[NOTE: Update (07/17/15...I have graduated to an air cast which provides more mobility.) Cycling Accident (05/16/15) and it was not pretty...Cast and Wraps from hip to toe...left leg...estimated recovery time including physical therapy 09/30/15...My active summer is over and now relegated to theater, outdoor dining and sitting on the beach as my motorcycle and road cycles have been retired, I now travel by crutches and car...Take Care...I'll Be Back :-) ]
Well, traveled educated professional seeking a friend, travel companion, activity partner, dating relationship and potential long-term companion...SIMPLY...someone to share and relax with after all of the blood, sweat and tears a work and work out week...!!!
In this cyber world of eye-candy and six-packs, I would like to get away from lists/preferences (with the exception that I prefer women who are honest, truthful, self-assured, communicative and intelligent...!!!). While also keeping my heart open as well for someone unexpected, wonderful, fun, romantic, active and full of adventure...!!!
I have been married once and I have been blessed with great relationships. I have found that that no matter how open one is...we all have preferences. Fortunately, every time I state a preference to family, friends or a work colleague playing matchmaker, I am surprised when someone I meet makes me think twice about trying to pigeon hole my wants, needs, and desires into a cute little package.
By day I am a mild mannered, focused and assertive Financial Advisor. By night I am a voice over professional and p/t thespian. I spend my share of time auditioning and working in the arts in the tri-state area. My daily activities may include a workout at my health club, cycling, walking and/or hiking throughout Long Island. I am a member of a cycling club and another group which walks and hikes throughout the northeast. Therefore, if you see a tall, dark figure cycling during the Spring, Summer or Fall...just might be me. I embrace the theater, jazz clubs and comedy clubs as my time permits. In addition, I enjoy travel...strolling the beaches of the world in the summer, skiing the slopes of the USA and Canada in the winter and enjoying the splendor of european and asian architecture. I have traveled for business and/or vacationed in Canada, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Korea, Amsterdam, Venice, Mexico, Maui, Kaiu, Oahu, Spain, Belgium, England, and Holland to name a few. I enjoy day trips and weekend get-aways...either exploring the sights of major city or small town...walking, talking, relaxing in the sun while eating salt water taffy, kettle corn or a roasted turkey leg.
My tastes are as varied as my travels. Musically I respect and embrace all genres. I listen to everything from R&B, Jazz, Rap, Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal, Pop, Reggae, Classical, Easy Listening, Gospel and Broadway tunes and I am often amazed when friends say they dislike a category of music or an artist then I hear them humming, singing or dancing to several tunes from the same artist or genre of music that they supposedly dispise...basically showing that good music not the type or category is universal. My true passion is for the theater. I've taken many classes in voice, acting and dance (still need more voice and dance lessons though :-).
I am an avid reader always working my way through several books. I will engulf any good book related to personal growth & development, small business success and/or health and fitness.
In my life...I have figured out how to capture joy...one moment at a time. I accept where my life has landed during my solo flights; but I marvel at the possibilities of sharing my life with a co-pilot who is fun, happy, believes in a healthy/active life style and enjoys the blessing of living a full active life. Nothing wrong with sitting home and enjoying a good movie on Netflix...just like to have a balance.
NOTE: IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT IF A WOMAN VIEWS YOUR PROFILE SHE MAY BE INTERESTED BUT MAY NOT SEND A MESSAGE. IN LIFE I HAVE FAILED MISERABLY TRYING TO READ THE MINDS OF OTHERS...MY APPROACH IS MORE OPEN, HONEST, ASSERTIVE YET HUMBLE AND DIRECT...SO SHARE WITH ME YOUR INTENTIONS IF YOU CLICK ON ME BEFORE I CLICK ON YOU...IF YOU ARE JUST STOPPING BY TO SAY HELLO...THAT IS COOL TOO.
THE TRUE ESSENCE OF A WOMAN IS NOT DEFINED BY HER PICTURES OR EVEN HER WORDS. IN THIS MEDIUM ONE MUST SHARE SOMETHING BEYOND THE STANDARD WORDS AND PHRASES TO GARNER ONES ATTENTION. I'VE REACHED A POINT IN MY LIFE YEARS AGO AND REALIZED THAT NO MATTER HOW ACCOMPLISHED, SMART, BEAUTIFUL AND GORGEOUS ONE MAY APPEAR...THE ABILITY TO OPENLY COMMUNICATE AND A PERSONS INTELLECTUAL AND SPIRITUAL CHEMISTRY MUST BE PARAMOUNT AND HOPEFULLY IN ACCORDANCE TO THEIR PHYSICAL BEAUTY.
If one has written an open, honest and detailed profile and included recent pictures....a phone call is only moments away. If there appears to be a verbal connection beyond the written and visual....then setting a course for the first date should be piece of cake.
Great fun, good conversation...the first date is not about food, drink, or activity...it is about two people opening up their hearts and minds to get to know one another...if that is accomplished the successful first date could be as simple as a stroll along the boardwalk, window shopping along 5th Avenue, sharing stories and laughter while sitting on a bench in Central Park or for the truly active bowling, cycling, hiking, walking and so on.
With that said, I am open to about anything and everything except for bungee jumping, hang gliding, base jumping or sky diving...I'd like to live at least 24 hours to cherish our first date experience before we start hurling our bodies off mountains or out of flying machines !!!