I live in the Pacific NW, am 61, health conscious, female, widowed for 18 years. I work in a library and am a massage therapist. Three grown kids. I love my bike, animals, laughing with folks around a campfire after helping work in someone’s garden, stacking wood, eating organic food, acting, singing, African music, beachcombing, tree-hugging and interacting with children. I own my house but am not fabulously wealthy. I am liberal politically but don’t watch TV. I like to travel but am basically a country person. Personal ads seem a very poor substitute for real life fun, but I’ve lived in the same community for over 30 years and need to branch out. I know how to work on a great relationship, if it ever presents itself. I am also a good friend and listener and won’t take on other people’s stuff, just be there in support and non-judgment. Continue reading
Hi there ! My name is Kate and I am an English lady who regularly visits New York City. I am 49 years of age, a curvy brunette with a kind and caring nature and a good sense of humour. Well-educated and cultured, I am looking to meet a nice gentleman from New York aged between 48 – 55 for friendship and possibly more. My ideal man will be kind, considerate, funny and educated. I enjoy going to the theatre, reading, visiting museums and walking in the park. I look forward to hearing from you. Woman seeking man, New York area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Kate as subject.
Another dating site? This one does sound intriguing. Here goes. I’m a lovely, lively divorced woman (62) who lives in Boston and on Cape Cod AND visits NYC often. Down to earth, in great shape, great sense of humor, published writer and former college prof. One son in Brooklyn. Shall we see if we can make one another laugh? Woman seeking man, Boston/Cambridge and New York areas. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username witwoman as subject.
I love what I do and I do music. I’m good at it. I love reading, movies, Jack Russell terriers, Malamutes, German Shepherds, soccer, road cycling. I don’t camp or whitewater canoe any more. I just wore out my interest in that sort of thing. I want a forever friend, lover and provider, someone I can pamper who appreciates that and doesn’t take it for granted. I’m not into games. I am very much into shared laughter. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Anne as subject.
Good looks, quick mind. “Lean, lithe, like a tall glass of water; lots of joie de vivre”. Slender, passionate and undeniably graceful but humbled by writing this ad. Jewish brunette, considered extremely pretty, fun, funny and successful. Balances work and leisure, happy to fly to great destination on day’s notice. Easy to talk to, known for quick self-deprecating wit, authenticity. Active, athletic. Loves spending time outdoors, biking, beaches, movies, museums, tennis, golf (will always be working on it), time with family/friends, travel. Seeks smart, Jewish, man – 5’9” +, able to laugh at himself, confident and accomplished, 49-64. Woman seeking man, New York area. Butterfield100@yahoo.com.
I’m an Ex-NewYorker Indian now living in Bangalore, India. Yes that’s right — that might make me the only person located outside the US on this site :). I’m 39, female, attractive, single, well-educated, lived in the US for 8 years, been back in India for 12 years now. Miss living in NYC but that’s about all I miss from my US days. Love music and the arts, food, coffee and conversation. Random fact about me — I subscribe to the Shambhala Sun. Would be happy to connect with any Bangaloreans or frequent visitors to this city. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username indiangypsy as subject.
Hello. I am a vibrant, funny, pretty woman living in the Boston area seeking a man for companionship and warmth. But, I may not be your cup of tea — I have a demented husband and I plan to care for him until he is gone. This situation leaves me lonely. Hence, this ad. I am looking for a man 60 to 70 who is fit, smart and liberal and full of life who wants to have a close relationship. I like the outdoors, museums, movies, plays, etc. I love to cook and read and have engaging conversations. I am open to the possibility of having to commute to see one another. I look forward to hearing from you if I sound like a good fit. Meanwhile, take care. Woman seeking man, Boston/Cambridge or New York area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username ava768757 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
And now for someone quite different… Cambridge widow, somewhat lapsed WASP, seeks intelligent, financially secure soul with whom to share life’s pleasures. Travel, beach, sailing, water stuff, laughs, respect, age 65-82. Sports, motorcycles, golf a turnoff. Curiosity, sensuality are pluses. We can figure out the food part later. Love to be in nature. Love my 5 grandchildren. Art history major turned psychotherapist. Go figure. Hoping for a similar mix. Am also tall, 5’11, blonde, still turn heads but it’s your mind I’m most interested in. Woman seeking man, Boston/Cambridge area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username wentletrap as subject.
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About me: early ’60′s in age but young at heart, sincere, thoughtful, kind, a bit shy till you get to know me, then you will find the funny me, honest, a good listener, passionate about my work and needing a playmate to balance my passions. About you: a good listener, honest, sense of humor, love to travel and have the resources to pay for yourself. I tell my friends I am looking for a man with all his teeth, as a way of saying my standards aren’t terribly picky, but I do desire a certain level of self-care and financial stability. If you are married, and plan to stay that way, then please look elsewhere. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username friendforever as subject.
