Are you a truly nice, smart and eye-catching woman who might wow a genuinely decent and interesting guy with a certain something special?
Close, but reliably objective, female friends: nice guy, true gentleman, a "catch"
Students: great professor, "the bomb"
Former pets: instant rapport with dogs and cats
Neighbors: nice flower and vegetable beds (shares his Swiss chard), helps round-up stray dogs (see above)
Previous dates: stimulating dinner conversation (OK, this might be speculative)
My mother: very handsome (ok, she's biased)
My sister: stop being so picky (I am not, but I know what attracts me)
Masculine: I like and appreciate the differences between men and women. I like to think of masculinity in terms of a steady, considerate strength
Professor (loves teaching and working with college-age kids)
Very healthy and fit (working continually to be “athletic and toned”) and my students always think I am younger than I really am (of course they may just be trying to butter up the prof.)
Lived in Iowa, Washington, DC, Madrid, Sevilla before Austin
Traveler for work (mostly Europe) and pleasure (open to suggestions)
Happy with the person I am and patient enough to wait for the one who I know is right
Firm in his convictions but open-minded, non-judgmental and accepting of all backgrounds and beliefs
Not overtly religious but I try to live by the Golden Rule
Even-tempered: adverse to conflict and fighting
Romantic when inspired by the right woman
Feminine (attractive in my eyes, physically fit, a sense of style that ranges from jeans to the more formal, smells good)
Intelligent and inquisitive about the outside world (someone to challenge me intellectually and open new vistas)
Kind and considerate to both those to whom she is close and to strangers as well
Adventurous (willing to explore outside the box sometimes)
Open-minded (see above)
Optimistic and cheerful (I will buck you up when times are hard if you do the same for me)
Enjoys eating healthily and well (simple or haute cuisine—I like to cook but will share the kitchen)
Good sense of humor
Multicultural in outlook
A big plus for lovers of classical music, ballet, opera, folk, world music, fine arts, etc.
Someone who dislikes drama and conflict, and drinks less rather than more
Photos: Mine are fairly current; I would appreciate yours to be as well