It's easy enough to list our good traits and successes but I'm at least as proud of my foibles and failures. In fact, it is through adversity, failure and analysis of my worst behavior that I have learned the most about myself.
I place little value on "success" as measured by our society but seem to have excelled in some of these areas nonetheless. I'm more proud of my ability to love (which was not innate for me) and my propensity to remain positive and optimistic in nearly any circumstance.
I'm not shallow in any sense but can appreciate a smile and superficial beauty as much as anyone. I'm completely humble, but in the same sentence will tell you I have many talents and have had success at most endeavors I've pursued seriously. My interests span academics (sciences and humanities), athletics and the arts.
I'm witty, self-effacing and charming. However, I'm no pushover, highly competitive and fierce as a wolf at dusk when my loved ones are threatened. If you are my friend, I will stand by you to the end. Educated, articulate, professional yet casual, I am versatile enough to feel comfortable in almost all milieus however, I generally strive for those with less pretense (and the irony of using a word of French genealogy like "milieu" to describe my lack of pretension is not lost -- what a douche :).
I'm not a serial dater and do not use this forum to attract hordes of women or ongoing email relations. I want to find one fun, positive, educated and confident woman who has the beauty and allure to inspire. I want to be admired by someone I admire, adored by someone I adore, and loved by someone I love. I'm just trying to give fate a nudge -- who knows what will happen?
Like me, you have zero tolerance for dysfunction and believe in forthright and forthcoming articulation of the most intimate secrets, desires and details. This openness does not leave you feeling exposed, but liberated. You are equally comfortable being silly.
Be fun, be free, be yourself.
Based on a few emails and amusing phone conversation, you trust me enough to get into a car with me. We drive randomly until we bump into an establishment with a neon martini posted outside. We enter, tell the bartender we just got engaged and ask they choose a drink for us. We mingle with the locals and laugh together for 30 years.