I am new to the online dating world and back to the dating world in general, but am definitely up for the adventure! Loyalty, honesty, warmth, open-mindedness, humor, intelligence, empathy and a lack of condescension are the most important qualities I would hope to find in a partner, and ones that my friends value in me. I will try almost anything once and usually enjoy most new places and activities if I am with the right person. Outdoor activities are my favorites--the beach in the summer and the woods in the fall. I am a very active and energetic person, but am a bit of a clutz, so I am not particularly competitive (I can talk some serious smack though). I am someone who has often been described as "small but spicey", and can find something I like about almost anyone. What this means is that I feel at home in all sorts of places with all sorts of people. However, the people I enjoy being with are usually genuine, kind, funny, smart, honest and self-depricating. I have no poker face, so I am a terrible bluffer and cannot lie to save my life!
As much as I love the outdoors, I would never want to be too far from the city because I'd miss the restaurants, architecture, museums, concerts and general buzz. I am a total foodie and have not met a cuisine I would not try again. However, I also am just as happy to enjoy a night on the deck with wine, cheese, olives and candlelight if I am with someone who makes me laugh. I love to travel and have been to most states in the union, but far too few foreign countries, so I hope to remedy this when my kids are a bit older. On that note, I have 2 phenomenally wonderful kids (3 and 5) who are the most important people in my life, so whoever I would become involved with in the long haul would have to be completely open to them, but this would be a long way off. As much as my kids are my priority, I definitely want to share my life with someone who can enjoy the rest of life's adventures with me. This person would ideally be someone who is attractive, active, intelligent, funny, loving and not easily offended. In short, I am looking for a best friend who I can't stop thinking about. Not a tall order is it? Guess I'll find out!
I am still pretty new to being single and separated, so I definitely would be taking this process slowly....it is a bit overwhelming, but also exciting and fun. So, with time, anything is possible!