david12strings Male (78) from Durham

NAME:
David.

YEAR:1943. ( Looks like a more recent model. In the evenings, effective age can easily be varied between 16 and 60ish depending on who, where and what. In the mornings - pass - that is a different question)

STATUS:
Divorced many years ago. (The full range: Nisi, Absolute, Hang, Draw, Quarter.)

HEIGHT:
5'-6" was 5'-7" plus a little bit more and shrinking. Height is being slowly transferred from vertical to horizontal so width is xxxxx plus a little bit more but holding.)

WEIGHT:
12 stones plus or minus a little bit more.
( Nearly slim, nearly all over.)

HAIR:
Real and dark with advancement of extinguished looking grey streaks. When viewed directly from overhead in strong sunlight, brains seem to be trying to but not quite succeeding to escape.

EYES:
Two. Both - grey/blue and real. Bifocal glasses are worn and sometimes, I can see a lot more than I should.

HEAD:
One. (I can only see one in the mirror and that ugly old * doesn't look like me any more.)

LEGS :
Two. (Otherwise, I would fall off my bike.)

FEET:
Two. (They stop the ends of my ankles from fraying.)

ARMS:
Two of normal length. (Very rarely fully utilised. Space for that one and only certain someone in between.)

HANDS:
Two. (I can clap them together so there must be two.)

EARS:
Two. (Try wearing glasses with only one ear! Deaf to certain criticisms.)

HEART:
Broken. ( Requires the services of a dedicated, very highly skilled specialist.)

OTHER BITS:
All present and correct. (Maintained in good, clean condition but not always serviced on a regular basis.)

BIRTH SIGN:
Taurus. (Straight! Honest! Dependable!)

PREVIOUS OWNER:
One - very, very careless, extreme ultra feminist.

PREVIOUS SHORT TERM KEEPERS:
Several - but not the right one - so far?

INTERESTS:
Life's rich tapestry, in general.
The right woman in particular.

Country music. (The pre Line Dancing component of C&W )
Playing guitars/honky tonk piano/keyboards/etc.
Ferroequinology. - It is legitimate and morally acceptable. (Even HRH the Duke of Rothesay, has tried it!)
Narrowboats.

Other interests include: Politics,(not active), Etymology, Cycling, Meteorology, Swimming, Dogs, Cats, Other Pets, Wildlife, Conservation, Sunsets, Rainbows, Shared Star Gazing, Lost Causes and the list goes on and on.

SENSE OF HUMOUR:
Dry? Cynical? Well Developed?
I can laugh at very trite, simple or even naughty things or smile quietly and enjoy more profound material. I dislike slapstick, overworked TV jokes and canned laughter. I try not to tell political jokes because they get elected.

TELEPHONE No: (Darlington) Sorry - Deleted after reading the rules.

EMAIL:
As with phone number, I'm happy that my e-mail address is freely available but the rules say, "No"

OTHER DETAILS: Readily available upon request!

DISLIKES:
Smoking and smokers.
Dishonesty, duplicity and deceit.
People without a sense of humour.
Social Workers and much of their work
American movies where the all American hero is the good guy and wins but only when the noise reaches a crescendo.
Knitting
Modern art and modern jazz.
bbw


I am taxed, tested and insured.
Ministry Certified Full service history Excellent Runner - when required. Good Clean Bodywork. (Most of the time. ) A good example for the year. Free "no obligations" trial. No reasonable offer refused.


Sometimes I dream of a feminine, nearly slim, fairly intelligent, non smoking, musical, Celtic lady in her late fifties or early sixties. OK, dream on! My dearest wish is to find that one special lady, my soul mate, whoever and where ever she is and to wake up every morning, for the rest of my life, being ecstatically happy to find her right next to me knowing that she is equally ecstatically happy wakening up beside me with both of us looking forward to another new day.
Real life is not like dreams and you can't buy a partner on eBay. I'm not looking for a "perfect" woman but rather my own personal ideal woman, complete with her very own lifetime collection of fears, failings, faults and foibles to match and complement my own. However, sadly, I do find that I simply don't relate to bbw. I can't help it, my arms are only of normal length.
I can't define that thing called "magic". Perhaps you have it. If you are interested, please send me a message otherwise neither of us will ever know and possibly, just possibly, both of us could lose out for the rest of our lives. If you're not interested then it is your loss and you've just wasted five minutes of your life reading all this which is very sad but true.

Basic facts icon About me

I'm 78 years old and come from Durham in the United Kingdom. I'm divorced with three children. I'm 5' 6" tall and of average build. I don't smoke and I drink occasionally. I'm here for dating.

