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My self-summary
Well hello, and thank you for stopping by my profile. I want to be as honest as possible here, because otherwise what’s the point?! I can't see any "likes" - so drop me a line instead.

I’m here because I am open and ready for you - the woman I want to know deeply, to love passionately and to share a life with together. Life has the good and the bad and to be able to share it all together with an amazing companion where there is
mutual trust and a true connection is a life well lived.

Online dating isn’t the best way I’m sure, but I see it as an opportunity to expand my horizons - so why not give it a shot.

I am a strong man with a strong character, intelligent, sensitive, creative and social. I endeavor to be aware of my surroundings and generous whenever possible. I’m an old-school gentleman; chivalry is not dead in my book. Fortunate to be well educated and well traveled, I am always open to life's adventures and the good people one meets along the journey.

Whether at home or away, I enjoy meeting new people. You never know what might happen if you start a dialogue with someone new or commit a random act of kindness.

A fan of theater, symphony, ballet, fun food/ travel shows and several edgy cable TV series, I tend to see a lot of films and enjoy off-quilter humor.

When I finished law school, I went on a very long trip backpacking around the world (nearly 18 months) and explored many places – and I have never stopped traveling.

After that eye opening world journey, I decided not to practice law and went back to school to get degrees in gemology, design and jewerly manufacturing. While I am good with words and business details, I'm a more visual person by nature.

I love being out on the town, at home, in the woods and traveling to adventurous destinations far and wide. I've been traveling a lot lately. In 2014, with friends, I traveled to Asia, where we rode motor bikes around Thailand, and then went to Europe for the Holidays to visit friends in Vienna, Prague and Monte Carlo. In mid 2015, I went to Spain, Turkey and Israel, and, for the holidays, I went to Thailand with childhood friends and my niece and then to Hong Kong and Taipei. Have you been to any of the same places? I would love to hear about your travel experiences and share adventure stories.

I loved the warm tropical rains in Thailand and the sunshine after they pass, floating in the Dead Sea and the feeling of being weightless, hunting for tea masters in Taiwan and tasting their exceptional loose leaf teas, the amazing food, architecture and energy of Istanbul and the kind and gracious people I meet while traveling.

I am currently involved in a variety of business endeavors and am financially self-sufficient - mostly an investor these days. I also tend to be good with tools and fixing things around the house… feel free to use me for that (within reason).

A total foodie at heart - I enjoy cooking, eating all types of cuisines and tend to entertain at home quite a bit. I also like to dine out, try new places from the foodie couture venues to the Mom and Pop ethnic kitchens. For me it's ALL about the food and good company.

Seeking a partner who is open, romantic, playful and smart. I value integrity, honesty, reliability, good manners and loyalty wrapped in a warm and genuine heart - a little sexiness doesn’t hurt :)

I prefer you to be age appropriate, meaning over 40 - I want to be with an independent woman. I appreciate the interest I’m getting from much younger women, but I have no interest - most, I assume, are looking for a sugar daddy of some kind. And while I pass no judgment, that’s just not my thing. I want a woman who is more on my level in terms of experiences and stability.

You want an exclusive, monogamous relationship, are STD healthy and are emotionally available. These are crucial to me.

Even though I have no kids, I understand, respect and support the priorities of raising them.


My entire profile, including my pictures, is up to date. Yours should be too.

I think it generally best to exchange a couple of emails, and then meet pretty quickly to see if there is chemistry. I suggest we meet in a casual place briefly, and if there is a mutual connection, we can exchange personal info and set up the next date, with, hopefully, lots of adventures to follow....

At this point in my life I am not looking to waste time, and, I hope, neither are you. That's not to say that I'm in a rush, I just seek someone who also wants to get together in person to check the chemistry rather than being pen pals.
What I’m doing with my life
Seeking the harmonious path and a life soul mate with love and mutual respect. Public service. Building stuff. Eating and traveling well. Looking for joy, warmth and connection with that special someone.
I’m really good at
Creating good relationships, affection, communication, participation, designing and fixing stuff, cooking, traveling to exotic places. Nesting. Exploring.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall, cultured and playful. Perhaps the sparkle in my hazel greens:)
The six things I could never do without
Good tea
Cooking up a storm
Sweet fury creatures
Family and friends
Good art/design in all of its many forms
Music and language
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Manifesting good connections with others. The marvels of passion, instinct and intellegence. Oh, and where to eat great food and fun travel locales are in there too:-)
On a typical Friday night I am
There are no typical Friday nights, but I'm open to adopting a worthy ritual if you've got one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll "plead the 5th" for now....
You should message me if
You are honest, confident, healthy, kind, social, inquisitive, irreverent but gracious, feminine and playful. You enjoy taking good care of yourself. You seek a well balanced man with a mixture of old world and new world sensibilities. You have some artistic sensibilities, style, an engaging sense of humor. You enjoy seeking out and sharing all the wonderful cuisines and libations of the world - with old and new friends. You value and are willing to work on your relationships. You are verbal, affectionate, cuddly and a little decadent.