I joined match in the hopes of really finding what I am looking for in a lasting relationship. I have gained a better idea of what I am looking for, but feel that I haven't been matched well yet. Here is a little about me before I let you know about what I am looking for. I am an only child with a very close connection with my family. My family and friends are my life, and I wouldn't be where I am or who I am without them. I enjoy music (singing and listening), reading, going to the beach, a concert or drama performance, wine tastings, and spending time with the important people in my life. I have struggled with my weight for a while, and had a turning point in my life that has really helped me become motivated. I am working out more frequently, doing exercises that I am most familiar with. So far I am down a total of 30 lbs. and am still pushing! I am a special education teacher and have the opportunity to reach my goal of helping others each and every day! I had a dog for 19 years and now have my first cat, a big change. I love both cats and dogs equally though. So enough about me, if you would like to know more just message me!
Now what I am looking for... A guy who is patient, supportive, isn't stuck on physical appearances first and foremost, but more on what is inside first, willing to teach me new things (sports, skiing, cooking, etc.), is family oriented, career driven, and is passionate. If you are willing to help me learn the best way become more fit and reach that goal in my life, it would be a plus. An interest in the arts is extremely attractive. I like a guy who has a tattoo as long as it has a significant meaning. I do NOT need a controlling, cheating man in my life. I have been down that road on separate occasions.