Detailed facts icon My detailed facts

Hair colour White/grey
Hair style Short
Eyes Blue
Glasses Yes
Facial hair Full beard
Tattoos None
Piercings None
Attractiveness Don't know
Ethnicity White - British
Education College
Job Other
Income Rather not say
Smoking Ex-smoker
Drinking Socially and sometimes at home
Drugs Never
Food Red meat all the way
Politics Independent thinker
Religion Agnostic
Practising No
Children 3
More children I don't want to have (more) children

Hobbies and interests icon My hobbies and interests

Cooking Cooking? Is that what you call that process of smoke raising in the kitchen? (I come from the town of Arbroath!)

Needs must and if required, I can manage but I could never see myself as a celebrity chef. ( I don't use four letter words at my frying pan, I don't have a limp wrist and I have never tried to make fairy cakes.)
Shopping I love it when it's over! One of life's chores. A little goes a long way. However, I could spend for hours in certain shops but you will have to ask me for details.
DIY Yes, not only do I know which end of a hammer to hold, I know where and how to hold it. I am familiar with most basic tools and even some of the clever modern power units.
Housework Housework? Ah yes, that's when you dig out that big sucking machine and walk around the house with it while it makes a horrendous noise. I remember switching it on recently and I'm fairly sure it was this year. Seriously, I keep myself clean and make sure that kitchen, bathroom and bedroom are clean. Thereafter, who cares?
Dining out I enjoy the occasional bar meal and that's about it. I'm usually less than impressed by "ethnic" meals out and as a general rule, the higher the cost means the lower the quantity and quality. I would like be a vegetarian but I can't resist the smell of cooking bacon!
Movies I haven't been in a cinema for forty years but it's no big deal, either way.

Theatre No thank you but if I had to go, I would go.
Music I play and listen to traditional Country, (without the Western bit), and traditional Scottish and Irish Folk Music. I sound a bit like Lonnie Cash on a bad night but on good nights I can sound like Johnny Donegan. On my piano, I often sound like Russ Lee Lewis and or Jerry Conway!

However, I also have an eclectic mix of those black things that whizz round at 45, 33 and even 78 rpm including rock to classics. Oh, yes, I also have a few of these cassettes and new fangled CDs and other shiny things that make noises.

I like and enjoy many forms of music including Gilbert and Sullivan, Sibelius, Mendlesohn, et al but I cannot understand or abide avant garde jazz, dismal dirgy folk, barbers shop wailers, rap and looped "Musak".
Gigs Sometimes - Country music when the groups or artist use their own instruments.

I try to avoid Karaoke or "live" acts miming to their pre-recorded material.
Pubs Sometimes.
Clubbing No. I'm not the oldest swinger in town and I don't want to act out that role!
Newspapers and magazines I rarely read newspapers. It seems to me that journalists never let the truth stand in the way of a story.
Books I used to be an avid bookworm for factual material but the Internet has now supplanted books in my life.

I do read some specialist magazines.
TV I do not like the "soaps" or the so called "reality TV" programs but I have no problems wjth other people being addicted to them. As well as watching the news and weather forecasts, I try to watch some current affairs programs such as Question Time and Have I Got News for you? For purely educational reasons, I have also been known to watch the Graham Norton Show and similar just to see what I shouldn't be looking at and of course, I try not to laugh at such humour.
Watching sport If I'm free, I sometimes watch F1 and when Scotland get to the Football World Cup, I'll probably watch some of the matches.
Playing sport I have been known to cycle and swim but not simultaneously. The bike would get rusty?
Hobbies I have many hobbies and they're all perfectly legal:-


Ferroequinology
Playing guitar
Playing piano
Playing keyboard
Playing Hell. ( Usually, with myself!)
Laughing!
Getting into embarrassing situations without even trying.
Etymology
Any other ology that I find interesting.

Staying alive!

Hopes and dreams icon My hopes and dreams

In ten years I see myself Alive and and enjoying life with my ideal lady.
Who would I invite to a dinner party?
Depends
My ideal date Successful!
What would I never, ever give up? The ability to laugh
If I had to give a speech on a subject I was passionate about ... Our cheating, chittering, chuntering, chattering political establishment and their big Evil Union deception.
Eeeeeeeeeeee by gum, let me get started! We may all be in it together but some of us are deeper in it than others.
If I could visit anywhere in the world at any time in history The future.
If I had a million pounds to give to charity I'm not too sure. There are plenty of genuine good causes and a fair number of scams. I'd need to have a look at the time.
My "and finally" section ... It's just the way I tell 'em. To be sure, there's more and if you don't ask, you'll never know.

It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.

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