I'm a loving, passionate and successful guy, who also is loyal and devoted to my family and friends -- and now clean-shaven. Generally, I am driven to excel at whatever I make a part of my life, whether it is a lawsuit for a client, a romantic relationship to which I have committed, or a new recipe (I am a decent cook and baker).
My passions include exploring new restaurants (I was a newspaper restaurant critic before and during law school), travel to exotic places (loved Kenya, India and Venezuela; also fond of France and Portugal), ice skating, organizing a Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving whenever possible, and sleight of hand (I paid my way through law school doing magic shows and today represent organizations like the Magic Castle nightclub -- where I was a headliner back in the day). I strive to stay active and enjoy most sports and athletic activities (hiking and camping & the 4th Street Steps too), and have a muscular build.
Although I've given a generally serious tone to this essay, I'm sometimes funny and comfortable being goofy when appropriate (allegedly I do excellent impressions of certain Muppets). After all, there is a performer bottled up inside me, but I'm controlled/strategic about when he gets uncorked.
I was raised in Washington, DC (in the city itself), moved here to attend law school, and after 22 years remain an "East Coast kind of guy".
Bottom line: your friends and family are sure to like me -- and at minimum you probably will think that I am a great guy even if, arguendo (there goes that lawyer talk!), there is no compelling chemistry between us.
Finally, I'm the dad of identical twin sons who are the most delightful little guys on the planet. I'm generally complimented on my parenting skills, and I think that the lessons I learn from raising them (I co-parent with my Ex) are helping me with my other relationships too (platonic, business and romantic). Being a father is fabulous and incredibly grounding -- and it's wonderful to be reminded on a daily basis what is truly important in life.
You and I will click if our similarities outweigh our differences, and you generally view those differences as complimentary. It also will help if you are a good communicator, loving and very affectionate. It also will help if you have learned that relationships are messy, that we sometimes hurt our partner's feelings despite the best of intentions, and that all we can do is apologize, try to do better in the future and learn from what life has brought us thus far.
Finally, the data here is accurate. Unlike some, I have not fudged about my height or age.