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A_Guardian_Reader

48 – Leeds (South Side of Harrogate), Yorkshire - West, England

And proud of it! Genuine, healthy chef seeks feminine lady to share the delights of life & travel

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Online: A week ago

Modified: 16 September 2018

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About him

Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Location:
Leeds (South Side of Harrogate), Yorkshire - West, England
Gender:
Male
Age:
48
Star sign:
Scorpio
Height:
5' 9" (175cm)
Body type:
Athletic
Looks:
Attractive
Hair colour:
Greying
Eye colour:
Blue
Relationship Status:
Single
Looking for:
Friends; Let's see what happens; A short-term relationship; A long-term relationship
Have children:
No
Want children:
No
Daily diet:
Eat healthily
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally
Education:
Postgraduate
Occupation:
Retired
Income:
Comfortable
Ethnicity:
White/Caucasian
Home language:
English
Other languages:
French
Religion:
Agnostic

About his ideal match

Country of origin:
Anywhere in the World
Location:
Within 40 miles of postcode district LS16 (Leeds)
Gender:
Female
Age range:
35 - 51
Star sign:
Any
Height:
5' 0" (152cm) - 6' 0" (184cm)
Body type:
Slim; Average; Athletic; A few extra pounds
Looks:
Very Attractive; Above Average; Average; Attractive
Hair colour:
Any
Eye colour:
Any
Has a photo:
Non-negotiable
Relationship Status:
Single; Separated; Divorced; Widowed
Have children:
No; Yes, not living with me; Yes, living with me sometimes
Want children:
No; Maybe
Daily diet:
Eat most things; Eat healthily; Vegetarian
Smoking:
Never
Drinking:
Occasionally; Several times a week
Education:
University; Postgraduate
Occupation:
Any
Income:
Enough; Comfortable; Wealthy
Ethnicity:
Any
Home language:
Any
Other languages:
Any
Religion:
Agnostic; Atheist; Buddhist / Taoist; Christian / Protestant; Christian / Other; Jewish; Spiritual, but not religious; Christian / Orthodox
  • Not important at all
  • Slightly important
  • Moderately important
  • Decidedly important
  • Non-negotiable

In His Own Words

About him

More liberal than labour, both in thinking & politics.

I’m late 40’s, self-assured but not arrogant, a non-smoker & only seldom get drunk - given that hangovers don’t seem quite as “straightforward” than they used to! No kids & only a small family allows me to be rather impulsive & I count myself lucky I can be like this.

A background in teaching & horticulture (much of it organic), both a combination of post-doctoral research & hands-on managerial, I decided I’d acquired sufficient funds so took early retirement, intent on travelling around Europe & beyond. My partner at the time (what turned into an 11 year relationship) was more career-focused, so this wasn’t much of an issue; we’ve since split up - hence this advert.

Previous extended "stays" include Lithuania shortly after the wall came down & Japan (the island of Hokkaido), whilst some time served as a techie liaising with buyers for a veg company, took much of the shine off traveling for work.

Having sampled the realities of solo travel for a year or so (mostly train - partly because it feels more "real" & partly because I'm really not fond of modern aviation & its frenzy), I’m now seeking a special someone with whom to share these delights (as well as my life or at least parts of it); indeed, I adore sharing generally & would hope that you do too.

From the somewhat clichéd realities of toasting chestnuts or home-made rye flatties over a campfire, to cuddling under a rug sharing a mug of hot black coffee watching the earth turn as everybody else wakes up, I’m a firm believer that life is what you make it. Just because I cut my own hair, grind my own flour & dry my own fruit & nuts (cob), doesn't make me an eccentric...

Slumping in front of the TV (not that I’ve had one in years) isn't something I’d choose to do. Which isn’t to say I’m “on the go” the whole time - rather that I prefer quality, meaningful time when I relax. Also, I do enjoy the occasional film so long as it’s well-made & not too scary.

About his ideal match

A passion for peace & quiet, freshly-ground coffee, oat-groat porridge (this used to be known as gruel!!), raw fruit & veg as well as a predilection for France & its cheeses, Germany & its pumpernickel & the fish of Scandinavia for example, would definitely give us something in common. Closer to home, I’m also rather fond of flower-arranging from the garden, being kind to strangers & making others laugh, the weather, countryside & fruit/nuts of both Suffolk & Kent. In my younger years, the bracing nature of the Dales, Peak District, North York Moors, Borders etc. appealed, but my joints & I both prefer the warmer, sunnier spots nowadays :-).

