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 and eye/hand abilities, I am open to life's adventures - seeking a kind, compassionate and loving companion to share the roads ahead.
NOTICE: I'm not sure how to say this politely, but I realize hearts, time and effort are involved in this endeavor (both yours and mine), so here it is: If you are married, in a long term dating relationship, poly amorous or living with someone who thinks you are his GF, if your relationship karma is not clear to start something real, engaging and meaningful, if you are using another person's photos or have "curated" your pictures with any intent to hide or misrepresent your corporeal being, including, posting only: fuzzy pictures or head shots (i.e., no full length, reasonably clear, unobstructed, close-up standing views), and/or have only pictures from a time long ago, but to any neutral observer, your relationship status/heart fits any of the above descriptions and/or your appearance has since "changed" in a material way from your profile representations -- please do not contact me or reply to my inquiries. I seek someone on the leaner side of HWP (athletic, average, slender); not other types - everyone has their preferences. By stating clearly all of the above, I am honestly trying my best to avoid those first date surprises. To save everyone's time, heart and energy, I would ask that you ALL realize that it's important to be honest in your profiles and pictures. "Fraud in the inducement" is never a good start for any venture/adventure. Just as women understandably want men in their profiles (and many say so in their profiles as well) to be honest in both their statements and pictures and to be actually the height, weight, age, looks, proportions and relationship status they represent themselves to be therein, we men want the same. If you show up to a date and have committed profile fraud, shouldn't the date be over before it even begins?
BACK TO MY PROFILE:
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 films 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 love finely made, quality "things," I am more focused on heart centric and spiritual experiences.
My clothing style can be a bit East Coast or old school European at times (and often PNW casual too), but, inwardly, I'm rather relaxed and liberal by nature.
When I finished grad school, I went on a very long trip backpacking 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 want a romantic connection and believe in good communication. It's important to be an active listener
If you enjoy season tickets to the ballet, the symphony or the theater or hikes, ping pong, farmers markets, cooking classes, museums, jazz clubs or other fun 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've been traveling a lot lately: to Asia, where I rode a motor bike around in Thailand, to Europe for New Years where I visited friends in Vienna, Prague and Monte Carlo and more recently to Spain, Turkey and Israel. I loved floating in the Dead Sea - what an amazing feeling of being weightless.
I tend to be good with tools and fixing things around the house, though lately I have hired a handyman to do the high ladder adventures.
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.
I like to stay in shape and have a personal trainer who helps keeps me balanced and focused twice a week.
Seeking a partner who is similarly open, romantic, playful and gregarious and who enjoys and nurtures social synergy with old friends and new, someone who likes to meet people on the journey and grow lasting relationships. I value integrity, honesty, reliability, good manners and loyalty wrapped in a warm and genuine heart. A little playful decadence is nice too:)
I'm not looking for a casual fling or to be a side distraction from your primary and/or multiple sexual relationships. I seek someone worthy of trust, affection and passion who wants the same in an exclusive, monogamous relationship. I am "healthy" and tested and seek the same in a companion. I would cherish something real, warm, connected and enduring.
Even though I have no kids, I understand, respect and support the priorities of 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 suggest we meet in a casual place for 30 minutes or so, and if there is a mutual connection, then we can decide if phones numbers and/or side emails can be exchanged, with, hopefully, lots of fun conversations to follow....
I WOULD RATHER NOT EXCHANGE ANY SIDE CONTACT INFORMATION UNTIL AFTER WE HAVE MET IN PERSON.
Thanks for taking a look.