I am warm, positive, interested in people and I marvel at life. I am a semi-retired professional, originally from Paris, France, but I have lived in Los Angeles long enough to call it home. I try to take reasonably good care of myself, keeping in shape by eating well, swimming and going to the gym. I love a good laugh, a great film and take much pleasure in reading but I would say that I enjoy nothing more than good conversation with a caring, gentle, interesting person -- whether that be with a stranger or friend. I am politically invested, somewhere right of center, tending toward independent more often than not. I am told I am very romantic, and I am not afraid to engage and respond emotionally to all that is affecting in the human experience. My two grown children and their families are extremely important to me, and they are a source of much joy. While my life is a happy and fulfilled one, finding a lovely, well-matched companion would add a great deal more warmth and meaning to it.