Although I’ve lived in Seattle for most of my life, I was raised outside of Boston and am still an Easterner at heart—forthright and opinionated, with Ivy League smarts and a quick wit. But underneath that you’ll find a passionate heart that flutters at the slightest caress—someone who loves to cuddle on the couch, hold hands at the movies and steal kisses in the kitchen. And if a Gershwin tune comes on the radio, don’t be surprised if I grab you for a spontaneous spin around the living room. I was lucky enough to find my perfect dance partner right out of college. He and I spent the next 28 years together, before cancer claimed his life in 2008. Someday I hope to meet another man with whom I can share the second act of my life. I’m looking for a guy who’s educated and intelligent, with boundless curiosity and a passion for culture—someone who knows the difference between Sondheim and Sontag, loves going to theatre, museums, galleries and movies, but also enjoys spending a leisurely evening entwined on the sofa with a sitcom on the boob tube and newspapers strewn around us. In my free time I like to read (mostly newspapers and magazines), attend arts events, go antiquing, listen to jazz and musicals (yup, I’m a show queen), and spend time fixing up my house on the beach. I adore animals, and share my life with a mini Aussie named Brady.