You know what they say, "behind every great man..." Anyway, about me: Two immigrant parents, mother Italian, father Croatian. Born in Queens, grew up in Bronx and Jersey, went to school at Syracuse, moved to NYC for almost 15 years. I recently moved to Westchester from Manhattan and I am a bit of a fish out of water here, and I am giving this online dating thing a shot. Onto the obligatory blurbs about myself... I have no real baggage of any consequence: no children yet, no major medical or mental issues, no criminal record, no financial debts, don't do drugs, not an alcoholic, no earrings, no tattoos, though I do like them, it just doesn't mesh very well with my profession. I am optimistic, rugged, perceptive, strong, realistic, confident, grounded, not easily rattled, and I rarely make impulsive decisions.
I always look at change as a way to grow, to expand, and to master my own destiny. For instance, I spent over 10 years as a successful Madison Avenue advertising creative exec (think Mad Men), but decided that I wanted to pursue a more emotionally rewarding life. So recently I just changed careers to education, as I am great with kids, and I am continually fascinated by the wonders of children. I feel like I did spent a lot of time waiting for life to come to me, and now it's my turn to take control in carving the life I want to live. Most people find that even though I have a strong will, I am very open minded, and willing to compromise, but I do tend to be more of a leader than a follower, more dominant than submissive, and more old-school than progressive when it comes to relationships. I understand that the best things in life aren't 'things'. I really believe that a woman's smile is often her best feature, but before you write me off as a teddy bear... I do have a bad boy streak in me. Careful!
I somewhat recently (June 2012) decided to dive into this online dating thing, but I figure, hey... I shop online for everything else! I guess if it were just a "meet and greet", coffee or drinks would be fine... that way neither of you are committed to drag it out if there are no sparks. In the offline world, my initial dates tend to fall into a comedy club, view-spot dinner, or a movie/show type routine, because its easy, it works, and you don't seem like your trying so hard to be different. Its more about the vibe and connection at first anyhow, and the worst dates are the ones where she has to scream in your ear.
The locale? I lived for over 10 years on Park Ave and 38th St., so I have a good grasp on the Manhattan scene... but now I live in Sleepy Hollow in Westchester (40 min train to Grand Central), so I am trying to get a hang of some of the fun places locally. Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have a lot of nice restaurants and outdoor bars. There really is no shortage of interesting things to do... so lets get off the computer and go outside!
Food for thought: Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese! :D
Joke of the day: There are THREE types of people in the world... those who can count, and those who can't!
Icebreaker Joke: What did the apple say to the priest????????
PS: My headline? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5LFD9VDq88