I guess I should start with the headline since I've actually had women write emails just to say they find it offensive. I think we can all agree it's not easy to put yourself out there for others to judge, so why not try to have some fun with it? And if you've seen the movie "I Love You, Man," you'll likely have an even greater appreciation for it.
The reality is that online dating, although awkward, can give you some sense of hope. We're all busy, and unlike the idea of meeting someone at a bar on the weekends, this allows some healthy interaction and potentially a reason for excitement. It also can provide some comic relief and stories for your friends.
About me: I'm originally from a small town (850) in Iowa but have lived in Minneapolis for the past 10 years. I consider the cities my home but certainly appreciate my upbringing and am proud to tell others about growing up in a town with six churches and no stoplights.
My family and friends have always come first. I put a huge emphasis on relationships of all types because I think that's how you truly have an impact in life. One area that I'm currently focusing on is faith. I grew up going to church every week and while I do have a faith, it needs improvement.
For fun: sporting events, concerts, eating out, going to movies, spending time around or on water, and anything that involves family and friends - playing cards, shooting pool, sitting around a fire pit, grilling out on the deck or just having a couple of drinks.
I've been fortunate enough to travel throughout the U.S., as well as England, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Jamaica and Mexico. I lived in Hamburg, Germany, for four months, and it was the best experience of my life. Traveling is one of my passions and I'm looking forward to making future trips, hopefully to locations like Australia, Norway and Switzerland.
In terms of an ideal match, having a "type" has never been my thing. It's crucial for someone to have close relationships with family and friends and to have a faith (or be interested in developing one). I also think just having the ability to have meaningful conversations is critical. Dramatic or arrogant attention-seekers are not for me, but I say that in the nicest possible way. :)
Please don't hesitate to write me a note. Best of luck with your search! Submitted from mobile