I live in the loop, so I'm always up for walking around the park/lakefront, seeing live shows, trying new restaurants, going to street fairs, etc. I'm hoping to meet someone who can have fun doing those things, and who's willing to branch out and try other fun stuff as well, like going horseback riding, taking dance lessons, and occasionally hitting the road for a weekend getaway to some nearby locale for winter sports or plain old sightseeing.
I tend to get along best with people who are polite, smart, and conscientious. I'm a sucker for a woman with a good work ethic, who's serious when she needs to be, but has a sweet and silly side as well.
A sense of humor is a must. I lean towards the dry, witty variety of humor, but I also love lame jokes you might hear a third-grader tell (Q: What does the Statue of Liberty stand for? A: Because she can't sit down!).
More random thoughts:
--I’ve traveled enough to know how hard life is for most people around the world, and consequently you won’t hear me complaining about the minor inconveniences in my own life.
--I LOVE technology, but I'm not consumed by my smart phone and I've managed to get by in life thus far without having a Twitter/Facebook account. And when I'm traveling I still take old-fashioned books with me to read on the plane.
--I like dances that have actual steps.
--Without fail, I always come up 1-2 words short of completing crossword puzzles. So if you're able to help me out with some clues, that's a big plus!
--I enjoy watching football, but don't have any interest in other sports.
--I’ve done lots of cool things in my time, but I’m proudly unassuming and rarely feel the need to talk myself up (outside of this forum, that is...).
--I’ve been independent my entire life, and I’ll never ask you to loan me money, do my laundry, make me a sandwich, or bail me out of jail. I will, however, gladly do all of those things for you, even though I know you're independent as well!
Now having said all of the above, I've learned from experience that THE biggest key to success in a relationship is plain old chemistry. Regardless of how well two people match up on paper, chemistry trumps nearly everything.