They call me KristaMelissa. Internet dating is a strange beast and while I've had my fair share of strange experiences, I've also met some really amazing people, made some lifelong friends, and learned so very much about myself.
Side note: I'm not subscribed. I'm taking a break from paying for sex. But if you can't find a way to contact me, kudos. I love getting emails.
I'm not dumb enough to sit here and say, "I want a man who is sexy, tough, strong, well-educated, and well-paid, but also romantic, super sensitive, affectionate, and in-touch with his feelings." I hear guys complain constantly that women say they just want a nice guy, then friend-zone all the nice guys. Here's my truth: I want the sexy, tough, strong, well-educated man who is going somewhere with his life, wants to someday (but not on our second date) settle down and have a family. I don't care if you are in-touch with your feelings. Just know yourself. I don't want to discuss our feelings all the time, I don't want to cuddle (it always makes me imagine the kitten being stifled by the gorilla) though rarely I want to be held, don't ever sing to me unless you're trying to be funny, expect that I don't filter very well and I will make fun of you and don't cry about it. I don't like nice guys. Nice guys talk too damn much about "where is this going?"
To clarify, I'm not looking for a jerk, per se, but I have a really dark, silly, quick sense of humor and if you are bothered by it or can't keep pace, then go away. I don't need you to stick around because you think I'm cute or you can break down some sort of wall. I'm not warm and gooey on the other side, just super annoyed that you are trying to change me.
I'm writing about all of that because the universe or match keep trying to pair me when emotional men perhaps to try to balance my apathy about all of it. Stop it, Universe. It just winds up with someone crying. And it's not me.
Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I did my four years of undergrad, a year of grad school, and five years later, here I am at my corporate desk job, struggling to find my place professionally like everyone else who graduated into this down economy. I live by myself, I take care of myself (though it's not always easy), and I'm looking for someone who complements me. I want someone to go on adventures with.
There are 500 things I want to do and want someone to come along. Indoor rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, trapeze school, amateur stand-up night, drunken karaoke, cooking classes, taking naps on the beach in the hot sun, day trips along the coast, zoos, beer picnics in a park, I could care less about sports but tailgating looks fun and I like going to games, learning to play tennis.... if any of this sounds like something you're into trying, then let's talk. But not excessively.