Please, no phone number or texting before the first date. Searching for a life partner, someone with real values, a genuine person, a beautiful soul that will be the love of my life. Our world should mesh seamlessly. If you are looking for an independent, multicultural, outgoing, genuine, witty, playful, with great intellect and sense of humor, look no more. Other traits include: down to earth, cheerful, caring, loving, friendly, nurturing, compassionate, tolerant, respectful but not a fantasy rescuer. I am appropriately reserved at times. I treasure balance in life. I have been marinated in life experiences. I've lived through some of life's challenges with a positive approach and a smile. Like a complex wine, I can be alternately sweet, tart, sparkling, or mellow. Including companionship, friendship and nurturing our hearts, intellect, laughter, and romance, will make a perfect combination. Desirable but not imperative: dancing, Van Gogh, chocolate, nature, the ocean, jazz or blues, tennis, and traveling. I am well-traveled and this has opened my eyes to a different world by learning and interacting with other cultures of our globe. I believe that I have the emotional quotient, tools, experience, and willingness to seriously seek a committed relationship. I’d like to think that when I find the right person, he’ll fall in love with the whole package, and idiosyncrasies. Hopefully, you will find in me the traits you are looking for in a woman and perhaps I will be able to fulfill your desired hopes for the future. Last but not least, I truly appreciate honesty and openness and I can assure you won't be disappointed. E-mails are nice, but in the end, we’re looking for something real, someone real, and not just some written words. I trust my eyes and intuition better if I am able to see you than if I talk to you on the phone or text. Therefore, I prefer a face-to-face meeting to a PHONE CALL.