Summer is full bore and it seems like people either love it or hate it. I can create fun all year round, but Summer is my season. No A/C hugger here! Now is for cycling, and summer dresses; picnics and farmers markets; wine on a patio, outdoor movies and paddling in boats. And on the really hot days, it’s for sleuthing the best ice cream/gelato/frozen custard in town! Summer sometimes brings steamy days, but it also brings sensual nights and silky mornings, and I’m in heaven.
How do you like your summer? On the beach? On the water? Under sail? With fresh food? Grilled? With a beat? A baseball? Road trips? Singing in your car? Is their anything that you really want to do this summer? I'd love to hear about it!
I like to do and try new, fun things. For me, life is kind of one big adventure. It doesn’t matter whether I’m doing small, quiet things or I’m being active, because ‘adventure’ is really a way of looking at the world, and noticing the moment. It’s being open to the experience, even if I might have to 'stretch' a little. So rafting down the Colorado River, cycling through Tuscany, or exploring a city is Adventure. So is simply trying a new route to work, eating my first oyster, noticing the clouds before a storm, or looking at stars.
Adventure is also experiencing another person on a deeper level. And I am looking to share life with someone who becomes my best friend, playmate, and lover: You can talk with your best friend about almost anything because you respect and have heart for just who they are; you have great fun and play well together when you're in sync, and the chemistry from a simple touch or look from your lover gets your attention. But I think the most important thing is that we LIKE each other. Even though we have some separate interests and activities, we simply enjoy doing things together. I believe that when the inevitable bumps and challenges come along, having that heart and chemistry with each other lets us work through it. It takes time to develop those kinds of deep connections, but it all starts at the same place. It simply begins with, "Hello".
That’s my philosophy, anyway. And that’s the kind of person I’m looking for. I love a guy with confidence, a curious mind, a great sense of humor, and a relaxed, genuine way with people. I’m attracted to slightly geeky guys because they’re interested in many things (and, honestly, because I’m slightly geeky, too). I’m very fit (although not a superb athlete), active, outdoorsy, reflective, healthy, affectionate and playful. If you are too, I would love to hear from you!
A passion for environmental biology skewed (career-wise) into industry - developing therapeutics for difficult diseases. It's rewarding, and my coworkers are smart, quirky, funny, generous so it's a good place to spend the day.
When off work, I really enjoy both play and great conversation with people - and in dating, they're good ways of getting beneath superficial and really connecting.
The fine print: married 19 years, divorced about 12. I never got to have kids. My family is small but I have a wonderful niece and nephew who I would do anything for. One cat - who will trigger your allergies so, hopefully, you're willing to pop an anti-cat dander pill!
Laughing till I can't talk
Making anything with blueberries in it
Not so good at dancing, but I'm good at doing it anyway.
I watch very little tv, but I love movies. My nephew told me I’d have more fun at the movies if I got over only seeing “good” ones. He was right! I enjoy all kinds now. I’ll mark my calendar for a sci-fi premier. Especially like the quirky or thoughtful independent films. I make a point to see the Oscar nominated Animated Shorts every year. Some favorites off the top of my head: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction, Life of Pi, Phenomenon, Whiplash.
Music-- mostly indie/alt music, with other genres and eras tossed-in for good measure.
I’m a total foodie, but even so, there’s something special about peanuts and a dog at a Nats game (ketchup and relish, please. No mustard will touch my dog)!
Surprisingly, foodie that I am, I've lived here almost 4 years, and have never eaten an oyster. How's it done? Raw on the half shell, or are there yummier ways??
2. Sunlight and blue sky give me energy. Having said that, I love four seasons because they change things up.
3. Curiosity, an open mind, and a great conversation (they go together).
4. Special people I connect with - we exchange support, acceptance, encouragement, laughter, heart and good will.
6. A really good cup of tea, with milk, gets my day off the ground.
I like stargazing. (I can hear you now, "NEXT") but picture this - a guy, a girl, a grassy field on a warm summer night, middle of nowhere, the Milky Way arching overhead....
Heaven, on many levels.
And... you like being around positive energy, slightly geeky chicks, you want a playful, genuine, affectionate partner and a long-term relationship that's deeper than the ordinary.