Interested? Below is some other stuff about me.. Hopefully, more helpful ones..
Some of you have asked, and the answer is, yes I do have a beard now.
Sometimes women tell me I am very polite.. I say to them that I am not polite, but am just a European guy, and it is how European guys are.. Then they giggle and tell me that I am funny.. I, then reply: I know, I am. And we move on.
I like to take things easy but also strive to do whatever I'm doing properly.. I believe life is to short to obsess over people and things.. I am a very kind and mellow person.. I haven't had a fight in my life, and haven't even yelled at anyone.. After all, there really is no point in hurting people even if they do it to you.. I always try hard to leave no one behind with a broken heart because of something I did or didn't do.. Like Coach Wooden said "Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights." I guess that is my main goal.. I started believing that much of the ambitions, obsessions, or negative feelings such as anger, hatred have to do with the incorrect perception that we will forever..
I am on the far left end of the political spectrum, and as such, I am a very socially sensitive person.. I am actively involved in kids and elderly people in poverty-stricken communities..
I was raised by a women rights activist mom and I am really good at all house keeping stuff, be it cooking, sewing, ironing, or you name it.. That being said I was raised in a family in which women outnumbered men by a landslide.. Grand-grandma, grandma, mom, aunts, grand-aunts, female cousins with many of the men already passed away, or away for work or because of divorces. I am not saying that puts me at an advantage or disadvantage with regards to my relationship with women. Just sharing a fact and observation.
I believe in trying to better oneself, and I will always try to get better.. I like intellectual conversations and the never ending learning experience..
I am a very well traveled person currently living in LA. I have lived in many places before, such as Paris, Istanbul, Milan, and New York.. I got my BA and two grad degrees from three different countries.. I spent my entire year sailing on the open seas before moving to LA..
I am an investment banker. When I switch careers, if I could, I would like to become a stand-up comedian.. I would love to come up with a recipe with George Carlin as a base, spiced up with Louie C.K. and Eddie Izzard, and sweetened for a smoother taste with Jerry Seinfeld, then all wrapped in my own style..
Being employed in finance, my spare time is very important to me and don't want to waste a second..
Outside of work, I spend quite a bit of time volunteering.. Every weekend that I am in town, I volunteer at the animal shelter and once a month I volunteer with the kids in under-served communities..
I am more of an art and outdoor sports person.. I love visiting museums and exhibitions, going to concerts, movies (these days I watch more movies on Netflix than at theaters, though).. I am very much interested in contemporary art, live jazz-blues performances, and auteur movies, as well as photography.. I am an amateur photographer, who sometimes still develops his own photos in traditional dark room..
I love sailing, swimming, hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.. In addition to cultural events, traveling, language studying and cooking are my major activities.. Once my dream was to learn as many languages I could.. It was not very realistic..
I am even happier if I can share the above experiences or others with people I love..
That being said, I don't have a checklist for the person I am looking for. I would like someone positive, kind, cheerful, bubbly and active.. Secondly, confident, intellectually curious,
sensitive to the world around and a bit interested in arts (sports wouldn't hurt either).. One thing, I'd ask from you is to love animals (no need to be vegetarian).. I do not care how you look, how much you weigh, how much you make etc.
I do not have a pre-determined relationship type I am looking for. Would like to connect with compatible people. If this and what you read sounds interesting, let's talk!