I believe in long stretches without dating just to better myself and listen to the world. That truly takes strength and builds character and a strong sense of self. I consider myself an "integrity snob" which means following the rules of morality is such an important part of who I am as a person as a whole and a VERY important part of the personality of the kind of man I would like to meet. It's important that you believe in a power higher than yourself, preferably God so we will be on the same page in that area.
In a committed relationship I am loyal and nurturing. My friends would describe me as sophistocated but down to earth, wordly, witty, funny, athletic, and earthy with a sense of style. The man I would be attracted to is strong, fit, confident, ambitious, well travelled, funny, playful, loyal, and romantic! :). My absolute turn off's are fake baking, hair gel, no manners, loads of tatoos/piercings, tacky jewelry (no guy should wear diamonds..those are a girl's best friend :), sarcasm, flakiness, and not taking care of your body. Eating really healthfully has always been a huge part of my life and it will need to be for yours too for sure!
I am a bit old fashioned so can't help but be attracted to chivalorus gentleman who were raised to get the door not just for the first few months they are dating someone but for a lifetime. I am a native Texas girl but my mom is from Europe. I was a professional ballet dancer for 8 years of my iife here in Dallas as well as N.Y.C. so I love the opera and symphony but am also a big fan of indie, alternative. and folk music. Sorry guys...no country :D.
I love earthy men who know their way around the outdoors so take me camping! Being a brianiac doesn't hurt either! It's so important that you have a strong compassion for all living things, really love dogs and animals, and view yourself as a part of the ecosystem and not above it or I will find it arrogant. By this I mean you have a great empathy for other life forms around you outside of yourself. I am also a certified rescue diver so I also have a great love for the ocean and protecting what's in it.
In closing I believe that dating and relationships take dedication and patience to work. If he's out there message me! :)