First and foremost I believe a woman should be appreciated for her inner and outer beauties, embraced for her uniqueness and allowed to express herself in all her grandeur... above all you should be "TREATED LIKE A LADY".
In my opinion the foundation of a good relationship consist of 2 prerequisites, friendship and communication.
FRIENDSHIP is a key component in any relationship whether its platonic or romantic. What constitutes friendship? Friendships are forms of interpersonal relationships considered to be closer than associations. I could use every cliche and rhetoric to elaborate more on this subject however friendships are manifested thru actions not words. In the inception of any rewarding relationship, establishing a friendship first and being able to communicate are paramount for success. We should support, encourage and inspire each other without passing judgement on each others lives. A true friend is loyal and will always stay in your corner. I'm sincere and genuine in my quest to meet that true friend who's looking for a meaniful relationship. I'm looking for someone who beyond the physical, we like each other.... Imagine that. I'm cognizant that I'm not perfect however as my self-proclamation states I consider myself a Gentleman and as a friend I will always treat you with respect. Ultimately I would like to meet that wonderful woman who compliments me and is *Looking For More* than just "Friendship". This is a snap-shot portrait so I'll take this moment to hopefully welcome you as my new friend. As friends lets start with honest and positve communication.
COMMUNICATION DEFINED : The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing or behavior between people. Sounds so easy. Has communication become a Lost Art??? In this age of technology, have we become a society of Non-Verbal interaction? OK let's see...I can send you a txt, email, instant message, tweet and who knows maybe OKCupid will add Skype. I guess eventually we might go back to the Carrier Pigeon...I'm just joking, seriously I would enjoy a VOCAL 10 minute conversation...how about you? The irony is I have become a victim of this phenomenon and have come to realize I would enjoy hearing your voice...lets talk. Communication allows us the opportunity to engage in a stimulating conversation, have provocative dialogue and enjoy an intelligent debate. It's imperative while communicating that we try to comprehend, appreciate and respect each others thoughts and opinions. I also believe an effective communicator should equally have the ability to be a good listener..................................
Can you HEAR me now :)
I consider myself intelligent, friendly, humorous, thoughtful, affecionate and romantic. My friends and peers have described me as someone with a pleasant persona and a gregarious disposition. Simply put....I'm a nice guy.
I'm attracted to a compassionate woman who is smart, confident, assertive, independent, has a good sense of humor and a good heart. Hopefully that woman is you.
I enjoy music, comedy, sports, arts, politics, and good companionship. There are a multitude of activities I enjoy for entertainment and recreation :
Music concerts, live bands, dancing, movies, museums, dinner theaters, plays, traveling, romantic cruises, festivals, wineries, billiards, indoor / outdoor sports, sporting events and comedy clubs.
There should be equilibrium in all our lives, allowing time for family, friends, and moments of Intimacy. Intimacy for me is defined as enjoying "Quality Time" together, whether its a picnic in the park, a nice walk on the beach or us having a glass of wine while listening to some relaxing music.
I approach life with a positive and open-mind. I appreciate and welcome ALL races and cultures. I've never smoked nor engaged in drugs. I have no children, however I'm open to starting a family...family is important to me. I'm not one for games or drama, so let's start as friends in pursuit of an auspicious beginning.
I believe in doing things which are endearing
-Sending you a sentimental card
-Presenting you with flowers
-Surprising you with a getaway weekend ( Well... I guess it's not a "Surprise" anymore )
-Sending you a letter, txt, email or calling just to say...Thinking of You.
CHIVALRY ISNT DEAD!
I enjoy reading books pertaining to Business / Entrepreneurship, Self-Improvement, Science and Technology, Mystery or Suspense, and any topics which are educational or inspiring.
