Anyway. Moving on.
I'm deeply moved by design, aesthetics, all things sensory; I'll swoon over a great piece of art, furniture, architecture, music, film or a meal.
I often feel like I was born fifty years too late and not solely 'cuz of the sad advent of pantyhose; I get sentimental when I see a man tip his hat to a lady in a '40s film...just how I'm made. So, yeah, vintage...retro...mid-century modern ('45-'75) is my Happy Place...though I also know how to meld my deal with a lady who likes other stylish stuff with good genes. You can trust this professional. ; )
I'm a style-savvy smarty-pants, an uptown/downtown progressive with just a smidge of traditional for flava...a first amendment hawk who's sad about much of popular culture. A lifelong PBS/NPR junkie. I'm often aggravated/embarrassed by D. C./Madison Avenue/Hollywood but believe our society has goodness and higher purpose at its core: We're not Rome *quite* yet. Some heroes? Bobby Kennedy, Fred Rogers, Jimmy Carter, Bill Moyers, Bono, Robert Reich, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, Kurt Vonnegut, Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Stephen Colbert.
I'm aware of new style trends but rarely subscribe: give me Astaire/Cooper/Grant /Brando classics any time (think Banana Republic). Exquisite/pricey things are fine but I also revel in a great vintage find; for me, aesthetic value beats a fancy pedigree. I love both cooking at home and dining out - usually healthy, never boring and hope for a wellness mentality in my mate. I love to learn, am also a teacher and long for that two-way dynamic with my sweetie. I'll make you laugh 'til the cows come home. Romantic to the core, I need the same from my beloved.
I enjoy shopping, the arts fine/not-so-fine, exploring architecture and design, lectures, film including classics/foreign, travel, daily work-outs, reading and current events. Unlike your typical Jewish boy, I'm handy and look pretty studly in a tool belt. I may wanna see what YOU look like in it some time, though. ; ) I've had a few careers - among them interior designer, newspaper restaurant critic, art director - all verbiage and visuals stuff. Recently moved from L. A. back home to build an apparel/lifestyle brand and sure could use a muse. All told, I'm a sharp, fun, big-hearted lug whose fondest wish is to meld sublimely with one stylish, witty, substantive gal.
We have a Tracy/Hepburn vibe. Ok, it's trite but still, what a model! As for you? Be sweeTart...saucy...sassy...plucky yet unafraid to show some vulnerability. A coequal style/substance package. In re style, I hope you dig the modern and/or classic over glitzy, frou-frou or saccharine. A great shoe collection & regular pedicure - and manicure - gets my attention, I must say. Hey, I worship at the altar of She that is Woman and I do so head to toe: details matter.
In re substance, read a newspaper, be kind to animals & know that BOTH Beatles & Stones can rock. Healthy/-ish and active lifestyle preferred. Empathy, conversational skills, manners, wisdom, a dose of kink, HUMOR. Have a compelling viewpoint. Let's shoot for mutual adoration, accommodation and respect. Cuddle and watch classic films with me? Bonus points if you never use the word "party" as a verb. And please fully embody that mysterious and divine force which is Femininity. It keeps we men on our toes, acts as cosmic counterbalance to male idiocy and brutality and ideally smells really nice. I'm determined to find, pamper & treasure my Queen. Maybe she's You.
My Ideal Relationship: COMMUNICATION. I want to 'get' her, know what she's thinking or about to say and feel safe in telling her anything. Common politics as they bespeak mutual values. Shared hobbies/activities are glue which can make time pass with more fun and joy. Long talks. Travel. Power sharing (in and out of the bedroom) is huge for forging respect, intimacy and heat. Fighting fair. And as a Style Guy, I crave beauty and fine (which is not necessarily always *high-cost*) living with my beloved in a hip, livable home filled with art, food, family and friends.