About me: I grew up in NYC and moved up here from LA seeking a better quality of life. I've lived up and down the entire coast as well as Oregon, Costa Rica & Hawaii. Santa Cruz is ok, but I can also imagine myself living somewhere with warmer blue water...perhaps Florida, Hawaii, San Diego...
I have a great job which I love and travel quite a bit, I take my work seriously but like to chill on the weekends. I try to eat healthy and work out every day, I have an awesome black lab, other interests include craft beer, wine, indie music & film, art, traveling, comedy, cooking, dining out.
I'd like to meet someone funny, polite, respectful, physically fit, open-minded, trustworthy, witty, well-informed, financially & emotionally stable, confident, and at least as tall or taller than me...I'm 5'8.
I have a pretty strong / independent personality so you have to be able to handle that. I'd like to meet someone who is strong both mentally / physically and can make me laugh - humor is super important in the chemistry equation for me.
Also please have a car, a job, your own place, and live somewhat close by...I'm not keen on driving over the hill on a regular basis.
PASS ON: closet rednecks, cheapskates, little yappers or aggressive dogs, gun-toters, dirty old men, casual sex seekers, hot-heads, homophobes, tobacco smokers, "Affliction" wearers, and soul patches.
Casual outing is fine...happy hour, dinner, brunch, wine tasting, comedy, walk with my dog, but no coffee dates...