I have a great zest for life, a deep sense of curiosity and many wide-ranging interests. Friends would describe me as thoughtful, intelligent, nurturing and competent. I'm very independent but deeply value close relationships and I'm also an incurable romantic. I own/run my own business - recruitment of very senior level executives in education and publishing. I'm also committed to sitting on a few non-profit boards - giving back is really important to me. Now that my kids are older I've made a commitment to traveling to a new country each year. Last year it was Italy this year Turkey. My next planned trip is to Cuba. I'm an avid reader and I'm active - I particularly love long walks, bike rides and pilates. I enjoy good wine and cooking. My life is enriched by strong ties to family and friends but I'd like to add a special relationship that can bring me laughter and good companionship. Love would be an added bonus. I'm very affectionate and playful. I'm also well-educated and interested in learning about new things, debating issues and exploring this extraordinary world. I'm financially independent and therefore only looking for someone to "take care" of me through good company, thoughtfulness and caring. My ideal match will be very smart, well educated, open minded, adventurous, thoughtful, respectful, kind. His ego will be in check and he will be a man who values integrity and transparency.