I am yet determined to find that elusive special companion and say goodbye to the online experience. I am not fond of prolonged cyber chat or texting. I enjoyed a long and successful career as a lawyer. I have now stopped practicing to pursue other pursuits. It’s important to me to remain fit and athletic, and it is central to my existence I love the outdoors, a wide variety of cuisines and venues. I am a compassionate, caring individual with a warm heart. I am both sentimental and romantic. My favorite activities include boating and water skiing in the summer snow skiing and hanging around the beach at our family residence in Florida during the winter months. I am considered giving, kind, generous, and intelligent. I love to travel everywhere and am proud that I'm individualistic and also a little eccentric sometimes, but only in a fun way. It is impossible to sell yourself in a paragraph and not seem conceited. I'm also a practical joker, extremely honest (which sometimes gets me in trouble), and love new and exciting ideas, places and experiences. I really think I am a very good person and am looking for someone very special to first become good friends with, then if the chemistry is there, much more. I do not fit the stereotypical profile of one in my profession. I aim to be different. My match would also be individualistic, intelligent, self-assured and love to work out and the outdoors. She'll also love family as I do. She'll be soft, warm, kind giving and sharing, but have individual and independent qualities, different than many of mine which allow us to mutually compliment one another and not lead to confrontation. She'll be romantic, nostalgic, sexy and sweet. She'll realize that people are whom they are, and although need to be compromising and flexible in accommodating the other in a relationship, essentially, the other person cannot be changed. I have had an extremely interesting and fulfilling life, and wonderful children, but, have like so many others experienced both great success and challenges. I look optimistically forward to the best years yet to come.