A little about me: I enjoy cooking and grilling, watching movies and the ID channel (and Da Bulls, of course!), and listening to world music (I have very eclectic taste--Brazilian, African, Indian, to name a few). I'm certainly not limited to that genre, though. I love jazz (REAL jazz, like Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong. Not that smooth jazz stuff...lol...though I do have some of that as well), and I listen to some mainstream music and dusties. I sing a little--classical, jazz and some R&B--and I used to perform at a local theater. A nice date, to me, would consist of going to concerts, plays, movies, or dinner (especially ethnic restaurants). Romantic evenings at home and long walks are also nice (don't mean to sound cliche', but it's true). As far as cooking goes, I'm always creating unique dishes and sharing with people, and I love entertaining guests and occasionally having small dinner parties for family and/or friends. I have a quirky sense of humor (quirky in a good way, I promise) and a warm, friendly disposition. I'm unselfish, thoughtful, loyal, affectionate, romantic and supportive (and drama-free). But most importantly, I'm honest. These are the same qualities I'm looking for in a man. Not so easy to find these days, but I remain hopeful that it will happen. I'm not looking for a perfect man. No one's perfect--I know I'm not. But I'm all about giving my very best in any relationship I'm in, and the man I'm with should do the same and always be willing to put forth a real concerted effort to keep the relationship going. After all, relationships don't thrive on their own or with just one person putting in all the work. I want to be a priority in your life, and you'd get the same in return.
I'm looking for a NON-SMOKER (sooo NOT negotiable) who has at least what I have. I'm independent, been working at the same company for eleven years (I'm stable), live alone, own my condo and have a car. Please, if you do not live on your own and do not own a car, then I'm sorry, but I'll have to pass. And please, just be yourself. Everything in my profile is 100% true, and I'd appreciate it if yours was as well. This saves a lot of wasted time. I want to talk to and eventually meet you, not your representative. And serious inquiries only, please. I'm not looking for a booty call or a friend with benefits. Those are easily accessible--really just a call or text away--so I don't need to search online for that. If that's what you're looking for, then please, keep it moving. I'm looking for a meaningful, long-term relationship that could lead to marriage. Capisce? I'm not really looking for friends, either. If after spending time together, we decide that it's best to just be friends, I'm fine with that, but I'm not looking for someone to just hang out with and with no intent of any kind of committment--I'm a little old for that, and I already have plenty of friends. And please, check your emotional baggage at the door. We've all had failed relationships and have been hurt, but I'm not your ex. I'm a good woman, and I know how to treat a man. And besides, each new relationship should start with a clean slate.
I don't want to end this on a sour note because that's not the kind of person I am. Best of luck on your search!