Communication is very important to me. I’m very thoughtful and open with my feelings, opinions, philosophies, etc. I thrive on conversation, and enjoy the company of others who do also. We can sit with a hot beverage on a patio and talk for hours if you’re interested.
Humor is also essential; I have a tendency to be silly when hanging out with friends, jumping from serious conversation to lighthearted laughter. Incorporating both spontaneity and routine is crucial. I’m an extrovert, though have come to appreciate and require my downtime as I’ve gotten older. The underlying message here is balance.
I’m a hopeful romantic. Hopeless sounds very defeating. I'm not interested in dating folks with an expectation that it will end, and I don't know why people bother expiration dating. Ideally, the next relationship will be the one that becomes a partnership - for life. If you're definition of long term is six months to a year, move along. I know what I'm looking for in the romance department, and you should too.
From the Midwest originally, I have some traditional values. My family is incredibly important to me; they are also some of my best friends. And my best friends are also like family. It's hard living away from them, but makes the time together incredible.
I settled in DC after growing up in Michigan, I spent some time living in Florida, a brief stint in California, and a last attempt back in Michigan. I couldn’t resist a city, and so here I am five years later.