To start, I’m a genuinely happy person and feel fortunate to live the life I do. I have a great family and friends that are more like my family than simply friends. These relationships and all they’ve allowed me to experience and learn, are my treasures! I am rich because of them!
As for the details: I have a career I love and a new private practice that I’m growing into something of my dreams. I’m active and enjoy cycling and swimming. I learned to swim this year and just completed by first open water half mile swim! Running is on hold for now until I nurse my knee back to health, but once that happens I’ll be back on track to train for a triathlon…an item on my bucket list. I grew up surrounded by music and it stuck with me. I love listening to live music and dancing to salsa. I’m a fan of jazz, latin jazz, salsa, soul, RB, Motown classics, world music...and there are probably many other types I’d love if I heard it. Living in New York makes it easy to listen to, look at and watch just about anything in the arts.
Which brings me to the fact that I’m a native New Yorker and very much a lover of this city. I enjoy its energy and its grit, its diversity and its incredible resources to satisfy just about any interest or whim. I take advantage of that as often as I can. I also love taking road trips outside of the city though. Sometimes its really nice to see trees that don’t grow from the concrete slabs of our sidewalks! I would love to do more of both with someone who shares similar interests… and someone who likes to venture well beyond the bounds of this great city and continent:) I’m an explorer by nature and it would be great if you were too!
When I have a free day with nothing planned, I’m content to meet with a friend for coffee and great conversation, but I can also wile away the hours reading. I read tons, from crime novels to biographies of inspiring women who change the world—the latter being my genre of choice. Philosophy and religion are also high up on my list, but if I’m at a friends house and they happen to have latest copy of “Us” magazine, I’m not above reading the gossip too!
And have I mentioned eating? As much as I enjoy being active and taking care of my body, I also enjoy eating for its gustatory pleasures and social joys! That’s where my family and friends have always gathered…around a table of food! I love trying new restaurants, but outside of a few staple favorites, I rarely remember the ones I’ve visited. I wouldn’t exactly call me a foodie, because it’s more about being in new places with new faces, foods, sounds and energy for me. Thai, Italian and sushi are my preferred comfort foods but I’m pretty open to anything. A great night for me is having a fabulous meal with all sorts of conversation and laughs, good wine and maybe some live salsa with dancing. If not salsa, then jazz. I also love a relaxed night going to the movies and cooking a great meal at home. I’m a good, not great cook, and can follow a recipe really well. I enjoy the whole process from food shopping to food prep, cooking and then eating.
I think this gives a little glimpse of me. Of course, in person can’t be beaten:) I’m really looking forward to meeting someone who shares some of my interests and my values. Someone who loves his life and who is looking to share it and make life that much better. You should be confident and compassionate. Lighthearted, fun and warm. Road trips and exploration a must! Someone who loves...or at least likes..cooking. Interested in social issues and who can be supportive of my fervor for social issues and bettering the world for women and children. Active. Curious about other cultures and places. Communicative and honest. And definitely someone who simply appreciates his life…I’m looking forward to meeting you!