I have recently experienced some pretty massive changes, in my life. Some of them were really amazing, while others were horribly difficult. I’ve learned so much and I'm a very different person than I was, prior to this past year. Now, I'm just starting the process of discovering my new life. I'm also getting ready for a big, cross country move, in the next few months. I am moving back to the east coast, although I haven’t quite decided where my final destination will be, yet. Over the past year and a half, I’ve been studying for nursing school. Recently, I completed my nursing prerequisite courses and have begun to send out applications to various nursing programs. I’m hoping to get into a school in NYC. Philadelphia is my second choice, followed by Boston.
Online dating is very new territory, for me. I generally just don’t date. I’ve always been very independent and protective of myself. I’m not sure if that makes sense, but I don't know how else to say it. At this point, in my life, I have beyond proven to myself that I very capable of taking care of myself, almost any situation. I have also decided that it would be nice to be less isolated. It would be nice to have more people, in my life to care for and be cared by. So, I’m ready to try some new things. I'm very curious to see what will results.
As far as the dating stuff, here it is. There are many qualities that turn my head, when I noticed them, in a man. I am attracted to open minded, fun, masculine, confidant (not cocky), ambitious, genuine, intelligent, men who look who see people for who they really are (not just what they do, how they look, what they say, etc.). My ideal guy would value honesty, have a great sense of humor, appreciate the people who care for him and have the ability to trust people. I’m not proud to admit this, but I've been known to be a little bit, horribly, picky about the guys I date. I know that’s a horrible thing to say here. I wouldn’t consider myself a judgmental person in general--just in this particular context. Seeing the good in others is actually something I’m pretty good at. But I’m always waiting to feel the “spark,” when it comes to dating. I’ve only actually experienced the “spark,” twice in my entire life. (Both of which ended up burning my house down.) I am trying to be less judgmental towards men. At the same time, I don't believe in wasting time when it's not going to happen. I’m hoping to find a balanced point, somewhere in between.
For the right guy, I am very generous, loyal and fun. I know I sound super serious, here, but I’m just in a serious mood, as I type this. I have lots of wild stories. I may have too many wild stories, for you taste. I really hate arguing (especially when it’s a reoccurring argument). I can smell a player from a mile away. (If you are a player, I would love to be your friend. I’m sure you have great stories. But I will not date you, no offense. I just dislike being on a date where when I can tell I’m being fed lines. I feel like I’m the next chick on your conveyer belt. It’s not offensive or anything. It’s just boring.) I run from jealous types and overly needy types. if you wanna go out in crazy cars and buy expensive wine, I'm totally up for whatever, but don't expect me to ever know a thing about wine or cars. It's not going to happen. And after I'm not scared to look weird in front of you, I'll probably just order lemonade when you order your crazy wine, if that's what you are into.
I’d love it if any of you have some recommendations on good areas to move to, especially around in NYC or in Philadelphia. When I lived in NYC, before, I didn’t really venture outside Manhattan. I'd love to hear about some safe, affordable places in the outer boroughs or in Philadelphia. If anyone has info about nursing schools with short wait lists, you'd be my hero. Other than that, thanks for reading and I'm excited to hear from some of you soon!