Let's see ...I'm a writer living in DC. Love DC's ethnic diversity, active communities, dive bars and unique restaurants. (The little bar at Kramer Books is the best place for an after work pint). I'm a big fan of other cultures, learning languages (I'm reaching fluency in Spanish and heading toward cracking the books on French). Travel is a passion. I read a ton - literature, travel writing, political tomes, anything that strikes the fancy). I love live music, good friends, a cold pint. Being outside, being athletic. I enjoy design and architecture, being involved with my community, politics and meeting new people. I believe life is to be enjoyed and explored. And that can be something as simple as chatting with a homeless kid in Bahia, Brazil (I think he ended up ripping me off, but that's another story) or sampling Sangrita con Tequila (not Sangria) in every Mexico City joint you can find. I love the ocean - or more specifically - sitting on my surfboard 100 yards out at dusk with sore muscles and a satisfied grin. But also the ocean in general ... Ok ... I'll leave the rest for discussion over that cold pint/glass of wine. (Except - on the advise of a female friend who said my profile might be a little heavy on the adventure side for the average Match audience - I'm including here the obligatory - comfortable in suit / jeans dynamic. So yes, despite the hair and the hostels, I am a home owner who knows where the forks go, knows the length a cuff should protrude from a suit and am comfortable chatting (and have) with senators, CEOs, and one's highly conventional parents. Just so you know:) Now .. what am I looking for? Hmmm.. ... I'm sort of a "know her when I see her" kind of guy. But in the abstract, it would be a good start if she were witty, intelligent, social, independent, interested in the world, attractive to me, kind, adventurous, enjoys travel of all forms and is always (or almost always) up for a good pint/glass of wine and good conversation.