How does one begin? I am not certain who I want to meet here, but I do know I have not met her elsewhere. Still, you know who you are, so I will tell you a bit about me. I am fit and active: cycling, skiing, hiking, mountaineering, and just out and moving. My job is demanding and I like it most of the time, but it does not define me, and perhaps as importantly, I enjoy extended vacations, allowing me time for travel and skiing (29 days at Mammoth in 2010/11) I read obsessively and with passion—literature, history, criticism, some poetry. And, while I am certainly a skeptic, I can be shaken and deeply moved by ideas, beautiful language, or essential humanity. Friends and colleagues comprise my adopted family, but I spend much of my time alone. Solitude is often lovely, and I enjoy my own company, but I miss the intimacy—physical and emotional—of a close and loving relationship. I am a sensualist and a romantic who has not replaced his libido with career or addiction; nothing stirs me quite like the furtive smile of a pretty woman. But, as this is our first (albeit virtual) meeting, perhaps I should save a bit of mystery for a real world rendezvous. I am seeking a woman who is bright, funny, sensual, ironic (without bitterness), passionate about something, engaged in the world, thoughtful and thinking, calm and self aware in—perhaps—a slightly bent and edgy kinda way, and patient—someone who can laugh at my foibles, and her own. Adventurous and nesting, emotionally and physically available; likes (loves) their work, but has time for other people, e.g., me. Intellectually curious and sexy; which is pretty much the same thing. An active woman who enjoys the outdoors, used bookstores, and flea markets—in Cuzco and on Fairfax. Often unafraid, and moody is ok if you don't mind being mercilessly teased. Not least of all, libidinous when inspired, or for reasons all her own.