I find a great sense of humor and a sharp wit to be incredibly sexy. Goofy, irreverent, and politically-incorrect are a plus. I love someone who can "hit the ball back over the net" mentally, so to speak - all the better if it comes back with top- or side-spin. Mental couch-potatoes need not apply nor physical couch-potatoes. I like someone who will challenge me outdoors as well as in. Most importantly, know what you want and be honest about it...let's not waste time. KIDS: PLEASE KEEP READING - I don't have any. I'm not feeling a biological imperative or a "spawn or die" urge but I'd like to have kids. If you have them, still want them, don't want any, or don't want more, then that's perfectly fine. If you're someone I can't live without rest of my life without then that's THE most important thing ... kids or not. Yours, ours - it doesn't matter. They don't have to be my own. I'm clear on this, though: I have a ton to give and I'll make a great dad, and I want to make a difference. So if I'm not a father I want to be much more than "mom's boyfriend". If we're the loves of our lives, then that's the starting point. I’d love to have a relationship where we can’t keep our hands off each other and we each come first for each other. At the same time, I'm looking for a mature idea of passion (not drama). Let's either add something special to each other's life or agree to be friends and move on. A career in a scientific/health care profession pays the bills but I was a winemaker in a past life and I still have a passion for that life. I keep my hand in the business by judging wine competitions and as a tasting panelist for a national wine publication. I like to travel. I'm not too insecure to go solo but think travel is something to be shared. I still have lots of places I want to visit and others to re-visit but at this point I'd prefer to travel with someone special. That makes it more interesting and memorable. I do volunteer work with a child in the foster care system. I've traveled to Fiji, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Costa Rica and others. I clean up well but can prefer a hole-in-the-wall blues club. I love a woman who can appreciate wine and a great night out but still loves a cold beer on a hot day; she's actually started an intimate night together reading in bed (note: start...not finish); her Netflix queue includes an eclectic documentary among the dramas; dog slobber isn't toxic to her and she prefers big dogs over little yappers. Let’s talk more about the rest.