"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 really good 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.