Chicago has been for home for eleven years with a six year stint in New York City. Having grown up in the Midwest, I consider myself a Midwesterner with New York (East Coast?) sensibilities and am a big city person.
My personality is self-assured, sensitive, strong-willed, spunky, sexy and smart. I enjoy helping people and, as I grow older, consider compassion to be one of the most important human qualities. Down-to-earth and personable, I exude lots of energy and am very articulate and opinionated. As a Type A person, I am not laid back. Generally I approach life with tremendous optimism, gratitude and a positive attitude. Fortunately, I have wonderful friends and family. Professionally, I enjoy working at a tech start-up with a real estate business on the side. I have a great life and would love to share the ups and downs of life with someone special.
A true extrovert, I enjoy lively, intelligent and frivolous discussions, and engage quite easily in intimate, one-on-one conversation. My personality is versatile. I enjoy a night out dressed to the nines, and am also comfortable staying in and watching a movie. I prefer dressing up and am not really a "jeans and t-shirt person." For fun, I love trying different cuisines, art museums, travel (international and domestic), movies, reading mostly non-fiction and magazines, networking and being with friends. I am probably guilty of not taking advantage of everything our great city offers. I am very fit, working out regularly with spinning, yoga, weight lifting and circuit training.
I seek a long--term relationship with palpable physical attraction, passion, some overlapping interests and similar goals. If you are socially conservative and/or very religious, we are probably not compatible. You should be reasonably fit, ambitious, somewhat intellectual, socially adept, commital, emotionally available and fun. Most importantly, you are reliable, consistent and have integrity.
While I don't follow sports (maybe until the end of the season) I can certainly appreciate most sporting events without complaint.
Good luck in your search.
Books--Daring Greatly, The Big Short, Too Big to Fail, Liar's' Poker, Den of Thieves, Barbarians at the Gate.
Movies--The Graduate, Rear Window, The Shining, Taxi Driver, Thelma and Louise
Television-- House of Cards, Empire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Bloomberg News, all Law and Order series
Music-- Pop, R & B, old school rap, dance music, love songs (because I am romantic). Basically anything fun and upbeat! I can sing very well, am musically inclined (played the piano growing up) and appreciate all kinds of music/musical performances, even stuff I would not listen to on my own.
Food--One of life's greatest pleasures! Love trying new restaurants and eating all types of ethnic food. My favorite cuisine is probably French (bistro); my weakness is chocolate. Love cheap eats and high end restaurants like El Patron , Del Seoul, Blackbird, Wasabi, Siena Tavern, Bistro Voltaire and many other places.
You believe in chivalry.
You are in reasonably good shape.