I'm a word guy--make my living by them as a principal in an advertising agency. But they occupy my off hours as well as I shape and publish them for my pleasure and hopefully yours as well. Sought adventure early in life, sowed my wild oats and took my pleasure widely and often in the years before I was married--so I don't have certain midlife issues. Took to the sea on Gulf oil tankers to earn my undergrad education where heavy labor shaped my shoulders, back and arms. Play'd pro and still play semi-pro jazz and blues music reeds (soprano and tenor sax, clarinet, flute): jazz, Afro-Cuban and less describable musics that my friends and I make up. Enjoy women for the great relief of their company. The arts of intimacy in conversation and otherwise are my favorites, closely followed by cooking which I enjoy and do pretty well. I read cookbooks for pleasure if that tells you anything. Exercise daily and more--having a border collie who insists on twice daily travels via mountain bike--the only way to travel at dog speed--which contributes to keeping me reasonably fit. Work and play both take place at full speed which, alas is the only speed I know.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
The woman I seek is graceful if not conventionally beautiful. She is adventurous if not ambitious and above all she belongs to herself having no shortage of inner personal resources. She takes care of herself in body and mind--regarding fitness in one without the other as something incomplete. She reads widely when she can, has and takes a certain pleasure in her education--which never really ended, and if she is no intellectual, she quite happily holds her own just about anywhere with anyone. Chances are, she has an artitst's disposition with respect to the things and people she cares about--that is she lives and loves in accordance with her imagination. Like me she is in important ways a sensualist. She enjoys the pleasures of intimate companionship--and needing both eros and agape--she never tires of the arts of loving.