Please send me a message versus other ways of letting me know you are interested.
In the spirit of trying to make my profile less generic and more meaningful...I am really looking to actually meet MEN in person within a reasonable amount of time. Does anyone really want to meet?
I am open to starting with a friendship, but isn't the reality that we all only want to be friends with people that that we are attracted to and think could have dating potential?
As you will read in the rest of my profile, I have a sarcastic sense of humor.
I have two daughters--20 and 17-- and I have a close relationship with both of them. I am sincerely grateful for that. I am also close to my extended family and have a tight circle of excellent friends, although very few live in Chicago. Have a ton of rockin' good friends from college, go Ripon!
I would describe myself as a food snob and a wine slut. I really enjoy dining out and love all kinds of cuisines. On my hit list of restaurants to try right now is Girl and the Goat and Grace. I enjoy many kinds of wine. What's your favorite?
I enjoy concerts, theater, outdoor festivals and exploring the city. Bluesfest is one of my favorite weekends of the summer. In terms of concerts, I have recently seen Kid Rock, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Buble and Britney Spears (worst concert I have ever seen.) Favorite concerts of all time...Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Bowie, and Van Halen (before Sammy Hagar.) I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, so we definitely were into music. It's that or crack in Detroit...
I am also a Cubs fan. Don't judge.
I have been divorced four years, but only recently found time to date. I miss going out to dinner, and just having fun with someone. I'm not looking for a hook up, but not looking to get married either. But I am looking for a genuine connection. And I have to say...I miss intimacy. Best way to describe it...looking to have fun with one person - with our clothes on AND off.
Let's be honest and say what each of us really wants. Isn't that the best start?
I enjoy my career, I'm a strategic marketing exec for a consulting firm. I work about 50 hours a week, but work from home most of the time, so I have a lot of flexibility. My career goals are always to learn new skills and add value to the organization. If I can't do those two things, I will be bored and unfulfilled.
I work out 5-6 days a week, it's great stress relief in addition to all the other benefits of physical fitness. I enjoy being outside, hiking at Starved Rock or anything near water (especially the beach.)
I love cooking and entertaining. I shop at farmers markets and love to eat healthy. But it must taste good or it's not worth it.
- Access to really good food and wine
- Watching my children learn and grow
- Exercise and healthy living
- Live music and theater
- My puppy dogs