I spent my first month in NYC living in a convent. True story. No, I was not considering taking a vow of celibacy. But it's a great opener.
I don't seek a partner who is difficult. I'm just looking for someone who isn't simple. Because I'm not simple.
I'm a social/gender issues writer and small business owner living on The UES of Manhattan. (Don't let that scare you. I don't own a tiny dog or spend all my money on handbags and shoes.)
I am passionate about various forms of expression and art and inquisitive about what makes us tick. I'm equal parts carnal and creative and believe wit is far more arousing than sarcasm and prefer grit over machismo and muscles.
I'm kind, self-aware, ambitious, supportive, encouraging, compassionate, empathetic, and a little goofy. I can offer a sympathetic and objective ear, and a solid shoulder on which to lean. I believe in the art of diplomacy.
If you like tooling around the kitchen and heating up some stir fry, having someone to bounce ideas off of or act as a sounding board after a long day, or like discovering new wine bars we'll probably have a lot of fun together.
For search purposes, I lowered my age to 41. I'm actually 45.
Some fun facts about me:
*While I've never wanted kids of my own, I'm not opposed to dating someone with kids. I get why that might not work with folks who have kids.
*I really want to check out an absinthe bar. For writing research. No, seriously.
*If Zoolander is on TV, I set aside whatever I'm doing to watch it.
*I'm a Dan Savage fan.
*I own maybe 8 pairs of shoes but wear my sneakers the most.
*I added a Pee Wee Herman sound clip app to my phone and play it when stressed. My favorite? "Why don't you take a picture it'll last longer!"
*I moved to NYC 20 years ago by myself without knowing a soul.
*I can walk 65 Manhattan blocks in 45 minutes. If Madonna is playing on my iPod, I can do it in 42 minutes.
*I volunteer to walk dogs who have been abused.