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Barry359

71 – Bishop Auckland (North East England), County Durham, England

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Online: Yesterday

Modified: More than 6 months ago

About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Bishop Auckland (North East England), County Durham, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
71
Star sign:
Aquarius
Height:
5' 6" (168cm)
Body type:
A few extra pounds
Looks:
Average
Hair colour:
Balding
Eye colour:
Brown
Marital status:
Divorced
Looking for:
Activity partners; Friends; Let's see what happens
Have children:
Yes, not living with me
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
University
Occupation:
Self-employed
Income:
Solvent
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Ask me later
Religion:
Christian / Protestant

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in Europe
Location:
Within 40 miles of postcode district DL15 (Crook)
Gender:
Female
Age range:
55 - 60
Star sign:
Any
Height:
5' 0" (152cm) - 5' 7" (171cm)
Body type:
Slim
Looks:
Attractive
Hair colour:
Any
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Decidedly important
Marital status:
Any
Have children:
Any
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
Further education; University; Postgraduate
Occupation:
Arts / Music / Writing; Medical / Dental / Veterinary; Self-employed; Teaching / Education / Training; Science / Engineering / Research; Consultancy / Design
Income:
Enough
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian; Mixed
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Christian / Protestant
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In His Own Words

About him

Ideal friend should enjoy good conversation, eating out and travelling, U.K. and abroad.
My favourite country is Italy, favourite food Italian, wine smooth Reds and crisp dry whites very cold.

I would describe myself as artistic but not bohemian, have a fairly wide taste in music and pictorial art. I also enjoy bird watching but I'm not a ' twitcher ', just casual walking and easy observation. Also happy being led by an expert.

Enjoy immersing myself in interesting TV drama, documentaries and a good ' whodunnit ' occasionally.
Avid Radio 4 listener. Love good humour and wit...even silliness when the mood is right. ' I'm sorry I haven't a clue ' is a favourite programme.

Keen interest in cooking and entertaining friends.

Enjoy my own space but also love to be with friends when I or they choose, I also have a grown up son, bright , handsome and well mannered, who is a delight to be with but I try not to be in his life too much, he values his freedom.
I guess I am a fairly quiet and private person most of the time, personified by the fact that I have two strictly indoor Ragdoll cats who let me live with them but who ' let me out ' occasionally to roam and make new friends .... if I ask them nicely.
Sensitive and caring, some might say with a feminine side, I prefer intelligent interaction and mutual decisions. I just can't abide loud , flashy and ignorant people.

One aspect of this friendship website is quite amusing and confusing, I often receive 90% + matches mostly of ladies who enjoy highly active sports such as mountain climbing & cycling, horse riding, cross country trekking, marathons and even wild swimming yet none of the above are in my description of preferences. I used to play lots of Badminton but that's about all and some years ago, no 'extreme' exercise these days. I wonder if this edit will make any difference to all the ' super fit lady ' profiles that are sent as ideal matches? Answer ( updated after many months ) NO, not at all !

About his ideal match

Ideally to link in with some of the above interests but I'm open to surprises, a lady who is interesting to be with, kind and warm hearted. Well educated, articulate , well spoken, genuine and funny when appropriate. Quietly confident , not loud and showy. Slight of build preferable as I have a deep aversion to very wide and large! In all honesty, I'm not as trim as I use to be so Pots & Kettles could spring to mind. I am short, tubby and balding but was once considered good looking..... I can just about remember being told that.
Please ladies, do add photos , would you really make contact with a man with no clues to appearance? My photos are not up to date, I admit this openly, the one with my tom cat as a kitten is 7 years old....I My latest photo shows Boxing day 2016 and a touch of silliness on arrival at friends house, my chair was already occupied and friend quickly snapped this shot as soon as I sat down. I really must get some more taken.... ask me if interested !

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Personality traits
Sense of humour:
Light-hearted
Intelligence:
Intellectually Challenged
Ruled by:
The heart
Party behaviour:
An average mingler
Personality traits:
Faithful; Funny; Generous; Independent; Loyal; Optimistic; Philosophical; Quiet; Shy; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Compassion; Friendliness; Honesty; Humour; Kindness
Is the glass half full or half empty:
Half full
More physical characteristics
Facial hair:
I'm clean-shaven
Body hair:
Hairy
Eyesight:
I wear glasses only when reading
Fashion sense:
Classic (My tastes echo long-established norms)
Hair style:
Disappearing
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Favourite colour:
Brown
Date activities:
A music concert; Dinner at a restaurant; Going to the theatre; Meeting for coffee
Cuisine:
French; Indian; Italian
Music preferences:
Classical; Folk; Jazz
Books:
Crime; Fiction; Mystery; Travel
TV programmes:
Comedy/Sit-coms; Documentaries; Educational; Nature/Wildlife; Sport
Movie preferences:
Drama; Mystery
Interests:
Cooking; Music; Painting; Pottery; Reading; Sculpting; Singing; The arts
Sports:
Birdwatching; Flying / Gliding
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Organised
Time at work:
I work at home
Pastimes of choice:
Visiting a museum or gallery
Time online:
I'm on for an hour or two a day
Cooking:
I really enjoy cooking
Dining out:
I only eat out on special occasions
TV habits:
I watch television most days
Movie frequency:
Occasionally or irregularly
Sport involvement:
Watching from the couch
Animals:
I love my pet(s)
Family size:
I've got brothers and sisters
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Current relationship:
I'm single
Willing to Relocate:
I'm flexible
Reading:
I read newspapers regularly; I read books occasionally
Dietary Restrictions:
Other
Likes & dislikes
Pets (Have):
Cat(s)
Pets (Like):
Dog(s)
Pets (Dislike):
Exotic pet(s); Reptile(s); Rodent(s)
Turn-ons:
Intelligence
Turn-offs:
Body piercing(s); Erotica; Flirting; Showing affection in public; Power; Sarcasm; Skinny dipping; Tattoo(s); Thrill seeking
The deep stuff
Work aspirations:
Work fewer hours
Religious attendance:
Rarely
Dream home:
In the country
Politics:
Green
Retirement plans:
Living in the country
Honesty:
Very
Feelings about using Encounters Dating:
Curious