Definitely ready for meeting a great guy for dating. I'm a Cleancut, fit, 5'9" 150's, lean, trim, dark brown/hazel eyes, alternately thoughtful, candid,ironic, funny, fun, and affectionate. First and foremost, I really like a guy who is SMART, with an edge tempered by a good sense of humor, masculine, modest, interested in others, a good listener....(and it wouldn't hurt if he smells good (w/o cologne) and is a good kisser) I seem to click with guys who are witty, fun, smart, good laughers, spontaneous, dependable, masculine and affectionate--on top of things. Not into guys who talk incessantly about their careers...or who keeps the cell phone on during dinner (or in bed!) Loves and Hates: LOVE going out to lunch and dinner, love talking on the phone or in person with variety of friends, love dogs, love my family, love having challenging interesting work.... love chocolate. Hate it when people talk loudly on their cell phones in elevators....or pull them out on dates! Not into guys who don't listen well...or interrupt....can't stand waiters who don't bring you the water for 15 minutes! Originally from Buffalo, NY. I was trained for 9 years as a concert pianist, then switched gears in my mid 20's, wound up writing a book and became a journalist/author without a long-range plan to do so. Although work has been important, having close friends and family, a dog, and a boyfriend have been the things that really make life zing.