I am originally from Des Moines, Iowa, passionate about traveling, hiking in Big Sur or Yosemite, wine tasting in Dry Creek - Paso Robles, Giants, and Sharks games. Compromise, respect, and trust are the keys to a happy relationship. I am close with my family and have two fun brothers that I am close too - my parents are happy and still together.
Honesty, openness, and direct communication in a woman is essential for me, I think you can usually tell right away if we have that connection or not. Having a great laugh is really sexy especially smart dark sarcasm. I love a confident woman that is comfortable with herself in public- we really need to get out and enjoy life in the present. My beautiful six year daughter is with me half of the time, every moment with her is amazing - I have two places - one in San Jose - where my daughter goes to school and one in SF - North Beach but my work is flexible so it all works out well. My job is great and I enjoy the challenges the advertising industry offers. I stay very active playing tennis, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and running.
I have lived in London and love traveling - my latest adventure was in south america with friends- Argentina and Uruguay.
I want to meet someone who knows who they are, knows what they want, and are serious about meeting someone. Sense of humor is very important to me, I love when someone can make me laugh and can take my sarcasm (and to be able to dish it back is key). Someone who knows how to be serious and motivated in life and has a good head on their shoulders. I am looking for my best friend, someone who gets me, and someone who compliments me as I compliment them.