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64 - Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

I lived in California for 30 years and moved back to the UK 18 months ago. There is something about the UK...


61 - Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

I’m engaging, a ready listener, eager to learn and endlessly curious. I’ve worked abroad for most of my career,...


59 - Winchester, Hampshire, England

I am friendly kind love to travel missing a cuddle, been on my own for too long now, I have children who live in...


69 - Horsham, West Sussex, England

Self-descriptions can be misleading (or a pack of lies!) but we have to get the ball rolling don't we. I hope...


53 - Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Only an hour from London to go to the theatre, music concerts, museums, afternoon tea, cycle round Hyde Park or...


73 - Sandy, Bedfordshire, England

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