I enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking, rollerblading, swimming.... Working out is an absolute passion. Reading, playing every and any sport, watching movies with good drama, visiting museums, and dining are activities I enjoy. My biggest passion is dancing. I have been dancing for years and enjoy everything from Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue, and Tango. I am in the process of expanding my abilities to be great at culinary activities.
Some favorite quotes in no particular order:
"The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going."
"Do what you love. Know your bone. Gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Those "...who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."
"Wherever there is a human being there is a chance for a kindness."
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain--and most fools do."
"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses."
"A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver."
"When men abandon the upbringing of their children to their wives, a loss is suffered by everyone, but most of all by themselves. For what they lose is the possibility of growth in themselves for being human which the stimulation of bringing up one's children gives."
No one "...ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes."
"Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it."
"It is defeat that turns bones to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes [one] invincible."
About Me: I realize that I am single because I am selective. This may be surprising or shocking to many but a man can be picky. Personally I believe that if a man is self-confident and highly selective there is no room for dishonesty, disloyalty, distrust, or even having wandering eyes or wandering thoughts. Being picky ensures absolutely no reason in the world to look elsewhere when the most amazing person is in front of you. Communication is important. I genuinely enjoy talking about your interests. Listening to things you are passionate about is a treat. I know there is a strong myth about men not paying attention when you talk about items that you are enthusiastic about. The reality is that your voice is music to my ears and everything else is zoned out. Good chemistry is also critical. Educational attainment, personal goals, career ambitions, lifestyle objectives, self-confidence, and selflessness are all pluses.
I keep my word because without it there is no integrity. The certainty in execution of my promises is equivalent to that of the sun rising the next day. Family is very important to me. I make it a point to be present at all my family celebrations such as birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and major holidays. My friends would describe me as an absolute clown because I am always laughing and having a good time.
With respect to future goals, I am incredibly confident and extremely ambitious. I started a highly successful Real Estate business some years back and expect to continue to expand. The focus of my graduate studies was Real Estate Investments and Finance. Financially, I work full time, I own and operate my business, I make money for investors in a private equity fund, and I play a strong card in financial markets and securities. The truth is I enjoy sharing wealth rather than acquiring it because of the significant impact on the lives of other people and the world.
One day I would like to begin a foundation that provides a safe haven to victims of human trafficking which includes forced labor, violence against women and children, child enslavement and prostitution, and women enslavement and prostitution. There are many contributions to be made to society. I volunteer/tutor/mentor at the Boys and Girls Club.
There is a sharp edginess and dark side to everyone including myself. Past experiences and overcoming obstacles helped to make me who I am today.
It does not matter to me if you reside far or a world away for various reasons. 1) Someone special is almost never going to be located less than 20 minutes away. 2) The relationship would start with getting to know one another anyway and technology is an advantage. 3) Many friends I know have met while on vacation, on a plane, or in another country. 4) It is ridiculously easy to determine if a gentleman puts you as top priority because they require significant effort. 5) Always challenge a gentleman to prove it that you are worth it.
Chivalry: At the age of six my sister scolded me for walking on the inside of a sidewalk with her. She explained why a gentleman should always walk on the outside of the street while accompanying a lady and how incredibly disrespectful it is not to. In addition, I will open doors, hold your chair for you to sit, stand up if you stand, and stand up when you enter the room. I do shut off my phone to respect you when we are together and so you can have all of my undivided attention. I assume responsibility for every meal because it is my way of thanking you for the privilege of sharing your time with me.
Hopeless Romantic: Anniversaries, birthdays, family birthdays, special days, and days for no special reason will be celebrated with your favorite sweets, treats, gifts, food, candlelight dinner, dancing, poems, and infinite other ways that have not been created or imagined before. A carriage ride in a warm summer night under the stars to discuss our dreams. 26 deliveries of roses every other week so they can accompany your dinner for a year. Leaving notes for you to encounter with descriptions of your amazing personal characteristics. Completely and utterly embarrass myself with an hour long serenade on your birthday in front of the world to see. Compose a song that explains how you make me feel. Gourmet candlelight dinners. Treating your parents and family like royalty. Horseback riding in the countryside. A beach walk under the light of the moon. Writing real handwritten letters on real letter paper sealed in a real envelope with a wax insignia expressing my feelings. Personally, my days are not measured by time but by how many times I make you smile.
Someone who has high standards and will never settle for less than they deserve. This demonstrates Self-Confidence, Independence, and most of all Self-Respect which are all very attractive traits. Someone who lights up a room with her smile and inspires positive change in the world with her energy. Someone who is not afraid to be herself.
Do NOT contact if: You have tattoos on your face or covering your entire body. You take mirror pictures. You have your middle finger displayed in at least one of your pictures. Your pictures are taken from a distance. The closer pictures are in a dark setting or your face is covered by large sunglasses. You are not Self-confident. You do not value yourself. You do not respect yourself. You are only looking for hook-ups, serial dater, or only intimate encounters.
For breakfast, we can tutor a group of school children and watch their eyes light up as they learn. For lunch, we can help at a homeless shelter and provide meals for the needy. For dinner, we can keep kids of the streets by coaching and mentoring them in sports or activities. For a late night snack, we can come between pimps and children or young women affected by the sex/slave trade to provide a save haven and a new life with renewed hope. If wearing a cape in the eyes of some and being selfless does not bother you then I would extend an invitation for a second date.
The first date would include something that you enjoy and in an place and time where you are comfortable. With that said some ideas include dancing (I can fix two left feet), participating in a walk or run for your favorite cause, exploring the city (tunnels, architecture, river, etc....) The date may include a comedy club, concert, baseball game, festival (air/water show, venetian night, fireworks,etc...), cultural attractions such as museums, aquariums, zoos, state parks, botanic gardens. We can sample all the seasonal chocolates from Godiva, enjoy an ice cream, cupcakes, brownies, or wine tasting. We can go horseback riding, backpacking, ride ATVs, ride jet skis, kayaking, sky diving, and even cook or bake. An amusement park or camping is not off the table. The list goes on and on because there is no limit to the imagination.