Wow, I find myself suddenly shy and at a loss for words (an unsual state for me) ;-)
Turns out it's much easier to read other people's profiles than to write your own so here goes short and sweet... I'd like to think of myself as above average in the smarts dep't, energetic, career minded, open minded and generally pretty friendly. I'm in sales afterall so making a connection with perfect strangers is something I'm supposed to enjoy!
I have a natural curiosity about most things which is why I love to travel and explore. Nothing better than the experience of discovering a hidden treasure abroad like the perfect shot of a city from above a hilltop, a restaurant that only locals enjoy or a village you're certain hasn't seen an American in months maybe years which often leads to crazy hand gestures and lots of laughs!
As for my "type", if I had to sum it up I'm looking for a kind, strong soul. A man who is flexible and open yet serious about the important things, has a sharp mind, a thoughtful nature, and a silly sense of humour. Someone with integrity and who cares about issues bigger than himself. And finally someone who treasures his friends and family.
A friend/client of mine shared the following quote not too long ago which captures the essense of what I'm looking for and could never have written myself (what's that about imitation being the greatest form of flattery).
"The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe." - John Walter Wayland, Virginia 1899