46Prince George, Canada
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My self-summary
I'd like to connect with someone who, like me, is smart, caring, playful, warm, loving, companionable, fun, laidback, adventurous and willing. I want to meet someone who is ready and eager to love me just as I am, and who is not afraid to be loved back, for I am intensely loving.

I'm a Myers-Briggs INFP.

Never been married, never had kids (not the human kind). Saved myself for the right person. Montreal-born, Sydney (Australia) raised. Lived the first half of my life in Sydney, Australia, and the second half in Northern BC.

Hmm I should say that I am 45, born in 1971. Just wanted to mention that as people have told me they thought the age was a mistake.
What I’m doing with my life
What am I doing with my life? First of all working to pay the bills.

And then after that my first priority is to be healthy and physically active, as this is one thing I CAN control, or at least make the best of. I love swimming. I lift weights. I also enjoy power yoga, which I do every day.
I’m really good at
☆Taking very good care of fluffy guinea pigs (although I don't have any currently) and being kind to animals in general. However I am very allergic to cats and most dogs. But there could be individual dogs/cats that I might be okay with.
☆It is important to me that anyone I date also has good oral hygiene and flosses every day.
☆Detecting odours. I have the most amazing sniffer and am very sensitive to smells.
☆Taking photographs creatively - and art if I can just find the time outside of work to do it!
☆Having a sense of humour.
☆Having compassion..
☆Being very human (been told I do that very well - whatever that means!)
and more...
The first things people usually notice about me
a very calm, serene presence, and if I'm speaking, an Aussie accent just ever so slightly in certain words. I've lost most of it due to self-consciousness but it tends to come back when I'm relaxed. People think I'm younger than I really am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books & Authors: The Te of Piglet, Jane Austen, anything about Physical Anthropology and many more! One of my favourites is The Pursuit of Happiness by E. Perry Good. Its wisdom saved me at 20 years old. I'm reviewing it and being saved by it again 23 years after the first reading. I haven't read 1/100th of what I'd like to. To be honest my energies have been taken up with just surviving!

Movies/TV Shows, Actors/Entertainers, Writers/Directors: Remi Gaillard (French director/comedian), Jane Eyre, Bridget Jones's Diary, Amelie, American Beauty, Very Annie Mary, Mamma Mia, Garden State, Magdalene Sisters, To Kill a Mockingbird, Local Hero, The Piano with Holly Hunter, My Left Foot, White Oleander, Alice in Wonderland, The Great Gatsby, Monty Python, period pieces such as Marie Antoinette and Pride and Prejudice, Battlestar Galactica (both old & new), Tim Burton, Lucky McKee - in particular "May" and "Sick Girl" (House of Horrors), Ang Lee, Colin Firth, Kirsten Dunst, Minnie Driver, Kevin Spacey, Jim Carrey, Reese Witherspoon, Dylan Moran, Jane Horrocks, Woody Allen, Barry Humphries, Michael Moore, Sasha Baron Cohen, The Cove (Richard O'Barry) and many more.

Some examples of Music I like are Boogie Belgique, Lily Allen, Riverdance/Lord of the Dance, the Local Hero soundtrack (Dire Straits), David Byrne, The Cure, Bright Eyes (Simon & Garfunkel), Bjork, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Redbox, Depeche Mode, most 80s' music, Vanessa Mae and modernised classical style in general, Ennio Morricone, Vivaldi and many more... To be honest I'm the biggest John Denver fan I know. Yes I know he's dead but his spirit will never die.

My favourite cuisines are Persian, Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, East Indian, Greek & Mexican. I love most food except for seafood. I am mostly vegan. It's not that I don't like the taste of meat, I just don't like the way animals are treated in the food industry.
Six things I could never do without
☆A clean, unpolluted environment, ☆a fit/healthy body, ☆a positive attitude, ☆sense of humour, ☆intelligence, ☆my car, and ☆iPhone.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately, especially with a recent trip to the USA, realising maybe I've lived half my life in the wrong country (Canada). I'm perhaps more Australian than Canadian in that I'm more open, friendly and straightforward. I never really quite felt at home in Canada! Canadians are a little too reserved and traditional for me. What I find very attractive is a combination of energy/drive, emotional intelligence, compassion, open-mindedness, confidence, courage, honesty/forthrightness, humility, openness and genuine outgoingness. Also I am very questioning. I feel it's healthy and I question everything. I find this makes Canadians uncomfortable and when I go to the US, often I feel right at home in that sense. If I met a Canadian who seemed right for me I would throw all this out the window, however something tells me any Canadian that was "right for me" would have left Canada already. I'm working on leaving it, or at least moving to a more tolerable part of it with a better energy for me, such as Victoria? And that way I'd be closer to the US as well for more diversity. But I'd be willing to try living just about anywhere that fits certain cosmopolitan, cultural and social requirements.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday is just another night for me.
But I'll use this space to fit this in: I'm saddened by the number of people that message me and then deactivate their profile before I can even reply.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's a secret.
You should message me if
you think we might ☆☆☆ hit it off ☆☆☆ or if your guinea pig or rabbit needs a new friend. You should love animals although I am allergic to cats and dogs. You are an honest, sensitive, courageous person with a healthy balance between self esteem and compassion, health-oriented with good self-care, physically active, respectful of animals and people with good hygiene and you don't smoke or do drugs. Please do NOT message me if you are married, in a relationship, not ready for commitment, taking drugs or are otherwise emotionally UNavailable. Not interested in being codependent to anyone's addiction or double life. I've got my act together, so to speak, and so should you. Thanks for reading. However all that said I don't expect perfection and if you're just looking for a friend I need friends too.
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