This is much harder than it seems to describe yourself to the world. Well, let's see.... I was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago in a Italian/Catholic family, moved to the northern suburbs about 18 years ago. I really like the burbs much better. Have been a self employed entrepreneur for most of my adult life. I am very proud of the two kids I raised, who are now 19 and 18 and not home too much anymore, so it's time for me to get out there.
I love to laugh, almost to a fault where I laugh when maybe I shouldn't. I love to cook and try all kinds of ethnic foods. I love casual socializing, nothing that has to be all planned out and uncomfortable. Like to go out but not the type that has to be in a bar or club every weekend. Would rather do something very informal with friends.
What am I looking for? I like someone who is independent, someone who likes a nice quiet evening at home or taking in a movie, local street / art fair or just going for a casual dinner. Someone who can laugh and also laugh at themselves.
I love to travel but probably haven't done enough of it. I love Vegas (not that I am a huge gambler but like to hit the tables every now and then). The people watching there is like no where else, the hotels and restaurants are spectacular. I love to cruise and have been on more than a few. Europe and Italy might be next on my hit list.
Dogs are a big part of my life. My business revolves around them (a pretty unique / niche business - will tell you about it later). I have always had dogs since a small kid and think everyone especially children should have one.
I really don't drink much (a beer or glass of wine every once in a while). I don't smoke and that is probably the only deal breaker I have (really don't like the smoke, never have and probably never will).
Generally I'm a pretty quiet guy till you get to know me. Then sometimes you can't shut me up. I like meeting new people but probably not the first one to initiate conversation. I like to sit back and observe.