Hi all! I am new to the area & I love it so far! About me-- I am getting ready to begin a graduate program. I have run marathons and 1/2 marathons, I am a workout junkie! I love animals, I wish I could save every furry baby in the world ;) I am quite possibly the most optimistic person you will ever meet--life is too short to not look on the bright side of everything :) I am looking at this site as a means of communicating to make friends & possibly more. I believe the only way a relationship will work is if it is built on friendship, therefore starting as friends is a good thing :) It's hard to put into words for what I want in a future "life partner" but I guess I can try to name a few, he should: have a passion for life, be my biggest fan (as I will be his), have goals & dreams, be adventurous/courageous/brave, laugh a lot (especially at my jokes LOL), live a healthy lifestyle, and last but not least....know how to treat his lady ;) I have tried online dating in the past & have not had much luck however, the optimist in me knows there are a few good guys out there ;) If you like what you read please send me a message :) Have a blessed day!!!