- About me
I’m a divorced dad (since 2017) with joint custody of a 15-year-old son and I have another son that just turned 18.
My elderly parents have recently moved in with me, so that will be my living situation for the foreseeable future. They are in decent-ish health right now, but I don’t feel comfortable leaving town for more than a day or two, and inevitably at some point will feel like I can’t leave town at all.
I’m a scientist by training and was downsized from a corporate R&D job a few years ago. Being out of the rat race has suited me quite well and I consider myself retired at this point.
I figure I’m Asperger based on what I’ve read about it, but I’ve never been evaluated. I can keep up my end of a conversation one-on-one, but don’t particularly enjoy socializing in groups.
My typical daily activities are spending time with my kids and parents, exercising, reading books and browsing at the library, and frittering away time either on the internet, watching TV, or playing games on my iPad.
I’m an empiricist by nature and not religious. I’m not anti-religion however and have no concern about what someone else believes provided they can accept that I won’t ever share those beliefs.
I don’t use drugs or smoke and only drink socially. I eat meat if that’s a concern.
I’m middle of the road, if anything, on political/social issues. I’m interested in what’s going on in the world and keep up with the news, but I’m usually dispassionate about matters that don’t affect me directly. I make a point to be a decent human to the people around me, but I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about society’s or the world’s problems. I’ve no issue with someone else being passionate about their views, and those views can be anything if you’re okay with me not sharing your enthusiasm for them.
After letting myself go during my marriage, I’ve been highly focused on health and fitness for the last few years and am now at roughly my correct weight. Not that going to the gym together will likely be possible, but a fair warning that nutrition and physical fitness are subjects I enjoy talking about and to be honest I’d feel better about being in a relationship, even a long distance one, with someone who is also dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle.
The first attached photo was taken July 2021. It’s my new drivers license photo, which is why it looks like a mugshot. It looks as good as any selfie I’ve tried to take on my phone, so I went with it. The second photo is a full length shot taken September 2021, which admittedly looks pretty stiff, like a corpse that’s been stood upright, but looking relaxed in photos is not one of my specialties.
Behaviors I aim for in my daily life that I also appreciate in others are: straightforwardness, pragmatism, non-materialism, a healthy lifestyle.
As far as my asexuality goes, I guess I’m gray. I’m not sex repulsed as I have no issue with it in the abstract, but real-life sexual situations tend to be unappealing for me from both sensory and awkwardness perspectives, though this improves somewhat as I get to know someone. So basically partnered sex isn’t a hard no, and can even work for me on occasion, but it’s well down my list of priorities and not a requirement for me to enjoy being in a relationship should it ever migrate to IRL.
As far as things I might enjoy doing in the context of an LDR, I’m thinking about talking on the phone about anything really, maybe about a book were reading together is one thought, or maybe playing video games together. I’m not much of a gamer (i.e., I suck at anything fast-paced), but I used to really enjoy playing Minecraft with my boys when playing video games with their dad wasn’t uncool, so I’d be up for that for sure, or any other game that has a cooperative element to it and isn’t absurdly fast to play.
Not sure if I can read messages here but you can find me on Acebook under the name PeterGibbons.
Thats all I can think of right now. Cheers.
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