In a nutshell, I'm "easy"easy to be with easy to like easy to communicate with even easy to discuss differences. I pride myself on having high standards and strong personal values I view people and situations very optimistically (but have a real street sense about me) independent, yet not a loner a loyal friend generous self-motivated very happy possess a keen sense of humor good sport highly energetic I can generate enthusiasm in others spontaneous (no one has to "stand on ceremony" with me). I had fantastic role models when it came to a loving, nuturing, affectionate family unit (parents and grandparents). I really enjoy "going and doing" but also cherish time to stop and smell those roses. I play tennis and golf work out to keep fit enjoy 5-star eateries, as well as neighborhood stops grilling out at home walking, hiking watching movies going to the theatre heading out to a baseball game attending concerts and operas are many of the ways I enjoy my time. I'm looking for my best friend with all the packaging of what a best friend could be - and, of course, that special ingredient - what makes the chemicals in my soul boil when I'm in his company (or just thinking about him). I'm a hopeful romantic and understand what it takes to keep the spark going in thick and thin. To win my heart you will have a solid sense of self have made a significant accomplishment and are ready and available to share time and space with me you speak honestly you have a keen sense of humor you value family and friends enjoy being spontaneous, yet have a plan for later in a nutshell, a great heart, keen wit and mind, energy to play, and an attitude that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a WINNER IN MY BOOK!