I have read a lot of profiles on this site, and I am hoping I can stand out from those. To say all the usual things (I can wear jeans and a baseball cap as well as formal wear, I am shy at first but warm up quickly, I like to go out or stay in...) doesn't really set me apart from anyone else. And none of that REALLY tells you who I am. So here goes:
I spend my days with teenagers, as a teacher, so I have a somewhat snarky sense of humor. I'm an independent, well-rounded gal. I own my own home. I like playing sports. I'm not big on watching them on TV, but have been known to yell at the Packers from time to time. I enjoy camping and other outdoor activities, although I don't get to the outdoors as often as I would like. Maybe you can help me take time to make that happen? I have taken SCUBA lessons, and have my motorcycle license, but I'm not really a "biker chick". You can decide if that's good or bad. I do play violin, and hope you can tolerate the fact that I generally don't practice songs I can already play well!! I also am a percussionist in a community band. Yeah, I know. Band geek. I am pretty "with it" socially, I definitely have a nerd side, but love to have just dumb goofy fun too. I go to church regularly, but have to admit I don't always make it every week. I am fascinated by people, whether it's getting to know a friend better or studying another culture. I love to travel--across town, to another state, or around the globe. I'm a language person and majored in Spanish, but am also fluent in American Sign Language and have dabbled in a couple of other languages, although I can't say much of anything useful in them. (What can I say, I like to talk to people!)
How do I describe what I'm looking for? I don't want to exclude someone who is really special in a way I haven't imagined. But I'll give you an idea of what I think matters. First off, at this age, I realize the ideal of meeting someone who has never been married is something I am starting to think is less important. However, I am hoping to meet someone who doesn't have kids. Not that I don't like kids, but I just know it can get messy. If you decided to have kids with someone you loved enough to get pregnant and make a commitment by making a child but not enough to put a ring on it, that says something to me. And if you're divorced with kids, my thought is that you should be spending time with your kids every moment you can, not worrying about giving attention to me.
I know, everyone says they like a sense of humor, but it is really important that my match (and my friends) share similar humor. It's half the fun! My match is a kind and generous person who really enjoys life. Your family is very important to you, like mine is to me. You are aware of what is happening in the world and are intelligent. You may or may not have a college degree, but you do have some street smarts and a good head on your shoulders. My ideal match is stable in life and work. You have a carefree attitude when at play. I enjoy being around people, so a good match for me would be comfortable spending time with friends, whether at home or out, but I understannd the need for alone time too. We should probably have a similar faith, and bonus points if you know the difference between "your" and "you're"...it sounds superficial, but some of the bad spelling I've seen in some profiles turned me off. What about looks? I won't lie and say the physical doesn't matter at all, but I've met people who aren't typically gorgeous that I find very attractive. Let's say I'm hoping for great personality and connection with pleasant looks.