One thing can make it or break it is that I have an east coast edge and an irreverent sense of humor. If it clicks it's really great. If not things become a chore.
I am a well travelled, educated gentleman who loves good conversation and is seeking a deep connection with a woman with whom I can truly be myself. I love to read, travel, watch film and learn about new things including high tech, and I love to share and discuss these things with a close companion and lover.
I am semi-retired and still worked as a consultant and writer in the computer field and now concentrate more on philosophy. For fun I like to play tennis, swim or walk to lunch outdoors.
I am very interested in other subjects like spirituality, quantum physics, astronomy, ancient civilizations and alternative history.
I think my understanding that love and intimacy take time sets me apart. I would like to settle down to a comfortable life with a compatible partner. While I used to be a classic rock kind of guy, I now prefer classical, jazz or acoustic and generally more as background than as the main act. You'd be the main act.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I like to go out for a nice dinner and get to know the other person. If things go well, go on to a coffee house or somewhere with acoustic music for a drink, dessert or coffee, or just walk and talk in pleasant surroundings. If things go really well, maybe we'll talk at our cars or in front of your house when I drop you off. A nice hug or kiss goodnight with warmth would top it off.