I am attracted to intelligent, kind, funny people. I am a thoughtful person and I appreciate good conversation. I'm interested in the world, liberal, compassionate, and enthusiastic. I love music; from 70's classic rock, old Motown, to jazz and opera (although I don't know much about the latter, I like to listen). I love art, great movies, design, fashion, food & wine, and traveling. I am very passionate about Italy. I would love to restore a farm house there (with my partner). I'm interested in decorative arts and architecture, flea/antique markets. I have some sophisticated tastes, but I'm really a down to earth person. I like to be in nature. I like cooking (and being cooked for) and I love animals. I just happen to live with the most adorable dog in the world. I listen to NPR, BBC, etc. I like to read, shop, explore and have mild addictions to HBO and Backgammon. I'm looking for one sincere, terrific man who is looking for one sincere and terrific woman to share and enjoy the rest of our lives together. I am not looking for a casual encounter and I am not interested in someone who is addicted to 'shopping' on this website, but someone who is looking to find and move forward into a real and satisfying relationship. That may be a tall order, but I believe anything is possible, even late in the game.