My divorce is in the final stages. My ex and I are still very close friends. She's a great mom and will always be a part of my life. She had an epiphany a couple of years ago and decided she couldn’t be truly happy if she wasn’t in a relationship with another woman. We haven't lived as a married couple for over 2 years now. But hey, I managed to keep a lesbian conflicted about her sexuality for 9 years!
Obviously, if that is an issue for you, then we won’t be a match. She’s my daughter’s mother and I won’t have intolerance in my daughter’s life.
I have lived, traveled, and worked all over the world. I was born in Hong Kong and also lived in the Philippines and the Netherlands before finally moving Stateside before kindergarten. I first lived in New Jersey but most of my growing up was in McLean, Virginia. I did go back to NJ for high school though. I did my undergrad at CU Boulder. That's when I first fell in love with Colorado.
After college the moving and traveling started again. I lived for a year in Stockholm Sweden (I'm half Swedish and speak it fluently). Once I started my career I worked in NY, Hong Kong and Tokyo before settling back in the US.
I went back to school for my MBA and headed back to Europe to an international program in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) where I was in a pretty cool program with classmates from 42 different countries. I now literally have friends all over the world. If you want we can play you name a country, I'll tell you about the friends I have there or near there?. :-)
High on my still to be explored list are southern Africa, Central America and Australia as well as just more of where I've already been too. Favorites of those are Sweden, New Zealand, Hong Kong, London, Chile .. many more
For fun and relaxation:
I prefer to spend time with my family and close friends. I love a good conversation with an interesting person or a day of skiing or hiking or just exploring the world. I'm always up for volleyball, movies, bowling, skiing, camping, spending the day at the pool or beach, exploring the zoo... the list goes on.
I like to be flirty with the person I'm in a relationship with. I like showing my affection and will do it often. My default setting is to fix problems and make the best out of the situation if it can't be fixed. I'm the best friend a lot of people have. I go out of my way for people and expect nothing in return. Don't get me wrong, its nice to be appreciated, but that's not the driving force.
What I'm looking for:
She fully owns her inner nerd. She's compassionate and giving. She's physically active and takes care of herself. She understands that "smart" is "sexy". She's a good mom (to her/our kids not me). She's not shy to try new things and go to new places, but also values quiet time enjoying each other?s company and staying in for a night. I am very affectionate and thoughtful and am looking for someone who shares those qualities. If I think you?d impress my daughter, than you?d earn extra points from me too!
I don't think a "match" can be made just by looking at profiles online. I want to meet and have a real conversation at a pub or restaurant. A date to me involves actually interacting with each other, not just being at the same place at the same time.
Oh and I have pretty good travel benefits through my family. Figured I'd throw that in there since everyone seems to love traveling...