I’d be happy to introduce you to the joys of these or indeed any of my many passions :-)

[BTW, my profile pic shows me shouldering my newly acquired scooter, having discovered that it's far more fun going downhill than up! This is in contrast to how I view walking, strangely. The headtorch was because I was scooting at dusk...].

Of particular interest to me is a healthy lifestyle, devoid of fads, chemicals or artificial nasties (the eating habits of the early 1980’s for example) & I love to cook, even though a large proportion of what I make is raw! Not a veggie but not a carnivore either. I’ve been into Pilates, Calisthenics & Mindfull meditation for several years now which I find very rewarding & simple to implement wherever I find myself, although some requirement does exist for invention (think hotel rooms & their natural limitations…).

My “ideal” woman would be aware of her femininity (rather than fixated with make-up or fashion), reasonably height & weight proportionate & easy-going with a similar outlook on life. Someone who'd be happy to reduce the incidence of selfies in my travel photo collection would be great! Age is less important than character & education, whilst a sense of humour is essential (although mine has been described as being a tad dry).

Which incidentally, is how I prefer my cider...

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Personality
Sense of humour:
Dry
Intelligence:
Intelligent
Ruled by:
Pleasure
Party behaviour:
An impartial observer
Personality traits:
Adventurous; Cautious; Confident; Easygoing; Faithful; Generous; Happy; Independent; Intelligent; Loving; Loyal; Optimistic; Quiet; Realistic; Sarcastic; Sensible; Thoughtful; Trustworthy
Valued qualities:
Contentment; Friendliness; Honesty; Humility; Humour; Kindness; Patience; Tolerance
Fashion sense:
Alternative (I'm stylish in my own special way)
Favourite colour:
Green
More physical characteristics
Hair style:
Short; Disappearing
Eyesight:
I wear glasses
Facial hair:
I have a full beard
Body hair:
Light
Disabilities:
I have none
Body art:
One piercing
Leisure & entertainment
Date activities:
A picnic in a park; Dinner at a restaurant; Going out dancing; Meeting for coffee; Meeting for drinks; Going for a walk; Visiting a gallery; Going to a museum
Music preferences:
Alternative; Blues; Classical; Dance / Disco; Electronic Dance Music; Instrumental; Jazz; Opera; R&B / Soul; Rock; Scottish; World
Reading:
I read books regularly; I read newspapers regularly
Books:
(Auto)biographies; Best-sellers; Fiction; History; Non-fiction; Sci-Fi; Science / Technology; Travel
TV habits:
I prefer listening to the radio
TV programmes:
Documentaries; Educational; Nature/Wildlife; News; Sci-Fi
Movie frequency:
Occasionally or irregularly
Movie preferences:
Action; Adult; Art Films; Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Independent; Romance; Sci-Fi
Interests:
Cooking; Gardening; Healthy living; Knitting; Meditation; Music; Reading; Sculpting; Voluntary work; Woodwork; Writing books
Sport involvement:
Not involved at all
Sports:
Camping; Cycling; Gymnastics; Hiking; Tennis; Walking
Food
Cooking:
I love it!
Food:
Doesn't matter; French; German; Japanese; Sushi
Go Out to Eat:
I only eat out on special occasions
Dietary Restrictions:
I have none
More lifestyle
Pace of Life:
Organised
Time at work:
I work only a few hours a week
Pastimes of choice:
Spending time outdoors
Time online:
I'm on for an hour or two a day
Take drugs:
Never
Family size:
I've got a sister
Family contact:
I see them when I can
Relationship Type:
I'm just plain single
Willing to Relocate:
I'm flexible
Likes & dislikes
Animals:
I like animals
Pets (Like):
Bird(s); Cat(s); Dog(s); Fish; Rodent(s); Other; Horse(s)
Turn-ons:
Assertiveness; Flirting; Intelligence; Skinny dipping
Turn-offs:
Showing affection in public; Sarcasm; Thrill seeking
The deep stuff
Work aspirations:
I already have my ideal job
Religious attendance:
Never
Dream home:
Eco home in the countryside
Politics:
Left of centre
Retirement plans:
Doing voluntary work
Feelings about using Ivory Towers:
Hopeful; Curious; Optimistic
Honesty:
Extremely