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56 year old man
Manhattan, New York, United States

Seeking:
women 43-58
Within:
15 Miles of Manhattan, New York, United States
Relationship:
Divorced
Have kids:
Yes, they sometimes live at home (1)
Want kids:
No, but it's OK if my partner has kids
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Body type:
Athletic and toned
Height:
5'9" (175cms)
Faith:
Jewish
Smoke:
No Way
Drink:
Moderately

 

ABOUT HIM & WHO HE'S LOOKING FOR

Wherein our Hero describes his Quality, Encounters with a Belgian, and contemplates the Prospects of romantic Attachment with a Lady...

I'm 56 (still hanging in there). Live on the park (with a nice view into the trees that frames my geraniums). Into cooking, tennis, good art (e.g., 19th century naturalism--Audubon, David Roberts, McKinney and Hall), classical sculpture, Navaho rugs and kilims, vintage jazz guitars.

I like to cook in and entertain. Civilized, urbane and simultaneously very American and very not. Vaguely Europhilic. I can get in trouble fast in several foreign languages. Funny at times in my way. I like to live well. I promise to be winsome, witty and charming. Kulturny. I can be romantic if inspired.

My profile was hacked and for a few days I was unwittingly presented as a 61 year old Belgian accountant living in Phoenix. The rest of this space was previously devoted to a lengthy excursion on my various tastes, interests and attributes. It described a man of quality and parts. Men wanted to be me, women wanted to be with me. I discoursed on wine, jazz (the transcendent achievements of Ella, Sinatra, Basie), ancient history, the architecture of Venice, the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria, galley warfare, the code duello, the grace and power of sports cars, thoroughbred horses and beautiful women...the 13 constituent varietals of Chateauneuf du Pape. It was generally received as refined, humorous and informative. There was a good line about how my knees are shot but everything else works. Ah yes. And how I maintained my customary sang froid during Hurricane Sandy by sipping Malbec and watching zombie movies.

It helps if you are close to Manhattan. Different time zones are not close, nor are places with a visa requirement. Non-contiguous area codes are negotiable. I was thinking maybe a cab ride away or the cross-town bus. To me, SoHo is a bit of an excursion (the shellfish tower at Balthazar is worth the trip; the blanquet de veau is not).

PS: My nom de guerre and professional role model is Manfred Powell, QC. This is the internet dating equivalent of a jellybean contest.

PPS: If all this seems relentlessly high-brow, you will be appalled by how low-brow I can be. Beneath the glib banter lies an ordinary guy. I like to drink beer, watch football, fix cars and scratch.

Winks, favorites and likes serve a purpose, but without pix or a visible profile, it's exasperating. Please no more winks and likes from East Europe with dubious email addresses. And bear in mind that spelling is a window to the soul. SpaciBo bolshoi.

Interests:
Coffee and conversation, Cooking, Dining out, Movies/Videos, Museums and art, Music and concerts, Performing arts, Playing sports, Political interests, Shopping/Antiques, Travel/Sightseeing, Wine tasting
Sports & exercise:
Tennis / Racquet sports, Weights / Machines, Other types of exercise
Exercise habits:
I exercise 3-4 times per week
Pets:
Pet Essay:

The kiddie pets have expired. My daughter wants a dog but walking is a problem during the day and I prefer to keep the fine and rare Azerbaijani carpets and medieval tapestries spotless.

Political views:
Some other viewpoint
Sign:
I don't believe in astrology
College:
Yale University, New Haven, CT
For fun:

Play jazz guitar pretty well for a guy with a day job. Know a lovely arrangement of "The Way You Look Tonight." Fitness is a priority. (I hope it is for you too). Used to windsurf a lot off Fire Island and Napeague. Have 300 btls of wine. Help.

Favorite hot spots:

Cortona; Sienna; Montalcino; Oaxaca (mole); El Dorado County (Latcham Vineyards); Santa Fe (Chimayo chile powder); Venice (I was the Doge in a prior life); London (Purdey & Sons); Napeague (towards Montauk opposite Lobster Roll); The Bar Next Door.

Favorite things:

Having about four friends over for dinner and wine. Roast duck, potato gratin, red cabbage with brown sugar and apple cider. Lamb braised in a Dutch oven with herbs? Seared scallops? Clams grilled open and doused with sake? Sauternes.

Last read:

Read a lot of ancient history and historical fiction. Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa; John Stephens 19th century travelogues about the Middle East and Central America. Daniel Silva (Mossad assassin cum art restorer). For TV: Vikings, Roma, BSG.

ABOUT... HIM HIS DATE
APPEARANCE:
Height:
5'9" (175cms)
5'2" (157cms) to 5'10" (177cms)
Body type:
Athletic and toned
Slender, About average, Athletic and toned
Eyes:
Blue
No preference
Hair:
Dark brown
Auburn / Red, Black, Light brown, Dark brown, Blonde, Dark blonde
   
LIFESTYLE:
Smoke:
No Way
No Way
Drink:
Moderately
Moderately
Occupation:
Legal
No preference

Lawyer with a boutique practice in the international art market. I spend a lot of time on the phone with colorful art world types. Clients call me from Norwegian fjords and ski-lifts while I am stuck at my desk. Grrrr.

Income:
I'll tell you later
No preference
Relationship:
Divorced
No preference
Have kids:
Yes, they sometimes live at home (1)
Yes, and they sometimes live at home, No, Yes, and they live away from home, Yes, and they live at home
Want kids:
No, but it's OK if my partner has kids
No, but it's OK if my partner has kids
   
BACKGROUND/VALUES:
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Asian, Black / African descent, East Indian, Latino / Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American, Pacific Islander, White / Caucasian, Other

Manhattan native and resident. That probably explains a few things. Could use an attitude adjustment about certain aspects of urban living.

Faith:
Jewish
No preference

Lite. In reality, neither spiritual nor religious. Borderline atheist. I might have preferred Roman or Viking polytheism.

Languages:
English
No preference
Education:
Graduate degree
No preference

Yale 1979; Northwestern Law 1984.

Over-educated in some ways, densely ignorant in others. Literate but innumerate. My email strings tend to relate to cultural policy, the art market, buying wine, Middle East politics and vintage jazz guitars.

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