I enjoy a variety of shows past and present. Law And Order, Criminal Minds, Homeland, Scandal, Game Of Thrones, Empire, C.S.I, Cold Case, Castle, House Of Cards, Flashpoint, The Mentalist, Greys Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Sex In The City, Modern Family, Parenthood, National Geographics, The Discovery Channel, Documentaries, Nature, Animal Planet, The History Channel, PBS, CNN, NPR, Date-Line, Meet The Press, 60 Minutes, Jeopardy, The Office, 30 Rock, The Cosby Show, In Living Color, Dave Chappelle, some Reality shows and most Comedies.
I'm very adventurous with my palate, my favorite foods are Italian and Seafood. I also like Chinese, Thai, All Asian, Mexican, Jamaican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, African, Indian, French, American, Cajun and Soul-Food. A good pizza, burger or a Ben's Chili dog (A DC Institution/ Bistro ) on the go is always great. It would be my pleasure to have your company, as we dine out at one of our favorite restaurants. Perhaps you make a Special Dish? My favorite fish is Salmon, favorite dessert is Cheesecake and if you make an awesome Lasagna... Im Hooked!
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ( One of my All-Time Favorites) , Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Heat, Face-Off, Inception, Salt, The Matrix, Wolf Of Wall Street, Legends of the Fall, The King's Speech, Lost In Translation, The Blind Side, Bucket List, Forrest Gump, Crash, Basic Instinct, A Time To Kill, Pride and Prejudice, Good Will Hunting, Smoking Aces, The Town, Fallen, Silence of the Lamb, Se7en, Black Swain, Shutters Island, The Sixth Sense, Underworld, Avatar, Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord Of The Rings, Transformers, The Fast And The Furios, The Black Knight, The Fugitive, The Negotiator, Scarface, The God Father, Goodfellas, The Departed, The Untouchables, New Jack City, American Gangster, The Book of Eli, Dejavu, Pelican Brief, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Chicago, The Soloist, Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Mission Impossible, James Bond, Bruce Lee, Crouching Tigers Hidden Dragon, Sherlock Holmes, Braveheart, Gladiator, Troy, 300, X-Men, Pulp Fiction, True Grit, No Country For Old Men, Sparkle, Cooley High, Shaft, Uptown Saturday Night (Bill Cosby), Cotton Club, West Side Story, Purple Rain, The Last Dragon, Trading Places, Boomerang, Coming to America, Im Gonna Get You Sucka, Bad Boys, Rush Hour, The Blue's Brothers, The Jerk (Steve Martin), Airplane , Porky's, The Hangover, Bridemaids, There's Something About Mary, Austin Powers, Wedding Crashers, Gremlins, Shrek, The Lion King, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar in Africa, Tyler Perry, The Best Man, She's Gotta Have It, Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jumping The Broom, Eve's Bayou, Love And Basketball, Love Jones, Body Guard, Titanic, You've Got Mail, As Good As It Gets, Jerry McGuire, Amelie, Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, The Notebook, Love Actually, A Long Kiss Goodnight, True Romance, The Proposal, Pretty Woman, An Officer And A Gentleman.
MUSIC - ALL !!!!!!!
Disclaimer: I'M A MUSIC CONNOISSEUR / AFICIONADO
Let me preface this musical portion as cumbersome / EXCESSIVE !!
So... if you've come this far
**** FEEL FREE to SKIP this section****
for my love of music is insatiable !
MUSIC is such a POWERFUL form of EXPRESSION
We Dance to Music
We Work-Out to Music
We Cry to Music
We Drive to Music
We make Love to Music
I love how music can create and set the mood for a NIGHT OF ROMANCE.
Being a romantic myself, I enjoy having a romantic evening, candlelight, table for two with ROMANTIC MUSIC, Ballots / Slow Jams or Sexy / Smooth Jazz playing in the background.
Can you envision this Romantic Setting?
I'm extending you this future invitation.
ROMANCE LIVES !
My favorite Male singer - Marvin Gaye
Fav Female singer - Teena Marie
Fav Romantic balladeer - Luther Vandross
Fav Group - Earth Wind and Fire
Fav Classic Rock - Hall and Oates
Fav Top 40 - Bon Jovi
Fav Jazz artist - Boney James
Fav Gospel - Smokie Norful
Fav Opera singer - Denyce Graves
Fav Reggae artist - Capelton
Fav Music Innovator - Prince
Fav Musical entertainer - Michael Jackson
To say I'm a Music Fanatic who is passionate and loves music is an understatement !! Here are more of my favorites by genre.
