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Low-tech; curious; equally a traveler and homebody

Jay
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Last active: 3 months ago

42 Albany, Oregon, United States

Male / Single / ID: 504629

Seeking Female 18 - 37 living in South Africa For: Penpal, Friendship, Romance / Dating, Long Term Relationship

Last active: 3 months ago

Overview

Jay

He's Looking For

Education:

Masters Degree
Any

Have children:

No
Any

Drink:

Occasionally drink
Any

Smoke:

Don't smoke
Any

Religion:

Other
Any

Occupation:

Self Employed
Any

Member Overview

Hey there, anxious to finally start a family and create that perfect home-base! G-mail me, jayastray and say hi! Let's build a tribe! =) I'm always interested in meeting new people, but dislike too many social obligations. I place solitude and self-reliance over a big circle of friends. Intellec...
Hey there, anxious to finally start a family and create that perfect home-base! G-mail me, jayastray and say hi! Let's build a tribe! =) I'm always interested in meeting new people, but dislike too many social obligations. I place solitude and self-reliance over a big circle of friends. Intellectually curious, but at the same time resistant to change--if something works well, I see no need in doing it differently. Blame it on being a Taurus! Pastimes include walks, day hikes, random drives, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sailing, collecting books (and even reading a few!), travelling, exploring, doing projects around a home and garden. California beach-raised, but finished university in England. My degrees are in geography, but I've worked in graphic design, land management, as a snowboard instructor, and guiding adventure tours. Currently I just opened a small bookstore and retail shop. Money and career have often been secondary to new and interesting experiences, and also family obligations. Living off and on in rural Oregon since 2003, with interludes in Montana, Colorado, Idaho, and Montréal. I'm happiest near the sea. Big cities are fun to go out in, but I need some space and nature around me to be comfortable. I'm intrigued by the idea of living in a rural area off-the-grid, which many might consider inconvenient or lonely. I'm an open-minded agnostic, but not a church-goer. My parents are non-practicing Christians. Unless you're a zealot, your religion doesn't really concern me...
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Seeking

I value genuine people who chart their own course, and aren't too swayed by pop-culture or popular opinion. Who are kind-hearted towards animals, confident, upbeat, curious, with enough hobbies / interests to not be boring! Shared interests are important. And while going out is fun, you should no...
I value genuine people who chart their own course, and aren't too swayed by pop-culture or popular opinion. Who are kind-hearted towards animals, confident, upbeat, curious, with enough hobbies / interests to not be boring! Shared interests are important. And while going out is fun, you should no longer only live for the party ;-) Bonus points if you eat meat (and are not a picky eater), can play the piano, or are artistic in some way! A word on smartphones: I have very mixed feelings on them! I prefer one now for reading the news and checking a out a few things online, but I've lived most of my life without one, and they just aren't that essential to me. In fact, I dislike them (and social media, texting, chatting, etc.) in general. I prefer a laptop for most functions online. So if you are addicted to yours 24/7, chances are we will only annoy each other a little ;-) Find some other hobbies!
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More About Me

Jay

He's Looking For

Basic

Gender:
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Male
Female
Age:
For privacy reasons, age is accurate to within 2 weeks
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42
18 - 37
Lives in:
Albany, Oregon, United States
South Africa
Relocate:
Willing to relocate to another country
Any

Appearance

Hair color:
Brown
Any
Eye color:
Brown
Any
Height:
6'0" (183 cm)
5'0" (153 cm) - 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight:
97 kg (213 lb)
No Answer - 77 kg (169 lb)
Body style:
Average
Any
Ethnicity:
Caucasian (White)
Caucasian (White),Indian
Body art:
None
Any
Appearance:
Attractive
Any

Lifestyle

Drink:
Occasionally drink
Any
Smoke:
Don't smoke
Any
Marital Status:
Single
Any
Have children:
No
Any
Number of children:
N/A
Any
Oldest child:
N/A
Any
Youngest child:
N/A
Any
Want (more) children:
Not Sure
Any
Have pets:
Cat
Any
Occupation:
Self Employed
Any
Employment status:
Full Time
Any
Income:
Prefer not to say
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Living situation:
Live Alone
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Background / Cultural Values

