46 Seminole, United States
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My self-summary
I just bought a home in Seminole, moved in in August, and am working on settling in. I moved from California, where I called it my home for 18 years, but am really excited to have a fresh start. I'm settling into my new job with the company I've been with since 1997, and have found some fitness classes to teach (my passion for the last 10 years). MAJOR bonus if you aren't afraid of wolf spiders, palmetto bugs, etc. The jumbo-sized critters in Florida really have me stressed, and it seems that every morning when I head to my kitchen I find myself crying "what the heck is THAT??!!" :-/
What I’m doing with my life
“ I teach fitness classes as a hobby, in addition to working a full-time job. Teaching is a huge part of my life. I get a charge out of helping members meet their fitness goals, as well as overcome other obstacles in their lives through fitness. They remind me that fitness isn't always about what you see improving on the outside, but how it feeds the soul and mind. I am honored that they allow me to be a part of their journey, and realize I learn as much from them as they do from me.

I know what I want from a relationship (and what I don't want), and am willing to wait for the right guy, so I'm not going to latch on to you, or waste your time just for the sake of having someone to spend time with. I believe physical closeness is as important as emotional closeness. I also believe that couples need time apart to recharge, and to allow each person to maintain their identity.
I’m really good at
1. Cooking Italian food....my dad's side of my family is 100% Italian.

2. Fitting lots of groceries into the fridge (it's the nerdy analytical side of my brain coming through).

3. Fixing things around my house. When there is no "man of the house" you learn quickly how to fend for yourself.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile (I have all my teeth and they are straight and white), my red hair, and that I am very approachable. I can strike up a conversation with just about anyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Forrest Gump, Young Frankenstein, 80s movies, Big Bang Theory, Sex and the City re-runs, classic rock, Glen Miller (I know; kind of old-school but it's wonderful to listen to on a cold or rainy night with a fire going, good drink and good company), and most food except sushi (but I will go with you if you like it and I'll eat a bento box!).
The six things I could never do without
1. My morning coffee (this is mandatory or I get a migraine, and it isn't pretty). If I sleep over and you don't have any.....get ready for an early-morning road trip to Starbuck's. Better yet - buy me a coffee maker and keep it at your place so we don't have to get dressed and go out :-)
2. Teaching fitness classes
3. Occassional trips to the mountains - I'm very sad to have left Lake Tahoe behind :-(
4. My fur-babies (2 rescue dogs and 3 rescue cats)
5. Yoga pants and flip flops
6. Intimacy (big sigh), and a good man to spend time with (ok I've done without you long enough!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How nice it would be to have someone to spend time with. Don't get me wrong....I don't obsess about it, but it's the one thing that's missing. The rest of my life is in pretty good order.
On a typical Friday night I am
Well I'm sitting here eating cereal for dinner, watching Big Bang Theory with my dog, and filling out this profile :-) Ok seriously......I am not a big "club girl" (I got that out of my system in college), but could be convinced to go to one with the right company. You would more likely find me having dinner and/or drinks with friends, teaching fitness classes, or hanging out at home with my kids. Exciting huh?! If you were here, we'd be going out for dinner, cooking at home, or eating take-out in bed ;-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get teary-eyed every time I watch "The Notebook", and "Forrest Gump" when his mom and Jenny die......every......single......time.
You should message me if
You are: active, have manners (chivalry is a huge turn-on to me....even more of a turn-on if you bring me flowers from time to time) have your life together, and are okay dating a woman who has kids. Bonus points if you can make me laugh, but also have a passionate side.

I prefer to meet you in person sooner than later. I am not interested in texting back and forth for weeks. I have found that you can't tell much about a person and their true personality until spending some time with them.

Oh....and PLEASE be who your profile says you are.