I am a strong, independent woman who is attracted to emotionally stable, secure, honest and strong men. I enjoy being taken care of as much as I enjoy taking care of someone else. I'm very active. I don't like to sit around. I had a lot of pretty cool experiences and a lot of not so :).... Such is life. I don't like to sweat the small stuff and believe life is too short. I've lived in California for about five years and would very much like to move back there one day. I find the culture more suiting to my personality and lifestyle. I love scuba diving, working on my dive master certificate. I rock climb, have since a junior in high school, but i haven't been in a while! all my gear is in Cali still and i have no partners out here :( I also love to be on or in the water in some fashion. i surf, but not well :)I am a mom to an amazing three year old girl, truly amazing and not because she is mine :) I recently went back to school to finish my bachelors in political science and speech. I love running, it's the best way for me to clear my mind. I work out as often as I can, on breaks from school I am usually at the gym everyday even if its just for 30 min. Family is important to be and I'm looking to build a strong healthy family with a great man. I hate dating sites because there are a lot of people on here who are pretty scary. Please don't waste my time, I can see through the players and the cheaters. I've lived with my share and I know the MO inside and out. Just be genuine, kind, and considerate. I believe you treat people how you want to be treated, respect is reciprocal. I'm not looking to jump into anything serious, I would like to get to know someone and form a friendship first.