They say that 40 is the new 30.
Ok, maybe I made that up, but just work with me for a second.
Having turned 41 this past December, I'd have to say that I'm having a great time at this point in my life, minus all the idiotic mistakes I made in my 20s and 30s. And since I don't look a day over 29 (ok, maybe that's pushing it, but I swear I don't look 40), I'd like to think I'm the youngest looking Cougar on the block. That's gotta count for something, right?
I did Match for about six months and had some rather interesting experiences. For example, one date ended with the guy showing me his junk in the the middle of the parking lot. Needless to say that didn't lead to a second date. I felt like I needed to take a break from Match at the beginning of the year but decided to give it another go. Just don't read too far into the fact that I renewed my subscription on Valentine's Day.
I am a romantic at heart and am looking for a partner in crime. I am looking for a guy who is fun, open minded, articulate, intelligent, and active. Someone who helps bring out the best in me and vice versa. I'm not looking for perfection, just perfect for me. I'm ready to meet new and interesting people, and if that leads to finding the love of my life, then that's just icing on the cake. And I love cake.
A few things you should know about me:
~I'm passionate about my job, my family, and my friends, and hope you are too.
~I appreciate those who hold the door and say please and thank you. Expect the same from me.
~If you're rude to your restaurant server and/or leave a lame tip, it's a deal breaker.
~I love dogs. Dogs love me. Cats love me. Cats cause me to stop breathing. Thus, I love...dogs.
~Under this slightly sardonic exterior, I'm sweet, caring, and extremely loyal. I'll do anything for a friend in need.
~I don't "high five". I know it's weird, but I just don't.
~I follow through on my word. Integrity is everything to me and I believe that actions always speak louder than words.
~I'm self reliant and know how to take care of myself. I can work a power drill and cut my own lawn, thank you very much!
~I never use "lol". It's like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard.
~I tried this site a few years ago with minimal luck. I went out with a dude who claimed to be 5'3". In person he came up to my boobs. I'm hoping this go-round is a bit more favorable. And taller.
~I think "winkers" are wankers. So don't be a wanker :)
~And if you have to ask "What's a wanker?", then please don't even bother contacting me!
A few things I hope to find in you:
~You are kind, responsible, generous, smart, humble, tolerant, engaging, and trustworthy.
~You'd rather date someone closer in age rather than a girl who can barely legally drink a beer but can't yet rent a car without having her daddy co-sign the contract. Guys my age who are only interested in dating women 18 to 25 make me go "Ew".
~You like to spoon or be spooned.
~You are incredibly witty. A great sense of humor is the key to my heart.
~You don't wear wife beaters and take self portraits with your cell phone flexing in front of your bathroom mirror.
~You know how to properly use "your" versus "you're" and "there", "their" and "they're". It seems so simple, but you'd be surprised as to how many stupid people are out there.
~You aren't on a first-name-basis with the bouncers at Opera and Vanquish because of your VIP status.
~You are proactive and not afraid to take a chance.