Hi there — second try here, first got no reaction, seems that editing is frowned upon and the only option is the do-over. OK. So what interests me? I am a little more grouchy than I was before, a few days ago, when I was trying to draw you in. OK, here goes. The New Yorker — a lot of stuff about how great New York is; a lot of retrospectives on people who wrote for the New Yorker. Very self-regarding. I’ll barf if I see another article about how real New Yorkers go out for Chinese on Thanksgiving. Please — get over yourselves. Roger Angell on baseball? Old, old stuff. NPR — OK, I have a word for this, and the word is “glib.” Think “Marketplace”; “Wait wait don’t tell me!”; think self-important reviews of Coltrane re-releases and heretofore unreleased Beatles tapes; the reverence for low-brow takes my breath away. Continue reading
Hi, I’m a 71 year old highly educated semi-retired professional living in Tampa. I’m a huge fan of classical music (I go to the symphony and recitals a lot) and jazz. I’m fit (exercise daily) and love to walk. I read 3/4 of the entrance requirements to this site, as well as a lot of fiction and nonfiction. One hobby of mine is sculpting in wood and stone. I love good conversation, but, alas, find it is rare here in the south. Accordingly, I’m looking for a bright, well educated witty woman who enjoys persiflage and the warmth of a good relationship. I’m a bit counter-cultural in that I do not watch tv at all. I’m not even hooked to the cable. However I do have one which I feed with DVDs from Netflix, mostly foreign films, a passion I developed as a teen in Miami. Other assets include the ability to cook a good meal and to be a superb listener. Man seeking woman. If interested give me a call at home at 813-290-9584 or email me at email@example.com, being sure to identify your email as being from someone at tP.com. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Tony.
I was fascinated to see the offer of free ads for thoughtful people in The New Yorker! How wonderfully eccentric. Far removed from the crassness of Craigslist, hopefully.. I live in Miami Beach between November and May – the rest of the year I spend in a capital in Europe where I’m from. The weather here is marvelous. But it is not easy to find compatible people with more than a two second attention span here. I’m not (I believe) looking for a life partner or even a carnal relationship – just somebody intelligent and gentle to spend time with. I’m a well traveled male with a successful career as an artist behind me. I’m incurably curious and passionate about exploring the world and every place I visit. I am in awe of the phenomenal beauty of this planet. An avid reader, lover of jazz and classical music and an outdoor person, these days I am content lazing by my pool in the blessed sunshine. Continue reading
Hello Dear Reader,
First, a few stats:
My location: San Jose, CA
SWM: fifties, seeking friendship leading to a serious relationship.
Seeking: Single female.
Preferred demeanor: Lively and/or easy-going. (Not mutually exclusive, I would think.)
Race/ethic origin: Does not matter
Rather than stating a series of brute facts about myself (which I do later), or launching into a checklist of properties I am looking for in a potential friend or partner, I should instead like to open with an amusing dialogue that I believe reveals much about my general character and outlook. This dialogue puts into a nutshell the difference between “eastern” and “western” philosophy, if you’ll pardon the crude distinction! Easterner: “Emancipation from anxiety and suffering is the supreme goal!” Westerner (anxiously): “No, no! You don’t understand; you don’t understand at all! Anxiety and suffering have survival value!” Now for some brute facts. I’m an athletic man currently working on a graduate degree in mathematics. I’ve also done some original work in philosophy. Additionally, I enjoy writing and playing music. If you are a woman who likes the exchange of ideas or classical music, please feel free to contact me. Andy. Man seeking woman, New York area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Vignettes as subject.
Retired educated man, 67, looking for a woman who has interests in classical music, philosophy, art, social causes, poetry, history, reading, writing, and volunteering for nonprofit organizations. Divorced after a twenty year marriage and have been single for seven years. My career was in accounting/finance and now have the time to pursue my true passions. Live in the Cambridge/Somerville area and have taken graduate courses at Harvard. Working for the Obama and Elizabeth Warren campaigns. Very liberal on most issues. I am six feet tall, 180lbs, trim and fit and very active. Friends would describe me as kind, intelligent, thoughtful, funny, caring, and energetic. Man seeking woman, Boston/Cambridge area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Blueheron as subject.
SF Bay Area thoughtful hedonist. 52 year old active, healthy, happy 5’9″, 175# recently single architectural consultant who has made the commitment to living life well. Passions: Cycling, swimming, the arts (performing or otherwise). Serious news junkie, lover of poetry and jazz. I travel domestically to projects regularly, and would welcome the chance to add fun to my travels. Or, if you happen to reside in the SF area, let’s get together here by the beautiful bay. Interested in long-term relationship with the right person, and really looking to simply enjoy the many pleasures that life at this age offers. Love to write, too, so feel free to start a correspondence. Man seeking woman. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Pasticheo as subject.
