Btw, I kindly and respectfully request for you to note that if after 2 messages I don't respond, I am not interested. Please don't inundate me with more messages and please don't start insulting/offending me. This is online dating... Women get hundreds of messages like yours and it is simply not feasible to respond to every single one. It's not personal. Move on.
And please have a photo in profile. Otherwise your message gets deleted immediately. Also, I pretty much stick to the age range I indicated, give or take a few. Sorry.
I've been divorced for several years now and am in a really good place. I am a working professional and love to travel. As a mom of two wonderful boys, though, my "travel" time for now is limited to weekend trips, which I enjoy. I get along with just about everyone. I don't judge, am accepting, and open-minded. I have it together. Oh, and I LOVE roller coasters, crazy rides, and motorcycles. Someday I'd love to actually ride one. I am also not a girly girl. Don't get me wrong, I am super feminine, but can strap on a tool belt and do a few things around the house, and probably change a flat (though I've never had to do that). I also love photography, and find myself behind the camera (as well as my camera phone) whenever possible.
I am looking to meet a like-minded, stable guy to hang out with, go to dinner, see a movie, and if he's into photography, go shooting and talk shop with. Someone with the travel bug and free time to go on weekend getaways too would be cool. And if he has a motorcycle, even better. He has to feel comfortable with an independent woman, but also know how to be a gentleman. Manners and respect are important to me. Chivalry earns lots of points in my book. A man who likes romance is a turn-on. Impromptu flowers, in person or sent to work, a card, a hidden note somewhere. I eat that stuff up.
While I am not necessarily seeking a soul mate at this time, I'm not opposed to it. For now, I'd like to find a steady companion and friend with similar interests with whom to spend time, go on dates, have conversations. If he ends up being "the one," I'm all for it. I don't want to rush anything, but don't want to really just date around for the sake of dating, if that makes sense.
And by the way, I'm still a bit of a traditional girl at heart, so I won't likely do much pursuing. I have no problem messaging people I'm interested in, but if they respond with single word/line answers, I will generally move on. It pretty much halts the conversation. If I don't get the feeling that someone is that interested, I'll move on. Why waste his time?
If you've made it to the end, thank you. Some have messaged me just to say how tediously long my profile is, making my messages easier to manage (and flag for immediate deletion). 😁
Books: The Girl on the Train, The Dragon Tattoo Series, Savages, The Help, Fifty Shades (yes, I'll admit I've indulged in the series), Gone Girl, Grit
Movies: Titanic, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, the Warriors, Magic Mike (for the eye candy - hee hee hee), Sarah's Key, Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Meet the Parents, Paranormal Activity. Many others...
Food: Thai, Italian, Cuban, Chinese and Japanese (though I don't like sushi). I will try anything.
Wait. This says "things." As for people, my kids, hands down.
Also, as flattering as it is, I'm not looking for a casual hook-up with a 21 year old. :-) Actually, with no one...