I've been in Asheville 3 months, and the pickings are slim, my friends! Why don't people talk about politics and religion in this, the most progressive, liberal city in the state? These are intensely fascinating topics to those of us who can tolerate more than one opinion without having our brain melt and run out our ears. (Yes, I have a crush on Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert is more of a big brother to me.)
I'm looking for straight men with strong personalities and opinions, extroverted or introverted. I've had it with passive men who won't risk rejection, or male libbers who truly believe there's no difference between the sexes and ask me to split a two beer bar tab. At that point, I'll just pick it up. Who raised these guys, a Baptist Circle Meeting? When I make more than 70 cents to your dollar, THAT'S equality, people. Pretending we're all equal is no way to live, it just ignores the work yet to be done. My Myers-Briggs indicator is INFP. If you know yours, you're already on my short list. Is the ENFJ really my holy grail? Maybe, I haven't met one that was single yet. Curious? Try http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp.
I confess, I don't get the Asheville fetish with gardening and cooking. When you've had to cook for necessity, say, in graduate school, it kinda sucks all the fun out of it. I prefer conversation, debate, art, and music.
I love good movies (WHEN one is made) and strong cinema on obscure TV channels, like The Walking Dead and Hell On Wheels. Grimm and Anger Management are just my guilty pleasures. If good (meaning psychological, not gore) horror movies freak you out, we're not a match. I love science fiction, but again, the GOOD stuff. Firefly, Star Trek, Grimm, the Alien movies (I named one cat Ripley and another Bishop), Buffy, Shamalan's Signs, the ORIGINAL Blade Runner, The Matrix, Forbidden Planet, Metropolis. If you play Dungeons & Dragons or write Star Wars fan fiction, bless your heart...but we're not a match.
I'm a city girl and a tenderfoot but wouldn't mind more exposure to the outdoors with a companion. I confess to being a bit intimidated having breathtaking mountains everywhere...I'd like to see what I'm missing.
A few specifics...I'm not here for a hook-up. I'm here for dating and good friendships, and I am sexually monogamous. New friends are great and I can always talk to an honest soul. Please have a least one clear photo of your face in your profile. I don't want to think you are married and hiding it, which is uncool. Also, I'm not looking for a strictly online email thing...it is always personal with me. Odd how I never knew how many people are afraid of face to face interaction until I joined this site.
I'm a funny, hopeful, affirming person with a lot to offer. I'm often told often that I look younger than my age...this I attribute to my Irish and German grandmothers. Can't take credit for good genes. I always try to see the another point of view as an opportunity to learn. I don't have children, and would prefer a partner without kids or with teenage/grown children. I'm looking for sex and intimacy; someone to spend romantic time with and active physical time with as well.