I am a high energy, very friendly, always smiling, but hard working and no-nonsense woman. I have a very dry wit and am apparently very funny if you listen to my friends tell the story.
I am impressed by a combination of humility and intelligence. When I meet people who are very intelligent I take it as a learning opportunity. (just because someone is formally educated does not mean that they are intelligent and vice-versa). I want someone who values being in a committed relationship and being part of a family unit and who realizes if you ask for a smart woman - she's going to have an opinion.
I am a life chess player - ie I like to try to think as many steps ahead as I can. So I am looking for a mate that is financially responsible (good credit, planning for retirement, etc.). I am looking for a mate that is physically responsible (committed to staying in shape and eating healthy). Did I mention how sexy a great sense of humor is?
Helping others, volunteering, mentoring, and purposeful acts of kindness are a part of my every day. It would be great - not to mention crazy attractive to find a man who strives to make a difference in the world. I like people who are very capable. They either know how to do something personally or know who to call or where to look to get it done. I have a daughter and I love being a mother. I want a man who appreciates the detail-oriented and time demanding nature of parenting.
I am an extremely logical person who has often been accused of being complex in my simplicity. Hence I like clear and effective communicators who are able to back up their opinions and viewpoints with facts and rationale without feeling threatened or defensive. I like men who know how to celebrate the quirks and wonderful things that make me – ME (a drive and passion for people and life – not things).
I have a lot of love to give to the right person. I am compassionate and forgive very easily. It hurts me to hurt other people. If you are a Prince fan maybe you remember these lyrics. "If I were your girlfriend - would you run to me if somebody hurt you - even if that somebody was me." I value empathy - an ability to recognize and be pained by knowing your actions or words have caused someone else hurt.
I want a mature relationship with a man who inspires me to work hard to please him and whom I inspire in the same way. I am not looking for a man to complete me - but to compliment me. I am very open about the type of person that I am and my expectations and desires. I don't like to make people work to know my needs. So I am searching for an authentic man who is not perfect, but is sublimely perfect for me with all of his wonderful qualities and imperfections.