It seems to me that the algorithm has yet to be created that can predict true compatibility; if the connection is there, a lot of little details can be negotiated or overlooked. Sometimes that connection is intellectual; sometimes it's physical. Sometimes it manifests itself through a shared sense of humor, and sometimes through a similar outlook on life. I'm hoping to win the jackpot: a connection on all those levels, transcending chemistry and becoming alchemy, and I look forward to having the feeling that all the blood in my veins has been replaced with liquid fire when we kiss. I like to talk about ideas and current events, to get silly and goofy, to dance around the kitchen as we cook together. I don't believe in living an unconscious life, but I love to shriek with laughter and find a reason to do so often. I have a well-developed taste for the absurd and a serious love of kitsch. I value a quick and ready wit and the ability to laugh at life. Banter is important.
I have been wearing Chanel 19 every day of my life since I was twenty. I like to think that some day, many years from now, when I have been dead a long time, someone will smell it and think of me. I guess you could say that I have a sentimental side, from that example, but I'm also a pretty edgy person. I'm not the slightest bit spiritual and have a zero tolerance policy towards jargon. Although I like the outdoors, I'm a real urbanite.
I'm gregarious and vivacious, social and flirtatious. Animated and warm and have a highly individual style. But I'm comfortable in my own skin and have the ability to not be lonely just because I'm alone. Friendships mean a lot to me and I feel lucky to have so many good friends in my life. I have maintained several friendships with exes and am close friends with my ex-husband; I think life is too short to be spent angrily.
I would like to be in a real relationship, one in which, in addition to the toe-curling sex--and plenty of it--there would be things like watching your nephew in his school play, or watching my college-age daughter's lacrosse game if she plays in the greater Bay Area, shopping for your new patio furniture together, and providing a shoulder for you to lean on after you return from visiting your father in the hospital. Ideally, I'd be at that hospital bedside, too. I am the world's most awesome girlfriend: thoughtful, kind, generous, affectionate, funny, and always up for an adventure. Your boss will be charmed; your friends will tell you how lucky you are. I am not looking for someone who shares every one of my interests, and I don't expect to share all of yours. I'm looking for someone to complement me, not someone to complete me.
My main picture is from the end of August, 2012. Sometimes I'm a blonde, sometimes a redhead. I'll put up more recent photos as I acquire them.