Well, here we go again. I'm back after a brief hiatus, still looking for my beshert. I'm an intelligent, thoughtful and somewhat shy 42 year-old. I was born in NY and grew up in NJ. I have lived in the Carolinas for most of the last twenty years. I try to stay in shape and appreciate a similar effort from my partner. I enjoy dining, movies, hiking, soccer, reading, travel, wine, live music, good conversation and hanging out with good friends. I tend to listen more than I talk, particularly when I first meet someone, but I do open up after a bit.