Raised hippie, Amish, and orthodox Jewish... As an adult discovered Baha'i, the metaphysical some aspects of normal living;-) Gifted at being comfortable/comforting everywhere, but noticeably just a little something out(side) of the ordinary.
"I live within the truth of my connection to others and want to meet women secure enough to do the same. If I feel friendship for you - let's shoot the breeze - gayly; if we have only chemistry with each other, then let us make a short dating experience - passionate; if we be soulmates, then let us talk - of marriage." Unknown.
I find myself noticing spaces in my life that are "just the right size for sharing" with someone. Like people watching in Adams Morgan, desultory reading/watching politicos/The Sports Reporters on a lazy Sunday morning in prep for The Game (any Cowboys or Steelers fans?), local hikes, or slow dancing and long kisses...
I am a classy, sassy pretty mix of American and Island parentage involved in serious love affairs with:
1. Nature in all her many moods and seasons
2. Adventure travel
2. Reading (yep, they're that close)
3. Cooking (I moonlighted for awhile as a personal chef for those attempting to go healthy omni/veggie/vegan)
4. In-depth artistic endeavors
For me, a pleasant home and garden is where the heart is, although I do like to go out for fun/special occasions, interesting restaurants or dancing, and I travel overseas a few times each year for work and pleasure.
You don't have to be a "bleeding heart liberal", however, I hope to meet someone who will be supportive of my progressive POV and my occasionally being a peaceful, social justice activist.
My toned, shapely curves are equally at home in jeans, a t-shirt, stilettos with a mini, lingerie/two-piece bikinis or athletic gear. (See exhibits #1 - #11 above - the photos ;-)
The best things in life are free, I've heard... Am drug/disease free.
I'm independent financially, but don't let the smooth taste of generosity fool you! I soooooo appreciate when chivalry is expressed (the doors, the flowers/compliments) and both rec. and giving romantic gestures.
Familiar with "Love Languages"? Mine are words of affirmation and quality time (joint nap-time qualifies).
I wonder what yours are???? Google /bing it and let me know!
I am drawn to women who tend to have certain characteristics, those being: decisive with above average intelligence; thoughtfulness and humility; comfortable being silly/playful and being an occasional partner in crime; self-motivated toward fitness; taller than I (that's an easy one, I guess); I don't wear the pants usually...
It would be a serious dealbreaker if you can't just plop down in the grass or on a log during outdoor activities b/c "there might be bugs/I don't want to get dirty". I just can't get with anyone that prissy. But you're not like that are you????
I have a nuturing outgoing personality, kinda like a hostess at a dinner party, not ghetto fab, lol; I'm hoping to avoid neurotic/power trip games(I live very non-competitively, so "You win" already)/demanding/OCD types/drama creators this time around...
Bonus points if you love to read daily; are willing to go lectures/book signings; don't mind if your hair gets wet from salt water (ocean/sweat). Something about curly or natural hair always seems to get my attention.
One of my favorite mottos is "Sweat Daily"... I know it's kinda hokey, but I love inspirational sayings/quotes. So feel free to free to share. Even if that's our only interaction, it would make me happy.
So that's me (hors d'oeuvre version) ... Care to find this "me" next to you? Let me know on OKCupid, as I await my invitation to step into your world...