In-Focus Male (66) from the West Midlands

I am a single genuine & younger minded guy who prefers dressing casual and learning from others. I am definitely up for having a laugh with a GSOH seeing the funny side of absolutely any situation I find myself in. I’m not one to stray or play away, a real soul mate that can talk any differences out & know I will be there for that special person in times of need.

Being a true Pisces, I hope my traits such as intelligence, creative mind, inventive, a developed sense of compassion & understanding of others, gentle, kind and of course honesty are all qualities that appeal to people I meet. I always get more fun/pleasure out of pleasing/making other people happy before me, because that's my buzz. I don't smoke & not into alcohol except for a shandy, but a lot of my friends are & that’s fine by me.

My interests are mainly electrical technical based but include Photography & everything that pertains to it. I spend a fair bit of time photographing Birmingham bands at live gigs nowdays so I do get out and about evenings. I also like drives/walks in scenic places & just chilling out with any similar minded people who like sharing some solitude and space together.

I can’t dwell on serious things for long, I hate stagnation & if variety is the spice of life then Comedy & laughter is my food to sprinkle it on. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. I've never been a money worrier, so long as there is happiness, there is a fortune to enjoy.

I can look after myself but not a fantastic cook as my domestic science teacher summed up in her school report many years ago.
"His sausage rolls were obviously overcooked because as he placed the tray on the table the vibration caused them all to collapsed & disintegrate into small piles of black smouldering soot."

I have many true stories of my life & hope to fill a book with them, here is taster.
It was summer & I was young. I had parked in the high street with the intention of making a withdrawal from the bank. My keys were on a long chain attached to my shorts due to constantly loosing them, a decision I was soon to regret. I shut the car door, which self locked & hurriedly walked away. My shorts however remained close to the car door after being violently ripped off by the chain, which still partly resided trapped in the car door. The answer to your thoughts is no, it was too hot for underwear. A middle aged women in high heels gave me a cursory glance, lost her balance, clip clopped, skidded & then collapsed into the TSB bank doorway sliding down the marble wall obviously trying to make a withdrawal herself.
I admit I wasted time trying to open the car door, Logical, but sods law absolutely fruitless.
I did a 360* turn looking where to run but just made matters worse as an old lady behind me adjusted her glasses & let out a ear shattering shriek. Now deaf & wishing my t-shirt was a foot longer, I ran down the high street to cries of “It’s a streaker” into the newsagents & managed to wrap myself into the Evening mail. First time I ever made the front page!
Someone who is honest & caring, likes cuddles & snuggles & loves falling asleep with a warm body.

Must have a GSOH, tactile, touchy, likes holding hands on holidays & communicates during the ups and downs of the real world enabling a harmonious life together. Not a lot to ask for is it?

I believe some people I meet will become good friends & will always be my friends. We will realise the spark is not there for a relationship, but will still be friends comfortable in one another’s company until life’s end.

I hope & believe one of the people I meet will first be a friend but both of us will sense there is something else. We will know it won’t stop there & continue to develop friendship into a relationship that will outlive this life into the next.

It’s that person I can promise my love and everything I have with a dedication to build & cement a relationship that works for us both.

Basic facts icon About me

I'm 66 years old and come from the West Midlands in the United Kingdom. I'm divorced with two children. I'm 5' 10" tall and of average build. I don't smoke and I drink occasionally. I'm here for dating, friendship, hobbies and interests and business contacts.

Detailed facts icon My detailed facts

Hair colour Light brown
Hair style Short
Eyes Blue
Glasses For driving/distance only
Facial hair Clean shaven
Tattoos One or two - discreet
Piercings None
Attractiveness Don't know
Ethnicity White - British
Education College
Job Technical
Income Rather not say
Smoking Ex-smoker
Drinking Socially only
Drugs Never
Food Chicken and fish
Politics Not interested in politics
Religion Christian
Practising No
Children 2
More children I don't want to have (more) children

Hobbies and interests icon My hobbies and interests

Cooking I can look after myself but I do enjoy simple put together foods. I love salad, curry dishes, crusty bread cheese and various oven meals with fresh vegetables. I have given up fish, Marmite, gravy and other high Purine foods to keep the uric acid down. I luv cheese.
Shopping I enjoy food shopping and collecting Nectar points with no hostages taken. I research all my big materialistic spending and usually end up with the best deal there is to be had and sometimes I buy 2 of the same items so I have spares in the future especially cheese.
DIY I have worked with a plumber and I was a qualified Electrician so certainly know my way round a house.
I even know where the cheese is.
Housework I like to be tidy and have a vacuum upstairs and downstairs (yes I bought 2) so I certainly am clean. The house does lack a lived in look as being single I put things away, if I lived with someone though I would be happy to accept a happy medium if they liked cheese.
Dining out I eat out on special occasions but not really a connoisseur of food so a nice meal at home is nearly as good as a cheese sandwich.
Movies Don't bother going out on my own as you cant eat cheese in the cinema, I have access on line to all the latest films in HD through the wall television so another reason to go out on a date lol.
Theatre Doh ... I have been in the past but again I would only enjoy the theatre with some company or a cheese board.
Music I like all music and usually drive around with about 1000 songs on my car player.
I like songs that I can make out the words, have a catchy tune and have a real meaning in the lyrics.
But I also love quirky music and even trance but surprisingly not cheesy music.
Gigs Since my photography has taken over my life (except for cheese nights) I have started attending gigs to portrait artists. My name is now getting to be well known and I often am asked to attend lots of various gigs to take pictures.
Pubs Not really a drinker as everyone who has met me on here will know. I like to be able to look after myself if the need arises. A couple of Shandy's and some cheese on crackers is all I can manage.
Clubbing Been there and done it... Birmingham night clubs are not my scene nowdays unlike wine and cheese bars.
Newspapers and magazines I get free ones when my cheese pictures are printed but have not bought a paper for years.
Books I am so used to reading technical books on cheese and crackers manuals I have lost the ability to get into a good book.
TV I enjoy watching master chef onTelevision when my son or daughter visits but I am definitely not a slave to it unlike sharp cheese.
Watching sport Not into watching sports much, football is too commercial, cricket too boring but rugby is quite good. I like the rolling cheeses down the hill sports day mmmm
Playing sport Did it all years ago but prefer to lift some cheese triangles, lift dumbbells, squash a bull worker or just workout and lots of sit-ups nowadays.
Hobbies Had lots, stamps, coins, metal detecting, cars but now its PHOTOGRAPHY .. yeah ...
I do love a walk, driving and the beach though.

Oh and did I mention cheese tasting?

Hopes and dreams icon My hopes and dreams

In ten years I see myself Well I hope to still be here in ten years time, hopefully known in the media for my photography work and just chilling out enjoying life with some cheese.
Who would I invite to a dinner party? 1... Tom and Jerry

2... Roland Rat

3... Micky Mouse
My ideal date Any one who enjoys sharing, caring and just wants an eternal relationship and likes some cheese.
What would I never, ever give up? The will to live and perhaps cheese.

For all the sacrifices that have been made for me to be here.
If I had to give a speech on a subject I was passionate about ... I suppose Photography or even cheese.
If I could visit anywhere in the world at any time in history I would like to live by a beach in Brean and it would be in the future when humanity has solved suffering, pain and immortality and cheese never goes mouldy.
If I had a million pounds to give to charity The children's hospital, kids deserve a life its not fair they have to suffer...

For this I would sacrifice cheese.
My "and finally" section ... That's where meet ups are so useful.. some things are best found out in a real interactive way rather than a clinical read on a site.

Perhaps also That I quite like Cheese,

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