R & B / NEO-SOUL
Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Prince, Chaka Khan, Donnie Hathaway, Pattie LaBelle, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Barry White (sure you're right), Minnie Rippleton, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, Betty Wright, Bobby Womack, The Temptations, The Emotions, Jeffrey Osborne, Lionel Richie, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass, Stephanie Mills, Peabo Bryson, Curtis Mayfield, Kool And The Gang, The Stylistics, The Whispers, The Ojay's, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Cameo, War, The Isley Brothers, Ohio Players, The Gap Band, D-Train, Tower of Power, Sly And The Family Stone, Parliament / George Clinton, Rick James, The Mary Jane Girls, Freedy Jackson, Bill Withers, Angela Bofield, Eugene Wilde, Billy Ocean, Anita Baker, Glenn Jones, Michael McDonald, Howard Hewitt, Mariah Carey, Baby Face, Envouge, Loose Ends, Atlantic Starr, O'Brian, Will Downing, Rachell Ferrell, Brian McNight, Whitney Houston, Keith Washington (Kissing You), Johnny Gill, Boys To Men, Aaliyah, Guy, Jodeci, Mary J Blige, Eric Benet, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Jill Scott, Maxwell, India Arie, Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu, Kem, Ledisi (She's Awesome), R.Kelly, Amel Larrieux, Avant, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Music Soulchild, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson, Gerald Levert, Angie Stone, Mint Condition, Chante Moore, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michele, Joe, Jasmine Sullivan, Donnell Jones, Jon B, Joss Stone, Usher, Beyonce, Jaheem, Melanie Fiona, Tank, Jagged Edge, Tamia, Neo, Robin Thicke, Corinne Bailey Rae, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Dave Hollister, Jeniffer Hudson, Tyrese (Stay), Rhianna, Calvin Richardson, Keyshia Coles , Rahsaan Patterson, Leela James, Michelle N Degeocello, Floetry, Eric Roberson, D'Angello, Chris Walker (I Got That Good Love), Noel Gourdin, Algebra, Lyfe Jennings, Gordon Chambers, Anthony David, Laura Izibor, Timothy Bloom ( Till The End Of Time ), Van Hunt, Kjon, Hil St Soul, Bilal, Estelle, Talib Kewli, Janelle Monae, Dwele, Sweetback, Soul 2 Soul, The Brand New Heavies, Les Nubians, Nina Simone, The Roots, and my favorite new artist Jessie J.
TOP 40 / CLASSIC ROCK
Maroon 5, Cold Play, Dave Mathews Band, Daughtry, John Mayer, Pink, Nickleback, REM, Linkin Park, Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), Lenny Kravitz, Gavin Degraw, Michael Buble, Richard Marx, Ray Lamontange, Bryan Adams ( I Do It For You), Wheezer, Radio Head, The Cure, Matchbox Twenty, Blink 182, King of Leon, The Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Celo Green, Christina Aguilera, Jamiroquai, Jason Derulo, Natasha Bedingfield, Train, The Goo Goo Dolls, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Evanescence, The Fray, No Doubt, One Republic, Sublime, Depeche Mode, The Script, Thievery Corporation, Foo Fighters, Massive Attack, Daft Punk, Bjork, The Black Keys, Mumford And Sons, Jack Johnson, Matt Nathanson, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz ( I'm Yours) , Justin Nozuka, Joshua Radin, Christina Perri, Kelly Clarkson, David Cooke, Michael Grimm, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Leona Lewis, James Morrison, BLAKE (UK) , Imelda May, Creed, Tres Mountains, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Nirvana, Aerosmith, David Lee Roth, U2, Sting, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Journey, Chicago,The Eagles, Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac, Tears for Fear, UB40, INXS, Level 42, Seal, Enya, Celine Dion, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Billy Vera ( At This Moment), Sarah Mclachlan, Peter Gabriel, Lisa Stansfield, Madonna, Robert Palmer, Swing Out Sister, Simply Red, Duran Duran, Pearl Jam, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Andy Gibb, James Blunt (You're Beautiful), Michael Bolton, John Mellencamp, Huey Lewis, Glen Frye, Taylor Dayne, Van Morrison, Sarah Bareilles, Ben Harper, The Neville Brothers, The Eurythmics, Hall and Oates, K.C. and the Sunshine Band.
