Monday, November 12, 2012

Dating Sites...Again

I plan to write more about "dating sites" today, but first I am posting my "complete" profile, as the site to which I am presently subscribed requires fewer "characters," which in itself should preclude me from the site. To wit:

I like long walks on the beaches, five star restaurants and hotels, Europe in the Fall, New York City and Sydney in the Spring, the Bolshevik Revolution and Ernest Borgnine.

Well, I do like Ernest Borgnine especially for his perfomance in "Marty." I live every day with this consideration: If things aren't funny then they're exactly what they are; and then they're like a long dental appointment.

To save you reading time, I prefer getting in the car, pointing it in any direction and heading off without a destination in mind to almost any other kind of travel these days. Yes, I've traveled abroad extensively and now it holds little appeal.

I'm kind of a "raggedy" fellow who prefers old jeans to anything else, though I have been known to "dress appropriately." I'm neither tall, athletic nor toned: I'm "stocky," witty, empathetic and engaging. I am slightly taller than Woody Allen, Nathan Lane and Richard Dreyfuss (we're all short Jewish guys from New York). I could clearly stand to lose a bit of weight. That noted, I do not intend my last meal to a tuna sandwich.

The characterization many use as seeking someone who's "financially stable," is unseemly to me, though I suppose more than a few have run into some challenges with "matches." I've run a successful crisis management firm for more than 2 decades. I'm neither "spritual" (what is that?) nor religious. In fact, I find rather offensive these days that many wear religion on their sleeves; if that's you, I'm not your guy. It's not an issue of "believing." Suffice it to say, I remember those who not only wore their religion on their sleeves, but tattoo'd on their arms, both of which were requirements.

My greatest accomplishment: Raising my two sons as a sole custodian, single parent from the ages of 6 and 3. They are my best friends, along with, of course, Rex, my 11 year old Cocker Spaniel.

Listening is something at which I believe I excel and want a partner who has depth beyond the the deepness of the dark; who can discuss any problems she may have without fear of judgement and who will know that while I may not be able to solve them, I'll always be there to listen. Equally important, you've got have a sense of humor, tinged with a bit of cyncisim about the world and not afraid to ask any question. That you may be on the "other side of the aisle" than me on an issue isn't important. It's important that you are interested in issues that effect us on a daily basis and want to discuss them, rationally. "Idealogues" need not apply.

For me, it is important that you have heart, empathy, a good, if not quick wit, a broad sense of humor and intelligence, as well as a serious interest in the world around you.

I have the heart and soul of a poet, and write pretty good poems as well. I would rather grab a hotdog at Pink's, or a pastrami on rye at the Greenberg's than attend Bouchon; dress down, rather than up. I've done the "fine dining" gig, it bores me now, though I do enjoy Bouchon more than any other top restaurant in town. What can I say, save quote Popeye: "I yam what I yam."

My favorite movies are "A Thousand Clowns" and "Nobody's Fool." If you're a fan of these two movies, or even seen them, we could well be an immediate match and if you've seen the original "Breathless", that would be extrordinary, apropos of which, we ought to "...steal a car and drive to Rome." I'm not a fan of movie theatres, as I think it's more fun to pause a movie and exchange comments on it as it moves along. It'd be great to find someone willing to order in Chinese and just watch an old movie; sort of a New York thing.

The line I will NOT cross: I will not go out with an addict of any sort, no matter how long "sober."