I consider myself to be a very positive and happy person. I enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life, and hope to bring that out in others.
I smile easily and love to laugh. To me, humor is a very attractive quality in people and a trait that shows the ability to relax and have fun.
Family and friends are important to me. I feel that a solid foundation built with positive relationships helps a person truly appreciate others, oneself, and the experiences you share.
I am very big into endurance sports: running (from 10-milers to marathons), triathlons, swimming, biking, hiking, etc..and much of my free time is spent training for races, or just doing something physical (my ultimate dream goal is to complete an IronMan). I certainly don't spend every waking minute working out or at a gym, but I find great satisfaction in being active - along with the benefit of some mental clarity as well! :)
Simply put, I am passionate about life and its possibilities. Everyone has a story. Everyone has experiences that lead them to where they are today. I am proud of my accomplishments and have even been humbled by some of the "unexpectedness" life has handed me. I care deeply and am all about the compliments of a relationship - not the complications! I feel when something is right - it's easy, and insecurities or reservations are non-existent. I am a bit old-fashioned with certain aspects of a relationship, and appreciate the efforts that show genuine interest/care/chivalry (without over doing it!). With that said, I love contributing to a relationship the same way and enjoy making my partner feel special/appreciated/loved.
By no means do I live in the dream world where everything is/needs to be perfect (Frankly, that would be boring). However, I admire a man that is willing to put forth the efforts to compensate the areas that need "refining," and can, without reservation be open and honest with his intentions.
It goes without saying that my daughter (5 years old) is my #1 priority. I understand that many single men may have reservations about dating a lady with a child - I can assure you that my role as a mom and sharing responsibility of her with my ex is healthy, drama free, and something that I am proud of. Everyone is entitled to their personal preferences - especially when it comes to children. But, it is certainly important to me to find someone that is comfortable and confident with that part of my life.
It would be great to meet someone who not only has similar interests, but can expand my interests with introducing me to new things. Good conversation and wit compliment a great guy as well!
I adore compassion - while at the same time, can't wait to meet someone that keeps me on my toes in all the fun ways good relationships lend to a couple.