I love running, biking,yoga, trying new and interesting cultural/ethnic food, meditation, and exploring by jet ski, hiking, camping, swiming and body surfing in the ocean, or walking through a strange new town. I also like simple things like playing cards, doing a crossword, talking about anything, something, and nothing in particular, or just taking a stroll around Swan Lake.
People who are honest and open draw my attention regardless of attraction.
I want to meet someone who truly understands what it is to love, nurture, or perhaps pamper oneself because they know how important this is in being truly loving, supportive, nurturing, and present with their significant other.
The subject of religion/spirituality deserves some clarification since I get so many questions about this subject. I am not religious, but i was raised catholic, jewish (culturaly not religious), and protestant non-denominational all at the same time. There are aspects of all of those religions as well as many others that I will carry close to my soul for the rest of my life. I choose to believe in a higher power, and I am a deeply spiritual person. I don't have a problem with my significant other being somewhat religious, and i may attend service a few times a year if it is something we enjoy together. I do not gel well with religous conservatives, but i respect their choice to believe and live in the manner they choose.
After meeting a couple of people on this sight, I thought I might add a few things. One, I think that expressing how you feel about nature, the environment you find yourself in, or the people you are close with, to be endearing and critically important in a good relationship. If you think saying I love you, or I am attracted to you, or any other positive things that may come to mind are corny, then we would not be a good match. Two, if you still believe that men ought to pay for every date, don't contact me. I think women should have evolved past this type of thinking by now. If I ask you out on a date, then I have made some plans for us, then it is on me. I don't consider grabbing a cup of coffee or tea with someone I don't even know as a date. A date is when I have already met you, and for some reason I want to find out more, so I call you up and ask you out. And three, you understand that relationships are an investment of time and energy that you are very interested in pursuing with the right person because you know the rewards out way the cost. If you don't have time to be present, willing to be open, and engaging, then I am not for you either. Oh yeah, I am not interested in moving to the suburbs with a white picket fence. I like being near the city and all that it has to offer. I only mention this because I know everyone has their dreams. That is just not one of mine.