I'm recently divorced, a mother of one energetic boy, who is just looking to meet new friends (possibly more for the future). I don't go to bars (by myself), I work in the very small music industry, and I've had many friends recommend match.com.
I'm funny (of course I am! Everyone thinks of themselves as funny!), I laugh out loud, don't take myself seriously, but am serious about my profession (music performing and teaching) and about being a good friend, daughter, and especially a parent.
I've been told I'm too: nice, casual, forgiving, honest, skeptical, analytical, busy, hard on myself. I feel that I'm at the age where I can accept those things, and would like others to, as well. I analyze myself enough to know when a change needs to be made, though.
My friends (and potential dates) are educated, fun, open-minded, social, well read and traveled, like dining out, good music (of all kinds), being active, and they value honesty. They don't mind my candy and HgTV addictions, my procrastination habit (at times), or my enthusiastic conversation style (aka Mediterranean). They realize that being a mom and a well-respected professional are priorities, so I can't spend every second of my time with them. But I stay in touch everyday (thank you, iPhone), and make time for the important people in my life.