I am an intelligent individual, caring, with a big heart. I am looking for someone who is laid back, intelligent, open-minded, sincere, and more importantly self-confident and funny. I am not interested in serial dating, but in finding a woman who is self-confident, normal, easy to talk to, willing to try new things and adventures together. I enjoy the company of a woman who can engage in conversation of any kind, serious, intellectual, or funny. I like someone who is independent and curious. Belief in and committment to social justice and responsibility,are important. I don't like to play mind games. I am looking for a meaningful and respectful relationship. If you are looking for the same, let's talk.
I am also very interested in politics. I lean liberal, very liberal, but that does not mean that I cannot have a respectful conversation with those who may have views slightly different than mine.
Religion? I was raised Catholic, but now I consider myself agnostic. I prefer to avoid organized religion, if you know what I mean. However, I am respectful of other people's beliefs, as long as they are not wacky or fanatic about it. After all, faith sustains people in difficult times. So, if you are religious, don't be afraid of my views. I will respect yours as long as you respect mine.
I am fluently bilingual, English and Spanish. I also have a doctoral degree in History. I am fascinated by current affairs, environmental and human rights issues. I also enjoy military history, and issues related to the dynamics of civil-military relations in places like Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
I love open spaces, nature, animals, the environment. Success is important in my life, but so is personal responsibility towards our world, others, and society. I don't believe in rugged individualism, or "dog eats dog" type of thinking in any situation. However, confidence and a desire to be successful in life are critical qualities. Mutual respect is key.
Although, for the most part, I like intelligent conversation, current affairs, economic, cultural, and political issues, I also enjoy not thinking about anything serious once in a while. I can have a wicked sense of humor, be forewarned. :)
Exercise is a very important part of my life. I love running and being active. Any potential partner must at least be interested in Physical activity. No couch potatoes, please.. I dont' smoke, never have, and never will. I don't drink much, except coffee (tons of it, well not really...). So, if you like coffee, that is a good start! A glass of wine or a beer will also do.