I am an attractive woman of 35 years. I live and work in Manhattan. I enjoy socializing whether it be meeting new people or hanging out with my friends, reading, writing, learning, entertaining, traveling... I love the beach - the ocean brings me balance. My father was born in the province of Avellino, IT and met my mother in RI - they are married over 40 years and eachother's first love. I have a 2 1/2 year old shih tzu that I recently rescued - he is a little gift from heaven! I grew up in Rhode Island, attended Syracuse University and moved to New York 12 yrs. ago. I would love to meet a partner to share life with, get married and have children. I am affectionate and loyal. I believe in monagomy. I love fine wines, great food and enjoying life to the fullest. I am very passionate, energetic, love to laugh, I have a witty, dry humor. Although I respect a certain level of independence in a relationship, ideally I would like to marry someone who enjoys a healthy balance of independent hobbies and shared interests and time spent together. A supportive partnership and shared interests is important to me. xo -M.