Are intelligent and kind. You have a good sense of humor, a sense of independence, modesty, and a strong sense of responsibility. You have the ability to be the first to laugh at your own mistakes, and passion - whether it's for life, career, or a certain hobby, is paramount.
You want to build a solid foundation for a relationship before jumping in headfirst. You have been around the block once or twice and are proud of your accomplishments, but also have put in the effort to gain some insight from the occasional times when things didn't turn out as planned. You take care of yourself physically, spiritually, and mentally.
You enjoy thoughtful conversations on a variety of subjects; politics, philosophy, literature, maybe even while out with friends chatting over a few beers. You're athletic and active, but can enjoy quiet nights at home and sleeping in on an occasional Sunday morning. Being outdoors in nature is important to you, but for more than just getting in some exercise, and you're looking for a person with whom to explore, discover, and share this unbelievable world. That said, time on your own to recharge is occasionally on the menu as well.
My mountain bike and hiking boots are competing for space in my closet with tall boots and dresses:
I love riding my bike, mastering a new skill, and getting a little bit muddy in the process. However, when not outdoors, I'm likely in a sundress and sandals, or boots and jeans, and the occasional LBD. (I don't tend to wear heels often, but only because I'm tall - If you're over 5'10" give me a ring). I think it's important to feel good in one's skin, and I enjoy the outward expression of that.
I'm an introvert but with social skills:
I am friendly and easygoing. Drop me into the middle of any social gathering or party and I am comfortable chatting with strangers, but given a choice I tend to seek out time with close friends, or smaller, more intimate settings.
I work with the public, but in a personal way:
Although the stereotype of a fitness trainer is "drill sergeant" the path I chose is a slightly different one. I work with people one on one in a medical/sports clinic. Often we are doing things as small as regaining stability/balance after a head injury, or knee surgery. It's an environment that fosters connection and a sense of working together towards a shared goal. Whether or not I've made a difference in any of my client's lives, many of them have certainly made a difference in mine.
After a long career in web design I wanted a career change and narrowed it down to Fitness Trainer or Pastry Chef:
Although I make my health a priority, I think it's important to have balance in life, and not to get too wrapped up in the dogma surrounding it all. Baking is a passion/hobby for me, as is being active and outdoors. Both are where I feel happiest and find a sense of peace that is hard to put into words. The common thread connecting these choices is each has a technical/science component which appeals to my personality.
I am creative but also a bit of a geek:
You are equally likely to find me baking a cake as reading a book on baking science, or designing layout for a web page as learning about different ways to apply CSS to HTML. Recently books on neuroscience have been on my bedside table, it's fascinating to me how the mind and body interact, and also how little we actually know about this subject.
Although my profile status is 'never married' I have the relationship gene:
I've had several long relationships - the longest being 9 years - and although I didn't end up getting married it was for a variety of reasons, none of them being a lack of commitment. Ironically I've seen several friends meet, get married, have kids, and divorce, all in shorter amounts of time. I come from a close-knit family and tend to stay at jobs for a long time. Loyalty, integrity, honesty, and stability are all words that describe me.