In short, I'm looking for a best friend. I moved here several years ago and left behind a lifetime of friendships and relationships (no baggage!). I want someone that will encourage me as well as allow me to encourage them as I make my life here. My preferred language of love is "quality time" and I would really love someone to spend my free time with. I enjoy putting the cell phone and email away and living in the here and now.
I'm looking for a real relationship, and not just dates. I understand it takes dates to get to the relationship, but I won't waste my time or yours if I don't feel like it's going in the right direction. I'd like to take the time and really get to know and love someone special. I want to offer everything I have to the right person. I hope to get married and start a family some day.
I consider myself to be a complex, even difficult, person to figure out. I am incredibly forgiving of people for their shortcomings, so I hope the same grace is given to me in return. I live life at a fast pace, and consider myself gifted with a strong observational ability to adapt on the fly. I really like to be around people and I am really comfortable being at the center of attention. I have never belonged to just one clique. The type of woman I am most drawn to are those who are a little bit "weird" by societal standards, but still maintain their beauty with their fashion, poise, and intrigue. In short, you have to be attractive and interesting. I'm picky, you should be too.
I actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. I run 3-4 times a week, as I'm training for a marathon right now. I also do yoga once or twice a week. I love healthy living! I can still get down when it's time to party; now with a little more wisdom than when I was 21. I do not expect my partner to run or do yoga with me, but I would, of course, be thrilled if she was into that and wanted to from time to time. I do want my partner to get down with me when it's time to party;)
I just bought a condo uptown. I feel a huge weight lifting off my shoulders as I start this chapter of life. I finally feel home and am ready to share everything I have with someone special.