I'm here for good conversation & new friends. I'm friendly and despite the rumors, I don't care for the taste of human flesh... so don't be shy. P.S. Here for friends. Not looking for love.
For the artist, their creation is a tapestry of thoughts and emotions woven into a tapestry of expression. For the viewer, it either creates a majestic bolt of lightning encapsulating the very essence of beauty ... or it is the stench of a fresh turd wafting in the air. Maybe something in between. Unless the viewer is indifferent. Then the message contained in the art is received like a deaf man receives sound. All subjective, but it adds flavor to our lives.
I'm looking mostly for friendship, stimulating conversation, etc., and this site looks like a good place to find like-minded people. I'm open to dating, but not primarily looking for anything in that respect. I generally identify as a non-theist. "Agnostic atheist" is certainly accurate, but I think a lot of people are confused by what those things mean and often bring their own loaded definitions to the conversation. "Non-theist" is a gentler way of saying pretty much the same thing, and doesn't immediately put theists on guard before a conversation has begun. Politically I'm center-left and consider extremist political views (on any side) to be detrimental to a stable society. I support government efforts to promote and protect rights, freedoms, and responsibilities without advocating for identity politics, and I support a government-based social safety net (including social infrastructure such as roads, education, and healthcare). I'm a vegetarian, but I don't mind that others are omnivorous. I don't smoke, and prefer that people I spend time with don't smoke (as the smell tends to give me headaches). I don't drink alcohol or take drugs, but don't mind their moderate consumption by others.
If you visit a profile and click on the heart value, you'll see a breakdown of how it's calculated. It's not terribly indicative of compatibility, but more of a starting place. It just gives you a quick glance at some basic common ground, but you'll still have all your work ahead of you in terms of getting to know one another and determining whether your personalities and values match up.
I renounced Christianity in 2000 and became a nonbeliever 5 years later. Deconversion was painstaking but I learned a lot during the process. Awe and wonder blossomed. As a seasoned blogger, I predominately write about the impact authoritarian religion has on the brain and society and the neuropsychological techniques used in religious indoctrination. My career started with the federal government in Washington, DC. and evolved to neurotechnology and entrepreneurship. I'm an autodidact, an avid reader, creative and quite curious. I've been widowed and divorced and single by choice for the last 7 years. It's been beneficial and fulfilling. This is a great community. (L) Thanks for the visit. (#) "There's no immense, eternal, perfect being watching our every move, elated at our triumphs and devastated by our failures. We matter because we matter to each other, in our own short time span, on our own small scale. We make each other important." ~ Greta Christina, The Way of the Heathen
Hey there. Welcome to the community.
Classy, Sassy, and a bit Smart-Assy. Doctoral Candidate studying Social Psychology. Here primarily for community. Open to dating if the right opportunity and person presents itself. :)
Hi everyone out there I am a liberal political junkie. I'm not afraid to share my thoughts and opinions.. I'm all inclusive and like the people in my life to be open-minded.. I do not believe in organized religion. It promotes my god is better than your god. I think diversity makes us stronger. Very concerned about the social and political environment of this administration. I'm getting back to living after 5 years of putting my life on hold. I am healthy and looking forward to the future. I've been active mountain climbing, white water canoeing and kayaking, sailing, swimming and motorcycling. I've taught theatre, music and dance to handicapped children and appeared in community theatre. My friends would describe me as independent, spontaneous, sexual, adventurous and spicy. I am meeting new people here all over the States and overseas. I'd like to visit as many places as I can. I live 5 minutes from the airport. I've made arrangements should I find a travel partner. I will relocate for happiness. I am looking for a man who wants a monogamous healthy long term relationship. Some of my friends and relationships have been younger than me. My age range for dating is wide 50-70. My profile pic is August 2017. Feel free to message me.
