I am honorable, intelligent, and generous
Through recent life experiences, I've had my polyamorous soul reaffirmed. By the gods, my orientation is poly! That being said, the poly family/tribe/relationship I really want and need has eluded me, thus far. At the moment, I'm interested in meeting two types of people.
1) Women. With women, I'm up for nearly anything from friendship to casual dating to lifelong relationships. What I emphatically do *not* want, however, is to do anything with you for your boyfriend or husband's sexual pleasure. Yuck.
2) People of any gender who are in happy, functioning poly families that are looking to add more family members. I want to alternate going on dates with each member of the group and socializing with the family as a whole.
Telling fortunes with tarot cards -- as I mentioned above, lots of people have told me that I'm uncannily accurate with my predictions.
Movies -- Real Genius, Pillow Book, Boxing Helena, Drowning by Numbers, Trekkies, Committed, Stardust, Secret of Kells, The Wild Hunt, Mists of Avalon
Music -- Loreena McKennitt, The Cure, Rusted Root, Mediaeval Baebes, Blink 182, The Donnas, Kiva, Emerald Rose
Foods -- Ice cream! Anything sweet and/or salty
Cats -- my fuzzy lifemates! I've always refused to date anyone that is severely cat allergic enough that they would want me not to have any if he/she lived with me. Sorry -- the cats are not negotiable! I don't have any children, but I think I would give up a child for adoption if he/she couldn't be in the same house with cats.
Tarot cards -- I love telling fortunes, both my own and other people's. Besides, I'm shy, and it's a great way to get people to interact with me. You have to talk to me if you want your fortune told!
Tea -- Ah yes, the ideal beverage. It's fantastic in all its forms -- black, green, or white, hot or cold. I would probably have sided with the English during the Revolutionary War if they threatened to take tea away from me.
Art -- I especially like the Pre-Raphaelites, Surrealists, and medieval manuscripts
Intellectual conversation -- I flee the staff room at work when people start talking about the weather, sports, brain-melting sitcoms, or reality shows. Yes, that means that I often eat lunch alone, but I'm okay with that.
I'm going back to an idea for a novel that I had years ago -- it's based on an ancient Welsh epic called the Mabinogion. The novel got put on hold because I got a contract for a nonfiction book, but I'm done with that huge project now and ready to move on to the next.
Okay -- I've noticed that a decent number of people use this space to talk about their relationship history/outlook. I've been widowed since 2001, and that experience has changed how I look at the world in general, but esp. the world of love/dating/relationships. To begin with, I'm really, really against divorce. If I could have my lifemate back again, there is NOTHING I would not be willing to endure. Lying, cheating, drinking, drug addiction, physical/emotional abuse ... you name it, and I would DEFINITELY make that "deal with the devil" to have him alive and by my side again. So, at this point in my life, I'm somewhat angry at people who just can't seem to make their marriages "work out". Metaphorically, I think of myself somewhat like Jennet from the poem "Tam Lin". My job in a relationship is to "hold fast and never let go", no matter what shape my beloved is transformed into.
you know what the Mabinogion is.
you know how to be a lifelong friend and have room in your life for at least one more of these. I have these really intense connections with some people I went to college with and a few others I met in my 20's. Everyone I've met after that time in my life seems to want to be little more than acquaintances.