The more I learn and grow, the more I want someone to grow with me. Ideally someone who wants to live in the same place as their partner. Certainly someone who wants to create a win-win, a better life for both of us.
I'm good at being single, but better at being in love. I think love is a verb -- something you choose to do. That way it lasts past initial infatuation. Lives shared can be lives improved with the right people (people who care enough to find solutions instead of focusing on problems).
I have been called "classy, youthful and charming." I've also been called "fun", "bright" and "a Renaissance woman."
I like smart people, good conversations, warmth and honesty. It's nice if you like cats, although my 18-year-old fur friend just passed (might get another one?). I don't have any kids, and don't plan to try conceiving at this point in my life. I might be willing to do the step mom thing, with the right partner, but ONLY if your kids are REALLY comfortable with you dating. I'm not interested in being the transition woman -- I'd rather not take on other people's bad feeling about YOUR divorce, which after all was not my fault!
In the last few years I have spent 3 weeks in northern France, 4 weeks in Italy, a couple of weeks in Budapest and Saltzburg and a week in Crete. I've also gone diving in the Bahamas, to Barcelona and the Canary Islands, and to three parts of Portugal. Planning my next trip. If you want to join me, you should contact me now! Next year -- where would you like to go? I've been to 26 counties, and I'm not through yet.However, as much as I value travel and would LOVE to find someone to travel with, travel is still a pretty small part of my life. Maybe two or three weeks a year. So how we get along here in Toronto matters even more.
I recently completed my second Masters degree, this time in Counselling Psychology.
I am smart, kind, and loving. And a good cook, so I've been told. Mostly I'm just a really good bet for the long haul, if you're sane and good-hearted and want the same. Looking forward to meeting you!
being affectionate and open
learning new things
my outgoing and open nature
music I enjoy (female jazz vocalists, for example)
how I can help others and myself at the same time
how much I would like someone to team up with so we both win