Funny, down to earth, intelligent...simple things in life make me smile--a brilliant sunset, a funny shaped cloud, and silly things my cats do. I'm a social worker and case manage homeless veterans making the transition to stable housing and independent living. I'm grateful for what I have and what I don't. I want someone with similar ideals, but a mind of her own. Someone who appreciates little things. She should be comfortable in her own skin—confident to navigate a social situation on her own, open-minded, have a great sense of humor and capable of belly laughing. She doesn't need to be a genius, but she should be able to hold an intelligent conversation. My friends are my family (since all of mine live in NJ still). I enjoy hanging out and chatting over coffee, sitting around playing games, going out to the movies, sitting on the beach at night and listening to the ocean, soaking in a festival or cultural event/show. I can be adventurous and spontaneous, but I also enjoy just relaxing—kicking my feet up and enjoying a good flick (I’m not too much into TV). Things that make me laugh out loud…clever humor—things that are just silly or even absurd, irony and satire are favorites, too. An ideal relationship must have these three essential criteria: intellectual compatibility, emotional harmony and sexual chemistry…in that order of importance. Of course honesty, trust and open communication are standard. What am I passionate about? That changes as I change and grow.