45San Mateo, United States
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My self-summary
I should start by saying I am like Don Juan on steroids but better. Of course, then you might look at the pictures and read the description, so maybe I should keep things simpler.

Do you want the history? I moved out of my Mom's house when I was 14 (life on the mean streets! Maybe not, I was at a state school). I grew up in a factory town, turned into a city kid; moving between London, New York, and San Francisco, with stopovers in LA and Chicago. I live in San Mateo now; in some ways that is better, in some ways worse, but it is an adjustment.

Of course, all that stuff is interesting, but it does not define who I am.

I love and stay close to my family. And my favorite part of the family is my daughter - don't tell the rest of them, they still think they are special. If I meet someone through this site, or anywhere else, I hope that woman (girl? whatever word keeps me out of trouble) sees this as a positive. If not, thanks for stopping by, I hope you find what you are looking for.

I am funny. I swear. Really funny. OK, my friends disagree sometimes, but what do they know?

What am I looking for. . . I want the real thing. I want an amazing person to share fantastic moments: travel, adventure, whatever! But let's face it, if I am repelling down a waterfall in the Golan Heights, I would have fun even if my date was a lump of coal. The person I want loves the adventure, but is also happy walking to the movie theater, making dinner together, even sitting companionably in the same room while one of us pays the bills. Extra points for talking through an argument instead of storming off. Most of life is made up of these simple things, and they are the heart of a good relationship.

It seems a lot of people write about what they want in a partner. For me it is pretty simple. I do not need little Miss Einstein, but the right girl for me will have a brain and be willing to use it. I want to be with someone who has compassion. Lastly, I do not care if anyone else is attracted to her, but I need to be. So please give me something, no matter how small, on which I can build.

Best regards. . .
What I’m doing with my life
Lots of work, lots of time with a small child I am very fond of. Time with friends and family sandwiched in between. There is a fair bit of ice skating, a lot of books, and the occasional restaurant and movie. In other words, the little things that are part of life.
I’m really good at
Give me a puzzle and I love to chew on it. Lots of fun things in life have a challenge attached to them.
The first things people usually notice about me
Sometimes they notice that I am really quiet. Sometimes that I talk a lot. Or I am always very serious. Or sometimes that I am really goofy. I guess that means it is my personality, which varies a lot depending on the situation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of fantasy - leftover of my youth, and still makes me happy. I would watch a movie every day if I could, and basically in any flavor (but no shaky cam please). When I lived in London and New York I was at the theater a lot; it is less important to me now, probably because I live on the peninsula and it is less convenient these days. Food. . . there is not enough room on the page. Let's say I like good food, no matter how fancy or sketchy the source.
Six things I could never do without
Cookies. My daughter. Conversation. Quiet time. Entertaining things to do. Entertaining people to see.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
You, dear reader.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often at home with my daughter. Sometimes working late. Other nights, dinner out. Hopefully something random to go along with dinner.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmm. This question sounds more like first date material. Or third. Or fifth ;-)
You should message me if
You like what you see. There is no harm in starting the conversation. Although, to be honest, building any relationship over e-mail seems bizarre to me, so if we like each other, and no one suspects the other of being an axe murderer, maybe a couple e-mails could be followed by call or a meeting.
The two of us