I picked the Mark Twain quote mainly because of his awesome command of words. How I wish I had that ability right now! As we've all found, it's hard to condense interests, experiences, and a life philosophy down to a few paragraphs while simultaneously preventing our reader from having a narcoleptic fit! I can, however, assure you that what you see on my profile will be genuine. I will try my hardest not to make myself out to be any more fun, funny, or interesting than I actually am :-)
About me: I love to explore the many aspects of life, whether familiar, exotic, mysterious, or hilarious. I love travel because it puts my life in perspective and makes me feel alive. I value higher education and consider myself a life-long seeker of knowledge and experience. I like to believe I can acknowledge life's absurdities, yet still maintain a sense of awe and amazement in small wonders, like leaf-cutter ants, baby elephants, and orchids. I've had some great long-term relationships, and would like to be in one again, but will never stay with someone just to avoid being alone. Of course I want to be adored, but do not need to be pampered.
About you: My ideal match is smart, honest, politically liberal, witty, spontaneous, conscientious, and able to laugh at himself. I'd like to meet someone who is active, could also spend hours having a real conversation, and wouldn't be afraid to take off on an adventure, across the street or across the planet. Age is less important to you than substance, as is true for me (yet I can't resist mentioning that Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayek, and Gwyneth Paltrow are my age or older)... You might humor me by explaining why so many men take photos of themselves in their cars. Or if that eludes you, maybe you'll entertain the following question: if you could live in any other time and place in history, what would you choose and why?
About match.com: It's weird to contemplate that over 7 billion people live on this planet, and wonder what the odds might be of finding a soul-mate here on line. I've tried match once before, then about a week after joining, met someone in an unrelated setting. I thought I cancelled my subscription then, but it wasn't until a year later when I noticed my credit card bill that I realized my profile had been active the whole time. I'm hoping this new foray into on-line dating will be more successful! I'm interested to know your impressions and look forward to your email.