I grew up in Connecticut, went to college in Boston and moved to Southern California a couple years after graduation. I travel back East to see my family at least twice a year (always for Christmas as I need to be with them and hopefully experience a chilly snow storm or two to ring in the holidays!). I live a healthy, active lifestyle and would hope my mate would pursue the same. My perfect match would be family oriented, compassionate, spontaneous yet responsible, genuine, down to earth, likes to travel, is relatively fit, looks great in a baseball cap, one who appreciates simple things and the great gift of life, and finally....one who prefers having a relationship based on actual phone calls rather than a series of text messages(LOL!).