If you're looking for an intelligent, funny, and charming guy who just so happens to be reliable, and a consummate gentleman then look no further! Here is a little more about myself: I am an ex-New Yorker transplanted here in CA for 12 years now. I seek a wonderful woman to share good times and bad - from walks on the beach, to nights out at the movies as well as hiking, biking and travelling - basically a life companion and more. Someone I would want to see every night before I fall asleep and every morning as I wake up - as well as every minute in between. I'm more complex than can be listed in a brief essay, if you want to know more, you'll need to ask! For a first date, I would strive to make sure we have a good time, a bit of laughter and fun always helps to break the initial tension when you meet someone new for the first time. As ideal relationships go, some compromise, up to a point, is usually necessary for a successful one. Having some common interests, or background is also important, but not essential. Usually a good relationship has a certain inexpressible chemistry a bond that serves as a foundation to build upon. A situation in which we'd both grow and thrive, and complement one another, where we couldn't wait to see one another again! Both you and I would be the most important things in each other’s lives, if we had an ideal (or close to ideal) relationship. Most importantly from past relationships, I have learned to listen carefully to what you might have to say, to give more than to take, and I've learned you don't need a reason to bring flowers or some other token of your fondness. If you're fond of red wines or of vintage ports, add extra bonus points!!