I'm currently in Boston for a few weeks to see my puppies before heading back home to Italy on the 7th of December in time for ski season. Let's meet up for a drink! I'm an upper-middle class midwestern extrovert, and a dog person. A University of Michigan graduate (just barely...), I've seen and lived in much more of the world than most. I'm generally warm and affectionate and tend to say what I think (there's a filter, it just isn't always fully engaged). When I believe something is true, I tend to present it as such. It is important to me to understand the why behind statements or beliefs. I work well with people who have strength of conviction. For me, a debate is not necessarily a conflict, rather it is an opportunity to better understand another person and perhaps, as a result, the world around us. I'm unlikely to be willing to pursue a relationship with a woman I meet online who is over 36.