I’m an intelligent, educated, affectionate, romantic, fit, financially stable professional. I have no “drama” (an apparently extremely popular word on here) issues. I’m looking for someone with the same qualities who is also kind (no misandric tendencies), and truly emotionally available and interested in a long term relationship. I love a wide range of music (I grew up listening to Motown), including oldies rock, popular tunes, romantic "standards" (I love a good sentimental love song), and classical, especially the Romantic Period. I enjoy sightseeing, hiking, and traveling (gone snorkeling from Bali to Hawaii to Cozumel), and would like to do more. I also enjoy going to museums. Another major interest of mine is movies—new movies, old movies, action movies, classic movies, film noir, science fiction, horror, musicals, etc. I’d love to meet someone who really likes and appreciates films. I also like to read. I've read many books over the past year and a half--classic literature from Twain to Alexander Dumas to Conan Doyle to Edgar Rice Burroughs to Robert Heinlein to Isaac Asimov to Herman Melville, etc. There are many more things to be enjoyed, but the particular activity is less important than having someone to share them with.
I'm not interested in playing games or serial dating (part of the litany of complaints women seem to have about men). I'm seeking a true partner in life. I want someone with whom I feel a strong intellectual, emotional, and physical connection. If you would rather have CD Bales than Chris in the movie Roxanne, and you value a man who's intelligent, affectionate, stable, and romantic, and isn't interested in the kind of games women so often complain about, I'd like to hear from you.
A first date should be laid back and unpretentious, such as a walk at the beach, a casual conversation at a coffee shop, a walk in the park, that sort of thing. Someplace quiet, where we can talk and get to know each other. If we find there's no mutual interest, we can simply say "nice meeting you". If we find there is interest, we can stretch the meeting to be hours long.