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cornflowerblu_e

51 F Woodinville, WA

My Details

Last Online
Aug 23
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Catholicism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Taurus, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Has kids, but doesn’t want more
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Portuguese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Happy New Year, Friends! Life is VERY good, and 2014 will be a wonderful year. I have the good fortune of having met some wonderful people and they add dimension to my life. However, like all on here, I would like to meet a partner to share our lives together. Intimacy and honesty are core values for me and non negotiable in the relationship I seek. I love the sun, the water, the mountains and the possibility of discovering something new - whether it be a moment in time, a person with that irrespressible smile (I love a killer smile) and contagious laugh, or the warm feeling that comes from being with a true friend (or more!)

I live and love passionately - my work, my time with my children, my friends. Life is a grand adventure and I want to share that with someone who lives, plays and works hard. I love to travel...whether it be a weekend get away or a 10 day hiatus from all things ordinary. I am resourceful and love a challenge. I am honest and trust to a fault sometimes. I am loyal and generous - life and resources are to share. I never ever say quit - even when I should. I love to laugh, and want someone to laugh with me especially when I am laughing at myself. Laughter is a gift - it heals and creates defining moments. I need not always be right, and appreciate someone who smiles when I am wrong - as all experiences and perspectives help us grow and become who we are. I am a passionate and enthusiastic cook and love the experience of sharing a meal ... what is more essential to life?

So, online dating is, well, an experience. Its part candy store, part grueling shopping trip (I HATE shopping) and part bargain basement discount warehouse (hate those too). But, the reality is it is tough to meet people these days...so we are here. Attraction is important...but hard to know other than what can be gleaned from a few photos and a brief bio. so, we date, take a risk and determine if it is close enough to what we want to pursue further.The key is....know what you want. If one doesn't, than you will have diffiiculty findng it. I believe that I have learned that not knowing what you want translates into meeting someone and finding all that isn't right, amd missing all that could be. Subtle difference in approach, perhaps...but initial attraction fuels the spark - for both.

So, a few more thoughts on who I am:

1. I am strong and independent - but desire a partner also strong and independent.
2. I am self sufficient financially, and expect my partner to be. Though, sharing resources once in a relationship is something I am open to.
3. I have children. They keep me young and are VERY important to me...my partner needs to be a positive role model. They have a fabulous dad, who is a close friend, but being a part of my life is also to be a part of theirs.
4. Based on above, I am not into hookups or 20 and 30 year old somethings... not interested in dating and raising someone at the same time. :)
5. I can rock a ponytail and a faded pair of blue jeans barefoot (with a baseball cap for you sports fans!) as well as that little black dress with heels.

That said, here's is what I know I desire in a partner:

He should first appreciate life as a gift and realize that only when he takes care of himself, can he take care of others. He will love to talk - about all things, explore ideas and be tolerant of those different than his own. Above all he will be honest - with himself and others - he won't be afraid of change, or compromise, and he will know that love is possible.

It is important that one knows what they want...and will work through those things that are not of their own. Idealism is can be a fatal flaw, when it prevents you from knowing love and experiencing life. One should never compromise values...but understand the unknown can bring incredible joy.

so it is now 2014....and we ( read "i") am still here. Leap of faith...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Focusing on balance. Introspection.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Communication, making other feel loved and special (we all deserve this), cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my eyes and my smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A course in Miracles, Diary of a Yogi for books...anything by Hemingway, Salinger. LOVE music - alt rock and folk, classic 60's, Clapton, Van Morrison, Great Lake Swimmers, Morecheeba, local bands.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family, friends, dogs, the sun, the water, my kitchen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what it means to truly love
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 45–55
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating