Slim, blond Chicago editor with style and substance, addicted to badinage and politics as a spectator sport, seeks a fine wreck of a man 73+ who has both oars in the water. Moxie a must, panache a plus. Woman seeking man, Chicago area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Natalie Attired as subject.

What’s in your front hallway? Hiking boots? Baseball cleats? Dance shoes? I’m looking for a man in his 40s who lives in his body as well as his head. We don’t have to love the same things. The important part is that you are as passionate about your physical pursuits as you are about your intellectual ones. I am a slim, petite woman. A good day for me is one spent outdoors or on the dance floor. A small-business owner fortunate to have creativity and learning at the center of my work, I truly love my job. I pay attention to my spiritual life and hope you do, too, though I am open about the form that it might take. I am more comfortable in small groups than large ones, unless the large group is there to dance! Continue reading

New York Area woman, late 60s. Attractive, fit, down-to-earth woman who loves walking, reading, nature, and the arts, seeks man with similar interests. I’m a published non-fiction writer now trying out drawing. Value staying intellectually alive and learning new things and hope you do, too. Find myself moved by the simple beauty of nature, a well-done painting, poem, novel or essay, human kindness, true friendship, a tender touch. Woman seeking man, New York area. Email your reply to replies@thouhtfulPersonals.com with username artsandculture as subject.

A young African American female looks for a long lasting love and companionship. I am petite and stand five feet tall; you must be a few inches taller than me☺! I grew up in West Africa; but have been a New Yorker over two decades. I am a professional working on mission-driven projects to better urban communities and lives. I am a bit of the intellectual type, into meaningful conversations (philosophy, science, politics, economics and spiritualism), with an artistic/creative side. I like off-off Broadway shows, live jazz venues and museums. I enjoy hiking, downhill skiing, meditation, yoga and any outdoors activities. I am into healthy eating and like staying in shape but not a gym rat. You must like staying in shape and eating healthy. I am a vegetarian and prefer a vegetarian; meaning you do not eat meat/fish/poultry or any animal with beating heart, brain or blood. Continue reading

Sophisticated opera, theatre and museum buff. Lucky enough to live in a city with an amazingly wide variety of cultural delights, the District of Columbia. I dance Argentine tango and am an occasional opera supernumerary. A few key facts: majored in Classical Civilization, did some modeling in my youth (and occasionally in the present) and have written for alternative weeklies. I seem like a tough girl, but if you have the right touch, you’ll see the absolute marshmallow underneath. I vote in every election (very much a progressive). Currently on heavy rotation on my iPod: Hello It’s Me (Todd Rundgren, false start album version), Madness (Muse), Feed the Animals (Girl Talk – my workout music), Poema (Francisco Canaro). Early 50s, 5’3, 107 lbs. You?? Surprise me… Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Brenda as subject.

Although my life is rich, interesting and varied, I miss that special glow one experiences when there’s a like-minded guy around to share the fire, the music, the wine, the travels and all the other good stuff. And what better way than to reach out to other readers of my favorite magazine! If you’re a 70ish man who is, like me, upbeat eclectic, ageless, energetic and in shape — and you live in New Jersey, Bucks County or Manhattan, you might want to meet this petite, slim, pretty woman with blue blue (sic) eyes and blondish hair. I live near Princeton where I enjoy the rich environment of music, art, film, theater, lectures and like-minded friends. My addictions include the New Yorker — thank you for leading me to thoughtfulPersonals — and the New York Times. Passions are huge lobsters, reading — many genres — theater, music, long walks, the ocean, the Rockies, film (this was my 16th Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival), and life itself. Continue reading

Whereas not a full fledged member of the erudite set, I balance it by being a slender good looking blonde, so how smart must one be! I am a witty wonderful bundle of energy, who easily transitions from being playfully entertaining to probingly curious. Others have tagged me as being unique, sensual and unforgettable. I derive infinite enjoyment delving into discussions on the ever fascinating nature of the human animal, to indulging my taste sensations with mouth watering delectables. Beyond the humor and vibrant personality, masks a tender soul. I am a 58 year old MWF in a relationship which ended its physical intimacies a decade past. I seek more than a lover, I seek an enlivened soulful connection which might add a bit of color to both our worlds. Make no mistake, I am a find. It is merely a matter if you’d care to go out treasure hunting. Woman seeking man, Los Angeles area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Aprecipice as subject.

A funny thing happened on the way to middle age — my feet began to feel erotic. Fluffy socks, Wolford stockings, fur-lined clogs, all give me a warming sensation and glow. How quaint. How hilarious. How I wish I had someone to share all this with — especially as I’m a MWF, ignored at home. At age 57, curvy but with long legs, slender ankles and high arches, I’m seeking a kind, humorous MWM who craves giving tender foot massages as part of a complete erotic experience. Let’s go see the musical Kinky Boots before it closes, and start a conversation. I live in Chicago, so travel to NYC would have to be planned. Woman seeking man, Chicago and New York areas. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username higharches as subject.

Don’t need to fall in love, my heart already opens to trees, clouds, and song, but I miss the closeness of a loving relationship. It would be sweet to find a companion to share the awe of lightning storms, curl up in front of a fire in winter, witness life’s mysteries together… Here in Asheville, North Carolina, surrounded by the Appalachian mountains, trees will soon turn golden again. I’m 62, gentle nature, enjoy living at a slow enough pace to take in what’s around me, value warmth and laughter. Widowed for three years now, I sing with a joyous chorus, paint with watercolor because I love how paint and water flow together, watch birds visit the feeder (except when the bears roam the neighborhood—yes, in the city.) Who knows where the path will lead… Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username owldancer as subject.

NYC SWF beautiful, blue-eyed, blonde writer, 48, slender and fit, seeks smart, engaging gentleman. I laugh easily and am kind, considerate and refined. Love reading, art, sports, music, Four Seasons travel and swimming naked. You are similarly unencumbered, financially set, cosmopolitan and — above all — have a sense of humor. This sparkling, delightful and effortless companion seeks partner for LTR, marriage or whatever strikes us as fitting down the line. Woman seeking man. Write, with photo, to lark590@gmail.com.

Feminine, charming, erudite, whimsical, affectionate, easy-going woman, in her late 60′s — an artistic, polyglot, Francophile, and academic — loves literature, intellectual discussions, museums, travel, classical music, cooking, and more… Don’t worry, I’ll keep you entertained. I’m seeking a romantic partner, companion and friend. A man who dwells in the realm of ideas, is philosophical about life, and accepts himself and others as they are. Someone who is genuinely interested in getting to know others, especially a potential partner and is open to developing a mutually nurturing and loving relationship. I’m a good listener and natural nurturer who loves to give to the man in my life. To find out more, say hi. I would be happy to exchange photos with you directly. Woman seeking man, New York/New Jersey area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username AMensch as subject.

BAUCIS (f, 64) looking for PHILEMON. I am a very thoughtful person, attracted to profound communication and to men who perceive a woman as an equal and intellectual partner and not merely as a body existing to be objectified. I am looking for my mindmate and companion to grow old together in a serious, close, bonded, exclusive, committed, monogamous relationship, as a shared and reciprocal safe haven. I am German and my search for a compatible mindmate is world-wide, if there is a common language, which can be English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch or Italian. In the times of email, telephone and air travel, geographical distance is much easier to overcome than mental distance. I can offer a home to any man who would enjoy retiring to Germany and sharing the joy of traveling from this home base. Continue reading

Thoughtful intelligence, artistic sensibility and passion for exploring ideas. Slender, fit and vital, CT/MA resident “seriously attractive with gentle strength and astute sense of humor” or so say my friends. Renaissance woman: former senior exec/corporate board member — reinvented recently via MFA as serious painter, also active arts trustee. Single sculler, rusty classical pianist, regarded as chef extraordinaire. Fun to be with, spunky, can laugh at herself. Known for pioneering spirit in business and life — gracious, generous, loving, no nonsense. Loves nothing more than small dinners with friends and captivating conversation, classical music concerts, art museums/galleries, dancing (but has yet to master hula hoop), great gelato, New Zealand, Charlie Rose show, summers in Truro and the skies over Provincetown. Interested in meeting smart, active, secure and articulate man (67-77) who enjoys the arts and ideas and doesn’t take himself too seriously. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username gina1 as subject.