Nationality:
Verified
United States
Any
Education:
Masters Degree
Any
Languages spoken:
English
Other,Bengali,English,French,Sindhi,Tamil,Afrikaans,Albanian,Armenian,Azerbaijani,Belorussian,Bulgarian,Burmese,Cebuano,Creole,Croatian,Czech,Danish,Dutch,Estonian,Finnish,Georgian,German,Greek,Hungarian,Icelandic,Italian,Japanese,Kazakh,Khmer,Kirgiz,Kurdish,Kyrgiz,Laotian,Latvian,Lithuanian,Macedonian,Maldivian,Maltese,Norwegian,Polish,Portuguese,Romanian,Russian,Serbian,Sinhala,Slovak,Slovene,Spanish,Swedish,Tagalog,Thai,Tibetan,Turkish,Turkmen,Ugaritic,Ukrainian,Uzbek,Vietnamese,Welsh,Berber
Religion:
Other
Any
Star sign:
Taurus
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Hobbies & Interests

Entertainment:

Other, Antiques, Art / Painting, Astrology, Bars / Pubs / Nightclubs, Beach / Parks, Board / Card Games, Camping / Nature, Collecting, Computers / Internet, Cooking / Food and Wine, Crafts, Dining Out, Dinner Parties, Family, Gardening / Landscaping, Home Improvement, Library, Movies / Cinema, News / Politics, Pets, Philosophy / Spirituality, Photography, Reading, Science and Technology, Traveling, Wine Tasting, Writing

Food:

Other, American, Middle Eastern, Barbecue, German, Seafood, Cajun / Southern, Greek, Soul Food, California-Fusion, Indian, South American, Caribbean/Cuban, Italian, Southwestern, Chinese / Dim Sum, Japanese / Sushi, Continental, Thai, Deli, Vegetarian / Organic, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Fast Food / Pizza, Mexican, Vietnamese

Music:

Other, Alternative, Dance / Techno, Jazz / Blues, New Age, Pop, Reggae, R'n'B / Hip Hop, Rock, World

Sport:

Other, Archery, Boating / Sailing, Canoe / Kayak, Canyoning / Caving, Figure Skating, Fishing, Hiking, Hockey, Ice Skating / Ice Hockey, Skiing / Snowboarding, Table Tennis, Tennis / Badminton, Walking, Windsurfing / Kite Boarding

More About Me

Favorite Movie:

The Beach, Serenity, Ratatouille, The Life Aquatic, Ratatouille, Big Night, Nim's Island, Tropic Thunder, James Bond (any), Spy, Indiana Jones, Machete/Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Local Hero, The Count of Monte Cristo, Until the End of the World, The Ninth Gate, Four Feathers (1939 vers), Robin Hood (Patrick Bergin/Uma Thurman vers), Paddington...

Favorite Book:

The Traveler, The Mosquito Coast, The Ski Bum, His Dark Materials, Green Rider, Danny, the Champion of the World...

Favorite Food:

Mexican. The perfect fish taco. Pub food. Rice. Heavy rye bread, aged cheddar cheese, garden tomatoes, and cheesy chips with beans. Pizza. Raw fish in various forms: cerviche, sushi, and its Hawaiian cousin, poke. Fruit ice cream.

Favorite Music:

Club and radio hits. Rock. Reggae. World. And especially progressive house music and chillout: Claude Challe, Parov Stelar, Hernan Cattaneo, Dirty Vegas, ATB, Kygo, Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Bastille...

Dress Style:

normal / casual..I prefer to make my own style though--I like boot-cut flared jeans, greek fisherman shirts, embroidered shirts (think Desigual) whether or not any of them are in fashion at the moment.

Humor:

dry, slightly sarcastic, more British than American

Hobbies & Interests:

walking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sailing, writing, reading, collecting books, grabbing drinks in a pub, gardening, home improvement, travelling, exploring...

Travelled:

I've travelled through all 50 US States plus Puerto Rico; Canada, Mexico, Belize, Guatamala, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Norway, Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Albania, Italy...

I would like to visit the Azores, or travel along the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. Also Denmark, Belgium, Romania, Morocco, SE Asia (Thailand or Vietnam), Chile, Argentina...

But also since I travel for work, staying put somewhere for a while sounds like a fantastic sort of holiday!

Cultural Adaption:

I prefer non-Americans. Having lived and worked with people from outside the US for years, I find I relate better to them. I've never had a lot of interest in American sports or pop culture. All of my serious girlfriends have been non-Americans I've met through work or travel.

Romance:

Away in a cottage or weekend cabin, somewhere cool.

Personality:

relaxed, outgoing, independent, aloof, nonchalant, restless, impatient yet stubborn, particular about silly things, cynical, romantic (at least in my worldview), compassionate towards animals, emotionally level, careful yet reckless, sometimes hyper-aware, curious..

My Perfect Match is:

Genuine, intelligent, curious, good conversation partner. Kind-hearted to animals. A little kinky. Not too focused on a career. Eager to share in some adventures, and believes someone's partner should also be their best friend.

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