This Chicago native is ready to find his soul mate and life partner. I'm perfectly content on my own but looking for someone that might make life even better than it already is. Personal traits I value and try to live by: passion, well-roundedness, respectfulness, self-confidence, wisdom, creativity, and hopeful determination. What we might share: Thankful kisses in the morning; An email or phone call during the day to say "It matters to me that you're there"; Time around the dinner table to unwind, talk, tell stories; A short walk with the dog before a night side by side; Our hopes, our fears, our joy; Music, books, movies; Our bodies. What we might create: A mutually supportive partnership which will enable each of us fulfill our personal goals (examples might be: hobbies, career, family, friendships, personal enrichment, and education); A beautiful home which will be a refuge from the world, and that will reflect individual and shared values and traditions; A love story equal to the greatest human epics (religious and humanist) even worthy of film, yet which will not end with the closing credits. A testimony of what two people can accomplish through passionate nurturing, respectful listening and honest communication, that when death calls will allow us to say "my life has been better because of you."