I have lived in Colorado my entire life and I absolutely LOVE it here. I like to hike, visit the mountains, etc. but I wouldn't consider myself a super outdoorsy girl- however, the right person can pretty much talk me into any new adventure. I like to dress up and look nice but I also really enjoy staying home and hanging out in sweats. I work for a telecommunications company in the HR department... I love the company and the people who I work with, but I am not a workaholic.
I like to think that I have my act together - I'm not falling apart at the seams, but I believe that we all have things that we can work on. I'm honest and loyal to a fault. I am a type-A personality and I require my "alone time" to read, clean my house, go to yoga, watch TV, or just "be". I love going to the movies or out to eat, but i also enjoy staying in and cooking or ordering takeout. I enjoy spending time with the person who I care about, but I also think that it is healthy to have separate interests.
I refuse to be with someone who is not optimistic - I value the person who can always see the light at the end of the tunnel or see the glass as half full. I am extremely attracted to intelligence and charm, and nothing intrigues me more than having a great conversation, but I also appreciate comfortable silences. I want someone who doesn't believe that chivalry is dead - someone who opens car doors and walks me to the front door after a date. However, I also like a guy who knows how to change the oil or fix a toilet.
I want someone who is a real, flawed human being- who, despite those flaws, makes the conscious, ongoing effort to act kindly toward the people around him. I do not want to fix someone. I’m too busy working on myself and I wouldn’t want to date someone who isn’t doing the same. I don’t want to date someone indifferent to themselves or to me. When I'm in a relationship, I give all of myself and I expect the same in return. I want someone who is a good person before I date him, while I date him, and after I date him. Someone who is capable of letting go of whatever grave injustices were done to him and who takes responsiblity for where he is in life. Someone who respects himself and who respects me. Someone who is nice but not a doormat, someone who is confident but not cocky.