60 year old woman, attractive, physically and intellectually active, would like to meet a man in my age range to converse with and maybe go places with. I live near New York and work full-time. I am well-read, well-traveled and have a good sense of humor. I hope to hear from someone with similar attributes. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username foudroyante as subject.

70′s hippie, now enjoying the finer things in life. Step on to my terrace and you can catch a clear view of the Hollywood sign embedded in the hills. Residing in Beverly Hills, spoiled by the amazing weather and amenities of the city, I enjoy Tai-Chi, swimming, improv, and just hanging out. Feel rewarded and accomplished from my previous psychotherapy practice along with writing and film production. Woman seeking man with good health and conversation along with a great sense of humor to match. Follower of Judaism with an open mind and a big heart. Frequently attend movies, museums, exhibits, etc. and would love a friend and/or lover to join me in life’s adventures. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughfulPersonal.com with username shariablenow as subject.

Cuban Jewish SWF, 58 full of joy and enthusiasm, looking for a successful, intelligent mensch with dignity and integrity to share love and passion. I am warm, generous, loving, compassionate, cultured and highly intellectual. I am also attractive, elegant and stylish, slender and petite with long white hair. I am an academic and professional urban designer committed to making the world a better place. I now live in Washington, DC and thoroughly enjoy what the city has to offer: museums, concerts, theater, think-tanks and the wonderful landscape in the region. I love to travel and adventures, enjoy cooking and entertaining friends. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Maya123 as subject.

Inexperienced single woman interested in exploring matters of the heart with man 50-70 who shares some of the following interests: progressive politics, art, literature, theater, cinema. I believe my friends would describe me as idealistic and enthusiastic about what’s important to me, interested in and concerned about others, considerate, and somewhat reserved in new situations. NYC area. Woman seeking man. lampo@verizon.net.

Interesting, intelligent, sweet, and sexy (56). Southern California girl with East Coast energy and values, who now lives in Manhattan. I’m a former competitive bodybuilder and athletic-wear model. I am still in great shape (but ask only that a man have a healthy lifestyle) but am as soft as I am strong. I make my living as a writer and an academic editor. I’m quirky and fun and have a warm sense of humor. I’m passionate about art, from Medieval to the sometimes incomprehensible modern. I love to travel, whether it’s weekend getaways or simply exploring New York neighborhoods, and enjoy the outdoors (I own a pair of hiking boots). I’m also happy just sharing a cup of coffee in a cozy café. Continue reading

Berkshire Babe: Tall (5’8″ & 59), slender, athletic artist/writer who attempts to understand dreams for a living, lives in the Berkshires and visits NYC fairly often to look at art & have fun, seeks needle in haystack: a literate and passionate man who has a life of the mind as well as the body & is curious and kind, for one last, long hurrah. Left-leaning and irreverent definitely preferable to clean-cut and conservative. I have a certain long-legged, lithe elegance, am happiest in lakes and museums —am an excellent cook & a generous friend. So, “come to me now/ you know we’re so alone/ and life is brief” [Dylan, of course]. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username cerulean as subject.

If Mies Van der Rohe is right and “God is in the details,” here are a few: I make an excellent bouillabaisse with garlic aioli; I am a feminist who likes men to hold the door for me and walk on the street side; I’ve been practicing Ashtanga yoga for sixteen years, and I’m fortunate to have a career as a filmmaker that is a passionate calling and not simply a job. I view life as an unfolding adventure and seek a partner on the journey. I’ve lived in London, Martha’s Vineyard, Paris, and currently divide my time between New York and Los Angeles. If you’d like to see Shakespeare at The Globe, eat at a local bistro after a day at the Musee d’Orsay, body surf at Lucy Vincent Beach, hear Dudamel conduct at Disney Hall followed by Chinese dinner at an obscure restaurant in Monterey Park, or just read Nabokov, Woolf, or the New Yorker in bed, I’m your girl. Continue reading