I moved back to the NY/ NJ area a few years ago to start a real estate investment/ development company after bouncing around the globe for the last decade on business, most recently working for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo for 6 years. Got to travel all over Asia and much of Europe. Loved every second of it.
Living abroad, setting up/ running my business through the crash and a 9 year relationship that ended in 2009 have kept me out of the dating world for most of the last decade, so I'm pretty new this this scene. I finally have a window of relative "freedom" (in all the various ways) and am excited to get out there and find someone special back here in my home region.
I'm optimistic, health conscious, affectionate, very open-minded, adventurous, curious almost to a fault, a tad mischievous, and have a sometimes subtle, often goofy and occasionally twisted sense of humor you'll either love or, well, maybe won't (actually, nah, you'll just love it). And I don't take myself too seriously.
I'm also very much a romantic, and a kid at heart (seems like an odd combo at first glance, but it's actually not... I'll explain when we meet). And I understand it takes a true gentleman (me) to get a classy lady (you?). As one girl who wrote me said in her profile - "shivery" is not dead (true story).
MY BACKGROUND: I played football at Harvard and got a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Thought I was going to play in the NFL (until I failed to grow 6” and gain 50 lbs of muscle my senior year ;-) and save the world/ earth someday (still may). But way leads onto way... so for now I'm a businessman. It's worked out well so far and given me the opportunity to live the rest of my life to the max. I'm ambitious, but I work to live, don't live to work.
YOU: I think I can find something special in pretty much any “type”. That said, I guess I'm ideally looking for someone who's positive; emotionally intelligent, mature and open; passionate; appreciates romance and affection; smart, curious and excited about living life; loves going out and having fun; appreciates nature and the outdoors. Playful and mischievous are good. Smart, savvy, and even a little sassy are... sexy. Family should be important. Chemistry and communication are key. I'm a sucker for pretty eyes and a cute smile.
PS- I'm listed as in NYC, which is where I work (midtown), play (all over) and will soon live (moving into Manhattan sometime between now and year end), but I actually live in the waterfront area of downtown Jersey City for the moment (it's the 6th borough). In the meantime, don't worry NYC ladies... even right now I live just a couple blocks from the Hudson river and very close to the Grove St. PATH, which gets me into actual NYC in a matter of minutes.