but, as an FYI, I can't find you on Cupid to respond unless you "visit" my profile as well:(. Please see the explanation at the end of this essay if you want me to reply to a favorite. Thanks
It's hard to describe oneself, but I'm told that I am grounded, positive, social and a gracious host. I'd like to think I have a warm smile and kind eyes. I'm a fan of old school manners and romance. Fortunate to be well educated and well traveled, with an unusual balance of left and right brain cognitive abilities, I am open to life's adventures - seeking a companion to share the road ahead.
Whether at home or away, I enjoy meeting new people and getting their impressions on great local culture, places, restaurants, and great city/country life, etc.... You never know what might happen if you start a dialogue with someone new or commit a random act of kindness.
A fan of fun food and travel shows and several edgy cable TV series, I tend to see a lot of film and enjoy the wit, snark and humor on the BBC.
I'm interested in all forms of visual and performing arts, creativity, style and design, with a discerning eye for well made things and fine details. While I appreciate finely made, quality "things," I am generally more focused on experiences and meaningful relationships than stuff.
When I finished law school, I went on a very long backpacking trip around the world (nearly 18 months) and explored many places - from Asia to the Europe. I then returned home, changed career paths, and decided to study gemology and jewelry manufacturing. I am currently engaged in a variety of business endeavors and am financially self-sufficient and stable.
I seek an abiding romantic connection with some shared values, kindness and mutual respect, and believe in and strive for good communication. It's important to be an active listener:)
If you enjoy season tickets to the ballet, the symphony or the theater or like hikes, ping pong, farmers markets, cooking classes, museums, jazz clubs, non-profit boards or other fun/worthy cultural pursuits, count me in.
I love being out on the town, at home, in the woods and traveling to adventurous destinations far and wide.
I tend to be good with tools and fixing things around the house.
A total foodie at heart - I love to cook, eat all types of cuisines and tend to entertain at home quite a bit. I also love to dine out, from the foodie couture venues to the Mom and Pop ethnic kitchens. For me, it's ALL about the food and good company;).
I've got some whimsical, silly sides that enjoy and seek spontaneous outbreaks of song and road trips, bed time stories, talking to animals, kitchen messes, art projects, bubble baths, pancakes with faces and all sorts of unique conversations and investigations into the unknown,... among other things. I am a creative person in my soul, and if you are more whimsical and playful than most, we might resonate very nicely together.
Seeking a partner who is similarly open, romantic, playful and gregarious - who enjoys and nurtures social synergy with old friends and new - someone who can engage people on the journey of
life and grow lasting, meaningful relationships. I value integrity, honesty, reliability, good manners and loyalty wrapped in a warm and genuine heart. A little decadence is nice too:)
I am "healthy" and seek the same in a companion.
I'm not looking for a fling with women or to be a side distraction from their primary relationship. I seek someone worthy of trust, affection and passion who seeks the same. I would cherish something real, warm, connected and enduring.
Even though I have no kids, kids need active parenting - I understand, respect and support the priorities and time needed for raising them.
THE FINE PRINT: I think it generally best to exchange a couple of emails and then meet and see if there is any chemistry. If it's hard for you to make and/or keep plans, then let's not waste our time. I prefer to meet in a casual place for something light and easy, and if there is a mutual connection, then phones numbers can be exchanged, with, hopefully, lots of fun to follow....
Site Mechanics: If you decide to "favorite" me (as a sort of wink) because you would like me to send back a hello, you'll need to actually "visit" my profile in a way that Cupid recognizes (seems you may need to spend a little time looking around and checking out a few photos) and then Cupid will report your profile back to me as a "visitor" (which I can locate and reply to), and then "favorite me," otherwise, the site won't allow me to find you or respond and say hello if you merely "favorite me."
Thanks for taking a look.