I am a little different - by day a serious scientist for a major pharmaceutical company, but by night, a bit of a free spirit who loves to cut loose and run in the rain. My grandfather taught me what he thought was important for his granddaughter to know in life - how to play poker and how to fish. I loved my Grandpa!! He understood me.
I have been told by the men I date that I am unnervingly direct. Please don't take that to mean one day I will tell you a laundry list of what is wrong with you. I am empathetic to a fault. I won't EVER hurt someone's feelings. When I am direct is when I am communicating what I am thinking or just looking at someone I am dating and thinking "Damn - you're hot" Some things I think people just need to hear. I know I like hearing them. I can look at someone and apparently make them nervous - can't explain that one other than I am brutally honest. I play no games and can smell a lie. Like a lot of people my age, I have some battle scars - one that runs particularly deep and close to my heart.
As for my hobbies - again, I'm a little off beat, but honesty is paramount - so here goes. I love to play poker and blackjack, but watch out bc I count cards (lol), I like to go spelunking, hiking and like to get in the car and just drive until I get lost, then find my way home again. I hate to shop, only do it if I am on a mission. I've started training for a triathelon, so I can frequently be found in the gym. Its my mid life crisis. I'm not obsessive about it, but I'm not going down without a fight.
I am extremely affectionate - so if you have boundary issues, I'm not for you. I also like to hear what you like about me, if you are very very quiet and unable at any time to tell me things, I will wonder and things will get dysfunctional. I have had some great guys who were only able to express themselves at certain times, and that's fine too - as long as I hear it at some point. Sometimes that is even more endearing because I know how hard it is for you to talk.....
I am a financially self sufficient woman. I have my act together. What I don't have is a man to make me feel safe at night if something goes THUMP. I miss that. I don't have someone around to open pickle jars. I miss that. I don't have someone to put my head on when I'm watching tv and just relax and be myself after a long day of having to be that tough "science lady". I would love to have someone protect and take that role from my hands. I don't want to have to be tough all the time. I would like to feel protected, not the protector. Its been awhile. I'm tired of slaying my own dragons.