It's so hard to describe yourself without sounding self-absorbed! Well, I think my friends would say I'm intelligent, independent, witty, caring, openminded, and fun. I have two terrific little girls and an amazing life being their Mom. Raising them has been my only focus for the last several years, but now I'm ready to meet someone special with whom I can share some fun times and maybe a little romance..
I used to enjoy working in marketing in Manhattan, and I'm hoping to get back to that soon. I grew up in Staten Island, NY, but defected to Jersey 12 years ago. I love where I live now, being outdoors and close to the shore. I keep busy with volunteer work, and I'm always on the go. I have strong values, sort of an old-fashioned girl with a modern attitude. I have a truly happy life, but it would just be even better if I could find my soulmate.
I love to shop, love getting glammed up for a night out in the city for dinner and the theater, (I tend to dress up a bit every day since I'm not a sweatpants and flipflops type) but I'm just as happy to hang out at home lounging on my deck, having a barbecue, and a beer or glass of wine. I'm not into drama; I have a tendency to laugh at myself rather than take anything too seriously. I would love to find a guy with a similar attitude.
I enjoy live music and concerts, and I'm into lots of music genres: cheesy 80's, new wave, alternative, classic rock, 20's jazz.. The radio is always on here, and we love to sing and dance in our house (usually badly!) I'm a bit of a nerd, and can't get enough of horror movies and campy vampire shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood. (no Twilight though please!). I tend to gravitate toward people who are laid back and down to earth. I have a tendency to call my guy sweetie, but at times I can have a sharp tongue, and often find humor in irony and sarcasm.
So...I am looking for someone who is funny, intelligent and articulate, but also passionate and affectionate. I need someone that can challenge me with decent conversation and match wits with me, but can be as romantic and demonstrative with their affections as I am (I love PDA's!). Someone who'd enjoy a casual date: drinks and dinner (somewhere other than Applebees!), a movie or a concert, a show in Manhattan, bowling or skating, or just hanging out at home, watching TV or a football game and ordering some takeout. (I'm working on becoming a good cook, but I'm not quite there yet!) I haven't done enough travel, and I want to go everywhere, so I'd like to find someone who's up for a roadtrip or romantic weekend. I enjoy learning something new so show me what you're passionate about. I'm looking for someone who is truly interested in a committed relationship down the road - but no rush, let's hang out and get to know each other first. I'm not a serial dater, it's my goal to eventually get OFF this site!
I must note that I realize "currently separated" is often viewed as the kiss of death on matchmaking sites, but it's over - been over for a while, he has his own place; we get along ok, there's no drama - the divorce is coming.
Lastly, many profiles emphasize the fact that the person is hot, works out constantly and is in crazy-amazing shape. I'm no skinny hot chick, but appearance is important -I'm not gonna lie! I won't contact you unless I find you attractive, but attraction comes in many different shapes and sizes. And a sharp wit can be a very sexy thing! Most of all, I'm looking for a man who doesn't play games, who knows how to kiss (gently but til it makes me weak!) loves to cuddle, and can treat his girl like she's the only one in the room. Life is too short, I just want to enjoy it with someone mature and romantic who can make me feel like a teenager again!