Contemporary / Traditional
Boney James, Kenny G, Brian Culbertson, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon, Najee, Candy Dulfer, Richard Elliot, Kirk Whalum, George Benson, Michael Franks, Rick Braun, Johnathan Butler, Bob James, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Gerald Albright, Paul Hardcastle, Jimmy Summers, Paul Jackson, Pieces Of A Dream, Down To The Bone, The Rippletons, Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Bob Scaggs, Hiroshima, Incognito/Maysa, Four Play, Jeff Lorber, Lee Ritenour, Peter White, Euge Groove, Art Porter, Phil Perry, Kim Waters, Art Sherrod Jr (Everything Will Be Alright), Gary Taylor, Walter Beasly, Ronnie Laws, Roy Ayers, Aysha (Stay With Me), Greg Karukas, Jaared, Mike Phillips / Unwrapped, Plunky (Drop), Impromtu, St. Germain, Sergio Flores, Take Six, Naturally 7, 2 Cellos, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Thelonious Munk, Wynston Marsalis, Grover Washington Jr, Ramsey Lewis, Gill Scott Heron, Al Jarreau, Harry Connick Jr, Esmeranza Spaldin, Jon Lucien (Rashida), Basia, David Benoit, Norman Conners, Donald Byrd, The Blackbirds, Art Of Noise, Marion Meadows, Chuck Mangione, Seu Jorge, Chieli Minucci, Brazilian Jazz, Santana, Sergio Mendes, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Gato Barbieri -"Europa" Such a Sexy song, played with such Passsion!
GOSPEL / SPIRTUAL
Smokie Norful, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammonds, Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams ( The Prayer), The Whinans, Kim Burrell, Hezakiah Walker, Candi Staton, Byron Cage, Trin-i-tee 5 7 , Glory Revealed, Laura Story, Natalie Grant, Chris August, Sidewalk Prophets. Francesca Battistelli, Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, ACM Gospel Choir, Zion Tabernackle Choir, Brooklyn Tabernackle Choir, Joshuas' Truth, Andrae Crouch, The Clark Sisters, The Hawkins Family, Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Albertina Walker, Shirley Caesar, Rev James Clevland, Mahalia Jackson - Her Version "Amazing Grace" AWESOME
Andrea Broccelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Josh Groban, Puccini, Charles Aznavour, Claire de Lune, Ramon Vargas, Andrea Rost, Hvorostovsky, Verdi, Tchaikousky, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Schubert, Horowitz, Strauss, Vivaldi, La Boheme, Il Divo, Marian Anderson, Denyce Graves -"Habanera" from Carmen WOW!
