Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am self sufficient and independent, and would do best with
someone who does not need a relationship, but who wants one, a
person that I can just appreciate on her own as a woman. There is a
lot that goes into that, but basically, I do not want another
person to feel that they have to fulfill a specific role for me and
"Shared interests" are not my initial priorities--I already know
what interests me so I am more interested in learning from you. I
concentrate more on personal style and the balance/chemistry of the
relationship-if that is right, then almost everything is fun. I am
not so concerned with what someone thinks as I am with whether or
not they have stopped thinking.
Maintaining a high level of physical fitness is part of who I am,
and regardless of how you do it, I value the same in you. Style is
very important to the extent that it is not superficial and
genuinely reflects who you are. I also greatly appreciate good
communication skills and a love of words. I look for humour
wherever possible, and try to make even the routine interactions of
life as much fun as possible.
I am a professional with my own client based business and I am
curious by nature with a wide range of interests. I generally
derive some value from most activities--how something is done is
frequently more important to me than the precise activity.
In terms of fun things to do with another person, travel is near
the top. I also enjoy scuba diving when I can get away, I like to
bike, and in general, I am up for doing things outdoors on land,
mountains or water. In addition to travel, my primary hobbies are
cooking and listening to jazz. I have an old sports car that I like
to work on and drive when the weather is nice, and I hope that you
would enjoy the top down on a nice day. I also enjoy just being out
and about in places that I find interesting (NYC!) but there is
nothing like the ocean.
I am a transplant from DC and still have to return there on
business, but I am much happier in Manhattan, where I have always
wanted to live. In general, I am open to other locations.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Focusing on personal and professional activities where there is
always something to learn, living with an open heart and just being
out there picking up the small change as well as the big bills. I
honestly believe that I have shed any baggage that would remotely
weigh on the spirit of anyone else.
Working hard to achieve a high level of physical and mental
fitness. My basic fitness pillars are functional/progressive
training combined with yoga and boxing. The three disciplines
integrate much better than one might think.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking care of "people/things" whether they are daughters, nieces,
friends, employees, collies, old cars, old houses, gardens, antique
copper cookware etc.-- I do, however, avoid taking care of
anyone/anything where the only reward is more of the same.
Expressing, either in writing or orally, complex concepts, thoughts
or feelings in a way that makes them accessible to a wide range of
audiences, using as much humour as is appropriate to the situation.
The first things people usually notice about me
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No one has ever said, and I never think to ask.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I enjoy a wide range in all categories, but here are some
examples--Movies: Casablanca, Animal House, Gaslight, the Thin Man
series. Books: the Patrick O'Brien novels, de Tocqueville, Hobbes,
Harry Potter, David McCullough, Peter Massie, Churchill, Richard
Halliburton and Hemingway. Music: Most genres of jazz, particularly
female vocalists, 60's soul music, particularly Stax, 50's, 60's
and early 70's rock in general along with some funk and a little
(very) early rap. Food: it is hard to rule out any fresh, well
prepared food-- if I had to pick, I would choose grilled
seafood/grass fed meats.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing as much as I can, hopefully somewhere else for the weekend,
but at a minimum, unwinding at the bar of a favorite DC/NY
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Is not going to appear here, as I am extremely private by nature.
If we are in a relationship, and you want to know something, I am
more than happy to tell you.
You should message me if
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You are direct, honest, have accurate/recent pictures (please), and
after some reasonable amount of conversation are willing to have an
initial, face to face meeting (even a brief one) at a time and
place that is convenient and comfortable for you.
Who are you looking for?
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