I love to learn and try new things. I am introspective, analytical, decisive, sensitive (but not weak), sensual (love to give massages to the right person), assertive (but not aggressive) and curious. I always try to look at the world with an open and independent mind. At first I may appear to be conservative, but don't judge a book by its cover. I'm pretty laid back, but determined when it comes to things that are important to me. I am an Atheist, but I grew up in a Conservative Jewish home and I still value Jewish tradition and feel a strong connection to Israel. I have a Masters in Applied Math and I am a Software Developer in the Financial field. My career is important to me and I've worked hard to get where I am, but I have learned that there are more important things in life. I enjoy movies (mainstream/independ ent), live music, dancing, reading, dining out, traveling (recent trips were to Spain and London), theatre, relaxing, current events (BBC News and The Economist), spending time in Central Park and exploring Manhattan. I love dogs (although I don't have one now).