"Shared interests" or similar 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 really work to maintain a high level of physical fitness, and regardless of how you do it, I value the same in you. I truly appreciate active women who want to move forward. Style is very important to the extent that it is not superficial and genuinely reflects who you are. I also greatly value good communication skills as well as a love of written and spoken language. My writing style is formal, but 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 (I love grilling over wood) 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 just enjoy being out and about in places that I find interesting (NY) but I like the ocean the best.
I currently spend about a third of my time in New York and could easily increase it to carry on a relationship there. In general, I am open to other locations.