I am outgoing, fun-loving and passionate. About life in general and in a relationship. I'm Italian. If I like you, I'll hug you. I am also extremely dependable. If I say I am going to do something I do it. I am a better giver than receiver and a soft touch. Especially with my nephews. Close to my family. Sisters rule. Definitely ambitious; like what I do but have no desire to have to work until 65. I started my career as an accountant so I am fairly conservative. Er, sort of. I can always justify shoes and jeans – when they fit like a glove and make my legs look miles long. And vacations are a necessity. It’s nice to kick back, relax and indulge for a bit. Love the beach but HATE sand in my suit. So, sometimes I stay poolside and look at the people on the beach digging sand out of their suits.
I work out almost daily but am NOT a gym rat. Just disciplined. Like what it does for my heart and head. There's something about working up a good sweat while running with the ipod cranked. Love to be outside. TV is usually background (unless there's a new No Reservations on. Love anthony bourdain and all his irreverency) although watching a movie, sharing vino and conversation with the right person can make for a great evening. It's not always what you do, its who you do it with. Willing to take calculated risks. Won't jump out of an airplane BUT will fly off somewhere spontaneously. Culture is good. Museums, Broadway, concerts. huge music fan – all types. Just starting painting again after a few years off. Feels great.
Social; can talk to anyone about anything but have a small inner circle. I tend to gravitate towards smart, dry witted people. Probably because that's how I am. Well, I am dry anyway. A little repartee and innuendo with a charming male is great fun. And, speaking of men, a "guy who golfs" is a must (literal or figurative - feel free to substitute - tossing back a few beers w/ the boys, poker nights, alone time contemplating naval). I firmly believe that the best relationships are those that allow for both ME and WE time. Love spontaneous smooches, snuggling, etc. I want someone that thinking about makes me smile and gives me an edgy feeling of anticipation and stomach butterflies. If you want to know what I’m looking for listen to Elbow’s “One Day Like This”. I want someone that feels the same and is not afraid to act on it.
OK being alone but relationships make life more interesting and way more fulfilling. It's nice to have someone to do for, that cares if you've had a bad day. And, after seeing everyone fire up their phones when a recent flight landed, realized that I really do want to have someone to call to say, "i'm home". Always trying new recipes – way more fun to do it with/for someone. Even if you can't cook, you can probably dice an onion. Don't like ice cream but I'll never pass up a good piece of bread. And you'll never have to help clean up unless you want to. Cleaning is better than therapy.
Not one to go out for the sake of going out; there has to be some connection. Firm believer in pheromones. A man in worn jeans and an untucked white shirt will always be incredibly sexy to me. Or 2 day stubble and a ten year old concert t? Just described Home Depot on a Saturday morning. Great viewing. Pretty handy although I did once blow out half the lights in my house.
Must haves: kindness, integrity, some sort of "spark", passion for the people in their life, confidence but not arrogance, wit (the drier the better), the ability not just to converse but communicate on many levels and some semblance of what's going on in the world outside of the NFL. Not that I care if you watch every sunday. I like football (prefer hockey!!). You don't have to open the door for me but I appreciate men who call if they say they are going to. To be fair, if you don't say it, I don't expect it.
And conformity has a place, but there's something about a professional guy w/ a hint of bad boy lurking below the surface.