You are: all of the above. Except petite, maybe. And also, strong, confident, humble and mischievious. Able to laugh at and be honest with yourself and me. And so am I.
We're kind of alike, you and I. We are really enjoying our lives, but realize it would be nice to share them with someone. That weekend getaway would be nice with a good book, but better with a partner and great chemisty. Also, we're both single, integruous, liberal, principled, omnivorous, and employed, doing work we like.
We like to surprise and do really great stuff for each other. Like this: "Sweetie, I know you were really looking forward to having dinner with my mom/boss/girlfriends, but I scored some amazing tickets to that band/game/show you've been talking about..."
We like to laugh and play. Like, all the time. Sure, we might grumble or rant or commiserate about a shitty day or traffic or the latest political outrage, but then we move on. Back to being silly while we cook dinner, laughing while we eat, and weaving playfulness into the intense heat and passion later, in bed.
We're not afraid to debate something we're passionate about, and we're not afraid to call each other out when we screw up. We're also not afraid to say sorry. Or thank you. We're brave like that, we say what we feel, what we need and want. We respect each other and ourselves enough to hold our boundaries, and hold each other to a high standard.
We like to build and fix things. We've got a few power tools and know how to use them. We're honest. We're ready for that grown up relationship, where we don't take shots at each other in public (I can't believe how often I see this!) or create drama, we talk honestly and say what we need. We support and push each other to be our best, whether it's work, parenting, or snowboarding.
We're not in a hurry, but we're ready to find someone we can start to share and create moments with. We've learned a few valuable lessons while traveling around the block and the world. We're ready for a partner we can value, respect, tease, support, and crave.
A note on replies: I tried for a while to kindly respond to everyone who took the time to write to me, but come on... If our match is 24%, you're older than my dad, and you live overseas, do you really think we have a shot? I've also stopped responding to emails that contain fewer than 5 words, or those from senders with no profile or pictures. That's fair, right?