I just looked at the "Personality" tab, and it says I'm "Less Old-Fashioned". I guess that's true in a lot of ways, because if you live a life of straight and narrow, I must appear as some crazy wild thing. BUT amongst my priorities in life are things like taking care of my family, being a loyal friend.
I am pansexual. I am married. I am a polyamorist. I am kinky. I'm pretty pleased with my cisfemininity (so long as "femininity" includes wearing hightops, rolled-up jeans and men's shirts more often than not- and I think it does!), but don't really subscribe to a binary view of sexuality and gender.
(Normally I don't like to define myself or others on the basis of with whom I/they have sex, but since this is a dating site, I will open with that information in order to clear away confusion. Honestly and communication are all important!)
That said, I'm open to pen-palling with people of similar interests. Or making friends in my new city/country. I'm interested in a person (or people) who can fill in some gaps in my sex and social life (whilst at the same time being mindful of not getting into a pokemon/objectifying mode). My husband is more than OK with me dating and telling him all about it. I'm not looking for a replacement primary. (And actually, I'm starting to question the whole "primary" system within polyamory, but that's another conversation.)
My faith is important to me. I don't worry particularly about yours or your lack thereof, so long as you don't hate on mine, and are overall respectful of others'. I'm on the Sufi path, which makes me a Muslim. I'm VERY progressive (see bi, poly, and perforinked, below). I try to meditate every day, and am learning to appreciate My Beloved's presence in every person, thing, and moment. I don't talk about it much, but will if asked. I dislike extremists and hypocrites of all colours and sizes: that goes for Muslims, Christians and Atheists alike.
I'm perforinked: tattooed, pierced, scarred and branded. Body art is an expression of one's self, and piercings in the right places are fun. And I've got lots of fun piercings. I believe that they're a wonderful expression of a personality, and feel as though I'm concealing a part of myself if my ink is covered.
I love doing crafty things like Ukrainian egg decorating and henna. I love teaching (I teach Irish dance, and have recently been a director for a musical) because it lets me grow almost as much as my students. I love board games, card games, computer games and especially role-playing games.
I'm political in that I can't tolerate intolerance, won't stand for injustice. I'm a feminist. And if you have to box my political beliefs, I'm an anarcho-socialist (or thereabouts).
I savour life. New experiences are wonderful, but old ones can be just as amazing. I find joy and beauty and marvel in the big and small.
I love to travel, and even more; love returning home.
I'm crazy sociable. I love learning about other people and their stories, traditions, cultures. It confounds my husband how I'll start up a conversation with someone at random, for example in the line at a grocery store. I make friends fairly easily.
My heart has been sorely wounded in the past, but I'm not ashamed of my emotional scars; they help define me, and are a reminder of how far I've come, what I've survived. Besides, scars can be sexy.
After being born and raised in Canada, I lived in Lisbon for 2 years and will be living in Hamburg for another year. After that? No idea.