WARNING: Most of my cliches aren't original. Mother always said. "In life you will need 3 things to succeed. A backbone, a wishbone and a funnybone."
Spoiler alert: Please don't expect a slippers and hot cocoa kind of a guy.
So who the heck am I !?
59, Scorpio male, in Edinburgh. DDF. Blind as a bat. The Big 'Five - 9' (When you're over the hill, you pick up speed?) A face for radio. I'm told I scrub up well, but don't own a suit. Completely shaved bald. Tall, slim, fit, independent, solvent. Still have most of my teeth. No Zimmer, wheelchair or walking stick required. Work, eats, sleeps & repeats. Terminal boredom about to set in? (Rolls eyes, me not you) I'm unattached and have been for 5 years. I live on my own in a spacious warehouse. I don't smoke, but if you do, that's not a problem. Just try not to in bed.
As I'm out of practice... (This dating stuff) be gentle with me... well not too gentle. I'm a die hard romantic. Yipee-Ki-Yay! I miss going out for a meal, a movie or a quiet drink. Or a quiet snog. A walk hand in hand or arm in arm. I'm no life & soul of the party, but don't expect a wall flower. Do expect flowers.
I can cook, clean and run a tight ship. Am partial to wine & Jim Beam Bourbon. Football / Soccer is still a mystery to me. A bit of Rugby Union, F1 Racing, American fifties classic cars, museums, art galleries, internet, TV and Power Walking, (a bit like running, only slower) will do it for me.
I'm not a player or speed dater. I'm not on social media. I don't Kik, Facebook etc. I'm a serial emailer, (texter within reason) and get this... can still use a 'phone. Old 'Skool' I know. So that's the snap-shot of me.
Who am I looking for? My soulmate, my forever, hey be serious will ya! Well...a Woman, slim & trim, who takes some pride in herself. Colouring, complexion, age & height not important. All circumstances will be considered. Be human. Be independent. We all have baggage. We all have lumps & bumps. Heck, I'm really a jeans, trainers and Tom Boy kind of a guy. Can you arm wrestle me? Skip stones across ponds? Spit olive pips further than I can? Swear like a trooper? And would you like to help me build a tree house one day? Then what are you waiting for!?
I don't believe in miracles or expect the impossible. I commit. I play fair. Do for me & I'll do for you. Scratch my back and all of that... (Oh go on, that'll feel really good) Soon...
What do you like most about where you currently live?
Central location. Great transport links. Everything on my doorstep, (well almost) City living is noisy, crowded but convenient.
What do you enjoy most about your current job?
Varied. Each day can be fast paced. Need to be on my toes. And my office is very close by, so no commute. My hours are flexible, so I pretty much manage my own time & workload.
What are your favourite leisure activities?
Power Walking. Great & easy way to stay in shape. A bit like running only slower. Each year I do a charity abseil. Recently did a HUET day course, for civilians, which was bonkers. In September I'm doing a month long walking challenge of 15000 steps a day, so that'll be interesting.
Where in the world are your favourite places?
New York. Drakensburg mountain range. Tynemouth in North East England. In no particular order.
Where in the world would you love to visit?
I want to do the Great Ghan railway journey from Adelaide to Darwin in Australia. Stop over in Alice Springs at Mid-Night and see the Southern Hemisphere Milkyway. That'll do it for me.
What would you do on an ideal date?
Make time. Make space. Relax. Slow down. If this going to be a clock watching exercise, then that's a problem. Probably eat a nice shared meal and drink a little alcohol. Maybe a lot of alcohol? Compare notes & hymn sheets. Maybe a few scars, lumps & bumps.
What are you looking for in a partner?
Just a regular human being. I'm a trainers, jeans & Tom Boy kind of guy. But someone who does take some pride in the way they look. I'm not looking for a cook, chef or bottle washer. Be honest, be straight, be true. Hopefully a Woman with blood in her veins and a passionate beating heart.
What makes a good relationship?
Being relaxed and at peace in someone's company. Enjoying that person for what they are not what they are trying to be. Not taking the other person for granted & not being taken for granted.
What makes you laugh?
Mostly my own cringeworthy mistakes. Good ole fashioned slapstick, Laurel & Hardy. Robin Williams, Seinfeld, Frasier, Curb your Enthusiasm etc.
What music do you like?
From some classics, through to Rock, Pop, eighties, nineties- quite a wide range. Not a big fan of contemporary music. It's all a bit manufactured.
What has been the highlight of your life so far?
That's not an easy question. Hopefully the best is yet to come? And then some.
What are you looking forward to in the future?
Staying healthy, active and being relevant to society in general. And enjoying some adult pleasures & vices with a fellow likeminded human.
The reasons for coming onto a 'Dating Website?'
I guessing most Ladies on this website (and others) are mobbed by desperate wannabe suitors, so they get to pick the best of the litter? Photos supplied and not much in their Bios & profiles. Not a lot of meat on the bones? For me there is no substitute for Q & A. Good old fashioned conversation.
- Hair Bald / Shaved
- Eyes Blue
- Height 6' 0" / 183cm
- Weight 14 st 0 lbs / 89kg
- Body type Average
- Glasses Yes
- Ethnicity White
- Stance Left of Centre
- Qualifications a qualification which was not listed as an option
- Situation Employed
- Income between £20,000 and £29,999
- Alcohol Moderate Drinker
- Smoking Non-smoker
- Diet No Special Diet
- Religion Spiritual, but I don't practice my religion
animals and antiques and arts and books and cars and computers and cooking and countryside and cycling and DIY and gardening and gym and health and motorbikes and movies and
music—listeningand outdoor activities and photography and restaurants and theatre and travel and TV
- Have Yes (not living at home)
- Want I don't want to have more children
- Home I rent my home
- Live With Alone