When folks ask if I'm happy to be single, my honest answer has usually been "yes". I have good friends, fantastic parents, a burgeoning writing career - there's plenty to be happy about and I'm enjoying every moment.
HOWEVER... I have to admit it's very lonely being happy about all the good stuff by yourself. It's lonely going through the bad stuff by yourself, too. I truly love my alone time (and as a writer, I really need it), but I miss having someone special around to fill up those other moments in life.
And that's what I'm looking for: a real partner in life (and in crime, of course, lol); a best friend; someone who has amazing things going on in his life and would like to share experience them with someone equally awesome.
I'm an intelligent, attractive, gregarious gal with a sincere appreciation for the ridiculous, who's much younger at heart in spirit than her chronological age, but still mature enough to get things done. I love to laugh, talk, explore, question, create - in short, and though it may sound hokey, I really love life and all it has to offer. That's not to say that my life is perfect. No one's is, no matter how charmed it may seem. I try to deal with each new curve ball as best as I can, and hope to find someone who is also easily adaptable to life's crazy twists and turns.
My interests are quite varied, running the gamut from going on week-long concert-related road trips to poring over the latest book on food photography. While I'm a huge nature lover, I'm definitely more of an "indoor" gal in terms of my hobbies, preferring to check out art museums, cool restaurants, live music, etc. HOWEVER... that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a good hike or some time near the lake, though (and thank goodness it's almost lake weather!).
As a food writer, I'm beyond passionate about food, so it would be great to find a guy who enjoys dining out, cooking, etc. But I'd also like to find a guy who has his own interests that he'd like to share with me - I know what I like, but I'm always open to new things, and who knows? Maybe I'll find a new hobby.
But I think the most important qualities I'm looking for are kindness, trustworthiness, and the ability to be genuine. I don't think anyone has time to deal with fake people, and would prefer to find someone who can focus on what's good real in life, and not the materialistic, fleeting things. Someone who is genuinely kind and who cares about the well-being of others just as much as his own. (Bonus points if you can fix stuff around the house, lol!)
Of course, this would all be delivered to me on a silver platter in a perfect world. But I'd be content with a nice, smart, attractive guy with an awesome sense of humor and a sensitive side he doesn't mind showing from time to time. Could that be you?