I combine an accomplished academic career with femininity, young look (all photos attached to my profile were taken in 2006). very active lifestyle, excellent health, and natural fitness (no tedious work-outs, no dieting). After many years of living in a variety of countries and working at a variety of universities, I have decided to settle down in the DC area and hope to find true love here. My interests are various and flexible, although my preferences are the following: traveling, including hiking, bicycling, kayaking, mountain climbing, classical and jazz music, non-mystery books, European movies, French cuisine and wine. My friends characterize me as a tender, compassionate, generous person with a great sense of humor (I am a good joke teller) and a talent for cooking and interior design.