I have a friend with benefits but would not continue that if a relationship were in development - it's respectful after all.
I enjoy spending time with others but also need downtime. I expend a lot of energy to be social whether for a night out dancing, playing games, going to a SCA tournament, or watching movies / going to shows with friends.
I am looking for someone I can trust and believe in. Someone who has similar interests and takes pleasure in a variety of activities. Someone who will encourage me to go out and try new things and will try out what I enjoy too. I am worth the effort to know and love, and I expect someone who is also worth the effort I am willing to put forth.
For many hobbies, I am involved with the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA). I am loving it! Medieval life, arts, crafts, fighting, and more are at my disposal. I also enjoy RPG and tabletop games. I enjoy physical activity but am not athletic. Dancing is fun; I can do a passable two-step but my industrial dance moves are lacking some punch. I don't own a bicycle and I rarely go hiking. I enjoy bicycling and hiking but without proper equipment and the right people along, I simply pass on both.
Dating is an adventure and I have been in monogamous relationships with both women and men - they are equally confusing.
I thought about this for several months but feel strongly that it needs to be said:
While my head and heart know size should not be a big deal, I find I am generally attracted to people who carry their weight well. Being 50 or so pounds overweight can still be extremely attractive to me. I keep this in mind when someone is not attracted to me physically; everybody has different preferences and I'm neither a very fit person nor a very curvy person.
I have a senior cat that requires a little extra care and attention. Yes, he is like my child - a pet is a lifetime commitment.
I took in a roommate this summer so I have been adjusting to sharing my space.
Others will say I am organized and a problem solver. They might mention I have a calming influence in stressful situations.
I look like a teacher, a librarian, or someone very religious. Students have described me as hippy.
I enjoy a range of movies from action (Die Hard) to teen (Harry Potter). I only have difficulty with gore and any horror that I can imagine happening in real life.
Television: Grimm, Person of Interest, and Scorpion, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I only get local channels through my antenna so I generally watch on Netflix.
Soft rock, classic rock, and folk music are my go-to choices.
I love chocolate, pizza, and spaghetti but I have been trying to remove gluten from my diet. This is not an easy endeavor. Mexican food and jalapenos are a requirement in life!
2. Cuddles with a pet or person
How to help my students succeed and my friends be happy.
My beautiful baby nephew.