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38 Saint Louis, MO Woman


I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 28–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 8:08am
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Full figured
Christianity, and laughing about it
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Open relationship
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats

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My self-summary
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I've decided that I'd like to date more, get out a little more often. I'm what one of my friends calls "morally casual but picky." Heavy emphasis on the "picky" which a lot of people mistake for being aloof or stand-offish. The truth is I'm actually rather shy in new social situations and I'm not really happy in crowds or other places with lots of noisy and wild energies. Get me alone though and I'll open up pretty fast!

So, here I am, wanting to date a little bit more but being the shy quiet type. Add in the fact that I am involved in open and/or polyamorous relationships and dating can be rather ... complicated. (In the interest of saving a bit of time, I am currently involved with a wonderful man who's profile link appears a bit farther down the page. You don't have to date him but we do live together so he'll be around.) I also, apparently, need to be a bit more clear. I am not now, nor am I going to become interested in being, the "other woman," the mistress [that's little "m" not big "M"], or a piece on the side. I engage in open and honest relationships and ALL my partners are aware of each other and hopefully on friendly enough terms we can all spend time together. If you are looking for a "discreet relationship" that your wife, girlfriend, partner, significant other, etc does not know about I am not the one for you.

Right now I've found myself missing girls more than men which isn't to say that I'm opposed to dating men, it just means that a note from an interesting woman will make me smile even more than one from an awesome man. Make no mistake though, an awesome message from an interesting man will make me smile too! In either case I'm probably going to want to develop a friendship before I seriously consider anything more romantic. But who knows, the right person(s) could probably convince me to change my mind about that!

In terms of who I am beyond all that boring stuff, I'm a mid-30s professional in search of a better job but thrilled to have a job I enjoy that actually utilizes some aspect of my degree. Bonus! I always have a book somewhere nearby, and am addicted to playing games on my iPhone. Actually, I think I'm just addicted to my iPhone! I can text all night but don't really like talking on the phone. (Note: Just because I like to text does not mean I'm going to be exchanging numbers with you immediately. I'm selective about who gets my number.) I have a fondness for bad puns, especially bad fish puns, that no one else seems to appreciate. I was raised a country girl in a town that was around 7,000 on a good day but love living in the city now. I find myself occasionally nostalgic for my life back in a small town. When that happens I get in my car, drive just about anywhere in St. Louis, and say a fervent prayer of thanksgiving that I am not in the middle of nowhere anymore. Small towns have their own charm but the "big city" frees you to be who you are, at least in my experience.

I'm trying to think of what else to put in here but my mind is, of course, blank right now. Honestly I'm happy to talk about myself; feel free to ask me anything!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working full time while I ponder what degree I need to pursue next. What that tranlsates to now is "I'm not sure what degree I want but I know I want one!" I think I'm going to start collecting them. Maybe if I get the whole set I'll get a cool prize. I work full time because I have to pay the bills somehow and being a professional student didn't pay that well. In my dream world I win the lottery and I CAN be a professional student. I love to learn.

Trying to find something I'm passionate about. Or alternately, since I'm pretty sure mental health and social services work is what I'm passionate about, trying to figure out how to move ahead in the field. Hence, figuring out the next degree I need. See how that all circles back?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
writing, listening, giving advice that I don't take. Making obscure references to things no one else gets.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My weight. I'm mostly comfortable with my shape but occasionally I have "fat girl angst". Otherwise probably my eyes.

My sense of humor. It's often dark or obscure; people don't always get my jokes. I think they're funny though and honestly? I often just want to amuse myself.

The words I use. I tend to have a rather extensive vocabulary. Often, like with my jokes, people look at me askance (see what I mean?) when I pull out some thesaurus-worthy words.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Surely they don't expect me to pick just one of anything? Variety is the spice of life! To quote a friend, "embrace the power of 'and'."

Books: The Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant (if you haven't read them do so now!), Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop (simply amazing, if you haven't read them and enjoy fantasy I highly recommend them), Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, anything about forensics from forensic anthropology to forensic pathology whether it's fiction or non-fiction like the Diane Fallon mysteries by Beverly Connor or No Stone Unturned by Steve Jackson (about the formation of NecroSearch International).

Movies: I'm a romantic comedy kinda girl, probably because I'm a hapless---I mean hopeless romantic. Hope Floats, Jerry Macguire, Pratical Magic and Love Actually are staples of my DVD shelf not to mention Dirty Dancing. I'm learning that I have a love for BBC period pieces. I own the 1995 (and non-BBC 2005) version of Pride and Prejudice as well as their adaptation of Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. I am also a huge fan of Serenity and the TV show it was spawned from.

Music: I listen to just about anything! I've got Michael Bublé, Train and the Glee soundtrack in playlists. I also love Trisha Yearwood, Nickelback, Matchbox 20, Barenaked Ladies, John Mayer, Joss Stone, and Melissa Etheridge. It's a good bet I've got music on in the background no matter what I'm doing and it could be anything from Melissa Etheridge's "Kiss Me" to Custom's "Beat Me" to Alanis Morisette's cover of "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)". I was raised on country music but I've been branching out lately.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Phil62702, music, books, my journal, my cell phone or computer, pretty string to play with and make things out of.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I'm going to do in the future. What book I want to read next. Why people that specify "new friends" or "activity partners" in their "Looking For" section want them to be single.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Am probably working lately. I'd much rather be either at home curled on the couch with a good book and the TV or a CD on or out with my boyfriend Phil62702 having fun re-exploring St. Louis.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm polyamorous. This does not make me a slut, a bad person, or promiscuous. It also doesn't guarantee I'm sleeping with you. Of course it doesn't mean I'm not going to sleep with you either. I'm fond of saying I don't do casual sex but I do sex casually. (Translated: I am not looking for one-night stands or random hook ups; I prefer to have some type of relationship with the people I sleep with even if that's just friends.). I'm not going to think we're creating a life together because we've been in bed together nor am I going to assume we're going to see each other constantly or even regularly. I'm fine with friends with benefits; happy to have them, but the first part of that is "friends" not "benefits." You're going to have to TRY and get to know me before I think jumping (or falling, sliding, tumbling, etc.) into bed with you is an excellent idea. A brief couple messages exchanged does not count as getting to know me.
You should message me if
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Feel free to message me if you have questions or comments to make. I love making new friends (and some I even keep.) But I warn you, if you message me I'm going to respond to what you write so if you really want a conversation with me beyond "Thanks for your message! [Inane babblings about your message here.] Take care!" please write something I can respond to. I'm not saying this to be mean but because I am becoming increasingly disillusioned with two line messages of little to no substance followed up by an inquiry as to why I didn't write more back. Just sayin'.

You didn't run scared when you saw the words "open relationship" in my introduction. I really am on here for new friends and activity partners. Yes, I'm in an open relationship but I am looking for friends; if something would develop from that, excellent! But that isn't the sole purpose of my profile here.

You know where the phrase "Silence! I kill you!" comes from. Or "A-c-h-phlegm."

Or, better yet, you want to! Maybe something in my profile made you think of yourself, maybe something made you laugh, or maybe you just like what you read. I'm a fun and quirky kinda girl with a great sense of humor. I'm up for just about anything from a quiet dinner to drinks to hanging out at the bookstore!