Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello there and thanks for stopping by. I'm hoping to find a long
term relationship, but am not opposed to making new friends along
the way. Everyone has a unique life story and I really enjoy
hearing about them. As for what I'm searching for? I want a life
partner--someone to come home to and share details about our days,
make plans with, fall asleep next to and who makes me happy just by
being near them.
I do support ethically non-monogamous relationships, but I am
NOT looking for a quick hookup and I will not jump into bed with
just anyone so I will not respond positively to messages for sex. I
also don't condone cheating, so if your S.O. doesn't know you're on
here, please pass me by. It means that I believe love isn't a
zero-sum game, and that people should be free to explore the
relationship possibilities that present themselves openly and
honestly without damaging an existing relationship, provided
everyone is in agreement. I think it's virtually impossible to
expect one person to meet all the needs of another, and that there
is a way to ensure each person has what they need to flourish and
grow into the best version of themselves, instead of forcing them
to go through life with a need unmet. That doesn't mean I am
against monogamy with the right person, either. I simply think
everyone should have the ability to find the relationship(s) that
work for them without judgement from others.
I like to hit baseball or hockey games, play board & card
games, go mini-golfing or bowling (most adults use bumpers,
right?), throw darts poorly or hit pool balls with only slightly
more skill, watch movies and cuddle, cook or go for a walk
together. It's more about who I'm doing an activity with than the
activity itself. I am an optimist, a mostly responsible adult, and
always try to do what is right. I'm also mildly cynical, a moderate
slob (trying to improve this) and I can be juuuust a little bit
stubborn. Nobody's perfect, but at least I'm funny, right?
I have 3 cats. Fortunately I'm in no danger of becoming a crazy cat
lady because I am not now, nor will I ever be, a lady! Seriously
though, if you're allergic, this probably won't work out long term.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a great job working in sales/marketing for an IT company,
and I dabble in jewelry making, with an eye toward starting an
online store by January 2016. (Wish me luck!) I bought a house here
a couple of years ago and I'm learning the joys and pains of
homeownership. Most nights can find me at home watching Netflix,
reading, or making jewelry and I'd definitely enjoy being able to
change that up a little with some new friends or a special someone.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
organizing things. I also dabble in a fair amount of craft-y type
things like scrapbooking, knitting, photography, jewelry making,
etc. I'm a decent cook who would like to learn more fundamentals
and expand my repertoire, a very good friend and listener, and I
excel at packing due to a talent for Tetris. Actually I'm awesome
at Tetris. Consider yourself challenged!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a human!!! Run!!!
I have gotten many compliments on my smile or eyes, so I guess
those are front runners. Otherwise, it probably depends on the
setting I'm in.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: anything by Anne McCaffrey, Janet Evanovich, Laurell K
Hamilton, JR Ward, or Dick Francis. I absolutely love to read!
Mysteries, fun and lighthearted romance novels, sci-fi/fantasy, and
historical fiction top my list but I always welcome suggestions for
Movies: I enjoy pretty much anything but horror/slasher flicks or
slapstick/brainless comedy. Tommy Boy, Mr. Deeds and a few others
are exceptions, but mostly because I find they have a good
storyline/message despite the antics. Movies from my childhood like
Willow, The Goonies, The Neverending Story, Disney movies, or Robin
Hood: Prince of Thieves get watched on occasion. I definitely think
sci-fi/fantasy and action movies are all pretty great, especially
disaster flicks like The Core, Volcano or The Day After Tomorrow.
I'm a Star Wars fan over Star Trek, but enjoy both. Feel-good
romantic comedy, drama, or others can also be fun. I think I
might actually join the crazy of Star Wars Episode VII opening
night. The trailers keep giving me goosebumps.
Music: I run the gamut from musicals to hard rock, country to top
40, classical/instrumental/soundtracks to techno. I'm not a big fan
of rap, opera or bluegrass. Or jazz, but I can usually deal with
jazz in small-to-medium doses. My car radio is usually tuned to
102.9 (Cedar Rapids) or 92.3 (Waterloo/Cedar Falls). Mostly music
for me is about the emotion it evokes. If it makes an impression on
me I'm going to like it, regardless of the genre.
Food: I really really hate mushrooms, bananas and raw tomatoes. I
enjoy cooking though and wish I had someone to cook for more often.
I try to make healthy eating fun and interesting, so I often try to
add new produce or seafood to my repertoire. Some of my best dishes
are probably fried rice, chili, stuffed manicotti, herb chicken
with rice, homemade pizza, and BBQ. I'm a decent baker too and have
been known to bribe people with cookies. Now that I have a house I
want to learn to grill. Watch out steak, here I come! My steak
preference keeps changing as I get older. From well done as a kid
to medium rare now...by the time I'm 70 I suspect I'll just bite
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends & Family
My cloudlike bed and lots of pillows
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to live a good life, what that means, and what is really
important to me.
What should I cook for dinner tonight?
Ideas for new jewelry pieces to create or new techniques to learn.
Wire wrapping is kicking my butt so far.
Why online dating seems like a cattle auction, and does that make
me a cow?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Binge-watching something on Netflix while working on my latest
jewelry project, or spending time with people I care about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love most people's answers to this because they don't seem to
grasp the concept. It's the most private thing I'm willing to
admit, which means I'm okay making it public. So yeah, it's not
actually private, it's just toward that end of the continuum.
So here's the unveiling of my most private public statement: I'm
open to and/or interested in alternative relationships and
lifestyles. If you're genuinely interested, feel free to ask what
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-You are not allergic to cats.
-You put in the effort to fill out your own profile to a reasonable
degree and maybe even answered some questions. A blank profile
makes me wary.
-You are not a convicted felon (some exclusions may apply), axe
murderer, or kingpin druglord. :-)
-You'd like to have a friendly debate about something on my
-You aren't an unconvicted felon (again, some exclusions may
apply), arms dealer, or human trafficker. :-)
-You took the time to actually read (or at least skim) my profile
and not just look at the pictures.
-You showered in the past 36 hours. :-)
-You're looking for a genuine person to get to know and you
actually want to invest time in developing a relationship.
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