I'm Eric. I am a professional musician and full time student working on my doctorate in music. I am very independent and like to work hard and play hard. I play the drums and am way into salsa and Cuban music. I went to Cuba in the summer of 2012 for the first time and it was a life changing experience!
I love to cook (especially on the grill), and I'm into photography, travel, art, baseball (Cubs fan), Chicago (my home town), and meeting new people from other cultures.
I am looking for a woman that is smart, funny, independent, secure, sexy, mature, and motivated. I'm fine with casual dating, but I am also interested in finding someone whom I can have a serious lasting relationship with. Passion and intimacy are important, but I'm looking for the compatibility, trust, respect, and support that is needed to make it last.
I like all types of women, but I am especially attracted to brunettes, black women, and Latinas. If you speak Spanish, it's a HUGE turn on. If you're a fine black woman with a little church in you, I love you. If you can cook soul food, I'm yours.
I'm a professional musician and educator, which means that I have gigs late at night and I frequently travel nationally and internationally to attend festivals and conventions. I need someone who is secure enough to understand that those things are part of my career, not play time.
I'm very organized and I've lived on my own for a long time. I know how to take care of myself and I enjoy having alone time once in a while. I don't like to be smothered or made to feel guilty for doing things on my own or with my friends once in a while.
I like to dress well and go out to nice places, but I'm very responsible with my money and I'm comfortable with my lifestyle. I'm more interested in traveling and life experience than material possessions.
I am a classy guy and a consummate gentleman. I like to take care of my girlfriend and make her feel like a lady. I also think that mutual respect is important in a relationship. I can't stand girls that are prissy and expect you to do everything for them. I've dated a lot of girls and now I'm looking for a real woman.
I have an adventurous spirit. I enjoy outdoor activities, baseball games, live music, museums, food, entertaining guests, salsa dancing, walks in the park, picnics, and movies.
I'm equally comfortable going out to a fine restaurant as I am with going out for wings and beer. I am very much a "guy" but I am also sensitive, expressive, compassionate, loving, and comfortable around all types of people.
I have no agenda for my love life. I believe in just letting things happen the way that they naturally want to happen. I try to recognize good opportunities when they present themselves and to carve my own path in life. I have no strong desire to marry or have children. That doesn't mean I never will, but it would take a truly amazing woman to make me decide to do those things. I'm certainly not interested in marriage or kids until I've reached a place in my career when I'm ready to experience some other aspects of life.