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My self-summary
Please do not "like" me without reading my profile, which is here just in case you are looking for me. I can now see "likes" and I will only initiate contact if we like each other. No matter how interesting you are or how great you look in your pictures I will not contact you if you are not interested in me. It's not arrogance on my part, I know that if I find you attractive and interesting that dozens or hundreds of other guys also find you attractive and interesting, and I know that you get dozens or hundreds of messages and many of those messages are BS so as much as I want to contact you, you are not likely to "see" my message or me. I am looking for you only if you can "see" me. If you cannot see me we will never find each other. Read below to determine whether you are looking for me.

I like to work out almost every day and I am attracted to women who are also fit. I am very active; in addition to working out, I dance a bit. I do Lindy Hop (swing dance) and I can do a few of the Latin dances. I travel a bit too; I have been to about 80 countries and most of the states. I even travel specifically to go to dance events in various places throughout the world. I am a city dweller and like to do things spontaneously in the city. I do not own a car, but I own a Harley. I am not a hardcore biker, I like to ride on the weekends; I take long trips: I have ridden from the East Coast to the West Coast from Washington DC to San Francisco and back stopping in various cities to dance at their local Swing dance venues.

I have some college degrees including master’s level. I am not that interested in a person’s formal education—life education is more important to me. I like going to the movies and I like reading books too. I read mostly non-fiction books dealing with history or economics; I also read novels occasionally. I am a bit unorthodox so I like women who are also a bit unorthodox. I am attracted to people who are unusual, independent thinkers, and who are non-conforming. Mainly, I am looking for someone with whom I can discuss books read, movies seen, and ideas thought of, and/or dance with--I can teach you how to social (partnered) dance if you always wanted to, but never took the plunge.

I am un-apologetically Black which in my eyes is different from being black or so called African-American. Most people do not know what I mean and that is O.K for now. I'll explain it, but not here. You do not have to be Black in order for me to be attracted to you, but you have to know that I am. If you do have no idea what I mean by that then we are not suited for each other on any intimate level. Your awareness is not where it needs to be in order for me to be interested in knowing you.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, dancing, traveling, and trying to improve my French and Japanese by watching French and Japanese movies.
I’m really good at
Lindy Hop
The first things people usually notice about me
Now salt and pepper.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read two (2) or three (3) books a month so I have a lot of favorites--here are some recent (this year) favorites: Hamilton, by Ron Chernow, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins, Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas, American Lion, Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham, The Hidden Cost of Being African American, How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality by Thomas M. Shapiro, The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort, The Match King, Ivar Kreuger, the Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals by Frank Partnoy, Misquoting Jesus, the Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman, John Brown, Abolitionist - The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights by David S. Reynolds

I like foreign and independent films and comedies. You can find me watching films like Lore, The Place Beyond the Pines, Stoker, Rust and Bone, In The Land of Blood and Honey, First Position and many more.

I mostly watch news and sit-coms. I guess one counter balances the other. Dateline, The Big Picture with Thom Hartman, The Max Keiser Report, Dateline, Mad Money

The Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Modern Family, The Goldbergs, Blackish, Mom

The good news is that I do not have cable so I only watch free tv.

I love going to live theater and I go to Las Vegas to see the shows. My favorite shows ever are: Lion King, Wicked, Chicago, The Jersey Boys and in Las Vegas any Cirque du Soleil production, but especially KA and Elvis.

Pizza and vegetables

Because of Lindy Hop I listen mostly to big band (swing) music especially Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommie Dorsey, Chet Walker, Sarah Vaugh, George Gee, Billy Holiday, Peggy Lee, Brian Setzer and others.

I like other Jazz artists like Esperanza Spaulding, Diane Reeves, Boney James, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Al Jarreau, Brandford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, David Sanborn, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Earl Klugh, George Benson, John Coltrane and many others.

Bob Marley

Ray Charles

Six things I could never do without
Dancing, reading, comedy, financial news, movies, and exercise.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
various things, but in keeping with the idea of dating: "do people realize that men need women much more than women need men?" Men are becoming more and more obsolete in modern societies as attitudes and roles change and both sexes are confused as to who should do what, and they are confused by their expectations.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching news on tv or out dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I need the right feeling so I will not pursue unless invited to, then its on like Donkey Kong
You should message me if
you are interested in participating in one of the activities I've listed, i.e, if you want to dance with me, or go to the theater or cinema with me, or exercise with me, or read (and discuss the world) with me because those are the things that I do most. What do you do most?

P.S. I know that I need three types of intimacy from a woman:

Intellectual and emotional

Though all three are ideal, each one is distinct and can be compartmentalized; the first one is the most important. So contact me if you think we can meet each other's needs.
The two of us