Does anyone else find it incredibly awkward to "market" yourself here? Anyway, here it goes. I am witty, (very) sarcastic, compassionate, and driven. I am very close to my family, so finding someone that also values family is important. My two younger sisters are my best friends. I love to laugh, but also like to have meaningful conversations. I am completely, 100% over the bar scene. I don't really drink, and I really, really can't dance (it's so bad it's actually offensive), so it's just not my thing. I prefer things to be low-key and I much prefer thoughtfulness to romance. A little note in my lunch bag or being surprised with ice cream after a tough day means much more to me than a candlelit dinner with a string quartet.
Unfortunately, my job takes up most of my time and can be emotionally draining, so it's really hard for me to meet people. I've spent the past several years focusing on my career, but now I want to try focusing on my personal life. Someone who is driven and hard-working like me is a necessity.
I guess I am essentially looking for a life partner. Passion is great, but in the long run, it only goes so far. The relationships I envy most are those where the people in them are best friends, can count on each other for anything (even it's a good laugh), and completely trust one another. I can take awhile to warm up to people, but that's mostly because it takes me some time to figure out how I feel about things. I see myself more as a listener and an observer and I don't tend to jump into things. I see marriage as a life-long commitment and I'm looking for someone who I can spend the rest of my life and raise a family with.
I love sporting events, concerts, and movies (although I go for the occasional chick flick, I also enjoy all those crude comedies that have been made over the past few years). I have a slight obsession with Starbucks, though I don't think it compromises my daily functioning, so I'd like to think it's not a problem. I want to start taking advantage of the city of Cleveland a little bit more because I know there's so much of it I haven't seen.