My inner tomboy relishes cycling but I'm not very competitive (ask me about the time I was chased down by a turkey). It also means I walk, hike, get my hands dirty, do geeky stuff, and will even toss a frisbee or shoot hoops with you (I may not sink any shots, but it’ll be fun trying!). The girly side, though, likes all the cultural stuff, including art, theater, films, dancing, and any other excuse to slip into a dress. The entire package is tied together with laughter and lots of affection.
I love good food. So the MD/VA/DC area is heaven for me. Breakfast joints are my favorite (even at night), but for dinner I think that tapas / small plates places are the best (recommendations?). Even a regular place with a big appetizer menu will work because it's all about the choices. The fun is choosing what to get and then sharing it together (or not: If it's, say, sweetbreads, you can have that plate all to yourself). But that's what makes us unique.
I’m relatively new to the area so I like to explore. A fun day might include a map of the city and a Metro pass. (The Post’s Going-Out-Guide ran an article on fun dates around almost every Metro station. Which stop would you choose?). Or it might be a beautiful hike or bike ride in the country on a sunny afternoon (with or without the turkey). Cold and blustery out? Then maybe walk through a gallery where we can decide which piece of art we'd each select if we were absolutely required to take something with us. Closer to home, making a pizza together can also be an adventure.
I love to hear people's stories of trips to various interesting places and how they experienced them - by tour, by bike, from a hotel, from a rental house. My own favorite vacation is in far western Oklahoma, nudging the New Mexico border. I actually go there every fall for a camping, foodie-ing, cycling, and starry nights adventure (just got back - see photo). And now that winter is coming I’m thinking, “snowshoeing”. My skiing is more than rusty but if you're a skier, I'm willing to give it a go. (truth be told, sled-boarding is my favorite snowy fun - doesn't take much prowess, and it's all about the downhills)
What I'm looking for? I’m interested in a long term relationship with my best friend and lover. I think the perfect relationship is not defined by "hearts, flowers and bliss" (although I melt with romance), but is one in which we are completely relaxed with each other - we're loved for just who we are, we can talk to and play with each other, and we willingly share of ourselves.
The perfect man for me is smart, fit, light-hearted, kind-of handsome. He can slow dance, share his feelings and we make each other laugh.