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 vice versa. It is one thing to want to do something for somebody, and quite another to have to do it.
"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 masculine and feminine-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 have a highly developed sense of humour and try to make even the routine interactions of life as much fun as possible. Sex is important, but not on a stand alone basis.
I am a professional with my own client based business and I am curious by nature with a wide range of interests. There is not much that I don't get something out of--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, but I don't talk about it or expect you to find it interesting, although 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 currently spend a little more than a third of my time in Manhattan and could easily increase it to carry on a relationship there. In general, I am open to other locations.