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amblingiraffe

69, Man, Single

Trenton, United States

Looks for:

Woman

45 - 65 years
Within 1000 kms

Long-term dating, Friendship

My self-introduction

I’m a reasonably educated, somewhat artsy gentleman, with a technical and a musical background. My initial education was in music and I have played in numerous orchestras over the past 30 years. One of the grand things about the Internet is that I can talk with anyone in the world who has a computer and Internet access. So being able to reach out like this is compelling and exciting. Having an interesting conversation is one of the great joys of life. I'm a composer, writer, part-time artist, and software trainer. I enjoy studying knowledge and all the steps needed to acquire knowledge.

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What kind of woman am I looking for?

I’m looking for a woman who is both humble and who has a strong sense of herself. A woman who has a creative outlet that she enjoys, a somewhat nurturing quality, yet with a streak of independence. A touch of warrior about her would be helpful, as all the women I have attracted into my life have felt a need to protect me. This is a beautiful mystery to me, but as I get older I find a sense of mystery to be a welcome adjunct to my life experience. Whereas when I was younger I found it frustrating. A sense of humor is critical, as I am quite funny and really appreciate funny women. Cute, intelligent, warmly empathetic. A woman who loves to communicate and who enjoys long, rambling conversations. In the absence of speech…long, rambling emails. A woman who enjoys cooking for me. Not because it’s her ‘place’, but because she enjoys giving me pleasure and knows how much I appreciate it. A woman who wraps me in her arms at night, filling me with her love, and helping me see a Universe that is a beautiful place to live in.

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I’m 69 years old. I’m in good physical shape, exercise every day, eat as healthy as I can, don’t smoke, no hard liquor, occasional wine, less occasional beer. I live in New Jersey. I work as a software trainer in Princeton, teaching healthcare personnel how to use all the different software they need to do their jobs. All my original education was in music. I had a long music career, playing viola in a Dutch opera company and was a member of the Princeton Symphony for 25 years. I enjoy composing and love writing orchestral music, primarily to explore solving compositional challenges. I love to write and plan on becoming a writer when I retire. I love to paint and draw and want to devote more time to that, also when I retire.

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Composers I like:

Kurt Weill, Gian Carlo Menotti, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovitch, William Walton, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Martin, John Adams, Eurotech rock, Brazilian lounge music, Balinese Gamelan music, acapella doowop singing

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Some favorite books:

French Lieutenant's Woman, Jane Eyre, The Bookman's Wake, Being There, Pnin, Dune, The Dispossessed, The Salterton Trilogy, A Ring of Endless Light, Nova, Slan, The World of Null-A, Glinda of OZ, The Stars My Destination, Robots Have No Tails, all the Tintin adventures

Favorite film:

Today I'll say...'Children of Paradise'. Extraordinary film. Tomorrow I might say something different.

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I realize everyone is different but most women who write to me put little or nothing in their profiles. I rarely respond when the profile is a bleached desert. A pretty face by itself does nothing for me. What impresses me is if someone makes an effort. Starting any kind of relationship is tricky. I like when a woman puts some quality time into describing who she is, what her passions are, what makes her get up in the morning. If you don’t say anything, perhaps you have nothing to say. I notice that. Help me notice you.

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