I am a native Midwesterner hailing from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota again. Most of my immediate family members still live in Iowa, but the Twin Cities are where I've always felt most at home. I work in HR for a large multi-national company. I'm the oldest child in both my immediate and extended families. I have a niece and nephew whom I adore and no amount of time spent with them is ever enough. It kills me that they live more than five hours away.
Let's see, what else? I like to cook and bake when I can and I always go overboard baking Christmas cookies. I like to read but never seem to make time for it anymore. I love the Minnesota Twins (even these past couple of seasons, ugly as they've been) and have partial season tickets. I'm pretty good at trivia, to the point where certain family members refuse to play unless they're on my team. I have a sarcastic sense of humor. I'm slowly but surely making efforts to eat better and exercise more, but I'm not the type to deprive myself - if I want a steak I'm going to eat it! I'm not particularly outdoorsy but I do love a good beer garden or outdoor concert. I'm always interested in trying a new restaurant. I don't know how I lived before I had Google Reader and my DVR.
I really haven't made dating a priority for quite a while now, spending more of my time focusing on work and spending time with family and friends. I'm pretty independent and definitely feel satisfied with my life on the whole, but I'd love to find someone to share it with. The difficult thing I've found is that I just don't meet many new people (read: single, male people) these days so here I am!
Basically, I'm looking for someone who has similar interests, or at the very least is open to trying new things. Someone who can sweep me off my feet, but can also help me take a load off of them. He'd have to have goals, values, a good sense of humor, and his own life. I want someone I can share my life with and who will invite me to share in his, not someone who needs me to be his ENTIRE life and vice versa. Someone who would want to take care of me as much as I'd want to take care of him, but who wouldn't be bothered when I won't always let him.