I laugh at life, smile most of the time, and have a goal of working toward positivity. I am goal oriented and may not have everything planned out to a T, but I have many things in mind for my future. I also feel like there are many scenario's that could make me happy, some of which I may not have even found in life yet. I have a very sarcastic sense of humor and love making fun of myself, although can be offput by being the brunt of too many of others jokes. I think family is very important, even though we may not always get along. I have been blessed with very close friendships and have met many ppl throughout my lifetime that I have only occassional, but wonderful contact with. I am a makeup, pony tail kind of lady- like to look nice, but it doesn't take me 2 hours in the bathroom to get ready every morning. I do love my girly activities like manicures, pedicures, massages, dressing up for special occassions, giggling, glitter, etc. I do believe in some traditional gender roles (stay at home mothers, breadwinners, chivalry, men chase, women don't, etc). My daily life is not exciting and I don't have to be busy every second, in fact I really cherish quiet, alone, down time. I am one of those random fun kind of people, like going sledding, meeting up with friends for a pizza and drive in scary movie marathon, a weekend in a cabin at red river gorge. Although I certainly could be challenged to be more spontaneous, I am usually the plan ahead type of person.
I am looking for a man who knows what he wants and is looking to settle down with the right woman. I need someone that is similar in many ways when it comes to core values and many daily things in common. But I also need someone who challenges my weaknesses, like pushing me to try exhilirating activities (zip lining, rock climbing, getting out of the house, traveling). I want someone who honors and respects me, especially in conflicts where the stakes are high, I will not tolerate someone who fights "below the belt". I want a strong man who can be gentle and kind. I want someone who doesn't care about going against what is considered manly when it doesn't matter, someone that can laugh and let go and be a kid again with me. I also want someone that fits into my family (a very loud, sarcastic, completely goofy/dorky and silly bunch of people).
Just from my experience on here so far I have decided I needed to include some other big points for me... I do not think it is appropriate to ask me on a date to a bar or for drinks, I only drink with close friends, in groups or with people I trust. Yes, I could drink a glass of wine with dinner, but a bar!? If you are offended by this of think this is ridiculous, then obviously we are already on 2 different pages. I also am not available 24/7, I am obviously not in the "norm" and do not sleep with my phone next to me or carry it at my job or in my pocket. I feel a bit overwhelmed on here by the amount of information I need to sort through to even decide whether or not to email back even one of the 30 emails I get, and that is not even counting that I don't sign on to Match except once a week. I have very close friends in my life and fit my family in whenever I can and need a partner to be okay with getting together occassionally, or including himself in with my other plans. I'm not looking to have a relationship where all of a sudden I don't have a life outside of "my man". I also want someone that actually looks at my profile, something I really am taking time and thought to put together.