I'm a bright, feisty little gal with a twisted sense of humor and a slightly nerdy side. I can be infuriating in an adorable way. I'll make you laugh and see it from my point of view. Usually, I can't finish telling a joke. I'm a blast to hang out with. I enjoy getting to know individuals one on one. I have a healthy self-esteem, tempered with a good dose of humility and compassion. I'm very generous and appreciative of others' efforts, especially the little things most people don't notice. I'm affectionate, sincere and very inquisitive, but I have a mischievous side.. curiosity has its perks. ;)
I have a wide variety of interests and can be talked into pretty much anything that sounds even remotely fun. I'm active, adventurous and at times, impulsive (road trip!). Most likely, though, you'd find me curled up at home… and ideally with someone special. I can be a great conversationalist, am open-minded, and don't take offense or embarrass easily. I have the ability to put people at ease, make them smile, laugh, forget their troubles for a while and have a good time.
Even though I'm independent, financially responsible, level-headed and mature, I can be a huge kid too. In a relationship, I'm devoted, loving and show it. I admit when I’m wrong, am a great listener and supportive of my partner. Even though I'm more of an introvert and am comfortable being alone or with my significant other most of the time, in social settings I tend to make friends easily and can be very outgoing and am often mistaken for an extrovert.
I'm looking for someone who is confident and considerate, has a well-developed sense of self, can be very mature yet is capable of being a giant goofball at the same time. He's able to keep up his end of witty banter, is quick on his feet, takes it in good humor and dishes it back out without batting an eye. (In fact, bonus points if humor is your forte.)
My ideal man would be sensitive and kind, with a big, warm soft side; he’d be sweet and affectionate but also retain a strong, understated masculine side. I like men who act like men. This can be interpreted to include a wide variety of interests and qualities. I don't mind that men and women are different creatures, in fact, it's what makes them fascinating and irresistible. Gentlemen, you are fascinating and irresistible!
Most importantly, my ideal guy would be a gentleman in all aspects. Like most women, I truly appreciate acts of chivalry. Opening our doors, walking us to our car, making dinner reservations, being polite, courteous and kind--anything that shows your considerate nature--make us feel sexy, special and feminine. Much like the way we might do things that make you feel manly, competent and strong, (even if you're hesitant to admit it). Being a perfect gentleman is all about respecting boundaries, being attentive, reasonably accommodating, courteous and well-mannered. Guys, this is how to make us swoon.
I'm selective about the quality of men I meet. Quality does not entail what you wear/drive/own, how you earn your living or how much you earn; rather it's the amount of self-awareness, integrity, understanding and compassion you possess. It is the person who is able to discern right from wrong, consistently makes honorable decisions and stands their ground on their beliefs. Simple concept, yet surprisingly hard to find.
In a nutshell, I’m looking for my best friend who is much, much more.*
*It's been a while since I've found a person with whom I'm highly compatible, so I realize it may take some time to meet him... I'm willing to be as patient as it takes. I think it's also important to note that relationships are developed, not forced. Friendship always comes first.
I want to add that I'm not on this site to hide behind a computer screen. I'm here to meet people in person. I'm a bit old-fashioned in that I'd prefer not to email back and forth for weeks, text lengthy conversations or talk on the phone for hours before meeting. I believe that the fun part of getting to know someone is when you're with them in person. I admire men who know what they want and go after it, if they're genuinely interested. I don't consider that being too forward at all. Our time is valuable. There's no better way to find out if there is real compatibility than by meeting face-to-face.
Please respect my preferences for: age range; no: smoking, drugs, and have/want children.
What Floats My Boat:
I love the outdoors. I'm still learning how to stop when rollerblading (besides the smashing-into-a-tree technique), and I can't quite claim to call what I do chasing a yellow ball across a court, "playing tennis", yet... I admit I'm hopelessly uncoordinated and still kind of look like a bit of a spaz, but I like to try. In the summertime, you can catch me playing a casual game of beach volleyball with my gang most Sundays. Camping is one of the most entertaining activities you can do with friends. ;) I'm excited about getting my first mountain bike soon and pursuing that as my new hobby. I also have a lot of firsts to be had--never been to a baseball game, ridden a jet ski, tried crabbing or gone parasailing. Wanna show me a good time? Let's cross off some firsts! Woo-hoo!
These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things:
In random order: Fresh homemade guacamole, giant river otters, my kitty, stick shifts, summer dresses, Woody Allen movies, jumping on hotel beds, psychological tests, casting & reeling, coed truth or dare among friends, stopping at cheesy tourist spots on unplanned road trips and kimchee.
What Makes Me (Somewhat) Unique:
I've lived in more than 13 different cities and towns across the U.S. and traveled to much more. I secretly wish I were an Alaskan bush pilot. I guess it's not so secret anymore.
quantifying everything. (And probably posting it on Excel.)
you're within the ages of 32-42
you're not an obsessive texter