I grew up in London and New York before living in the San Francisco Bay area for 17 years. I lived in San Diego for 8 years and moved to Manhattan Beach in 2009. I am enthusiastic and passionate about life, I want to experience as much as I can and share it with someone in a real and profound way. I love to laugh and try not to take life too seriously. I am a thinker but I am also spontaneous. I love romance. I enjoy the process of really getting to know someone, being open and direct. I love to try new things, push the boundaries a bit. I am very active and workout, play sports and do all kinds of outdoor activities very regularly. My interests are wide ranging from film to classical music, to all kinds of travel, to dining out and dancing (my latest discovery is the Argentine Tango!). I recently discovered Bikram Yoga and love it!! Travel is especially stimulating for me, both adventure and exotic travel like zip lines over the Costa Rican jungle or a safari or trip to India as well as wonderful European places like Paris, London or all of Italy! Making a difference, making a contribution to the world is increasingly important to me, and I am actively searching for more ways to do this. I hope my partner can be a part of this too. I am looking for someone who is strong, independent and self assured but who also can be vulnerable, affectionate and passionate. I want to be with someone who recognizes that our time apart makes our time together better and stronger. I would like someone who enjoys travel, who relishes a dinner out or a dinner party with active profound discussion and who loves to laugh and be silly as well. Openness, honesty, trust and integrity are absolutely critical. I am looking for someone who is reflective, introspective and thoughtful. Spontaneity and flexibility are also very appealing to me as is an attitude of appreciating each day and making the most out of it! I am looking for a real, life partner to share the joys of life, to share my children with and to help do good things in the world.