OK, the first thing you need to know is that I'm not really my stated age. I just chose 1972 as my birth year on a whim, realizing that because we live in an ageist society, I would get fewer matches if I indicated I was over 40. That said, everything else in my profile is true and accurate. My pictures are all taken in 2011 2012. You should also know that I haven't yet subscribed to match, so if I don't reply to your email, it doesn't mean I'm not interested. I'll eventually subscribe...
Another important fact is that I have 2 wonderful children who are the light of my life. I'm currently in a period of transition, becoming more fully aware of aspects of myself that I had allowed to remain dormant.
Through this time of change, I continue to strive to be as good a mom as possible to my kids. We are in this growth phase together, through tough times and joyous ones as well.
If you are still reading, then you are the type of person I am interested in meeting. If the desire is mutual, you'll have to follow cupid's arrow and figure out that I'm jeslookin4fun (and the right man to have it with) through the medium of online dating.
Basically, although I am a fun-loving person, I am empathic, sensitive, and caring. I physically separated from my husband in May, 2011, although the emotional separation had been going on for years. This is not because either of us is inherently a bad person; we just are simply not a good match. I hope to not repeat some of the mistakes I made in that relationship as I embark on meeting others.
So what characteristics am I looking for in a "good match"? You might find this ironic (due to that lie abt my age), but honesty is one of the fundamental traits I consider mandatory. I am a very trusting and trustworthy person, so I want those kinds of people in my life. Related to this is the ability to be honest with yourself, acknowledging your own strengths, vulnerabilities, and areas in which you are still developing. Being self-aware, insightful, and unabashedly courageous in owning and being who you are, while balancing feedback from others to help with those blind spots and growth edges.
Other traits I'm looking for, because I strive for these in myself: good sense of humor (not sarcastic or cynical, but someone who can laugh at himself); compassionate towards others; passionate abt something, anything; respect for the earth all its inhabitants (so, no hunters or men who enjoy killing things, please); secure in himself (which includes awareness of his own insecurities!). That's all I can think of right now...