My new favorite relationship quote, which pretty much sums up what I'm looking for...."It's not who you spend Friday night with, it's who you want to spend Saturday-day with" :-)
K I know its long but read as much as you like :-) ...people with pictures only please....it's only fair :-) Not looking for "on the side" flings, affairs or booty-call buddies. I also don't want to be part of your own version of the "online Bachelor"....am just looking for ONE guy....MY guy, that's it! :-) , I shouldn't HAVE to mention these things but given some of the msgs have received, it seems I need to be clear :-)
What I appreciate...intelligence, confidence, smart sarcastic humor, creativity, a bit of eccentricity is ok but not in the certifiable way! hehe Keeping physically fit is very important to me. Nothing like getting the positive endorphs to put you in a great mind set.
I'd say I've been more of a giver than a taker in the past, though am ready for something more balanced in that area, I'm confident, (though not arrogant or conceited AT ALL!), am secure and am looking for someone equally assured. Am an ABSOLUTE romantic, yet LOVE a good debate that gets us all riled up and mellows down into a place of mutually respecting each others ideas even if we don't end up agreeing....and what we do with the energy it creates is our own to decide. ;)
I enjoy going out for a nice dinner/date night with my special guy or with friends....but I REALLY enjoy a romantic night in....dinner, wine, music, movies, sofa snuggles....Campfires, cottage getaways, anything on the water!
I LOVE to laugh and kiss, and be flirty with my guy...am strong, smart, spontaneous, down to earth, but mostly soft inside. Outdoorsey (is that a word? hehe)....for example, have my own camping gear and love to sit on a patio on a sunny afternoon with a nice cold one....yet have a strong girlie side who likes wine and heels too....I like to be stylish etc. and take an interest in my appearance, though am not high maintenance.
I like a guy who understands that it's actually the little things that touch my heart most...the idea that you send me a little email simply saying "hi", means you took time in your day to think of me...that's VERY hot!
Not into head games at all!...I like a guy who can say how he feels whether it's romantic, goofy, sad, frustrated, scared, happy, excited...I want to know, as I am very open, no guessing with me. Though no "birds with broken wings" please, am trying to quit those...prefer you have your 'stuff' together enough to stand strong on your own...though realizing life can be tough, we always have each others back. :-)
Am not planning on having children, though I ABSOLUTELY ADMIRE anyone who takes on the extraordinary responsibility, (I am an 'auntie' to many family and friend's kiddies which is lots of fun hehe)....and I have two pups which I adore.
I have had enough experience to know that a relationship isn't all 'highs'....but as long as we can get through the 'lows' with class, dignity, mutual respect and come out on the other side having learned and grown closer because of it....I actually cherish the 'highs' AND the 'lows', as they both contribute to building something great!
K well, there it is....you only live once...and hopefully we get out what we put into it :-)
PS - From my heart I can say that I am not a rude, shallow person, or "diva" (as one person put it)....and I sincerely don't mean to be inconsiderate or hurt anyone's feelings in any way, so please don't be offended if I don't reply, as I genuinely DO appreciate those who take the time to send me a message. But I'm not on the site often enough to reply to all and thusly tend to touch base with those I see a potential match with at the time. I'm sure this means I'm missing out on some great guys...but that's where I have to leave it up to fate. I sincerely thank you however and wish us all luck in our search. C =)