People always say, "he's such a nice guy" when they meet me. I hate that because to me it is so meaningless. I am much more excited by women who form more specific impressions of me right away. I always rise to the challenge of trying to win over someone who might not like me at first. Depth is really important to me in relationships. I always want to learn and discover new things. I am divorced a few years and have been responsible for 2 kids. One is now away at college and the other will go in a year or so. So it's time to start thinking about myself. I miss having a realtionship, But I don't want one just to have one. It's got to be fun, exciting and worth the time and effort it takes to make it outstanding. My passions are travel (just made my first trip to Armenia and am ready to go again), skiing, running, hiking, reading really good books (I was an English major), my two kids and my two weekend houses which are in upstate New York and on the bay in Rhode Island. My work was important at one time. Now I have to say it's just a job, though it's an important means to support the lifestyle I live. Looking forward to meeting the right person again and seeing what happens. Someone who wants to make it up as we go along would be awesome. Looking For: Wanting to spend time together more than anything else is the most important characteristic I can think of in my ideal partner. You must be secure about yourself. Be proud of who you are and be content with how you look. It's OK to be a bit shy. I like women whom you have to get to know rather than who are "all there" on the first date. You should be passionate about something. It could be your career. But it doesn't have to be a big, important thing like world peace, but something that you like that you will want me to appreciate too. I am an active person. I like doing things rather thsn just hanging out. My partner should share the same excitement about doing things and having new experiences. Though at times I just like to chill too. But yet, nothing is better than a great meal we prepare, a bottle of red wine, and a romantic evening together at home. I hope you're excited by little things too.