Don't be confused by the above location. I live in La Jolla, CA with pied-a-terres in Scottsdale, AZ and Burbank, CA and I travel back and forth very frequently on business and to visit my kids.
My name is Michael and I'm the nicest guy I know. And genuine too. I’m of Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish (Sephardic) decent and spiritual but not religious. I'm a gentleman scholar and was educated in San Diego and Seattle with graduate degrees in business and art history and minors in marketing and the biomedical sciences. I'm a private art and antiques dealer, magazine publisher, and own a national photography/video business. I'm extremely competitive in everything I do but I enjoy getting away from it all as much as possible and I don't just talk the talk, I get up and go!
I’m an alpha male without being an alpha jerk. I'm very active and fit and possess the strength and passion of a man half my age. What keeps me going like the Energizer Bunny is my insatiable desire to live life to the fullest. I love sailing, dance (think Argentine Tango), hard gym workouts, yoga, skiing, tennis, Zumba, and more. Art exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances are a must and my musical tastes range from rock, R&B, jazz and classical anything. I'm a true mensch and enjoy cooking Italian meals for my special woman and treating her like a lady in the traditional manner that seems to have fallen by the wayside these days.
I have been separated then divorced for the past four years after a long marriage. When I became single again, and with my fantastic kids now older, I realized that I was at a wonderful crossroads, a new beginning, in my life. So I started on an exciting alternate journey – what Robert Frost called the road “less traveled.” Life is far too short and I don’t intend on wasting a moment and hopefully I'll be sharing that with Miss Right.
I'm looking for a beautiful woman inside and out who likes to live life, not let it pass her by. Someone positive, warm, devoted, educated, financially secure, and both sophisticated and classy yet someone who knows how to let her hair down too. Extra points if you are a good communicator, a great kisser, and cute as a speckled pup. :-) Equally important, someone who truly believes that 1 + 1 does not equal 2, it equals 1. And, of course, someone who loves chocolate!
So, if you’re looking for a good friend and devoted companion, a wonderful listener, a super respectful guy with a great sense of humor, honest and devoted, extremely gentle and caring, very fit, a good dancer and decent yoga partner along with an excitingly passionate lover all rolled in one, someone who will lift you up and not put you down, someone you can go to to feel safe with no pressure, no demands, and no expectations placed upon you whatsoever, where you can feel young, beautiful, free, and alive – then I'm your guy.