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I'm creative, possess a nice sense of humor, enjoy gardening and walks in the summer and cooking and hosting small and larger gatherings year round. Sci-Fi and Fantasy are my favorite genres to read, watch, and write.
I'm a Christian who doesn't attend church as regularly as I should but who prays daily and tries to live a Christian life. I prefer a clean and neat home. I'm close with my family--emotionally and physically, but I live my own life. I know who and what I am and am comfortable with both. While I would love to find the right man for a long-term (hopefully permanent) relationship, I am content to stay single rather than settle for someone who isn't a good fit. In a relationship I am the person who gives thoughtful gifts (two-dozen roses, each in a different color/hue, to an ex-boyfriend--ages ago--when he completed his medical exams, for instance, well before you could do this kind of thing easily), really listens to what my partner is saying, enjoys cooking nice meals during a date, and pays attention to your tastes and preferences as I would hope you would do in relation to mine. I've been told that I'm romantic, a good listener, kind, and a true friend.
I'd love to be in a relationship with a gentleman who can accept me for who and what I am and who fully respects me. Like me, he should be a bit old-fashioned but open to some new ideas. He should believe in treating a lady with respect, raising children with good values, and giving back to the world in a positive way. His friends/associates are likely diverse in age, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, faith, and profession but are ultimately "good people."
I prefer a man who's in the age range I specified, clean shaven, graduate-level educated, and with dark hair/eyes. I'm receptive to men of other races. While I've done the international relationship bit, I want to be upfront in saying that I'm not sponsoring someone to come to the US, so feel free to say "hi" if you can come here independently. Otherwise, you should focus your efforts elsewhere. (On a similar note, under no circumstance will I send you money, no matter how desperate a story you present.)
If you prefer a good book over a violent sport, enjoy an engaging conversation more than being in a crowded club/bar, and think that picnics, dinner with friends and family, and dancing to a cool song sound appealing, then let's chat.
2. My son
3. My family, including my cats
5. Living somewhere with a good amount of nature
6. Being around educated/intellectual people
I'm hoping to put on an addition, and make modifications to, my house in the next year, so it's been fun planning/considering the variations of what I might do and how much more we'll enjoying living here when it's done.
I'm actually pretty open about it, but some people would put it in a more private category. I used a semi-anonymous sperm donor to become pregnant. Therefore, there's no ex to contend with if we become involved. I won't bring another child into the world without being married first, but my son unreservedly is the result of the best decision I ever made. If how he came into this world is a problem for you, it's fine. It just means that we're not a good match for each other. :o)
If what you just read describes you, then I look forward to hearing from you.
If you think that I'm being too particular, I'll only say that I'm offering the same in return.
What you don't need to be: model handsome, wealthy, the life of the party, and/or the next Nobel prize winner. What I'm really seeking is someone who is a good fit for me and who lives by his values.
Best wishes to everyone here in regards to what they're seeking.