I have a job that I thoroughly enjoy - most of the time. It involves some travel, which can be both exciting and exhausting but gives me an opportunity to visit many places across the country. I just have to figure out how to arrange a business trip to Greece! Like most people in the D.C. Metro area, I am trying to find a greater balance between work and life. I'm getting much better.
Most mornings you'll find me at the gym trying to get into better shape. Being healthy of mind and body is a priority for me, which includes daily exercise, among other things. But I am far from physical perfection. I am a full-figured woman who loves her body. If this is something that appeals to you keep reading :-)
Enough about that. When I'm not at the office, gym or on the road, I enjoy cooking (for others), watching great films, taking in local attractions and spending time with friends. I've recently become addicted to deep-tissue massages (due to the aforementioned workouts) and am a big fan of wine, particularly champagne. Good tequila is another favorite but makes me do bad things :-)
With regard to my perfect match, I can't say I believe such a person exists. At one time or another most of us have created a mental list of the qualities we thought we wanted in a partner. These lists often are not based in reality and can have us spending precious time searching for the illusive. Besides, there are things that cannot be accounted for on lists. Those intangible qualities some of us refer to as chemistry can be as important to a relationship as anything you can jot down on paper.
But for those of you who insist on lists I will say that I am generally attracted to men who are confident (not cocky), unpretentious, expressive, have a generous spirit, thirst for knowledge, compassionate heart, wicked sense of humor and very passionate. In terms of physical traits, I can’t say I lean in any one direction. Any man I spend time with MUST be honest and is comfortable around diverse groups of people - that's non-negotiable. One last thing: If you are married or in a committed relationship do NOT contact me. Your plate is already full. There. You have your list :-)
If this process results in a long-term relationship, that would be great. If not, I hope at least to gain a new friend and enjoy the ride along the way.
Are you ready?