I'm a mature white guy who has dated Ethiopian women in the past. My experience has always been positive, and increased my desire to learn more about Ethiopian culture and study Amharic - so I figured Ethiopian Personals might be a good place to find someone to possibly spend the rest of my life with. I am stable in my career (though I still want to progress). I have recently completed my PhD in Economics and find that I have a lot more time on my hands, and would like to spend it with that special someone. In my free time, more than anything, I need to relax. Going out for small excursions or walks are great. I like to try new thing - especially cooking some new recipe. My bucket list includes learning to sail and learning to fly a plane. While these might seem extreme activities, more than anything I enjoy just relaxing on the couch watching a movie with someone, or meeting up with a small group of friends over coffee. Accomplishing something over the weekend feels good, but being able to wind-down and relax is extremely important too. As to what I am looking for in a relationship, honesty and open communication is key. Being kind and respectful to each other is also a prerequisite. In a partner I'd want someone that doesn't always have to be doing something. Having done my PhD while working full time I am well acquainted with working hard on ones goals - but working and working because you feel you have to constantly be moving is draining.