Eclectic Scientist, 60′s (but immature for my age :-), 5’9, very thin, athletic, youthful, high intellect, low culture, easygoing, open, curious, skeptical, honest, good friend. Looking for healthy, fit, young at heart, freethinking, creative, low-keyed NYC woman to share life with, friend first and lover second. I do not desire the finer things in life and don’t usually do many of the things older intelligent New Yorkers seem to prefer, like watching films, going to museums, eating out and traveling, but willing to compromise when in a relationship. I tend to physical activities and offbeat culture and feel that shared values and temperament are more important than interests (as long as you have some). Man seeking woman. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username eclectic-nyc as subject.
Wednesday morning, October 3rd, married, Caucasian professional, two master’s degrees, tall, athletic, full head of salt and pepper hair, all my teeth, well mannered, well groomed, well traveled. I compete in local area triathlons, educated and well read, always polite. I am looking for a fun, sexy lady who enjoys lots of passionate kissing and soft sensual touching and of course more. I am in the Indianapolis area and would enjoy chatting. Thanks for reading! Man seeking woman. Email your reply to replies@thoughfulPersonals.com with username corey951 as subject.
SWM, 53, PHD in stupidity seeks sardonic soul mate. Main interests: politics / international affairs, business, finance. Avid reader. Also enjoy tennis and walking. Have traveled extensively, love adventure. I am in excellent condition, 6ft, 190 lbs. Will gladly send photo. Live in Southwest U.S. but frequently travel to LA. Looking for serious relationship / marriage. You should be slender / fit : well read / educated. Man seeking woman. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username jsirull as subject.
Married couple — lovely brown haired green eyed lanky languid woman, blondish blue eyed athletic man seeking a clean beautiful bi-sexual female lover to share our sensual warmly embraceable sexuality. Please include a picture/phone number. Man and woman seeking a woman. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apollo61. Being open-minded, willing to learn and explore, and having a positive attitude is essential. I am an accomplished professional but what keeps me going after work are good reads, music, movies, and conversations. Tennis, biking and skiing keep me physically fit. Knowing how to enjoy simple pleasures is wisdom. A cool drink on a sunny patio, a walk through the woods, a fine dinner and a glass of good wine, a passionate conversation –- it can’t get much simpler than that yet, in the right company, it can’t get much better either. I did more than my fair share of travel in this world but I am eager for more. I travel light and I have a healthy lifestyle. I value integrity and intelligence. If this appeals to you as a woman, let’s talk. Continue reading
Slender, fit, attractive man seeking that special dysfunctional, codependent lady (55 – 70 something) who could put up with an author and a delightful, smart & loving hound named Annie. We are both playful, fiercely loyal, and semi-obedient. Small bag of Wellness brand Ocean Whitefish and sweetpotato a plus. Man seeking woman. Email goodid@ aol.com.
Old, less than successful, lone organic farmer — wine grapes, chickens, vegetables, etc. Lives in dusty, unreconstructed, unrenovated, unLowes, ancient, 1760, wood cooking and heated farmhouse 2 hrs north of Gotham. Roof leaks. Is a dyslexic flunk out of Cornell, disorganized, disillusioned, delighted to be alive, “artistic,” jack of all trades master of none agoraphobe. He writes to you thus: “Women have changed so much since the 50′s it is difficult to know how to advertise myself to you. I am still a hard wired sex on the brain old fashioned male (perhaps quite attractive to some women), so I’ll start with that subject. It is not, for me, only, or even mainly the physical act. Rather a symphony of thoughts, gestures, attitudes inspired by a sort of intoxicating expectational frame of mind of subtle power and exceptional duration that infuses everything and more beyond the ability of language to describe.” Continue reading
This widower is kind, generous, experienced, lots of grey hair, 5’7″, funny (I’m told), can learn and love, able to be a good intimate friend. Tell me what you want, if you know. Man seeking woman. Reply to email@example.com.
Slim mature white male for mature female. Your IQ is greater than your weight and you understood this sentence without rereading it. You’re here because you’re very selective in men and only someone you respect and like will do. Someone that looks and feels as good as you do. We both look great and possess a high libido that requires attention on a regular basis. I know you exist. Your moral compass points somewhere between fun, satisfaction and adventure as opposed to guilt and recrimination. Maturity has taught you more than how to select sensible shoes, it has made you an astute appraiser as opposed to a judge of people. You keep your own counsel, are comfortable in your skin and appear conservative if only on the outside. You’re probably married (as I am) or certainly attached since a person with these qualities never goes unnoticed for any substantial amount of time. Continue reading
Weekly columnist who writes with a light touch about anything interesting in the sociological, political, cultural scene anywhere in the world. Yorkshire-born, long ago, and thus containing the usual measure of ‘eccentricity’ (ie. thinking differently) of which Brits are often accused. Many travel guides behind me, I still like to see new places (now at my own expense) but my favorite occupations are definitely reading and writing, although not a fan of fiction (too much fact to absorb). Regard myself as tolerant, amusing, offbeat, experimental, humane, provocative so would appreciate hearing from anybody who can cope with that. Man seeking woman. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username johno as subject.