Note -- my okCupid profile is still a work in progress but here's a broad overview:
The 3-word summary: eclectic, imaginative, sensual
I am open, honest, uninhibited and have an overall positive attitude about life. While I'm certainly focused on planning for my future, it is not at the expense of enjoying the present. Yes, I definitely take the time to stop and smell the roses - and the gardenias, the jasmine and the honeysuckle as well!
Words that describe me - creative, kind, passionate, intelligent, spontaneous, visionary, idealistic, trusting, sexy, adventurous, vivacious, giving, artistic and non-conformist.
Words that describe my ideal partner: smart, funny, well-rounded, kind, loyal, open-minded, venturesome, honest, well-spoken and self-assured.
I'm seeking a man who loves life, who wants to have new experiences and share them with the woman he cares about. I'm seeking a man and a relationship that are relaxed and comfortable yet still stimulating and exciting!
Presently, I work from home and most of the time, I'm able to set my own hours and maintain a schedule that truly works for me. On the personal side, it's all about new experiences and making the most of every day. My one child is an adult (he's finished undergrad and moved to NYC), so my time is now my own (which I smile about every day!).
People also notice that I'm outgoing and have a strong opinion about almost everything!
Music -- House music and jazz top my list but I listen to a little bit of everything: blues, classic rock, R&B, world, classical (well, a little bit of everything except country & western!) Favorites include John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Parliament-Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, Prince, U2, The Police, Sting, among others. I also love Latin/Brazilian music, particularly Bossa Nova.
Movies -- Anything by Alfred Hitchcock but particularly Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, Notorious; everything by Spike Lee but especially She's Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing; The Usual Suspects, Ghost, The Godfather, The Princess Bride and SO many more - new favorite movie: The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentinian, w/ English subtitles) - the original, not this new remake with Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.
Books/Authors -- Harlem Renaissance fiction, especially the works of Zora Neale Hurston and Nella Larsen; Walter Mosley, Alice Walker, Anne Rice, Pearl Cleage, and older stuff by Stephen King are among my favorites.
I don't watch much television but when I do, it's often PBS: Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Mr. Selfridge are favorites. I absolutely love House of Cards and AMC's Mad Men was another favorite (despite the lack of Black characters). Absolutely loved Marco Polo on Netflix - can't wait for the next season! About to start watching Being Mary Jane - I've seen a couple of episodes and everyone I know who watches it just raves about it.
I also spend a fair amount of time contemplating how I can best contribute something positive to my community and the world at large. At this stage in my life, I've fully realized the importance of being the change you hope and expect to see in the world. Often, we tend to look around and outside of ourselves for the solutions to the various social issues and problems we encounter.
A much more proactive approach is to identify what needs to happen/what needs to be done and then just do it. I readily acknowledge that it's something rather easier said than done but at the same time, the only way real change can occur is for us to take greater initiative and personal responsibility with regard to making genuine change a reality!