I'm a friendly and giving person (a bit shy at times). I try to see the positive side of life. I enjoy spending time with family and friends (who doesn't). I am very active and love to be outdoors. I often travel during the summer and major holidays (a benefit of being a professor). I also like going out to eat, movies, hiking, running, walking my dog, traveling, and occasionally cooking. I grew up outside NYC and lived in California among other places. I would like to meet someone who is active, loves animals, and enjoys living life.