51 Montclair, NJ
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My self-summary
The family lore is that my grandmother had the spirit of a gypsy, and I'm just living it out. Some of my best travel memories are scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef where I pet a six-foot hump headed Maori wrasse, hiking on a glacier in New Zealand, and spending a summer in a small fishing/surfing village on Vancouver Island.

As you can probably see from my photos, I like to smile, and I have no problem flashing it at will. I truly believe that laughter should have a US RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). I'm definitely a glass is half full kind of girl, and do my best to share, even making time for those less fortunate. I’ve been involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hudson Cradle (where you hold babies of drug-addicted moms), and many more for over 20 years

I'm a woman who realizes life is too short and that all we have is now—I love to get lost in a great kiss, enjoy live music, and checking out On and Off-Broadway productions.

So, if you like a woman with a smile that lights up her whole body (so I've been told), loves a little adventure, and has a good heart, then I just may be your one-stop shopping destination. ☺



You believe that laugher lightens the heart and even has healing properties, and with us, life is a laugh a minute. You have gratitude, but not only for the big moments, for the little ones too. You’re affectionate, and appreciate the sensual arts—yes, you’re a great kisser. You prefer to be loved instead of being right all the time. You have a ‘wealth of experiences’, and can teach me a thing or two. You’re adventurous-- sure we’d love to go to sky-diving in Greece or scuba diving in Belize, but an adventure could also be taking me to Home Depot (explaining what I need to finish the home improvement project as it will surely be a journey!). You’re an eternal student, and know that life is about discovery. You believe magic can be found in the world, and that it’s generally a good place. But most importantly, you’re looking for more than just a fling. I believe a partnership works best when we act as each other’s biggest cheerleaders. We celebrate when times are great, and cushion the blow when it’s not. It’s that simple, now all we have to do is meet. ☺

If this is you - please send me a note --- if not, I wish you all the best in your search for what makes you happy.
What I’m doing with my life
LOVE being the 'fun' aunt (a kids belly laugh is like music to me)
Being the 'glue' in a big extended family
learning (there's so much available in life)
Making a difference where I can

also have had a few challenges with my parents health -- they make me realize how much I long to have that hand to hold through those times
I’m really good at
enjoying the moments in life, and making them count; giggling; getting lost in a GREAT kiss; numbers (nickname of Rainman from a lawyer friend of mine); have been tech support for good friends and family; seeing the bright side of things; crisis management; hearing the unsaid; baking; playing bartender at girls weekend; navigating health issues for older parents; listening; having fun no matter what; learning what isn't taught in school

DRIVING: I live in Jersey 15 miles from the city (am there a few days a week), just moved my parents to Northern Virginia (plus a work from home job can take place anywhere I have access to a phone and the internet).
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile -- it lights up at will :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: LOVE live music, feel like it's watching art in motion - pretty much anything but I haven't quite given country a chance. I grew up on old disco and it still makes me smile (and yes I learned how to dance in the streets as well, so I have rhythm)

Books: a Few on my Kindle app (I gave my kindle away to someone who needed the read aloud feature), I can get consumed with a good book where I want to know what happens (suspense filled ones) - Been busy with life these days, and trying to fit more in

Shows: Became a Dexter fan in Season 5, and went on a whirlwind to catch up, Newsroom, House of Lies, and a couple of others (but watch them on devices, not TV). Love going to see shows in the city, and typically catch a few a year (some in previews). A favorite last year was a small off broadway production with an audience that was less than 50, with a discussion with the director/author afterwards. Kinky boots is more like a party in the Mamma Mia genre and quite fun

Food: Mom's pierogies, B.E.S., drinks at the Setai (not mainstream so it's nice to enjoy quiet space on Sundays), Crema in NYC, Ciao for Now, Raymond's, enjoy most types and willing to try something I haven't - and also have had lots of fun lately cooking for friends (during Sandy - cooked up my own storm for my misplaced friends)
The six things I could never do without
my friends and family
some sort of communication vehicle (telephone, email, etc)
the beauty of a moment (a child's laugh, a rose, nature, etc)
something to look forward to

OK... and hopefully soon my amazing partner
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to make things better (love improving things or creating), and creating pleasure
On a typical Friday night I am
nothing's typical about it -
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Will be willing to whisper it in your ear once we get to know one another
You should message me if
You don't mind a woman with a big extended, many times loud *the family is the loud one*, but even more loving Polish family (only offiicially get together about 3-5 times a year)

If you are looking for someone who actually wants a partner, and who is ready to make the time to create something special.

If you think a good heart is paramount (having and being with someone who has one)

You've read this far & are curious .... I typically don't bite :D

And thanks to all the men who are curious about me being a cougar and interested in men significantly younger than I am ... your interest is a compliment, but at this point, I'm looking for a partner, not just a fling for the moment.

Enjoy & good luck out there