Friends and family matter more to me than anything else.
I love to travel. Besides travelling all over Europe, I have been skiing in the Caucasus, rode through the English Moors in the back of a pickup truck, been behind the Iron Curtain and hitchhiked in the West Bank.
I love outdoor sports especially biking, running and cross country skiing, but I'll try just about anything. Indoors, I am an avid reader, love movies and listening to and making music.
It is not that important that you share my interests. I am looking for a woman who is passionate about what she likes and is open to new experiences. I love it when my partner introduces me to new things and I open up new worlds for her.
In my opinion a good relationship requires shared values. Curiosity, honesty and warmth rank high on my list. I also value flexibility. I am not high maintenance and I appreciate people who are not either.
Professionally, I am an engineer. I enjoy my work, but it is not the center of my life right now. Recently, I've gotten involved in teaching and mentoring inner city teenagers and tutoring my niece. It is extremely gratifying in a way office work never could be.
Being there for people
Playing with dogs
I think I am a pretty fair guitar player.
Writing, when the spirit moves me.
Movies: Ordinary People, Shawshank Redemption, Bull Durham, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Goodfellas, Blazing Saddles, Flirting with Disaster
TV: Cheers, Seinfeld, Arrested Development (I have a thing for comedy).
Food: Mexican (I am always on the lookout for Chile Rellenos as good as I had in New Mexico), Middle Eastern (especially Amba sauce, which I can only find in a few places). I could go on and on about food.
Music: Eclectic. I'm always looking for something interesting.
Saturday I'm up for more of an adventure. That could be going out to an interesting restaurant, seeing some live entertainment or going to a movie with friends. But really, I'm up for just about anything anyone suggests.