"I need a man who is striving for excellence in every aspect of life. I need someone who is striving for excellence mentally because I need conversation & mental stimulation. I don't need a simple-minded man. I need someone who is striving for excellence spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked...believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for excellence financially because I don't need a financial burden. I need someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded. I need someone who has integrity in dealing with relationships. Lies and game-playing are not my idea of a strong man. I need a man who is family-oriented. One who can be the leader, priest and provider to the lives entrusted to him by God. I need someone whom I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business. I have no problem being submissive...he just has to be worthy. And by the way, I am not looking for him...He will find me. He will recognize himself in me. He may not be able to explain the connection, but he will always be drawn to me. God made woman to be a help-mate for man. I can't help a man if he can't help himself. I'm worth a lot".
If I have not scared you off please read on...
I am currently single only because I choose to be. Why waste your time with the wrong person when you could be with the right one? I have been told I am selective and I hope you are too. Deciding whom to commit your life to should not be taken lightly. I have been told I am feisty but I prefer to think of it as having spirit and passion. My friends tell me I am multi-faceted. I hope they mean like a well cut diamond that sparkles in the light!
I am adventurous and spontaneous. If there is something I want to see or do you can bet I will find a way. I love to travel and experience new locations and meet new people. You can find me doing more cultural activities such as the theatre, movies, ballet, opera, concerts and fine dining. There is the occasional game of golf. I love the water so boating, fishing, hot springs and the beach are all more than acceptable. Fine dining and a glass of wine are great as are the quiet nights spent at home. I am also a fantastic cook and time spent in the kitchen with someone special makes the meal special, rather than just well-prepared.
I am a former sous chef but now I am simply what is known as a "foodie". I love to cook and enjoy exploring and indulging in different foods. I take my health and what I eat very seriously as should you. Mostly it is organic or all natural, and whenever possible it is from scratch and not a can or processed. I am human though, and I have a fondness for dessert.
Eating naturally or organic does not mean that I am a vegetarian. I do eat meat but it is limited.
For meat, I tend to eat poultry and fish. Rarely beef and never pork. I do have a mild allergy to wheat and dairy products (milk, cheese, cream, etc.) so when possible I eat alternatives or avoid it altogether. I love my vegetable juicer!
I hear repeatedly what a great catch I am and how I will make someone very happy someday. That someone might be you. Are you willing to take the chance? I am looking for the man who completes the picture. Not completes me, as I am complete on my own, but is my soulmate. I find "playing the field" to be rather disheartening. I know if I like and could be attracted to someone almost instantly after the initial contact. My entire life I have always known what I like and want. I don't waste time being involved in relationships that aren't and won't go anywhere just for the sake of being with someone. When I am involved with someone it is because I truly want to be with them and I will give 110% to the relationship. Committing to spend the rest of your life with someone should not be taken lightly and I intend to make the right decision the first time.
I am rather old fashioned and expect to not only be treated like a lady but also be courted, especially in the beginning of the relationship. Romance and chivalry are not dead! I do not have children and I prefer you to not either. If you do have children, I prefer them to be older than 12 or you to have shared custody.
You also take your health seriously so you are not overweight, smoke, are a drug user or a heavy drinker. If you don't respect your own body you will never be able to respect me.
It would be a bonus if you are an animal lover, especially dogs. You also try to make a difference in this world and are open minded to all viewpoints and beliefs.
I am 5'11" so please be at least 5'9" or taller.
This all may sound rather harsh but I am actually a very sensitive and compassionate person and you should be too. Let's not forget honest and loyal also. It is so much simpler to say what you desire and expect upfront. Good communication leads to good results. I do make exceptions to these guidelines but only for exceptional men so make sure you are exceptional before asking me to make an exception.
I thought I would give this service a shot because I know I expect a lot from the man I am with and a lot of men nowadays seem very lazy about the dating process not to mention disrespectful. I have no time or place for that in my life. Physically I tend to gravitate towards the cultured man that takes pride in his appearance. Mentally, I seek a lively intelligent rapport. Enjoyment of a deep mind-bending conversation but yet the ability to relax and have fun is a necessity.
It doesn't matter where you are located or your age. Overcoming distance is really the easiest challenge any relationship worth having is faced with.
The age range is just a guideline. It is more important to be mentally and emotionally compatible whatever your age.
I also just received my certification as a health coach from INL. That is the direction I want my career to head towards.
I am also doing the final editing on my book manuscript before it is published.
I enjoy most types of music including top 40, 80s, classic rock, rock, disco, classical, r&B, country and hip hop. I said hip hop and not rap...there is a difference. Please learn the difference before you hate and discriminate. Although there is the occasional rap song. My CD collection contains everything from A - Z. I love music. I especially love music that makes you want to dance.
I enjoy movies that make you think or have a good surprising twist. Not horror, but psychological suspense. The ones that could be true...The Sixth Sense or Silence of the Lambs are examples. For my romantic side, When Harry Met Sally is my all time favorite movie. The list is not complete without The Notebook and Titanic.
Ryan Gosling, Meg Ryan, Patrick Dempsey and Matthew McConaughey are a few of my favs.
I don't own a TV...when I watch a movie I either stream or DVD it.
I usually follow the Coast to Coast radio show. There is so much in this world that is unexplained, undiscovered or covered up.
I enjoy most culinary styles except for the overly spicy. You can't taste the food if your mouth is burning! I have a fondness for Sushi, Italian and French. I tend to avoid most Mexican. I love dessert!
I do have very healthy eating habits keeping it natural or organic whenever possible. I tend to make a lot from scratch...however I tend to eat mostly paleo.
oops that was 7 but all are equally important to me!