I'm a classically trained musician (violin and viola) since age 8, but I like all types of music, everything from Bach to Aerosmith. I'm an avid environmentalist, and I like science and literature, especially plays. In my spare time I like to go to the beach, do crafts, and paint. I like to experiment in the kitchen and create new vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free recipes, although I love chocolate.
I'm looking for someone who will complement but not overpower me. I'd like to start out as friends and see how it goes from there. I need someone who is intelligent and artistic, who speaks his mind and can still hear someone else's opinion without getting offended. I want someone who is a good conversationalist, who can defend his own opinions and not mind an opposing one.
My ideal man is someone who I can communicate with as an equal and a partner - I am not your mother! Treat me with respect and courtesy and you will receive the same.
The ideal first date could be anything from a trip to the zoo to a visit to the art museum. Anything that is fun, unique, and exciting and gives us a chance to get to know each other sounds great!