In preparation to write this, I asked some of my closest friends three words to describe me and these are the responses I got: sexy, funny (x2), adventurous, stylish, intelligent, caring, sensual, thoughtful, loyal (x2), passionate (x2), generous (x2), affectionate, fun-loving, smart, well-traveled, witty, quiet, laid-back, easy-going, versatile... if I were to choose three, I'd put passionate, genuine and thoughtful. Haha, now once you get to know me, I'll tell you the list of adjectives to describe my not-so-great qualities :)
I returned to the Bay Area two years ago, after a 10-year leave and I now can say with confidence San Francisco is my favorite city in the world. If you love SF as much as I do, then we already have a great reason to talk. I've worked mostly in marketing and have always loved understanding human behavior and what makes people tick as well as how it relates to pop culture. I like my work but I don't want it to define me (like it might have earlier in life). But I do know that if you're going to spend the bulk of your time at any job, you should genuinely enjoy what you do and like and respect the people you work with.
I love to travel to learn new cultures and try new foods and experiences. I've been to many places and have many more I want to venture to. For some reason I prefer colder weather vs. warmer (which is why SF is so great for me) - I love sun too but there is something attractive about a nice warm turtleneck as you walk around embraced by the fog. I also think it's super romantic waking up to rainfall - great cuddle weather.
I'm attracted to smart, funny - actually witty (because that usually implies smart and funny) - confident, easy-going men with a sense of humility. Yes, physical attraction is important to me - I love looking good for myself but it's great to know my guy is also super attracted to me. If it's mutual then we have a winning combo.
One thing I want to be upfront about - I'm looking for a long-term relationship, in other words a hubby, a ball and chain, a groom, possibly the father of my children (or a loving pet) and ultimately my life partner-in-crime. If that scares you off, I totally respect that (it may have scared me off several years ago too) and you can stop reading. No I'm not desperate to get married, and I definitely believe things need the proper time to grow organically. However, at this stage in my life, I know more so than before that I'd love to find someone to share all the exciting, incredible things to come. I needed all the years before to come into my own, and learn from all the past experiences and relationships to know who I am, what I can give and what I want in return. I hope the prospect of sharing that with someone excites you as much as it does me.
If you've read this far, I'm assuming we're either on the same page or you're just surprised to see me scare off any prospects and sabotage my online opportunities :) But if it's the former and you share some of my thinking above, then I'd love to grab coffee or a drink and we can get to know each other - please drop me a line.
Thanks for reading and happy searching for whatever it is you're looking for.
And although I have some sexy high heels, stilettos are probably not my favorite to wear... (answer to my headline).