Ten years ago I never would have thought I would be using the internet to meet people, but we are in the technology and mass media age. I grew up right here in the Erie area and moved away at 19. Initially I went south, but landed in Michigan back in 1997 and remained there, until 2008 (except summer of 99 and December 2000-September 2001). In 2007 the economy in Michigan crashed and I lost my nice quasi-gevernmental agency job and had to come crawling back home due to a lack of work I wasn't either over or under qualified for. I did find a job rather quickly upon my return to Erie, but had to take a 30% pay grade cut. Now, I make even less, albeit temporarily. I will probably have to move again in the next couple years for work, once I have finished my Masters. The starting salary in the south for my concentrated area of study is about 8 - 10 times more than I make now. As broke as I am now I have to keep telling myself "short term loss for long term gain." I tell you this upfront as a disclaimer, of sorts. I am a broke college student and a struggling single mother, too poor to afford the "or" in poor. I can't afford a regular babysitter, or money to go out very often, but I am a genuine, down-to-earth girl, who is generous with what little I do have to give. I can promise honesty, and respect, as well as regular home-cooked meals. I am NOT looking for a "sugar daddy." What I do have, I earned it myself, and I do not like to ask others for financial help. In many aspects I am very independent.
I tend to be very passionate, once I open up to a partner. There will never be doubt how I feel, since I tend to be very expressive. Initially I can come across as a bit shy, but that does change once I'm comfortable with you. I will not bring anyone around my son until I feel comfortable with them so it may take a few dates before I let you see my home. He is my first priority and always will be. I am a mother first and a woman second.
I figured the whole online dating thing has to be more promising than drunken bar encounters, which really aren't my thing. In fact, I find it more comfortable to be able to get to know someone a little before the initial face-to-face meeting, kind of like reading a resume, if you will. I am looking for someone who is real, respectful, honest, and willing to be a true partner in life. I want to feel loved and valued every day, and I will give no less than I expect from my partner. If this could be you I would say "send me a message ... who knows where it may lead"... but I have cancelled my subscription so you will have to seek alternative methods of sending me a message. Check out some of my picture titles. If you are into headgames, lieing, or cheating, please save us both the trouble and just keep looking somewhere else.