I currently work in the mortgage industry, which is interesting, but my major passion in life is definitely helping those who are less fortunate. My masters is in Diplomacy and International relations with a duel concentration in Economic Development and Africa.... point being I am kind of in love with the continent of Africa and all things pertaining to it. I don't need a partner who has been there or loves it, but I do want a partner who is open to spending time there and will be willing to volunteer, read, see documentaries with me, and nurture that passion with me.
As far as family goes, I am very blessed. I am the second of four children, and I am very close with all of my siblings. Most of my family is in NJ and I try to go to see the family at least once a month.
I am a Gemini and even though I don't believe in Astrology I have the personality of a Gemini. I have 2 sides, a very serious side, and a highly spastic side.... I would not be happy with anyone that did not embrace both of these dimensions and enjoy both sides of my personality.
I should also put a note here regarding my personal dating style. At first I may be a bit reserved. I am not someone who likes to jump into texting and calling every single day right from the start. That being said, I am looking ultimately for a relationship where both myself and the other person are committed to spending a lot of time together and growing closer. So, if you are either A) someone who needs constant contact straight from the beginning, or B) someone who, even once serious, does not have a lot of time to give to the other person, I am not the right lady for you. I love having a man who is my best friend, but it takes time to get to that point. Its my observation that many people either want to go way too fast, or the opposite, you both "click" but it never actually takes off. I hope to find someone on the same page (or at least similar) in terms of dating styles.
*** In regards to the "questions" on this site, please don't read into any questions I didnt answer. I don't mind sharing certain things with someone I am dating, but I don't think every random guy that reads my profile needs to know all of my personal biz-nass!!! Is it just me, or was there a disproportionate number of questions about S&M, drug use, and jail time???