Altogether I have lived in Chicago for nine years with a six year stint of living in New York City. Having grown up in the Midwest, I consider myself a Midwesterner with New York (East Coast?) sensibilities and big city person.
My personality is self-assured, sensitive, strong-willed, spunky, sexy and smart. I enjoy helping people and, as I grow older, consider compassion to be one of the most important human qualities. Down-to-earth and personable, I exude lots of energy and am very articulate and opinionated. I am not laid back unlike everyone else on this dating site. Generally I approach life with tremendous optimism, gratitude and a positive attitude. Fortunately, I have wonderful friends and family. Professionally, I enjoy working in a few businesses.
A true extrovert, I enjoy lively, intelligent and frivolous discussions, and also engage quite easily in intimate, one-on-one conversation. My personality is versatile. I can enjoy a night out on the town and am also comfortable staying in and watching a movie. I prefer being "dressed up" and am not really a "jeans and t-shirt person." For fun, I love trying different cuisines, art museums, travel (international and domestic), movies, reading, networking and being with friends. I probably am guilty of not taking advantage of everything our great city has to offer. I am very fit, working out regularly with spinning, yoga, weight lifting and circuit training.
Being career-oriented and driven, establishing a meaningful relationship is still a priority.Similar values and long term goals, chemistry/passion and open and honest communication are, in my opinion, the best predictors for relationship success. Ideally you are politically liberal and not religious, reasonably fit, ambitious and somewhat intellectual. Most importantly, you are reliable and have integrity.
While I don't follow sports (maybe until the end of the season) I can certainly appreciate most sporting events without complaint.
Good luck in your search.