Intelligent, compassionate, humorous and healthy...I'm over-educated, creative and somewhat trilingual (I'll try any language). I come from an open-minded, east coast family, have eclectic interests, a poetic and romantic soul, off-beat sense of humor and connect best to those who make me laugh and think. I strive to help people and animals, am a writer and educator and life time academic/learner. Always movie-going, piano playing and traveling... I've worked and studied in Russia, went to Siberia and spent time in Israel volunteering and rescuing animals. Not particularly sporty, but I do exercise regularly. I'm an avid reader, love off-beat film, learning just about anything I can get my hands on, looking at architecture and dabbling in languages (latest interest: Italian. Cosa facciamo oggi?). I'm a big time animal lover with a couple cats and 2 water turtles named Siskel and Ebert. Love dogs too. Other likes... non-touristy travel spots, nature, the beach especially at sunset, "The Simpsons", The Office, Target, lasagna, strawberries, drawing, movies, music, doodling on sketch pads and humorous and intelligent conversation.
What I'm looking for? I don't have long lists of character traits and bodily characteristics--- he is intelligent/educated, kind, humble and humorous. He makes a relationship a priority and knows what he wants...a loving relationship. I'm most compatible with people who are very smart/educated, open minded (not extreme politically), love animals (don't hunt!), worldly and have a witty sense of humor.
I'm looking for the "real thing" and not a casual "friend with benefits".
To be honest, I am attracted to men who have an intellectual side--that is, they're thinkers/creators and are conversant on many topics.