Hi! I am a southern lady, 71, and a spirited, highly educated professional teacher/librarian. I was born and raised in Florida and have returned to my hometown, Gainesville, after a successful career as a university/college/public librarian and teacher. Most rewarding experiences have been in teaching/assisting in library research and public speaking at professional conferences, where I shared my personal experiences in librarianship and teaching secondary English literature. Now I am writing and planning to publish my first book soon, a guide to North Florida National Register sites. An English literature/art history, library science and educational administration graduate, I love research and writing and hope to continue these endeavors indefinitely. Continue reading
My name is Erica. I am in my early thirties, reside in the NYC area, and work a 9-5 job in midtown east of Manhattan. Born in Seoul, Korea, I came to America as an infant and a few years later was adopted by a couple in upstate NY where I lived up until I was in my mid-twenties. Upstate NY, to me, is a dismal, dreary place and it wasn’t until I transitioned to NYC that I felt home for the first time in my life. By nature, I am a curious, as this site points out, thoughtful, person in need of culture, diversity and stimulation that NYC certainly provides. I self-financed my education and attempted grad school; however, I came to the realization that another degree in the humanities was all for naught and financially unwise, and so after a year entered the tangible world full force. With my head still in the clouds but my feet firmly on the ground, I work, visit galleries, museums, the cinema, and read as much as my spare time allows. Continue reading
Hello. I am an earth-bound DWF, 61, living in Cincinnati and hoping to meet a gentle man who is thoughtful in all ways. I assume those who read “The New Yorker,” and listen to NPR, etc., are of an intellectual nature, very much an elixir to me. “Thoughtful” also means kindly and considerate of others, however, and this seems the more rare quality by far. Words and art, a quest in publishing, had been my career for ever so long, and now, having attained further schooling, I teach children with dyslexia how to read. I love all the fine arts (save opera), Indie films, bicycling, odd adventures, baking amazing stuff, writing, witticisms, genuine communication…and silence. In time I want to live close to nature (pardon the cliche) and simplify. There is much else, but I would like to hear about you. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Innisfree as subject.
Spoil me – 55-ish, intelligent, kind, well read, slim and attractive; seeking same in a chivalrous gentleman for sharing wine, good books, music, travel… peaceful times together. Spoil me; I’ll spoil you. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Green Hues as subject.
Warm smile, engaging laugh, quick intelligence and lots of street smarts. Active community leader, financial entrepreneur — passionate, curious about everything, lively and resourceful with a passion for politics — especially local. Widely conversant, well-informed, good looks, great legs, and real presence — sensual and fit. Cambridge resident. Both fun and funny, interesting and interested in others. Former chef, excellent friend, dog lover, good golfer, dessert aficionado (will even make them for you on request). Kendall Square Cinema regular, sunset beach-goer, loves country drives but consistently saved by GPS. Looking to meet capable, caring, together man, 55-68. Woman seeking man, Boston/Cambridge area. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 699-8888.
The best is yet to come: Pretty, thin, witty writer, 66, with a large appetite for life. Seeking a man who longs for a passionate late-in-life love. Let’s share progressive politics, Istanbul, the Maine Coast, Manhattan strolls, favorite films and authors, lazy Sundays in bed, multiple kisses, inspired cooking, belly laughs, and spend snowy days hiding love notes around the house. Woman seeking man, Boston/Cambridge area. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username Lively writer as subject.
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself” — but unless you are Whitman, that ain’t easy. OK, lets start again… Tall (5’8″ & 58), slender, fit artist/writer/amateur classical musician who attempts to understand dreams for a living, lives in the Berkshires and works in NYC a couple of days a week, seeks needle in haystack: a literate man who has a life of the mind as well as the body & is curious, kind and passionate about something, 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 — an excellent cook & a generous friend. So please respond, but only if you agree w/ Gary Snyder: “This life, you live it long enough, you get to really like it”. Woman seeking man. Email your reply to replies@thoughtfulPersonals.com with username cerulean as subject.
Wildly funny, sarcastic, irreverent, and intelligent 50 yr. old politics junkie… looking for someone who would appreciate a woman who: really does ponder philosophical questions, is an outrageously yummy cook, loves Jerry Garcia as much as Mozart, belongs to History Channel club, has some physical challenges, but takes all things in stride, has no money but does not miss it or want it, thinks God invented Monty Python personally to teach humans about life, will study until she’s over 100 years old, and believes that there is a cup of specific tea and a psalm for absolutely every possible situation in life. Continue reading
Irreverent, playful, female Brit, feisty but vulnerable, artsy-fartsy but authentic, would enjoy intelligent, humorous, and of course thoughtful, repartee. Lived in London in the sixties, San Francisco in the seventies and eighties but now I’m trapped in the Midwest. All good things must come to an end, apparently. Familiarity with The Enneagram a plus (I’m a type 4) as would an appreciation of the wit of Eddie Izzard and Ricky Gervais, and music of the likes of Leonard Cohen. I miss Christopher Hitchens so much. Continue reading
This lonely SJF is looking for a comrade, a lover, a playmate —- not necessary in that order. The one good man: funny, sweet, intellectual. We’ll converge our past solitary life and dream together: of the Revolution that never happened or making love all day as if we were kids again. I’ll have my eyes closed to imagine I am still young and beautiful and we will hold hands because I fall down often when I dream of flying. I shall take care of all your earthly needs and desires, you shall read fairytales, poetry, Tony Judt, NYRB, and science mags to me. I love big cities, full of people, tram noise, great buildings, huge public spaces, grand rivers dressed in granite. Last month I was in Barcelona. I wasn’t that impressed with the city itself, but Gaudi definitely made my head spin. I love all music except for the types that have no rhyme or reason (like classical jazz, rap, some new music). Continue reading