Don't postpone joy, that's my motto,to not put off what could make you happy today. I'd like someone to share my "joie de vie" with. I consider myself friendly, outgoing and fun. I like to make people laugh and would hope to find someone who can in turn do the same for me. I feel I'm a pretty motivated and an intelligent person. I tend to be a creative/artistic person so I enjoy going to art museums, theaters and concerts. But I'm also down to earth and just as happy with a date in jeans and taking a hike or watching a movie on the couch. I've been told I'm a great cook and I consider myself a foodie. I like going out to restaurants but I'm also happy at home making my own fine cuisine while enjoying a good glass of wine. My hobbies are gardening and photography and I gain great satisfaction from them. I love to travel and have been to Europe, Mexico, and the Carribbean and Canada too, but that doesn't count as international travel I guess since they are our neighbors. :) My other love in life are my pets and I care about animal protection organizations so you hunters, sorry but you need not apply here. I hope to find someone that has similar interests and values as me, but being a 100% match isn't necessary. I don't want to date myself! Ha, ha. I want to learn new things, have first time experiences, try something out of my comfort zone and most importantly grow as individuals together. I'm looking for a long term relationship and companion in my life. If any of this sparks your interest, I would love to hear from you. For the rest of you, may you find that special someone that brings you joy!