I'm an enthusiastic, upbeat, outgoing, somewhat sophisticated, but truly down-to-earth kind of guy who tries to make life exciting, interesting, and fun.
As a college-educated professional, I think you'll find me to be a relatively intelligent man, curious, a good listener, and a particularly good communicator.
I’ve got a d*mn good sense of humor, am playful, young at heart, yet still mature. I especially love to laugh.
My personality is balanced and eclectic, with my tastes centering around Arts & Entertainment including Music (Jazz; Latin; R&B, Motown; Rock; World; Classical; Singer-Songwriter). I've also played Sax and Flute at an amateur level.
I enjoy Theatre, Film (new/old/foreign), Museums, Dancing (Swing/Ballroom), Dining out/in (Ethnic; Fine; Casual); Wine (Tastings; Discovering New Wines), Local Stand-up Comedy, and Cooking occasionally.
I love to have fun, and don't sit around the house glued to the TV watching endless football games. In fact, I'm not a sports fanatic, although I do watch a little TV. It's usually something educational like WGBH, The Travel Channel, The Food Network, Charlie Rose, or a great movie. I also listen to NPR when/while I'm driving my car.
Although I'm discerning and do have an appreciation of the finer things in life, I'm more casual and not particularly Materialistic or Hedonistic. I prefer to think of myself as being inquisitive, not acquisitive. My motto is "Be Appreciative of What You Have, and Don't Regret What You Don't Have". What I highly value most in Life are the things money just can't buy.
As for my style of dress, I tend to lean more towards casual, but I also enjoy donning a suit and tie for a special occasion or to go into Boston for a cultural event.
I love diverse cultures, and enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I especially love Italy and Mexico, and have also visited 46 of our US states, as well as Canada, England, Austria, and Germany. Although I've traveled a great deal, I recently semi-retired and am much more conservative with my travel excursions these days.
I also speak some Italian, and am self-taught. Several years ago, I also studied 3 consecutive semesters of Spanish at night at Harvard University Extension School. At some future point in time, I plan on advancing my fluency further.
Physically, I'm young-looking, relatively active, and fairly well-coordinated. I enjoy playing tennis, and am currently a part-time US-certified Tennis Instructor, as well as a formerly ranked Top 20 player in New England. Although I will always love tennis, please know that your playing tennis is absolutely not a requirement.
In fact, I'm not obsessively action-oriented and I'm not an addicted Gym Rat, although I do exercise and try to maintain good health. I also know how to relax, and prefer to think of myself as a Human Being, not a Human Doing.
Professionally, I'm recently semi-retired and have been a former Director of Sales & Marketing, as well as an Engineer, although you'd never know it. Indeed, I strongly prefer to be with people and share good times instead of work alone in a cubicle designing widgets or the Better Mouse Trap. So boring!
For the past 14 years, I've been an Internet Marketing Consultant who helps companies market their products and services online. I'm now semi-retired, and I also teach tennis part-time which is something I absolutely love. I firmly believe in the structure of work, but I don't go overboard.
For me, Moderation is the key to everything. This also extends to Politics, although I have some Liberal views as well. In particular, I believe in the restoration of the Middle Class via Government support of SMB's (Small- to Middle-size Businesses), rather than trusting Big Business to trickle down and spread the wealth.
When it comes to religion, I'm Jewish by birth, but non-religious by choice. However, being reasonably tolerant and ecumenical, I welcome all persuasions and celebrate other peoples' holidays as long as you're not too zealous.
Actually, I'm mostly Atheistic with a slightly Spiritual side. I believe in many of the concepts of Eckhart Tolle and other Spiritual practitioners who believe in The Soul and its power to help people understand themselves, connect with others, and ultimately aid them in treating other people well.
If I had to ascribe to a religion, it's the religion of Love and its power to heal and unite.
A wee bit more about my eclectic past... I’ve also been a successful software author, book author, and amateur small airplane pilot.
WHAT I SEEK
But, far more important than anything I've said thus far, I feel the necessary ingredients of a loving and lasting relationship include shared values, shared goals, and shared interests.
It's certainly wonderful to have a wealth of activities, interests, likes and dislikes in common. But, sharing values, being a great match in Character & Personality, and having an ardent connection is what truly counts most for me.
Many rich interpersonal experiences and relationships have helped me evolve into a mature, caring, and decent Human Being, and I continue my efforts to become a better person.
I firmly believe that every great relationship requires complete and equitable reciprocity. I promise to have your back if you'll have mine.
To achieve a lasting bond, I feel a great relationship needs to include excellent communication, candor, respect, cooperation, compromise, accommodation, compassion, giving, patience, sharing, honesty, loyalty, friendship, fairness, reliability, integrity, tolerance, love, affection, and romance. Indeed, I'm loving, strong, supportive, and available for a connected relationship.
I'm seeking both a Partner and a Playmate, but a Partner first and foremost. I truly believe my Partner-in-Life should be my best friend and closest confidant.
NOTE #1:To build trust, honesty is always the best policy. My main photo was taken in MAR 2012, and my other photo was taken in JAN 2007 when I weighed 186 pounds. My weight is currently 196 pounds and I'm actively working to restore it to 186, my age is truly 62 (born August 1951), my height is truly 5'11", and I've truly been Divorced for 19 years (since 1995).
I completely believe in Monogamy, and I never have and never will cheat on my partner. Instead, I prefer to try to amicably iron out differences whenever they arise. I've learned to embrace Conflict as an opportunity to resolve issues and further strengthen a relationship.
NOTE #2:I've put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into constructing this profile. In the spirit of candor and sharing, I've provided honest photos of myself, as well as tried to accurately reveal my true self without exaggeration or misrepresentation.
I respond only to thoughtful, considerate people who provide honest revealing photos of themselves, and tell me a little about why they think we might be a good match.
NOTE #3:Unfortunately, it's been my experience that long-distance relationships are difficult to initiate and maintain. In establishing a new relationship, I'm willing to travel up to 30 miles and/or 45 minutes, although I do occasionally make exceptions.