54 • West Chicago, Illinois, United States
Male / Single / ID: 5111902
Seeking Female 26 - 35 living in Thailand For: Penpal, Friendship, Romance / Dating, Long Term Relationship
Last active: over 12 months ago
Antiques, Art / Painting, Bars / Pubs / Nightclubs, Beach / Parks, Camping / Nature, Cars / Mechanics, Collecting, Computers / Internet, Concerts / Live Music, Cooking / Food and Wine, Crafts, Dancing, Dining Out, Dinner Parties, Education, Family, Gardening / Landscaping, Home Improvement, Investing / Finance, Library, Music (Listening), Meditation, Motorcycles, Movies / Cinema, Museums / Galleries, News / Politics, Pets, Philosophy / Spirituality, Photography, Reading, Science and Technology, Shopping, Social Causes / Activism, Theatre, Traveling, TV: Entertainment, Video / Online Games, Wine Tasting, Writing
Alternative, Classical / Opera, Country / Folk, Dance / Techno, Jazz / Blues, Metal, Pop, Rock, World
Other, Athletics, Archery, Basketball, Boating / Sailing, Bowling, Bodybuilding, BMX / Mountain Biking, Cycling, Darts, Extreme Sports, Fishing, Gym / Weight Training, Hiking, Hunting / Shooting, Jogging / Running, Martial Arts, Mountain / Rock Climbing, Pool / Billards, Scuba Diving / Snorkeling, Skateboarding, Swimming, Walking
Monty Python's "Life of Bryan"
"Rich Dad, Poor Dad"
Favorites: Richard Wagner's overtures, The Doors, Mozart, Bach, Bob Seger, parody, comedy, satire.
Very plain and unimportant. I shave my head and have no tattoos or body art, and dress in practical style. I try to be understated intentionally.
Complex. Perhaps droll. Rather "British", which is unusual for an American, but I am of English descent, so it must be genetic, somehow?
I like anything new, but my old "stand by" hobbies are cooking (vegan) and pickling vegetables and making pickles and ferments, growing plants, aquarium keeping, exotic pets.
I have been everywhere I really wanted to go - all over Europe, most of Asia. I haven't been to Iceland or Ireland yet. Or Ethiopia. I like Thailand, best place I've found, and I've looked everywhere.
I don't have a "culture", so much as a "mentality". I was surprised as how closely I think like Chinese, most Westerners find China baffling and strange, I found it oddly "familiar", in how Chinese view the world. Of all the world's people, I relate to Chinese most closely.
I reject the Western "romantic" notion for the most part, because it's a bit superficial and pretentious. I don't have inhibitions, so I look at things as they are, "vipassana". But a spa weekend - private sauna, scents and good food (vegan for me), and the like, make for a delightful sensual experience, in good measure and moderation.
Introspective. Analytical. There are 2 types of Western Buddhists. People who find the usual religions to be not weird enough. And people like me, who find Buddhism non-weird and rational. I try to be self-aware.
In a word, "focused". Who knows what she wants, and expects, in life, and is realistic and not dreamy or emotionalistic. I'm a radical traditionalist. A modern man who looks to history and science for constructive and natural human behavioral patterns and social norms. A person who at the least respects insightful and analytical understanding, and values stability and "measured ambition".