Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey guys! I am embarking on a new chapter in my life. I've been
single for over two years now and legally divorced since April
2014. My goal is to fill the rest of my years with the joyful
experiences and passion and presence that my last few years were
sorely lacking. So far, so good! What is still lacking is the joy
of being devoted to a great man who is equally devoted to me. Do
you have the capacity to authentically connect with someone on a
deep level? I am NOT looking for a casual hookup. Not even remotely
I have a great family and circle of friends who give me strength
and love and happiness when I need it most. I return the favor as
often as possible. I have three great daughters who mean the world
to me and I am very close to each of them. My two oldest are grown
and gone- mostly :) - but I am raising my 16 year old full time. I
stay busy with her activities, but can always find time to meet new
friends and my hope is for one of those friendships to grow into
the great relationship I know is out there for me.
I love simple beauty like a raindrop (not all that simple, really)
to elaborate and calculated expressions of beauty like a Mozart
concerto. I can be pretty intense and deep when it’s right but I
can also kick back with the cowboys eating peanuts out of their
shells and drinking beer (minus the beer for me – I stick to sweet,
girly drinks) and telling way off color jokes. And just about
everything in between. I love music (most genres) and theater and
comedy and even trashy TV. I’m pretty eclectic. Hillbilly
Hand-fishing to Downton Abby. I just love to be entertained and am
not often too snobby about it, except I don’t think I’d enjoy
NASCAR or dirt bike racing…but I’ll try just about anything
I lean to the left politically and fall into a spiritual but not at
all religious category. I tend to be kind of conservative, though,
in business and style, so I am kind of an oxymoron. (Emphasis on
oxy – not on moron.) Mention the moron joke in your message to tell
me you are serious enough about this to at least read my profile
I am not all that interested in becoming a long term penpal on
okcupid, though I think a few nice get-to-know-you messages are in
order before meeting. Then maybe a meeting for coffee or something
casual so we can get a feeling for whether or not there is even
chemistry…which is pretty important. Then we can become penpals. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend my days working from my home office in software training
and documentation. I spend my evenings with one or all of my three
beautiful daughters or out with friends or YOU. I sing in a local
chorus and enjoy getting out to see movies, live theater, live
comedy, or live music anytime I can.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Once you've had a chance to talk to me I think you will notice that
I am honest and open and engaged. Most people think I am funny. I
like to get to know people, anyone I come in contact with, on a
more authentic and deeper level.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I enjoy Stephen King and Dean Koontz books but I just don't spend
much time reading anymore though I just finished and enjoyed "Wild"
by Cheryl Strayed. After 12 hours staring at a computer screen,
taxing my eyes by reading just isn't fun, so I save any reading I
do for the weekends or vacation. I love chick flicks like Sense and
Sensibility but I also enjoy a thriller, sci-fi or even historical
movies. I prefer movies that make you think for a long time
afterwards. Though I admit this summer I was addicted to watching
every single episode of 24 ever made, so I can be persuaded to
watch manly-man or geeky shows/movies.:) I love live theater,
especially musicals! I listen to all kinds of music and I'm willing
to give just about anything a listen. And food! I love food so
much! :) I love to cook and bake and eat....and share it with you!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My kids and family
A place to call home
Uh...I'll have to give that list some thought. :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The well being of my friends and family. Very deep and serious
matters like the real housewives of New Jersey. Work. The
world-humanity-spirituality. What's for dinner or snack time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out to dinner and maybe a movie with friends or family. Or driving
to some new venue where I can listen to some interesting live
music. Or cooking up a storm for an intimate gathering. Or popping
popcorn to cuddle up and watch junk tv or a movie. Love it all!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a open book and cannot tell a lie so this is a scary exercise.
I'll filter myself. I am a bit of a clean freak. I have the need
for it but perhaps not the natural talent. I secretly admit that
the first expense after winning the lottery would be a full-time
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Message me if you agree Russell Crowe should never have been cast
in Les Mis! :)
Message me if you actually took the time to read my profile and any
of it speaks to you.
Message me if you see a sparkle in me and you have a sparkle to
I can be the best friend you'll ever have. I want you to be my best
friend too - to have and to hold from this day forward. Yada yada-
I know. I'm a romantic and I believe that a real connection can
happen and will happen for me. If my profile interests you and you
believe that too, message me.
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