REGGAE / SOCA / CALYPSO
Reggae - Dancehall / Culture / Lovers Rock
Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Capleton (More Fire), Shabba, Supercat, Cutty Ranks, Barrington Levy, Tony Rebel, Chaka Demus, Junior Reid, Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs - Are You My Night Nurse? :) Barris Hammond, Sanchez, Wayne Wonder, Cobra, Nitty Grity (Ready Dun), Louie Culture, Tiger, Reggie Stepper, Half Pint, Ninja Man, Junior Demus Foxy Brown, Burro Banton, Frankie Paul, Nardo Ranking, Marcia Griffiths, Tenor Saw, Garnet Silk, Jah Cure, Bennie Man, Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Baby Cham, Mr Vegas, Lady Saw, Ce'cile, Gyptian, Richie Stephens, Tanya Stephens, Terror Fabulous, T.O.K. Spragga Benz, Bounty Killer, Anthont B, Sizzla, Movado, Lexus, Assassin, Busy Signal, Chuck Fender, Yellow Man, Peter Tosh, Morgan Heritage, Queen Ifrica, Richie Spice, Junior Kelly ( Love So Nice), Fantah Mojah, Kiprich, Lt. Stitchie, Major Macherel, Brigadier, Burning Spear, Cocoa Tea, John Holt (Sweetie), Maxi Priest, Tarrus Riley, Da'Ville, Luciano, Third World, Steel Pulse, Johnny P, Shaggy, Patra, Izi Kamoze, Pinchers, Pliers, Turbelance, Red Fox, Ravon, Mr Easy, Terry Linen, Tyrone David, George Nooks, Collie Buddz, Matisyahu (One Day), Fela Kuti
Soca and Calypso
Big Mountain, Sparrow, Becket (Teaser), David Rudder, Peter Ram, Byron Lee, Shawdow, Burning Flames, Mohombi, Krosfyah, Jamsey P (Nookie), Baron, Collin Lucas, Blaxx, Kevin Lyttle (Turn Me On), Skinny Fabulous, Alinson Hinds, Benjai, Destra, Rupee (Tempted to Touch), Machel Montano.
Chicago, NY, NJ, Atl, U.K. Baltimore (House Nation)
Tony Humphries, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Armando, Marshall Jefferson (Move Your Body), David Morales, Liz Torres, Octavia St. Laurent, Mr Fingers (Can You Feel It), The Basement Boys, Martha Wash, First Choice ( Let No Man Put Asunder), Farly Jackmaster Funk, Fast Eddie, Col-Abrams, Ultra Nate, Aly-Us (Follow Me), Ceybil Jefferies (Love So Special), Masters At Work, Da Perculator, Ce Ce Peniston, Crystal Waters, Sweet "P" Pauline, Bobby Konders ( The Poem), Susan Clark - Deeper
DJ Sam "The Man" Burns, Tiesto, Strictly Rhythm, Soho -"Hot", Ten City.
HIP HOP / RAP
Jay-Z , Eric B and Rakim, Biggy Smalls, Guru, Common, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Dougie Fresh, Slick Rick, Africa Bambaataa, Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Nice and Smooth, Heavy-D, EPMD, The Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, Kool G Rapp and DJ Polo, Salt and Pepper, Whodini, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, D-Nice, Chubb Rock, Special Ed, Nas, Method Man, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, 2 Short, Digital Underground, Pharrell, Lupe Fiasco, Brand Nubians, Queen Latifa, MC Lyte, The Fugees, Black Sheep, Mos Def, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Keith Murray, Mike Jones, Scarface, Pitbull, Mobb Deep, Outkast, Ludicrous, Eminem, Third Base, T.I. , Young Joc, Lil Wayne, Drake, J. Cole, T-Pain, Busta RHymes, Russell Simmons - Def-Jam, Chuck D, A Tribe Called Quest.
DC BANDS & GROUPS
Chuck Brown, Familiar Faces, Rare Essence, E.U. Trouble Funk, Junk Yard Band, Lissen, Suttle Thoughts, Wale, Image Band ( Caribbean) , Kindred, Marcus Johnson, Carolyn Malachi, Fertile Ground, Seventy Six Degrees West, Brian Lanier, Spur of the Moment.
I also enjoy Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton, Alternative, Country, Blues, Zydeco, Zook and World.
I enjoy going dancing, a music concert is fun, attending a play, listening to a live band, dining out, a romantic walk around a harbor, enjoying a movie at the theater, shooting pool, playing a hand of cards or board game, enjoying a nice relaxing evening at home, or better yet...spending our first evening together.
Let me "WHISPER" it to you.
Are You Ready? I hope you're ready...ready to have fun and romance.
YOU deserve to be TREATED LIKE A LADY and I know a "NICE GENTLEMAN 4 U".