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Richard262

56 – Cambridge (Willingham), Cambridgeshire, England

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Online: Sunday

About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Cambridge (Willingham), Cambridgeshire, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
56
Star sign:
Aquarius
Height:
6' 2" (188cm)
Body type:
Slim
Looks:
Attractive
Hair colour:
Greying
Eye colour:
Hazel
Marital status:
Divorced
Looking for:
Let's see what happens; A long-term relationship; Marriage
Have children:
Yes, not living with me
Want children:
Maybe
Daily diet:
Eat most things
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
Postgraduate
Occupation:
Teaching / Education / Training
Income:
Enough
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
Dutch
Religion:
Atheist

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in the World
Location:
Anywhere in Europe
Gender:
Female
Age range:
35 - 65
Star sign:
Any
Height:
Any
Body type:
Any
Looks:
Any
Hair colour:
Any
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Not important at all
Marital status:
Any
Have children:
Any
Want children:
Any
Daily diet:
Any
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Any
Education:
Any
Occupation:
Any
Income:
Any
Ethnicity:
Any
Home language:
Any
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Any
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In His Own Words

About him

... this is no time to be backward in coming forward ...

First impressions of me (let's say by a new neighbour, a single woman, who has just moved in next door) might be that I'm tall, friendly, smiley, polite, and what used to be called 'well-spoken'.

Second impressions (I help her with some furniture) might be that I'm self-assured, warm, and 'gentlemanly'(!)

If my new neighbour came round for coffee and asked an impossible number of questions she might come to know some obvious facts about me: that I'm musical (I've had a half-life-long interest in classical music, first as a pianist, then as a musicologist, and now as a teacher), that I'm educated (in life as well, I hope, but I spent a long time at university), that I've been a very hands-on parent to my two daughters (now 20 and 22), that I've always been interested in all the arts (esp. Beethoven, George Eliot, and Vermeer, but also many others), that I've always enjoyed the natural world (esp. long country walks), that I've never been much of a traveller (just family holidays), and that I look after my health (mostly running and swimming).

We go out for a drink. My new neighbour might get the impression I'm intellectually capable (but far from an intellectual), generous (certainly with money but I hope I'm also generous in thought and time and effort), very fond of children (a very fulfilled parent and happy to be a teacher), candid and expressive (very willing to let my feelings show), not as charitably active as I would like, not as Green as I would like (I'm far more likely to save the smallest of spiders from the Hoover than 'save the planet'), not big on male bonding (I have two brothers, with whom I have good and wonderful relationships, so that's probably enough male bonding for me), socialist (not active; just hoping things swing far further to the left), feminist (not radical; always enjoying the differences between men and women), prefer depth to breadth, and fundamentally serious (though always liking a lot of fun ...

About his ideal match

... and to live life with a light touch).

We go out to dinner. Peeling away yet another layer my neighbour might think I'm idealistic (good to have ideals but not good to be an idealist?), optimistic (maybe nice to live with but it's better to be realistic), empathetic, quietly opinionated (but always liking to be contradicted and challenged), emotionally intelligent (at least I've always been interested in how people and relationships work), romantic (a relationship idealist?), and naturally more husband than boyfriend (though I do my best as the latter!).

And if my new neighbour and I started a relationship (sorry for the rather accelerated progress here!) she would find me honest, loyal, responsible, attentive, thoughtful, confessional and easily intimate, sympathetic, supportive, a bit stubborn, maybe a bit too organised and tidy, physically demonstrative, very cuddly (it's state of mind!), sensual, and playful.

Any sustained relationship would reveal the core of me: loving, kind (this is very strong in me and in the past I have been prone to be unwisely kind), and emotionally robust (just lucky).

* * * *

Who am I looking for? ... ... someone with a warm and loving heart that is as much in use for themselves as for others; someone who wants to really know, and be known by, their partner; sharing not only life but oneself; intimacy on all levels; equality of love and respect; shared values; someone to build a wonderful ship with, one that would not only give us a beautiful view of the sun on the sea but carry us through life's rough waters ... but if I know that this is all very optimistic and idealistic, I also know there are many other relationships which are good and true and lovely.

Richard

More about him

Personality traits
Sense of humour:
Dry
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Party behaviour:
An average mingler
Personality traits:
Confident; Easygoing; Faithful; Generous; Happy; Independent; Intelligent; Loving; Loyal; Optimistic; Outspoken; Realistic; Sensible; Stable; Thoughtful; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Compassion; Faithfulness; Honesty; Humour; Kindness
More physical characteristics
Facial hair:
I have a full beard
Body hair:
Light
Eyesight:
I wear glasses
Fashion sense:
Casual (I'm usually in my favourite jeans)
Hair style:
Medium
Body art:
I don't have any
Leisure & entertainment
Favourite colour:
Green
Date activities:
A movie; A music concert; A picnic in a park; Attending a sporting event; Dinner at a restaurant; Going to the theatre; Meeting for coffee; Meeting for drinks; Going for a walk
Cuisine:
Doesn't matter; French; German; Greek; Indian; Italian
Music preferences:
Blues; Classical; Folk; Instrumental; Jazz; Opera; World
Books:
(Auto)biographies; Fiction; History; Non-fiction
TV programmes:
News; Sport
Movie preferences:
Art Films; Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Independent; Romance
Interests:
Music; Painting; Politics; Reading; The arts
Sports:
Athletics; Dance; Rugby; Running; Tennis; Walking
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Organised
Time at work:
I work part-time
Time online:
I check in once a day
Dining out:
I only eat out on special occasions
Movie frequency:
Occasionally or irregularly
Animals:
I like animals
Family size:
I've got brothers and sisters
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Current relationship:
I'm single
Willing to Relocate:
For the right person, to the moon!
Reading:
I read books regularly
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
Likes & dislikes
Pets (Like):
Bird(s); Cat(s); Dog(s); Fish; Horse(s)
Turn-ons:
Assertiveness; Dancing; Erotica; Flirting; Intelligence; Showing affection in public
Turn-offs:
Sarcasm; Thrill seeking
The deep stuff
Work aspirations:
I already have my ideal job
Religious attendance:
Never
Dream home:
In the country
Politics:
Socialist
Honesty:
Extremely
Feelings about using Encounters Dating:
Hopeful; Jaded