I am looking for a sexy guy in the vicinity of Chicago.
Financially literate, pays taxes, has a savings account
Generous with time and affection
Citizen of the world
Ability to genuinely listen and shows an interest in others
Close to his mother
Holds political beliefs that benefit society rather than himself
Completed educational goals or pursuing them aggressively
Intentional with decisions
And facial hair. So sexy!
So what I have to offer in return- I exude joy. I celebrate life’s little victories. I am indulgent, and grateful, for delicious food, good wine, close friends, family, babies, laughing, sharing, music, dancing. I am an extrovert. I do not *need* my quiet time with a book, though on occasion that is nice.
Cooking is my zen. I maintain a garden to supply fresh organic ingredients. I own lots of cookbooks for inspiration. To me, food is also medicine. I’ve come to the conclusion that a whole foods diet consisting of mainly fruits, vegetables, beans/lentils, nuts and a little grassfed/pasture raised protein is the best way to prevent disease. I do not eat packaged food but I am not a food snob either, I love eating out and will eat what anyone puts in front of me when I'm a guest. I am looking for someone who makes healthy food choices and understands the impact of food on all the systems in the body.
As far activity level, I know many of you run marathons, rock climb, triathlons, and the like. I am active, but not super active, not an athlete. I run along the lake path in the summers to keep the curves in check. I do a leisurely 12 min mile for 3 or so miles and walk a few more, so I may not make the best running buddy. I do yoga, go on walks, and generally enjoy being outside. Love going to the beach and being in the water, weather permitting. Does that count as being active? I like my curves and I don’t plan on losing them, but an active partner is a must. And if you pushed me to work out a little harder, I wouldn't complain (too much.)
My next great love- travel. I have been very fortunate over the past few years. This year alone I’ve been to Hawaii 3 times, Alaska, Vegas, Istanbul, and a few other spots around the US. (I had a friend working at United and a good bit of miles saved, not a trust fund baby or anything) I love visiting islands the most. I like backpacking, and seek out places where English isn't the main language and Americans are few and far between. I scuba dive and one time I flew to Thailand because there was a whale shark migration. One surfaced in front of our boat and played with snorkelers for a good while- Aquariums and Sea Worlds are not necessary. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen dolphins in the wild, ugh so sick of them! jk
Ok so I think I’ve summed up my major lifestyle choices. Foodie, outdoorsy (for a Chicagoian), and shark lover. There is so much more, like I was born in Pittsburgh and I don’t miss Steelers games. The rest you’ll have to find out on your own, if interested.