Single Atheist, Earthy and earth friendly. Love to garden. Love my cats. Grown kids and I have grandchild, soon to be two. Love to travel, very crafty. Love good conversation. Liberal and passionate, open minded and tolerant. Looking for a partner for the rest of the journey.
Wow, well said and excruciatingly to the point!
I am 80 years old and single for 50 years. I am here for community and to meet women, make friends and to see what can happen within that friendship, nothing more. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
As far as I know, it is socially acceptable, it is just never done.
retired educator who grew up in the southern bible belt, but row totally rejects that biased culture. Profoundly influenced by several years in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War.
An unanswerable question not worth pondering.
Hi, 46 Year old born in Qubec, Montreal, Westmount. My family moved to The United States when i was 16 years old. I have a Masters in Biology and curretly work in Cancer Research. I was raised and spent most of my life as a christian. First catholic and later baptist. I am a new Agnostic as of a year. I decided to convert because i have no desire to worship a man made God that i have no proof of existence other than words written by man. I do believe there is an entity or perhaps just the universe its self but i no longer believe in GOD and i work to better my life and resolve issues that arise myself because i realize that i am in control of my destiny.
I was born in SLC. My father was a jack Mormon, but my mother was a Congregationalist. I was never impresssed with religion and when I started studying philosophy I found out why. I attended Westminster college and the university of Utah and studied psychology, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. I joined the navy at 27 and spent twenty years working as a power tech. In the process I finished 2 degrees in math and philosophy. I retired in 2008 and became a secondary math teacher. I moved to TX from California to be with my daughter. My wife, unstable at best, died in 2014. I’m a single dad of a beautiful blonde 11 year old girl. She’s my main focus. “Patroclus was a better man than you, but death did not spare him”-Calisthenes
Salvador Dali, the persistence of memory.
easy going artist and animal lover. always into animals and nature. i try to be honest and treat people how they treat me. ive tried many things like drugs, drink and doing crazy stuff in my past. lucky to be here. i consider myself inteligent and real. i hate fake, lies, bullies and i question everything. sometimes i overthink. im dyslexic and quite sarcastic. i have never broken my own moral code even in drunken drug fuelled stupers. ive done stupid things and broken the law but never was into fighting or hurting poor people or nice people. some people are so messed up with such massivly different beliefs i find it hard to belive we are actually the same animal. humans do not surprise me anymore which is scary really. i often look to nature for answers as i feel we as humans have lost touch on many levels. most humans are not nice and care only for themselves above and beond self preservation. i dont care what people think of me. i dont suffer fools gladly and i say what i mean and mean what i say. i love a good chat and a good laugh or good sex . i am outspoken and some say excentric where i think i just like being who i want to be without being pigeon holed. i dont get star struck and im not a sheep. theres a few famous people i really admire and they are david attenborough, george carlin ,ceser milan, barry sheen and bruce lee threw my own choice not theres.i try to live rather than egsist and im a bit of a loner. humans cant handle the truth even if they ask for it. my faverite animal is the elephant followed closely by many more. my faverite colour is black. i like what i like and dont like what i dont like. im also dyslexic .
It's just a belief to me but if there is one he is one nasty horrible fucker.
I like to cook, play guitar & bass, fly drones, take pictures, debate religion, make beer, and blog.
The numbers boggle the mind.
Lively human, artistic, musical, actor, bookworm, lover of all animals - even the ones most folks don't like, rider of motorcycles, into daily workouts and fitness, treehugger, somewhat warped sense of humor, easy to hang with ... tend to attract younger people, or those who think young ! And curious - always curious.The photos, besides me : a young opossum - one of several I rehabilitated. A lovely mellow cottonmouth I came across during a bicycle ride. One of my cats, reluctantly posing ... And - the wild rhesus monkeys that live along the Silver River.
works for me !
