I split my free time between Philly, DC and Manhattan making and visiting friends and enjoying the varied nightlife and cultural life of the 3 cities. It's fun and not particularly difficult since I live a 7 minute walk from the train station. I' m open to meeting someone in any one of these cities. Long-term, I'd be amenable to relocating or staying put here for the right long-term relationship.
I love to travel, especially internationally, seeing the cultural sights during the day and finding the local salsa clubs at night to meet the local dancers and get a local perspective of the city. I also like ski vacations and Caribbean vacations with scuba diving and watersports.
I've been told I'm pretty witty and have a good sense of humor- and who am I to argue ? I have a serious side as well and enjoy reading current events, world affairs, psychology and philosophy and enjoy intellectual conversation. I value intelligence, depth versatility, integrity, passion for life, intellectual honesty and curiosity in others.
I' m very active and athletic in general. I enjoy lots of outdoors activities, including downhill skiing, biking, scuba diving, and tennis, among others. One of my favorite hobbies is international latin ballroom dancing and salsa dancing. I used to compete a bit for fun at the amateur level though now I prefer the social aspect of salsa dancing and occasionally traveling to competitions as a spectator.
I love music. I get really energized by good latin dance music and inspired by great classical music- especially piano.I enjoy going to arts and cultural events in general, including ballet and opera. I studied the piano for many years, though I play fairly infrequently right now since I prefer the social interaction, exercise and music of dancing. I tend to prefer dinner with friends and quiet lounges with good music and good conversation to loud bars.
I work out regularly- since I believe that physical health and fitness are just as important as mental health and that a person is an integrated whole of a healthy mind and healthy body- just as he makes an effort to be aware of the need to integrate his actions with his purposes and his goals.
An interest in dancing, I should mention, would be nice, and I am a pretty patient person and a good teacher. It is not, however, a requirement- being as, in my opinion, there are far more important compatibilities, including some similarity in intelligence, intellectual curiosity, life goals, interest in learning, personality, finding each other interesting to talk to and respecting each other's view of life, values and choices- to name a few.
I' m fairly introspective and believe it's important to know yourself, what matters to you and what works for you in a relationship in order to find it. I'd like to meet an attractive, intelligent, rational, versatile, fun, feminine, kind, independent, honest, down-to-earth woman with a passion for life, a good character and sense of humor, to share activities and interesting conversation. She should be a good listener, adventurous and intellectually curious, share some of my interests, love learning new things and traveling. I should also mention that I neither look for- nor expect- in others, something that I don't strive for or expect of myself.
I 'm not looking to jump into something super hot-and-heavy super quickly. Basically, I've learned that it's better to take some time to get to know the person and my long-term goal is a committed long-term relationship, rather than hook-ups, meaningless short-term flings or sport sex. As you might have noticed by now, I' m not that complicated to get to know. I 'm pretty much an open book- and if you'd like to know something else about me, feel free to ask. I look forward to meeting you!