Now for the important stuff:
I'm looking for a man who is smart, funny, and fun to be with. He should enjoy lively conversation and the exchange of ideas and experiences. That describes me pretty well too.
I'm tolerant of differences, I don't create drama or conflict, and I am honest and straightforward about what I like and need--no relationship kabuki. I'm still 27 in my head, but with a lot more wisdom. Curious by nature and by profession, I love to learn for the joy of it, and to hear people's stories and get inside their lives.
Among my favorite activities are time at the gym or engaged in some other kind of physical activity (see also the Six Things I Can't live Without), as well as urban pleasures--museums, plays, music, unique restaurants, street fests, exploring new neighborhoods. I enjoy walking by the lake and a nice day hike in the country, though I am not what could be called outdoorsy (my idea of camping is a room at a Motel 6). Road trips can be fun, especially with stops at antique stores and farm stands. My dream is to do more train travel--taking the Pacific Coast Starlight from San Diego to Seattle would be a dream vacation, with the right person.
I am physically and in attitudes much younger than my number (but guys in your 20s and 30s, please stop contacting me!). The best man for me would probably be one who is still working; I am in the midst of a satisfying career with no thought of retiring. (I can't even imagine I am old enough to do that! I'm only 27!)
Fitness is very important to me, though I am not a humorless zealot about that (or anything else, I hope). A dedicated couch potato would definitely not work, though. Socially I am very liberal; politically I am centrist/leaning left. So if you are a conservative, we would not be a good match.