I'll write a bit of crap here but why don't you get to know me through what I write on the rest of the site? It's what I'm going to do to you. :) Should mention I don't use my phone to access the site. I'm not ignoring you if I don't respond right away, I'm ignoring the whole internet. I'm a recently divorced, newly minted retiree that has lots of wonderful qualities to share and a few annoying ones you'll pay me not to do. That's one of the annoying ones, BTW - I can be bought off. I have 2 dogs that are officially the best in the world. We voted on it and it was a unanimous 3-0, so there. If I ever manage to take a selfie that isn't cringe worthy I'll post it. I'm not hideous or anything, just a really, really bad photographer and an even worse model. So for now I'm going with a pic of my spirit animal. A long distance, serious relationship is something I'm not looking for. I've done it and found it's just not for me.
I like wasting my time getting to know people.
Yes, I have a lot of hair. I periodically grow it out and donate it to Locks of Love. I happen to be fortunate enough to still have hair at my age and I have a job that allows it. So, its nice to be able to do something constructive for children with cancer. But, I understand that hair like this is not everyone's ideal look for their mate. Allow me to preface all of this by stating that I would be ecstatic to find the love of my life here. And, I do believe that's possible. But, please know that just because we may find some mutual interests and mutual attraction here, don't let that scare you into thinking that I have any expectations. If we do happen to throw some sparks then... YAY! That's a big plus. I'm old fashioned sometimes but, I'd like to think that it's in a good way. I'm chivalrous but not chauvinistic. I'm the guy who will always walk between you and the traffic on the sidewalk. I still open the car door for you. I help you with your coat. Little things that I think still show respect but are not condescending. I'll probably notice your shoes or your purse. I'm the gayest straight man you'll ever meet. I'm a foodie. There aren't many foods that I won't try... Although Balut might be on the list. I'm 145 pounds of fairly sexy plus 40 pounds of some squishy stuff. I'm not a tall guy. 5'8" Amateur musician... professional human. Music is a big part of my life. Here's a recent video of me playing and singing (This was July, 2017.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WW4vJ04bZE&t=38s Top ten reasons to date me: 10: I can fold a fitted sheet. 9: My tongue tastes great. 8: You'll never need to worry about driving illegally in the HOV lane again. 7: I never leave the seat up. 6: I've never been on "America's Most Wanted." 5: I know how to make fire. 4: I think Brad Pitt is hot too. 3: I have an Amazon Prime account. 2: I'm really good at making lists. 1: I'll buy you tacos and touch your butt.
I discovered a place called Grand Canyon Caverns once purely by happenstance. I was travelling from Phoenix, AZ to Las Vegas, NV and decided to take old Route 66 between Flagstaff and Seligman just to travel it. Along the way, I discovered the place and took the tour. Really cool! https://gccaverns.com/tours-activities/caverns/
I am a Mostly Straight* guy looking only for a woman who is like-minded about science and religion. (I am looking for a close relationship, but also for friends with similar "lack of belief".) I would love to be in a monogamous relationship, but have no intent to marry again. Been there. Failed at that. I miss simply dating for fun. Fun = travel, museums, good food, good wine, tender love-making, shopping for antiques and collectibles and getting to help my love have the kinds of fun SHE wants. I am not your average sports-loving masculine he-man. I love to bake and cook. I also like photography, bird-watching, and have an appreciation for weird things. I also love trying to be romantic and doing what it takes to make a woman happy. I'm a bit overweight but not really fat. I'm hairy. Blame Dad. I snore. So I'm told. You've been warned. . ................................................................. * Mostly Straight is a relatively new term for a man who sometimes finds other men romantically and/or sexually attractive. Like me, most never date or have sexual relations with another man. Statistically - we are very unlikely to. We just don't like denying that this somewhat more fluid orientation is a part of our make up. . I just wanted to get this revelation out of the way at the start because I tend to get invested in a relationship and then - because I'm terribly honest - this part of my nature slips out, resulting in an end to the relationship.
Detested by the God Squad. Merciless challenger of logical fallacies.