First and foremost. I love women. In general. I always have. I should stop there, but I won't. I've always been a romantic. It's been both a blessing and a curse, but I still am.
I'm a very good listener. I can make you laugh...in my family a sense of humor is in the in the genes.
I enjoy good wine, dark beer when I drink beer at all, and especially single malt scotch.
For as long as I can remember, I've been a pretty voracious reader, from the classics to beach novels. I enjoy all sorts of movies.... North by Northwest, Before Sunrise, The King's Speech, Casablanca, City Island, Ghostbusters, The Descendants, The Philadelphia Story, Coen Bros., Tarantino, Wes Anderson. I think Steve Martin is sort of a genius. Sports? Yes, but never at the expense of life, except when the NY Giants have a shot at the Super Bowl. Travel? Love it, but life got in the way the last few years. I dislike traveling alone.
I am an absolute dyed in the wool romantic, and believe that a great relationship requires not only chemistry, physical attraction, and intellectual compatibility, but also mutual respect and reciprocal affection displayed often and unexpectedly. There is nothing like a hug or kiss (or flowers and gifts for no particular reason) just for the hell of it. A quiet night by the fire, watching a movie, or just being together are every bit as appealing as a night out on the town.
80% of life is showing up. I do. Always have and always will.