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Edmonton, Alberta
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In their own words

Guy next door seeking life partner

I don’t know how to sum up myself in 1500 characters but here we go: I am a 39 years old, never married and no kids either. However, I have plenty of nieces and nephews whom I dot on wherever I visit them. I am a big child at heart (easy to forgive and move on, honest, curious & at times silly) and I tend to draw others towards me. I’m out going and quite extroverted but I won’t pass out on some good one on conversations. I am at the point in my life where the establishment of my own family is attainable due to being financially secure, emotionally mature and living alone has ran its course with me. What I’m seeking is someone who is able to grow with me, and be my best friend and partner. Someone whom I can confide in, share life’s ups and down with and a commitment to communicate and share our feelings or frustration at ease. Looks matter and I understand mutual attraction is a given but I want connection based on something more tangible than just “looking hot”. So in a nut shell, a lady partner in crime to take on this crazy world :)

Best Feature
6'  3"   (190 cm)
Family Roots
Black / African descent
My Lifestyle
Has Kids
Wants Kids
Bachelor's Degree
Financial / Accounting / Insurance / Real Estate
$60,000 - $75,000
Very Liberal
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish
Favorite Music
Rap / Hip-Hop, Classical, Reggae, R&B / Soul
Favorite Actors
I could list the usual names but at the end of the day, give me Denzel Washington
Favorite Actresses
Tough one but I’ll go with Meryl Streep
Favorite Artists
Salvador Dali
Favorite Athletes
Muhammed Ali
Favorite Authors
George R.R. Martin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, John Coatzee,
Favorite Bands
The Ramones
Favorite Hangouts
Coffee shops before the onset of the pandemic and not sure if my living room counts as a “hangout” spot
Favorite Books
Any work by Gabriel Garcia Marquez since Melancholy is the overarching theme in his writing, and I identify with that quite well.
Favorite Cities
Cape Town and/or Kigali for cities in Africa, Bay Area in the states, Coastal BC in Canada and any city in Andalusia, Spain.
Favorite Clothing Stores
Suit Supply & Next UK
Favorite Colors
Favorite Country
Toss up between South Africa (hello Cape Town) or Spain (Andalusia is my preferred retirement locale)
Favorite Drinks
A slice of lemon in an ice glass of sparkling water preferably San Pallegrino
Favorite Fashion Designers
Eton for dress shirts, Suit Supply for MTM suits, and I won’t turn my nose at H&M and Zara.
Favorite Fast Foods
Wendy’s-something about a fresh never frozen beef patty gets me & McD’s for their fries.
Favorite Magazines
GQ, The Atlantic, The Economist
Favorite Comedies
Chappelle Show, Schiit’s Creek
Favorite Dramas
Too many to choose but Games of Thrones ruined my love for the books !!!
Favorite Horror Movies
Not a horror movie fan
Favorite Action Movies
Showdown in Little Tokyo and Kill Bill Series with Uma Thurman
Favorite News Anchor
Lesley Holt on NBC evening news
Favorite Night Clubs
I don’t do nightclubs - something about sweaty people & stale indoor air, not my scene
Favorite Place To Be Kissed
Anyplace but Eiffel Tower
Favorite Plays
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph
Favorite Politicians
Favorite Sports Teams
Liverpool F.C. for soccer & New England Teams in MLB, NBA & NFL
Favorite Quote From A Movie
Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness
Favorite Restaurants
Momofuku In Toronto & Red Rooster (Marcus Samuelson's soul food joint in Harlem)
Favorite Songs At The Moment
Solange “Binz”
Favorite Sports
Basketball and Soccer
Favorite Stocks
I’ve been an early investor in Wayfair (NYSE:W) and Door Dash are darling at the moment but I am a financial analyst, so I guess this question is a freebie for me but my portfolio is very diverse with everything from Hapag Lloyd to Bank of Santander to Safaricom (I had to rep my paisa)
Favorite TV Comedies
Favorite TV Dramas
The Handmaids Tale
Favorite TV News Sources
Al Jazeera
Favorite Foods
I’ll eat anything and not picky at all but a good Sindhi Briyani with lean lamb would be my last meal if I were departing
Favorite Styles Of Music
Hip hop (Ol’ skool to trap),, Afro Beats, Moomhbahton, Reggaeton & Dembow and a special love for Tigrinya music.
I don’t think I can act to save my life even though I was cast as tree in my grade 3 play
I love animals but unfortunately I’m allergic to most pets
American Pickers is my guilty pleasure but the Canuck version is terrible
I’m not bourgeois but an occasional trip to a museum especially visiting a new city
No interest in the make believe world of astrology
I’m a village boy still and would gaze at the night stars if I’m away from city lights
BBQ is life and I own a smoker. Long live the king of the grill!!!
Not a bars person but I won’t mind a beer or two
Toronto Raptors...Kings of the North. I keed keed, Celtics baby, I’m a New England boy & rep the green & white all day
Nature on PBS every Wednesday night at 10pm on KSPS. Enough said
Board Games
Monopoly when McDonald’s has a promotion otherwise none
Business Finance
BNN Bloomberg, CNBC or ESPN is always on the background whenever I’m home.
I don’t camp out as much as I would love to but I still enjoy a weekend away in the wilderness
Card Games
Nah...not my thing
Not a cars person but I do enjoy my 5 speed AWD 2014 Toyota Matrix aka NotPimp Mobile
