YOGASEACATDUDE! My membership ran out last week and I can't read or send messages. Akladij is how to find me elsewhere. So sorry.
I will put this as simply as possible: I am content to be alone, and yet it would be nice to share adventures and conversation with someone who is both like-minded and yet different enough that we don't run out of things to say. I am not a professional dater and am just curious about who lives in my area. I love my life - I have wonderful kids and family; I make a difference in people's lives in my work; I just moved to a cool town, a sort of educated Mayberry; I live close to a big city without having so many of the problems. If anything, I want to be outside more, exploring caves, mountains, rivers, you name it. Some of those things just aren't as much fun to do alone, so . . . here I am out of curiosity. I am smart and educated (not always the same thing) and I need the same or I will get bored. I am athletic and outdoorsy, and need the same or I will get bored. I am good looking and need the same, or what's the point? You have to be darn sexy (even if it's in a Clark Kent kind of way - I love grown up, muscular nerds) to spark chemistry. I am not trying to be shallow, but realistic. I demand friendship first and not ten million winks and im attempts. I love to laugh and be silly, and yet I can go deep. Sometimes I really need a partner who can pull me back from the serious to the silly or I get wrapped in my head. I am either extremely passionate about something or completely apathetic. I believe in shades of gray, but mostly I reserve that for religion. If you are a devout Christian who must attend services often and have a like-minded mate, I'm not your girl. I would much rather go to a temple and meditate or try a unitarian church or enjoy a hindu darsan.
I think I'm funny, I have lived an adventurous life, and I can prove with that life that truth is indeed stranger than fiction because I couldn't make up some of what I've seen and done. I have kids now and am more grounded than when I was living a crazy life all over, but I still crave adventure and adrenaline to be me. That's why I love yoga - it keeps me balanced. I would especially love to meet someone who practices yoga or is willing to practice without mockery. It's tough, nothing to laugh about, unless your practicing laughter yoga (there really is such a thing).
Anyway, I am rambling on and on. I have high expectations; If you are the one, you just are. If there is no "one", well, what can I do but keep enjoying my life.