My profile is honest, and I'm not a "player". I've been in one relationship most of my life and am serious about marrying. Sex is important, but having someone to care about, and who cares about you, is essential. I'm old-fashioned.
Per the Politics test, I'm a Social Liberal and an Economic Conservative, best described as a Libertarian ... I have a very well-developed sense of right and wrong and believe in economic fairness. For those who can only tolerate a liberal, or a conservative, I'm neither, and I'd rather not be defined or constrained by ideology. I'm a person, first and foremost, I have friends of all stripes and I espouse tolerance. I have difficulty understanding people who would only congregate with those of their own bias.
I consider myself a secular Jew. Nevertheless, I have a great admiration and respect for the values taught, and, while certainly not observant, like to attend services regularly. For those of you who do not read carefully, this means I am not religious. I am, in fact, an atheist. But, I was raised with religion and admire and respect it.
Last, I've reached a point in life where I can give back. I've been teaching finance at xxxxxx College, and I love it. I wish I'd done this sooner. I admire people who give of themselves. Not of their money... but, of their time. Guess I'm still an idealist, after all these years. It's something I look for in a significant other... an open heart. You don't have to be wealthy for that. Just generous of spirit.
I don't have a checklist of things I look for, but I'm a sucker for good writing. If your essays are vapid or schmaltzy, or all you can tell me is that you love to laugh, good luck to you. I need someone who writes with bite.
I'm not into fiction, rarely go out to see movies, have no interest in Broadway shows or theater, and have a highly eclectic taste in music, including Bluegrass, Middle-Eastern, Buena Vista Social Club, Artie Shaw and Cab Calloway, to ancient Gregorian chanting. Also love instrumentals, especially Spanish guitar. I go through phases.
Food: I'll eat anything.
1. my smartphone
2. the stimulation of teaching college students
3. a meaningful relationship
4. my dog
5. learning something new
6. Indian food, especially, a good chicken tikka machni. With a shandy.