About me: I'm strong and independent, but those who get to know me discover thoughtful and even sweet. I'm a natural blonde with blue eyes; 5'10" in heels. Yoga keeps me limber. Walking and weight lifting keeps me slim and strong. I am passionate and bold, but enjoy a man who is comfortable taking the lead. I love to be outside. I enjoy boating, hiking, fishing, golf, swimming, skiing, picnics, outdoor cafes, bonfires, hammocks and my convertible. I sleep with the windows open.
I live downtown, a couple of blocks from shops, restaurants, and the metro. I like walking places. I've lived abroad, and I raised my children in the suburbs (Bethesda). I'm happy to be back in the city.
I'll have a lot in common with an urban professional of similar age, a post-graduate degree, an engaging career in the social sciences (e.g. law, policy, economics, regulation... but not politics), broad foreign travel, a passion for good food, wine and craft beer, warm relationships with friends and family, financial security, and a spirited interest in adventure.
Like me, a promising partner would have graduated any progeny up and out (or be close). Attractive traits: confident, articulate, social, stable, tall, playful, a little zen, and with a dry sense of humor. Bonus points for the ability to entertain a hypothetical, argue in the alternative, make logical inferences, and learn by analogy. Broaden my horizons and teach me something new!
Mea culpa: with some reluctance, but for pragmatic reasons, I've lowered the age statistic on my profile by two years. The good news is that this gives you a get-out-of-jail-free card for one or two admissions of your own, or a basis to feel really good about your honesty.