45 Manhattan, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
Cynical, sarcastic and often too opinionated, I'm also a very good friend who somehow gets away with making the occasional obnoxious statement. I love a great conversation, preferably over a coffee, beer or glass of wine. I try not to take life too seriously and can usually see the funny side of anything. I'm ambitious (although for some reason I don't like admitting it) but I also know that life is for living.

What else? I play a lot of tennis, and also like to play soccer and golf (when I'm back in Ireland). I also play bridge occasionally, but it's really just an excuse to have a few beers and let my married friends have some cave-time with the guys. And after tumbling down many mountains, I'm now a semi-competent snowboarder. I love opera, jazz and most music although the club scene has never been my thing. That's probably because I dance like a white guy.

As to work, I'm mainly an academic. I say "mainly" because I have also worked in industry and am now working in the extremely early stages of a start-up.
I’m really good at
Lots of different things ...
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my accent. And then my devilish good looks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Opera, jazz, Ennio Morricone, Bacharach and David, Radiohead, Bowie, Diana Krall, Crowded House, Hall & Oates, Miles Davis and so many others.
Movies: Anything by Scorcese and anything with music by Ennio Morricone. But I'll also admit that Casablanca is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Shows: I'll admit to being a fan of Mamma Mia.
The six things I could never do without
HBO. (Boardwalk Empire is my current favorite.)
Political incorrectness.
Central Park.
Talking complete BS
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... how Kim Jung Il once managed to have 11 holes-in-one in a round of golf.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
See Mamma Mia comment above.
You should message me if
... you 're dazzled by my wit, charm and all round good humor.