Adriftwithoutamate

70 – Budleigh Salterton (or thereabouts), Devon, England

Come fly (sail / drive / walk) with me - the bucket's full of things to do

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About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Budleigh Salterton (or thereabouts), Devon, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
70
Star sign:
Taurus
Height:
5' 8" (173cm)
Body type:
Average
Looks:
Above Average
Hair colour:
Grey
Eye colour:
Green
Marital status:
Divorced
Looking for:
Just online friends; Activity partners; Friends; Let's see what happens; A short-term relationship; A long-term relationship; Marriage; A fling
Have children:
Yes, not living with me
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat most things
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Several times a week
Education:
Postgraduate
Occupation:
Science / Engineering / Research
Income:
Comfortable
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
French
Religion:
Christian / Protestant

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Within 60 miles of postcode district EX1 (Exeter)
Gender:
Female
Age range:
66 - 72
Star sign:
Any
Height:
5' 0" (152cm) - 5' 7" (171cm)
Body type:
Slim; Average; Athletic; Curvaceous
Looks:
Very Attractive; Above Average; Average; Attractive
Hair colour:
Any
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Moderately important
Marital status:
Never Married; Divorced; Widowed
Have children:
Yes, not living with me
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat most things; Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally; Several times a week; Most days
Education:
University / College student; Further education; University; Postgraduate
Occupation:
Any
Income:
Any
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Agnostic; Atheist; Christian / Catholic; Christian / Protestant; Christian / Other; Spiritual, but not religious
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In His Own Words

About him

It's difficult to describe my personality - that's up to others. Psychometric tests show me to be compassionate rather than cautious, inventive rather than habitual, extroverted rather than introverted and emotionally stable rather than sensitive. They also show me to be perceptive, intelligent, trustworthy, creative, loyal and generous. My dislikes are dishonesty, insincerity and deception.

I've had a wonderful life. I have few regrets and there are no skeletons, or emotional baggage, in the cupboard. I had the best parents and now I'm very close to my children and their families of whom I'm extremely proud

If I were a used car I'd be described as 'a nice runner, long MoT, good bodywork and engine with many hill climbs and grand tours to go'.

My main 'kicks', in addition to enjoying my family, are the thrill of achievement in completing something I've created. My dominant sense is vision (both sight and imagination), which with my creative abilities led to me becoming an architect. I've had a successful, challenging and fascinating career with some major achievements (and not too many failures) and many memorable moments. Retirement is proving to be no less enjoyable. I've been lucky.

For about 15 years my job required me to travel extensively and now travel is a craving in my retirement. I've experienced major earthquakes, typhoons, lightning strikes (in the air and on ground) and floods. I've also survived cancer (nearly 20 years ago) - a life changing experience. I'm not a poolside lounger, nor do I spend much time visiting churches and relics; I prefer to observe, and if possible join in with, the local people going about their daily business, their culture and cuisine.

My bucket list includes going back to Antarctica (my favourite continent), New Zealand (my 2nd favourite country), the South Pacific islands, Galapagos, Machu Picchu, Angel Falls and the moon if Richard Branson can manage it.

I live in my favourite place in the whole world.

About his ideal match

My ideal match is the woman who will, with me, form the perfect partnership with the fizz and tingle of romance and physical attraction. A tactile relationship where holding hands or an unexpected kiss will cement us together.

But the strongest bond will be a mental one - instinctively knowing what each other is thinking; when we're apart, longing to be together; a desire to protect and care for each other and unswerving trust. loyalty and dependence.

How will I know she's my ideal match when I meet her? Not sure, but I expect most of the following will apply.

We will already share a number of interests; we will welcome, even enjoy, learning new interests from each other; but there could be other interests which we cannot adopt (one of mine is bungee jumping) but we will support our partner in pursuing these. She will have her own hopes, dreams and ambitions which she will want to share with me.

Factors we will have in common will include moral principles and standards; a zest for life; optimism; enjoyment of all beautiful things and the wonderment of creation itself - both the physical and natural world; preference for quality over quantity; respect for others and the putting of family and friends above all else

She will be fit, active and health conscious; looking for a long life

She will be able to challenge me intellectually. She will be able to see, and laugh at, the ridiculous side of most contrived situations and also to laugh at herself when she makes a mistake or when she takes life too seriously. She will not have forgotten how to giggle.

She will enjoy live events and love visiting places of interest. She will be creative with a flair for interior design. She will be happy to share the kitchen with me (as sous chef!).

She will be spontaneous - welcoming a last minute break or trip to the theatre.

She will enjoy light-hearted debate on politics and other contentious issues.

The crunch will be whether we share the same answer to the question 'What is the most important thing in your life?'

More about him

Personality traits
Sense of humour:
Witty
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Ruled by:
The head
Party behaviour:
An average mingler
Personality traits:
Adventurous; Ambitious; Confident; Easygoing; Faithful; Generous; Happy; Intelligent; Loving; Loyal; Optimistic; Realistic; Sensible; Stable; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Chemistry; Compassion; Contentment; Faithfulness; Forgiveness; Honesty; Humour; Tolerance
Is the glass half full or half empty:
Half full
More physical characteristics
Facial hair:
I'm clean-shaven
Body hair:
Average
Eyesight:
I've got 20/20 vision
Fashion sense:
Casual (I'm usually in my favourite jeans)
Hair style:
It's a distant memory
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Favourite colour:
Blue
Favourite clothing:
My trusty pair of jeans
Date activities:
A music concert; A picnic in a park; Attending a sporting event; Dinner at a restaurant; Going to the theatre; Meeting for drinks; Going for a walk
Cuisine:
Chinese; Fine Dining; French; German; Greek; Indian; Italian; Japanese; Seafood; Sushi; Thai; Vietnamese
Music preferences:
Blues; Broadway / Theatrical; Classical; Country & Western; Folk; Jazz; Opera; R&B / Soul
Books:
Crime; Fiction; Mystery; Non-fiction; Sci-Fi
TV programmes:
Action/Adventure; Comedy/Sit-coms; Documentaries; Dramas; Educational; Nature/Wildlife; News; Sci-Fi; Sport
Movie preferences:
Action; Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Mystery; Sci-Fi; War; Westerns
Interests:
Auto repair; Business news; Cooking; Gardening; Investing; Painting; Politics; Pottery; Sculpting; The arts; Woodwork
Sports:
Athletics; Badminton; Birdwatching; Bowls; Canoeing; Cricket; Cycling; Field Hockey; Fishing; Golf; Motorsport; Pool; Rugby; Sailing; Skiing; Snooker; Snorkeling; Swimming; Table Tennis; Tennis; Walking; White water rafting
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Manageable
Time at work:
I work part-time
Pastimes of choice:
Spending time outdoors
Time online:
I'm on several hours a day
Cooking:
I love it!
Dining out:
I eat out a few times a month
TV habits:
I watch television most days
Movie frequency:
Occasionally or irregularly
Sport involvement:
An active participant
Animals:
I like animals
Family size:
I've got a sister
Family contact:
I see them as often as possible
Current relationship:
I'm single
Willing to Relocate:
Not at all
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
Likes & dislikes
Pets (Like):
Bird(s); Dog(s); Fish; Horse(s)
Pets (Dislike):
Cat(s); Exotic pet(s); Reptile(s); Rodent(s)
Turn-ons:
Intelligence
Turn-offs:
Body piercing(s); Erotica; Flirting; Sarcasm; Tattoo(s)
The deep stuff
Religious attendance:
Rarely
Politics:
Right of centre
Retirement plans:
Seeing the world in style
Honesty:
Quite