I would love to have my own little clan of rascals soonish
Cirque Du Soleil
Oh yes...I have a huge funny bone & full of corny dad jokes
Community Service
I volunteer as a tutor for a homework club for immigrant kids
I left home at a young age and have been “cooking for myself and the occasional friend. However, this is food only for single men & not to be shared on social media
I got moves but not like Jagger. I hear something about parallels of dancing vis a vis love making but I don’t believe it.
Online dating is the only option since I have no interest in the local women
Dogs and Cats
Neither cause I’m allergic to them but I love all animals
I got an iPhone 6S....I’m not much of tech geek
3 to 5 days a week at the gym is the norm. I have to work off all the food I eat
Food is life and I hope you can cook. I’m very good at prepping and won’t even cry chopping 10 onions for doro wat
Liverpool F.C.
I don’t gamble and I feel it a terrible waste of money. I won’t even gamble in last Vegas
I got a massive green thumb. I got tomatoes, kale and romaine lettuce growing in my backyard this summer.
No guns and I’m very much anti guns, knives or weapons
It’s an essential part of life and
Live Concerts
I don’t do crowds much and Covid-19 changed everything
Yeah....I got a bachelors in finance, math is enjoyable to me and I hope you too
Nah....I’m a germaphobe and can’t stand hospitals
I’m more of Netflix at home kinda guy
Love it and I hope someone out there has an interest it it too
I can’t even finger paint but I love paintings. Salvador Dali is a fav
Unfortunately none
I’m into science, logic and mathematics but I still dabble in some readings about metaphysics and epistemology
I’m terrible at taking photos
I love politics and I’m socially liberal , an ardent feminist, don’t conform to societal norms about gender roles, Pro-Choice,
Nah....I’ll let the pros handle that but mental health is important to me
Ham and CB radio, maybe online radio but not commercial radio
I read a book a week....mostly non fiction but I have read the usual lists of classical books. I’m currently going through a Russian late 19th century literature phase and I have books by Gogol and Pushkin on my bed dresser
Spiritual but more agnostic more than anything. I believe in God but that’s how far I read into religion to be honest
Like Persian Rugs?
Oh yes....nothing like a 5k run on a Sunday morning
I’m a life long learner and would forever love school
Only grocery shopping and only if I get to finger the grapes before we get home
Not a chance in hell I’ll sing
Sky Diving
Done it and would do it again
I’d rather stay indoors and drink hot cocoa
Soccer grits eating Yankees. Football is life and Liverpool F.C. is me
Stock Market
Nikkie to Nasdaq, those tickets haunt me in my dream
Si Senorita....mi encantar tech tengo
TV is my current love but I’ll ditch it in sec for a hot tamale
Rafa Nadal is my spirit animal (Lefties united)!
Not in the near future
I’ve travelled and would love to travel some more
Video Games
Nope....even FIFA is too much for me
Hiking in the country
Writing writing is limited to financial reports but I have been told I should write my very unconventional formative years but I would need a Hollywood type ending. Maybe you’ll play the leading lady? I have picked the working title “Flaco: Son of a camel herder”
Adventurousness Average
Affectionateness Very Doting
Trustingness Average
Confidence Very Confident
Independence Very Independent
Mood Somewhat Chill
Romance Very Romantic
Sociability Somewhat Extroverted
Thought Process Very Analytical
Tolerance Average
Dress Somewhat Formal
Energy Somewhat High
Go Party Rarely
Religion Small Part
Neatness Super Neat
Punctuality Often Early
Spending Average
Work Ethic Driven
Describe the perfect evening.
Dinner and then we walk over for gelatos & star gazing
Describe your perfect weekend.
A drive away to a bed and breakfast, hit up the farmers market early and get coffee while people watching
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in growing to love someone. You can like someone but love takes hard work
How many kids would you like to have?
2-4 is my ideal number but I’m a guy. This is a question a woman is more suited to answer cause. Children are a blessing and any number is a good with me
How important is someone's physical appearance to you?
Physical attraction is a given but it is not everything. Kindness, thoughtfulness and ability to love count for more than skin deep.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
The ability to read minds....I’m terrible at people reading
What is the purpose of marriage?
To join two people into a common goal. It’s not all love and champagne but with commitment and hard work, I believe two can find a common ground
What is the most important lesson that you've learned?
Be open minded and do not try to impose your views on others
What do your friends like about you most?
I’m quite reliable and dependable
What do your friends tease you about the most?
The fact that I’m almost 40 and single....tres sad
What gets on your nerves?
Not much....but lies get my gears grinding
What is the most important thing in a relationship?
Ability to comprise and to not forget that you’re working toward a common goal
What's the best age to get married?
There is none. Everyone is different and different age for different folks
What turns you off?
Low self esteem
What turns you on?
Confidence and politeness
What do you hope to be doing five years from now?
Married with a happy family
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