The priorities in my life are excellence in my profession, love of family and friends, an insatiable desire to learn about and experience new things, and a desire to take care of myself, and my partner with equal devotion. Some of my best traits are emotional intelligence, intellectual curiosity, intuition, and optimism. I can, at times, be goofy, serious, thoughtful, and caring. I try to live each day with energy and passion. With all our individual difficulties and problems in the world at large, it is sometimes impossible to simply be grateful and appreciate the joys of just being alive.I am interested in finding my partner for life's journey. Being a genuine person, the best match for me is an independent, educated, adventurous, attractive, and confident woman. She should have a compassionate heart. She should have solid kissing skills. I will treat here like a queen. You are giving and caring. You crave a relationship in which both partners strive to nourish a relationship. I have many diverse interests, from science to arts/music, and learning about my religion and heritage. Athletic and active, I also am an avid outdoors person, participating in triathlons, marathons, xc-skiing and hiking. I try to make it to the gym most days. My passions are not just career related. A news junkie and bookworm, I can often be found reading about world events, pop-culture, and history. Music is a great love and my tastes range from opera to folk/bluegrass to speed metal. I could give you a top 10 list for why you should go out with me, but I'll stick with the #1 reason, the other nine you can discover after you meet me: The #1 reason....... I'd make a GREAT boyfriend!!