I'm trying out online dating because I’m ready for a more direct way to connect with men who are clear about what they want, and what they don’t want, in life. I'm looking for a long term relationship with someone I'd like to start a family with sooner than later. That said, I'm certainly not baby crazy nor am I looking to jump into something serious prematurely. Every relationship must take its own course, be it fast or slow. But I'm not here to meet men who aren't interested in these things, who just want to have casual encounters or whose intent is mostly physical. I appreciate you taking time to read my profile, but please don't contact me unless you are at a place in your life to enthusiastically pursue a healthy, mutually beneficial, respectful, committed relationship. I have a lot to offer and am looking for the same.
About me… I'm at my best when I stay active, practicing yoga, biking, running, hiking, exercising, or just dancing in the kitchen while I make dinner. I prefer to be outdoors a lot, but also appreciate cozy nights in cooking or watching a good film. I go through phases of just reading a lot too, and I meditate regularly. There are lots of things I haven’t tried yet and would love to have someone to do them with at times.. Professionally I’ve been in the natural food industry for years and care about what I eat, but am not snobby about it. I love great restaurants, from the finest in town to hole-in-the-wall dives that serve outrageously good food. Travel is always on the short list of things I enjoy most, but I’m beginning to appreciate staying put for a while too, but only with the right person. I love to be with people who are positive, warm, interesting, considerate and who know how to treat people well. Though I’m usually a bit reserved at first when meeting new people, I warm up quickly to those I like, and I get along easily with all different kinds of folks. I’ve just moved back to the Clemson area recently from Vermont, was in a grad school program that I decided wasn’t a good fit afterall.
I want to meet an authentic, caring, respectful, fun-loving man who is loyal and supportive of those he cares about. Someone who is mature where it counts but retains a child-like curiosity and a great sense of humor. I’m not into drama, or anything too complicated, but I understand that we all come with our own story. I’ve had serious relationships in the past and I love the companionship and comfort of a healthy partnership, but I also have a fiercely independent streak. I’m loyal, passionate and trustworthy, as well as unpredictable, a bit stubborn, and intense at times. My awesome 12 year old dog is part of the deal and I value her judgement of character! Surely that’s enough for now… I’m definitely looking for friendship first but would love to find someone to turn into more.