Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am looking for someone I click with but can be friends first.
Someone I can talk to about meaningful and meaningless things.
Someone I can spend time with and who I know thinks about me
everyday because he lets me know he does and someone who can be
playful. I love intellect and brains but I work with a lot of
people in that category and I want my down time spent with someone
who knows how to laugh, play and enjoy things in life other than
their main profession.
I have come to understand that successful relationships are lasting
when people have mutual goals about how to impact the world so I
would love to talk about and hear about the legacy you want to
leave and the mark you want to make and how you want to leave the
world a better place.
I love the beach and the mountains - both are majestic and
awe-inspiring. Surf shops love me because I pay well above retail
for the sunscreen that I undoubtedly forgot to pack and if I refuse
I will burn to a crisp!
I'm happily employed in the field that I studied in school and hold
a professional license in an unrelated field. I enjoy my home and
North Carolina a whole lot. Cooking together is really enjoyable.
As much as I enjoy the cooking part, I'll own up to the fact that I
hate the clean up part. Oh and cooking means whole foods and real
ingredients...not warming up something from a box or a can.
I am not into TV or sports or drinking so would love to meet
someone who enjoys other things. I'm up to trying something new to
learn about one of your interests if you are willing to do the
I love live music and love to sing...all the time, anywhere...solo,
in groups, in the shower or in the car. I play piano and recently
started playing acoustic guitar.
I'm not a huge outdoors person but went kayaking this fall out in
the coast and loved it. If you are up for that I'd be game.
Fall and Winter in Raleigh bring lots of opportunities for concerts
and plays but finding things to do outdoors once the weather cools
off is more challenging. I stay busy but made a decision about 8
years ago to work reasonable hours and spend more time with friends
and family...good choice...I am looking for someone who does the
I am a happy Mom of two kids of whom I share joint custody, so I
have a week with them and a week without them. Eventually I would
love to meet someone who could be part of all of our lives, but to
start I have every other week free to get to know someone and am in
no hurry to introduce anyone to my kids.
I am also Christian and Republican. Sharing my faith is a need to
have...sharing my political beliefs is a nice to have, but both are
pretty important to me. My political views are mostly grounded in
economics...not a big fan of government involvement in our lives or
of handouts. Give a man a fish kind if thing...I have friends of
every race and faith and sexual orientation so ask before you
assume I am something I probably am not. I'm open to passionate
debates. Even if you disagree with me, have an opinion! I can
respect people with opposing views as long as they are passionate
about them rather than apathetic.
I also read something quoted from Mother Teresa with which I really
"People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them
anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest
anyway. If you find happiness people may be jealous. Be happy
anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good
anyway. Give the work the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you
and God. It was never between you and them anyway." * side note...I
met someone here who actually ordered that quote as a poster and
gave it to me on our first date! That was by far one of the best
gifts I have ever received.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working and planning! I am raising two kids and planning for our
future. I'm seeking ways to improve myself physically, mentally,
spiritually and intellectually. I usually prefer to stay in the
States but I have been thinking about a trip to Italy. If you've
been, let me know what you loved or where I should visit. I've also
had several recommendations for France so would love to hear about
recommendations for that as well.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Juggling a lot of schedules. Remembering details. Writing when I am
passionate about a subject. Singing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I LOVE MUSIC. I attend live events as often as possible. If you
play, I will already have a weakness for you! I can't help
it...musicians are hot! I prefer small venues over the Creek. I
love just about everything...classic rock, 80's, 90's, hip-hop,
blue grass, country, classical and jazz.
I don't watch TV...when the world went digital I did not! I'm
finding more and more people who have done the same, we called it
the "unplugged" movement and I really don't miss it.
That said I love movies...too many to list but I prefer comedies
and dramas. I don't do horror at all and only rarely do
My favorite author is Neal Stephenson...Cryptonomicon is by far the
best book ever written. But I am just as happy with Harry Potter
which was really a very clever series. Never read 50 Shades and
have no intention of ever reading it or seeing the movie.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee and friends
My job...love what I do and income is sort of one of those
Love and affection
God, freedom and the USA.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the perfect relationship...a perfect combination of strong physical
attraction and emotional connection results in trust, lots of
laughter and happiness...what my kids will be when they grow
up?..how I can pay off my house early so that retirement is
More recently I have been thinking about differences in people and
cultures and why Americans seem to settle for mediocrity rather
than striving for excellence and why so many people are just not at
all willing to go out of their comfort zone to learn something new.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, every other Friday it's nacho movie night with the kids. On
"my" Friday night, I haven't had typical in quite a while. During
the summer though I like to eat outdoors, attend just about
anything with live music and go to the outdoor movies at the museum
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-you are nearby and resonate with something in my profile...I'd
love to get to know people I actually have a chance of
-you are single (in my world this should really go without saying)
but please be single, not married, separated, engaged or "seeing
someone". I am on board if you date casually in the process of
getting to know someone, but once you find your match (and this
sometimes really takes a lot of time and soul-searching), don't
screw it up by continuing to look in hopes of finding something
- You are legally and emotionally available! (not too recently
widowed or divorced.) If you haven't taken at least a year to
grieve/adjust to being single again I would prefer not to be the
transition girl. I get attached to people I like and it is hard
when the other person isn't actually emotionally available. I am
also all grown up and ready to move on. I would ask that you be
-You are interested in friendship as well as a long term
relationship! And if you think that two independent people can make
a really dynamic couple!
-if you can manage to put away your smart phone now and then...it's
nice to have dinner with someone who isn't constantly checking
their phone :)
- if you don't have to have the house set at 65 degrees in order to
- if your interests and ability to converse extend beyond sports
and TV sitcoms
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.