I'm a HOPEFUL ROMANTIC who believes that life's experiences are best when shared with a loving partner. I was brought up in a working class family in the Bronx. Although I've accomplished much in life, my values still reflect the importance of family, close friends and social gatherings around good food. I love to laugh, dance, listen to music and go to the theater and movies. I enjoy discovering unique ethnic restaurants, sharing exotic and elegant dishes with friends and loved ones. I like to get up and go, yet cuddle at the end of the day as we listen to each other share the high and low points of our day. I've traveled widely and have walked though Paris, Venice, Barcelona, Moscow, Jerusalem, Belfast, Bangkok, Harare, Capetown, London, Prague, Tokyo and Shanghai. I like to bike, hike, dance and explore with an active partner. I love being near the water. I'm very affectionate.I enjoy making my partner feel loved, appreciated and valued.