I come from a big extended family and am very close to them. They're kind of crazy, but they're good people. I'm extremely independent, always have been. I definitely am looking for someone who has their own sense of independence and interests. I'm an ECE teacher and currently working on my Masters degree, which takes up more time than I would like. I'm ambitious and have professional goals. Someone who is educated and can have interesting conversation is something I value. This doesn't mean that they necessarily have to be college educated. I know a lot of smart people that never went to college. Sense of humor and someone who can make me laugh is probably the most important characteristic I'm searching for-being tall doesn't hurt either. I don't take myself too seriously. I will try almost anything at least once. I like to travel, preferably some place warm with a beach... and a bar near by. I'm a huge UK fan and follow them religiously. I actually love most sports. Be warned- I'm always late. I have tried all the tricks and don't do it intentionally, but for some reason I can never be on time. If this is something that will drive you crazy, then you probably need to move on.