Online dating is new to me. I am trying this out for the first time. There is no way possible I could tell you everything about me in this profile. You will have to get to know me to find out more. But I'll do my best. If you asked my friends to describe me they would say that I am independant, loyal, outgoing, open-minded, understanding, smart, straight forward, honest, silly and just fun to be around. I see myself that way as well but I am very career oriented and serious about success and setting obtainable goals for myself. Some would say that I am tense and serious at work. I probably am and don't realize it. I like challenges. I laugh when my friends say to me that I am perfect. I appreciate them for saying such nice things but I am not pefect. I dont believe anyone is perfect. I have flaws like everyone else. So if you are looking for that "perfect" woman, I wish you the best of luck in your search. But if you are looking for someone that is down to earth and can adapt in most situations, well thats me. Again, I see myself this way as well but there are qualities that I possess that others may not see right away but will recognize once they get to know me. Such as having a big heart. I help take care of my mother while my brother and father are away on business. I am very close with my parents. I trust them whole heartedly. I have been through ups and downs in life which has made me very wise. As a result, I don't judge people. I tend to have high expectations of myself but I am learning not to be so hard on myself. I am a private person in alot of ways which is why this is challenging. I am outgoing but it may take some time for me to warm up to a person that I don't know. I am very organized. I like to plan things. But I have realized that some things can't be planned. So now I am adopting the philosophy of living day by day. What makes me smile is someone who has a sense of humor, can crack jokes and be goofy. Also, I smile and am happy when I hear about peoples accomplishments in life and their experiences. What makes me laugh out loud is when I watch people on TV or even in person do or say the weirdest things. But animals always make me smile and laugh. I don't care what mood I may be in. I have a soft spot for animals. I am grateful for everyone and everything in my life. I consider myself very fortunate. The accomplishments that I am most proud of would be obtaining my Master's degree and having the opportunity to study in Italy. I am very passionate about everything I do in life. I have worked hard and continue to do so. My career is very important to me. And although I would love to say that it doesn"t control my life, in some ways it does. I travel on the weekends periodically and tend to be busy but not soo busy that I cant balance between work and life. In dating, I will need that person to understand the demands of my job. I am very family oriented. I have a large family. I wish I could spend more time with them. Would love for that special person to have the opportunity to meet them. I enjoy dancing and working out. I enjoy doing the simple things like going for a walk, reading, going to the park or even a drive to the country. I have a great social life. I have great friends and family. We enjoy going out to eat, going to the movies and working out together etc. But I equally enjoy staying home and relaxing. I'm pretty active whether I am with friends and family or not. I enjoy being around people but I also enjoy my down time. What I am looking for at this time is someone that I can enjoy spending time with and be myself with; not that serious right away. I have to be able to be comfortable around you. I like a man with a sense of humor, has morals and values (great character), intelligent, respectful, has his own viewpoints, simple (no drama), is calm, understanding, trustworthy and comfortable in his own skin. Did I mention great sense of humor!! But has to be serious when necessary.