Date men and women from United States / New York / Manhattan

Date men and women from New York, United States. My father used to tease me by calling me Greta Garbo, Mata Hari, Sarah Bernhardt- and even Lady Godiva when I was a small child. Of course I ran to refernce books to find out who they were-- and that is one of the things which spurred me on to become an avid reader. Whom would I compare myself to......Hmmmm...I think you'll just have to meet me in order to find out!
I am active, quick-witted, erudite, romantic, feminine, outgoing or laid back according to the situation, optimistic, and I happen to have a very distinctive, joyous laugh. One time friends found me in a crowded concert hall (think thousands) by the sound of my laughter! ( It is nice-sounding, not obnoxious!)
I love beautiful things, places, people, thoughts and deeds. I am a girly-girl, but also an adventurer and somewhat althetic. I prefer to dress up. You would only find me in sports clothes at the gym or sometimes around the house.
Well- "You have to see it to believe it!" is what my friends would say if asked to describe yours truly! I am known as a "Force of Nature" by some, and am considered to be a "true lady." I am a dynamic person with a big personality- so if that does not appeal to you, you had better move on to the next profile!
I am witty and brainym multi-lingual, and have myriad interests and talents. A perpetual student, I am always delving into something new. It would be great to find someone who shares some of my interests. Could that be you?
I am looking for an intrepid, confident man- one who is ready (and actually has time) for the relationship of a lifetime. You may say I am looking for a cross between Indy Jones and Robert Browning! He should enjoy adventure and travel, but also have a sense of romance, elegance and poise. He is successful and optimistic. I would say I most admire someone who is a brilliant conversationalist, who could speak with anyone from any walk of life, and whom I could take anywhere. Most importantly, though, he must be kind, considerrate, compassionate and always a gentleman.
I have never been on a date site before, and do not plan to be here long. I am checking it out to see if I am missing anyone spectacular! I am not interested in casual flings, etc. I am looking for a quality man for a long-term relationship leading to a lifetime together. He would make my heart beat faster, and he is a man I would wake up happy to be with, and one I would adore and be proud of!
Does that sound like you? Then what are you waiting for!? Be bold and write me. It is unlikely I will answer winks.
LIFE IS SHORTER THAN WE THINK-- BUZZ ME NOW!

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All women
AGE
All 46
CITY
All College Point Manhattan