Things that make me smile: pilates, being fit, Jacuzzis after skiing, shoes, witticisms, naughty innuendo, high thread count sheets, linguistic volleys, self-sufficiency, laughing w/ friends, toe-curling chemisty, puppy breath, sushi, intricate layers of flavor, oysters on the half shell, seared foie gras, dirty martinis, foot massages, ass-kicking pilates, and a great day of hiking (not it that particular order). Things I hate: paying taxes, fatalistic attitudes, dependence, gardening, Patchouli, mosquitoes, self-pity, jealousy, dishonesty, insecurity, fiscal irresponsibility, passive-aggressive behaviour, homophobia, people who don't use their turn signals, and blue cheese............. Happy to fill my days w/ pilates, travel, and laughs over wine. I take pride in my appearance and stay in shape. International travel is my greatest passion, hence my proclivity toward people w/ curiosity about the world. Hoping to find someone who shares the same sick sense of humor and laughs at the same ironies in life. I want to grow old laughing w/ my best friend! I don't enjoy the company of clingy or co-dependant people and am not looking for a boyfriend to fill a "void". My ideal partner is straight forward enough to tell me when I've got spinach in my teeth and has better things to do than wait outside the dressing room for me while I shop. He does not play air guitar, air drums, or any other air instrument. He is not the guy with a parrot on his shoulder at the beach. He doesn't wear Ed Hardy / Affliction nor does he wear excessive man-jewelry, nail polish nor sport a comb-over. He understands that WWF wrestling is fake, is not "born-again", nor is he participating in any 12-step program. He dislikes people who have mini-vans w/ bumper stickers of their itemized stick figure family members. He, too, believes that Prius drivers suck. He is an excellent read of character and can accurately guess which line will move fastest through airport security. He isn't a social liability, has decent table manners, and is kind to animals. He respects his mother and is mature enough to stay friends w/ women he's previously dated. Chivalry is important to him and he knows it has little to do with paying for things. He can find Argentina on a map, has a passport and isn't afraid to fly. He's intelligent, motivated and committed to being his best. He understands that "Athletic and Toned" is independent of "Cup Size" and that breasts can be bought whereas muscle is earned. The word mediocrity is not part of his vocabulary and when people see us together in public, they envy our connection. His mental acuity makes him an outlier, he owns more power tools than I do, and (ideally) he is the alpha in the room. Willingness to dress up for Halloween is a must. Great smile (oral confidence?) goes a long way. He is passionate about food and tolerates that I; eat slowly, am vocal when enjoying a meal and when really loving food, often close my eyes to intensify the flavor. He takes good care of himself, stays in shape, and knows how to compromise. Ideally he prefers playing sports over watching sports. He is not the jacka*s loudly grunting at the gym. He appreciates good lingerie and isn't just trying to remove it. He agrees that the sexiest thing about a woman is her confidence and he isn't threatened by opinions differing from his own. Vanity is O.K. but he can't be afraid to get his hands dirty. Most important is that he's strong and challenges me mentally, physically, and emotionally. (FYI: I'm not into tattoos or piercings and actors are probably better suited with someone else. I'm not at all interested in folks w/ a SAG card, nor people who haven't been outside of the United States) On another note, I was advised by other friends on Match that in order to prevent elimination from searches, listing one's age under 40 is helpful...so I did. I actually just celebrated my 40th a couple months ago...just so you know.