Hello, and thank you in advance for reading my profile. =)
If after reading it, you think we may get along and you’re interested in talking on the phone to see if we would like to meet each other in person, then please send me a message (I don’t respond to winks) if you’re a non-smoker and you don’t wear cologne ((sorry; health reasons) or you don’t have to wear it around me anyway!)
I’m an outspoken, non-game playing, extroverted introvert, optimistic pessimist with a multi-faceted personality. =) I’m very responsible; if I say I’m going to do something, I always follow through, and I expect others to do the same. I enjoy talking with people of all ages, but even though I like to talk, I can also be a good listener. I have an adventuresome spirit (I'm a former hang glider pilot), but my body is unable to keep up with my spirit, unfortunately, so I have to move at a slower pace nowadays than I’d like to. I was very passionate about flying, but have finally found a new passion that I’m pursuing, which is photography. Nature truly inspires me. Being outside, enjoying the sights, smells and sounds all around me that aren’t man-made is what makes me feel alive and happy, so now I enjoy peaceful, leisurely walks and hikes accompanied by my DSLR camera while trying to capture the beauty and wildlife around me to take home with me to enjoy again later and share with others. I’m a packrat and former collector, so in the past I used to enjoy “treasure hunting” at yard sales, etc., but I’m currently downsizing my numerous collections. I am now “collecting” digital images of my “treasures” found out in nature instead. I possess the same qualities that I value and look for in others. I also believe that “you can’t judge a book by its cover”. I value integrity in a person above all else, so honesty is the most important quality that I look for in a friend. I also value kind, thoughtful, giving, loving, compassionate, considerate, empathetic, trustworthy, open-minded people; people that are genuine; people that say what they mean and mean what they say. I enjoy being around people that aren't afraid to be themselves; people that are “real”. I admire the creative side in others and I appreciate what makes a person unique.
I don’t like being around crowds that often and prefer daytime outings, so you can find me at home most evenings. I cook and eat at home and rarely eat in restaurants due to multiple food and chemical allergies and sensitivities. I also don’t drink for the same reason, but I also don’t enjoy being around people that get drunk or like to drink often. My diet consists mostly of unprocessed foods. I eat mainly chicken, fresh vegetables, brown rice, quinoa, and drink water and occasionally an herbal tea, so I eat pretty healthy, except for my organic potato chip habit. =)
I'm interested in meeting someone to have a romantic relationship with if there is a mutual attraction and chemistry between us and if after getting to know each other, we decide that we want to take our relationship beyond just a friendship. I'm looking for "friendship that grows" with someone that isn't looking for a "stereotypical relationship". Due to lifelong health issues, I didn’t think it was fair for someone to be married to me, so that’s why I’ve never been married and chose not to have any children of my own. I do enjoy both children and animals, so if you have either, then that’s not an issue for me. I'm not looking for any online long distance email relationships or “pen pals”, so please live close enough so that we can meet in person. I’m also someone that prefers talking on the phone or in person over emailing (and I don’t like chatting online or texting). I consider this site just a potential way to meet someone that I wouldn’t otherwise meet. I’m looking for someone that feels this way as well. So after a few emails, I prefer to talk on the phone. I don't believe in getting to know each other through emails.