I am a novice at this kind of thing. Just thought I'd take a gander and see what all of this hubbub was about. Thought it might be an interesting alternative-- What's to lose? About me: I'm someone that prefers to listen and hear about others than talk about myself, so *blush*, I guess I'll approach it this way... what would my friends and family say about me? In a nutshell, I'm a romantically-minded (in terms of life) idealist, with a healthy balance of pragmatism. I am loyal, trustworthy and tend to see the good in everything. I laugh a lot and most (unless they're lying) would concur that I have quite a sense of humor. I'm spontaneous, love an adventure, and see life as such. Very loving and giving to all those important to me. A bit sassy. I am creative-minded, and tend to excel in things which allow me to express it (art, language, culture, design). Am pretty active as well. I grew up here for most of my life. Lived in London when I was little, went to school in NY and then boarding school in Switzerland. College back here. Background in design. Recently moved back... My Ideal: I'm looking for someone to laugh with, who enjoys life, is intellectually curious, and FUN to be around. A witty sense of humor and SMARTS are a must. There is nothing sexier than a brainy man who is in touch with his silly side. A confident, well-educated, cultured man. Someone who is as open-minded, as he is comfortable in his own skin... holding steadfast to his convictions and values. That is alluring. Being handsome doesn't hurt... An adventurous, up-beat and open-minded outlook is important. Someone, who sees the glass as half-full, and life as a true opportunity to grow and expand. Being spiritually aware is important. As is, appreciating and nurturing the relationships in one's life- family, friends etc... something very important to me. Someone who- when the end of the day comes round- is excited, and looks forward to, unwinding and hanging out with me, as much as I do with him (thinking heart skips beat...excited)... I know it's out there Reading the above, I must admit I sound a bit cheesy, but holding out for the total package... and I think that MIGHT cover the major bases. Stay tuned.... (ps. I prefer emails to winks, and I prefer conversation to emails... guess email is a good screening process though!!! Can send pics if need be.) While I genuinely do enjoy meeting new people (note: all photos posted are from THIS year... ), if you choose to fudge things as height, age, or any other basic realities, I'm not the girl to reach out to. To re-itterate, honesty matters.