I'm very self-aware and really both emotional and intellectual. I'm straightforward and hard-working, with a holistic attitude toward life. Very open, I don’t keep anything back about myself. My friends often come to me for advice, and I go to them. On the introverted side, I like being very close to a few people and tend to prefer one-on-ones or small groups, though big parties are fun too. An artist and nature lover, my house is full of art and seashells. My primary art is writing – poetry, a novel in progress, and a career focused on grant writing.
I’ve had some great success meeting new friends on okcupid and would love to connect with some more. My best romantic match would be a bit on the extroverted side and grounded in the practical, but also contemplative and self-aware. These things I love so much that I can only imagine being with a partner who loves to share them with me: dancing, spending time in the woods, traveling the world, living with cats, reading, seeking to better understand ourselves and people in general, and living a spiritual, health-conscious, eco-conscious life. My spirituality is based on Paganism and Buddhism with some of my Jewish heritage mixed in. I want a man who’s spirituality overlaps somewhat with mine, so animist/pantheist/Pagan/Buddhist/Jewish/nondenominational, etc. I keep kosher and would love doing special Shabbat dinners with my partner every week, although he doesn't have to be Jewish. Men who can sing or play guitar make me melt, and I'm really attracted to gardeners/farmers and men who are really handy with tools and such.
At this point, I feel ready to find my life partner; I've had enough relationship experience and learned enough from it to know how to put in the work that makes a relationship healthy. I feel whole on my own and want a man who does too, and a relationship with lots of good communication, romance, and cuddling.
I would also love to meet new friends who can be both silly and deep, particularly people who like to go clubbing and have a drink or two. I never really had a party phase when I was younger, and now I find myself wanting one, in my own rather responsible have-a-designated-driver-and-drink-plenty-of-water sort of way.