I am single and live alone in a home I own. I own a management & consulting firm which will celebrate its 22nd year in 2016. Well known in my industry and community, you will discover I am very active with regional, state, and national politics. I dedicate time to local charities, and I serve on the advisory boards for two internationally recognized Culinary colleges. I possess two Master's Degrees and I a love for learning.
I work hard and like to play harder. I lead a very active lifestyle often leaving very little time to spend at home. Living alone offers little incentive to be at home but of course if I had someone to come home to, that may quickly change. Though not a "body builder" type I do work out fairly regularly as my schedule permits and I am height / weight proportionate at 6'0" / 200 lbs 42"/43" chest 36"/38" waist. I do NOT smoke and drink only socially. NEVER will anyone see me intoxicated. I enjoy "playing" sports but i have little interest following sports to a point of talking stats intelligently. Attending a game or watching sports with a group of friends as part of a social experience can be a lot of fun but I definitely won't be upset if I miss a game. I am much more a Business, Art and Culture type of guy than I am a sports jock.
I enjoy fine wines, vintage Armagnac, ports, great food, dining out, live theatre (professional or local), concerts, museums, getting lost in the woods in autumn, walks on a beach at night, art faires, Renaissance faires, exploring antique shows & flea markets to find rare treasures, travel, comedy clubs, and quiet nights at home in the arms of someone I care about. I love to write. I read books on currents affairs, politics, social interests, economics,and business. I would rather see the movie than read a novel. I love a good movie. I love all genres of music but lean toward the classics, jazz, blues, classic rock, and R&B.
I love kids and animals and both find it easy to love me back. There is so much more to my pleasures than I could possibly list here. Share with me your interests and most likely I will love to go along; the pleasure I seek most is doing anything with the woman I care about! Being with her, creating great memories and sharing very special times in each others lives.
I am a very passionate man who loves the companionship a woman offers. I respect and treat women extremely well. I always try to be a man a woman is very proud to be with. Women claim to want honesty in their men; be careful what you ask for and be prepared to accept the results. I am very honest, direct and confident. I say what I mean and mean what I say. If you ask me how you look in a dress, be prepared for my answer and know it will be my honest opinion; not in a hurtful or insulting way, but very caring and truthful.
I am often not for the faint of heart. A recovering perfectionist I can be more complicated than simple. BUT I am an extremely caring and giving man with with a huge heart filled with love waiting for someone to claim it. There is much to know if you really want to get close to me, but I will hide nothing if you truly have an interest. If you take that step to do so, you will not be disappointed.
The woman I seek:
My heart is currently open to casual dating however, I truly prefer to find the one woman who I will love for all she is, all she will become, and will love me the same unconditionally. I know ... Good Luck, right? I am in no hurry. I prefer to take my time to find Ms. Right. If I contact you, please know you are a very rare woman who has captured my interest and most likely you are the only one. I directly contact very very few.
I am typically attracted to women of accomplishment; preferably a career. She has her own friends, a strong family and enjoys being with them. She enjoys entertaining, treats her guests as family and possesses all of the social graces a dignitary would compliment. A woman of intelligence is very important to me so we may enjoy stimulating conversations together. A woman with children is definitely okay with me as long as the child is not her ex-boyfriend or husband! I have one 21 year old daughter who does not live far from me whom I see often and is an important part of my life.
My preference is for a more thin/athletic woman. She takes care of her appearance as do I. She enjoys a health conscious diet but has a love for food knowing when to indulge and when to pay the scale back. Working out is part of her routine and she is proud of her figure. There are many men who prefer and desire big women, I just happen to be NOT one of them. I do not expect a woman be perfect, more so I seek an "equal". If any of these statements offend you, it is a big clue I am not your guy! Remember that "honesty" thing above?
I am most interested in enjoying life with someone special. A very beautiful woman who will join me at various social dinners and charity galas. Let's rediscover all the Chicago area has to offer; visit the state parks; enjoy nature; play at the Beach in the summer; we can go dancing, enjoy live theater or music, or spend quiet nights at home in front of my fireplace after a nice dinner I prepared sharing a bottle of wine and perhaps a movie. We all work too hard not to have someone to enjoy our lives with. I am looking for you ... where have you been?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
If you take time to write me, I promise to take time to read your message and write you back. I think it is very rude when someone takes time to send a thoughtful message only to be "deleted unread" by the one who receives it. It may take me a little time, I don't come here often anymore, but I will always respond especially knowing you have probably read my epic profile.
It depends upon the woman but typically it will be in a quiet place where we can spend hours of time with minimal interruption getting to know each other and enjoying great conversation. I always attempt to make a first date very memorable, after all by the time we get to meeting for the first time we should already know enough about each other to believe we will enjoy each others company and our first date will be something we will always remember if we become the real thing. If not, I still wish to be remembered well. A picnic in a public park on a beautiful day; a walk through one of Chicago's great museums casually enjoying the exhibits while learning more about each other; a quiet four hour dinner in a fine restaurant with a memorable setting are all wonderful options. There are many more that can be considered, if not for the first date, certainly the second and beyond.
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