I am literary, creative and articulate; fit, healthy, slim and athletic. For many years a lawyer, I now spend most of my time writing with the intention of soon being published. I like to entertain and to be entertaining; I love the movies, the theatre, the sea, and the sun. I enjoy speaking French, Italian and Spanish, although I am far from fluent in the last two. Philosophy, poetry and politics interest me and I would say I possess a reasonably sharp intellect, a curious and enquiring mind and a dry sense of humour; I laugh a lot and love to make others laugh. I enjoy discussion, sometime for its own sake, and I don't believe that two people must agree on everything to have a successful relationship.
I like to work hard and play hard. Wine, women (OK woman if the right one) and song (for me the words are more important than the music). A measured and controlled hedonism.
I like a woman to be beautiful and to wear her beauty with elegance and charm. I can forgive a woman for not being to read a map or change a light bulb, but not for lacking intelligence and perception. And I nearly forgot. She should have a good memory. Like me.
About his ideal match
My ideal match is attractive, articulate, intelligent, elegant and sophisticated; witty, charming and romantic; is young in mind and body, likes good food, good wine and embraces new challenges, friendships and relationships. She must have the stamina and determination to retain my interest, perhaps by a certain sense of mystery, perhaps or definitely in more practical ways. Someone who can make me laugh and someone I can make laugh, not hollow laughter but in appreciation of a good joke, an amusing well observed comment, a subtle witty aside, a double entendre with impact or a well crafted riposte to idiocy. A craziness when craziness is called for. Understanding, especially of one's frailties, and in moments of crisis or angst. Supportive, but not uncritical; and not afraid to call a spade a spade; or a boring old fart, a boring old fart. Lastly, she is intellectually curious and can write witty emails. Or anyone close to this description.!