Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read this. I consider myself to be very positive man who has a great family and a lot of very good friends. I am adventurous by nature, and love to do a lot of outdoor activities. I kayak 2-3 times a week, and also enjoy cycling, hiking, and many other activities. In many ways, I have a very rich, full life and try to enjoy it to the fullest. Having said that, I miss sharing my life with someone special and would love to build a long-term relationship where life is experienced and lived out to the fullest. I've done quite a bit of traveling in the past and love the diversity of different cultures and experiences. I am very artistic, having a Bachelor and Masters degree from a well-known conservatory in Manhattan (piano). Even though my background is classical music, I love many different styles of music (rock, folk-rock [love Mumford and Sons!], Christian rock, etc.) and feel that good-quality live music of almost any style is exciting and fun. I am a very good cook, and love to create special dinners with family and friends. I am definitely a family man - I have 3 grown children who live on their own, and an 11 year old daughter that lives with me every other week. To complete the family experience, I have a large dog - an Airedale (large terrier), who is a gentle giant and very sweet spirited. In a perfect world (which admittedly doesn't exist) my special someone is fun-loving and without a lot of drama. She is content with both the simpler and the finer things in life; she enjoys life and is looking to share it with someone long-term. I'm looking forward to meeting someone who shares a similar outlook on life; is confident enough to have her own interests and dreams, but has enough common interests to be compatible. And, of course, there is always that elusive chemistry thing that pulls it all together. I have a lot of good qualities to offer a relationship. I look forward to getting to know yours. Thanks!