I want to connect with someone on multiple levels, well beyond merely the physical. I also do not want to on an endless series of dates with multiple people but if I meet the right spirit, I am in no rush and will be patient in pursuing things with you. My approach is nevertheless far more limited. So even though I may err in my approach, that is my ultimate aim. If I have made any error in the past, in my youth, it was perhaps in not thinking more seriously about the type of a woman who could be a companion, friend, partner and lover.
I am a Jack of All Trades and a Master of Some; considered an enigma by certain folks. I can be the center of attention at times but am also quite comfortable blending in. I am wise enough to know that its not always about me. In fact I enjoy studying people, places and things and am sometimes adept at photographing and writing about them. I am a modern traditionalist and a masculine feminist. I seek to celebrate the strength of women rather than looking for angles to conquer, destabilize and deflate the feminine spirit. For it is my belief that a "Real Man" does not seek to undermine your security to fortify his own. The right woman should always become a better version of herself in the right pairing; at least that is my belief.
THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE is what I drink from (and I recognize how ridiculous that sounds). In good times and bad, there is always something to learn from and appreciate about simply being alive on this planet. That is how I choose to look at the world. Even in these somewhat curious and unsettling times I still believe that to be true. I derive pleasure and meaning from life in the subtle things and most seemingly ordinary moments. I can entertain myself with a walk, a good book, window shopping, wandering aimlessly around Manhattan, parts of Brooklyn and Queens et al etc., a great cup of coffee and simply sitting near the water or an elevated spot with a great urban view. I do not require some exotic adventure or thrill to feel alive but that does not mean that we should preclude ourselves from enjoying such things. Life is itself a great adventure, so much so that I have somehow forgotten to focus on finding my romantic life partner in recent years.
I enjoy matters of the physical, cultural and intellectual and am open to new experiences and being taken along on someone's else's joy ride. I can lead or I can follow. But likewise, I am also a creature of habit who finds new pleasure in some of the simple and repetitive things in life.
ON INTELLIGENCE....from my perspective, it is as important to be intellectually curious as it is to be intelligent (by some measure); the soul that is hungry to learn is more fascinating ultimately. The foregoing being said, I am very much ok with the self-described geeky or nerdy type of girl/woman vs. the uber fashionista who is perpetually all glammed out. I enjoy the company of women who have knowledge that I do not or deeper knowledge on subjects that interest me. Its not that I am against the girl in the little black dress....I just hope that there is more to her than her looking good in that dress. Capiche?
I knew that this life was going to be interesting the moment my little feet came into this world back in 1962 when the Number 1 song in America was "He's A Rebel" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF7V2dSvxpo and reconfirmed it once again in 1986 when the morning after several Martini's with my boss, the following morning I jumped out of a plane; that same year my New York Mets won the World Series, in dramatic form: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKUu9AH4HOg
BIO: I was born and raised in New York City to parents of Italian, German, Austrian & Spanish and Colombian decent respectively. I am also quite proud of my 'Bridge & Tunnel' roots and that my road to Manhattan started on the BQE (Brooklyn Queens Expressway), LIE and MTA. If you are an elitist Manhattanite or a transplant who thinks that people who were born, raised and live outside Manhattan are somehow beneath you, please skip my profile. About Me: http://about.me/ChristopherLondon