I recognize that the best of people is probably not discovered on an online profile. Myself, included. But a little about me: I work as a therapist for teens. I have worked with grief counseling and substance abuse counseling as well. I'm working towards my goal of independent practice. My work can be emotionally trying so I use my free time staying busy with positive and fulfilling endeavors. I enjoy making other people laugh and it's a bit of a coping strategy for hard times. I'm usually causing some kind of benign mischief and seeking out a chuckle from people around me. I keep physically active with different things like belly dance, walks, hikes, short runs, and yoga but I am by no means "athletic." I thrive from connecting with people so I crave great conversation. I've worked hard at self improvement and at making sure I'm a solid partner for someone. I hope to find someone who's done the same.
My first priority is someone funny who enjoys conversation. I like artistic minds but I respect someone with some structure, too. Education and independence are important to me. I'd like someone who has really gotten to know himself and is ready to share. I'm a natural care-taker so I need someone who can give back just as much. Ideally, he'd be giving, strong, positive, passionate, and a little quirky. I'm really looking forward to meeting the right guy for me, and the experiences we'll share. If that could be you, please write.