I go about my day and on adventures independently (and spend most of my school and down time alone), but I admit I'd enjoy having someone with me. I have a bad habit of feeling needlessly sad for people sitting alone at restaurants while being oblivious to the fact that I am, too. I'm an outgoing introvert, which makes no sense. I feel more confident on dates than I do in a big party full of friends, which is also confusing.
I have an extra tear duct; it doesn't work. I'm left-handed. I'm the poor sap who gets grumbled at by miserable friends in the winter when I can't contain my excitement about snow. I listen to Christmas music by fall and I don't apologize for it, though I also don't subject any unwilling parties to it. I'm a relentless cuddle-slut and physical affection is like crack smothered in a meth glaze for me.
A person who knows me really well once told me that my special talent is to love other people the way that some people have a special talent for oil painting or playing the violin. It was the best and sincerest compliment I've ever gotten. One of the best words to describe me (and excuse me for sounding cliche) is "romantic." Seriously. If I love you, I will do the most outlandish, ridiculous, asinine things to make you happy. One of the most mismatched words to call me is "practical" since most of my likes don't really serve any practical purposes at all; they just make me happy.
I come from a background with a warm, close family. My ideal match would see the value in gradually building something like that with a partner, even if she wasn't lucky enough to grow up with that. Sometimes I feel kind of old-fashioned, maybe even obsolete, because I really long for the kind of happy marriage that my parents have had for 35 years. It's getting harder and harder to find people who still see the value of having and working on a relationship in the face of career, school, stress or perceived baggage, but I still have faith that someone out there feels like I do and doesn't leave the idea of love and togetherness languishing on the back burner. I'm a simple woman with simple needs. I want to be loved, confided in, listened to, valued and treated with thoughtfulness, kindness, loyalty and imagination. If all of these ideas and values appeal to you, let's talk.