classical; Country & Western; Folk; Instrumental; Jazz; Latin; Opera; Pop / Top 40; Rock; Scottish
Reading:
I read books occasionally; I read newspapers occasionally; I read magazines occasionally
Books:
(Auto)biographies; History; Non-fiction; Science / Technology; Travel
TV habits:
I tend to watch news
TV programmes:
Comedy / Sit-coms; Documentaries; Dramas; Educational; Nature/Wildlife; News; Sport
Movie preferences:
Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Westerns
Interests:
Business news; Collecting stamps, coins, etc.; Cooking; Gardening; Music; Politics; Singing
Sport involvement:
An active participant
Sports:
Athletics; Camping; Hiking; Running; Swimming; Walking
Food
Cooking:
I really enjoy cooking
Food:
Asian Fusion; Chinese; Fine Dining; French; Gastro Pub; German; Greek; Indian; Italian; Japanese; Pub Grub; Seafood; Sushi; Thai; Vietnamese
Go Out to Eat:
I eat out a few times a month
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Organised
Time at work:
I'm retired
Pastimes of choice:
Spending time outdoors
Time online:
Once or twice a week
Take drugs:
Never
Family size:
I've got brothers and sisters
Relationship Type:
I'm seeing someone, but not exclusively
Willing to Relocate:
I'm flexible
Likes & dislikes
Animals:
I like animals
The deep stuff
Religious attendance:
Never
Dream home:
In the country
Retirement plans:
Seeing the world in style
Feelings about using Classic FM Romance:
Optimistic
Honesty:
Very