I am grateful for my health (I came close to death last year) and my state of affairs. I am happily divorced, I have four dogs and a goldfish (all rescues), I live in a lovely home, I have everything I could want and I travel when and how I choose. At an early age I was fortunate enough to enjoy nice things (my first car was an Aston Martin, we traveled a lot, both of my parents made sure I was exposed to nicer experiences) so now I just seek out what pleases me vs. chasing down status markers. I have no desire to compete or compare myself to others. I am a very content person as opposed to mindless happiness as some form of mantra or opiate (a la Soma).
I am vegetarian for animal rights reasons (not preachy about it but I ask you to respect it), and I am very supportive of animal charities - in particular one in Naples, Italy (I am their main supporter). I am socialist (my colleagues jokingly call me a 'Mercedes Marxist') because I believe the collective well-being is more important than individual gain - To quote the great art historian Kenneth Clark "heroic materialism just isn't enough" to sustain a civilization.
“Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” ~ Cree proverb
All in all I would say I am fairly intense, curious, love to laugh and a compassionate soul, often a loner (am an only child and both parents have passed away), with a taste for a more European way of living.
More than anything I am looking to meet someone who enjoys conversation about abstract things over a decent meal and/or drinks, art museums, classical concerts, hiking/long walks, the odd long weekend. Is well traveled and educated. Someone who has their own life and likes it yet wants to have moments of interesting engagement vs. someone who is looking to be completed by their other half. I am whole and content, and I tend to get on better with those who are as well.