I am looking for a partner in life, somebody with whom to share the intellectual, physical, and emotional ups and downs of life. At the same time he has to have a sense of humor and a sense of adventure that will invite spontaneous escapades and unscheduled fun. I am intense and determined, but I apply that equally to work and play. I like to laugh, explore new (to me) cities, I am a foodie and love to cook and entertain people. I value my friends highly and will do most anything to help them and expect the same in return. Recently, I have let work take over my life. Joining this site is one way I am trying to reverse the situation and create a better balance.