My closest friends say I have a heart of gold, know I will do anything in my power for them. My close friends I've been friends with for the majority of my life. Im the kind of girl that people will just start conversations with in the check out lane at the grocery store... I'm honest, sometimes to a fault, and will tell ya if you've got something green in your teeth. I'm a country girl at heart, somewhat old fashioned, and I like a gentleman. I hope to find a friend first and foremost to become my best friend and share the things I love; movies, coffee, drinks, hiking, (no matter how cheesy you think it is...) karaoke! :) Let's see where our friendship takes us. I'm affectionate, all of my friends and family are dear to me. I do have children, adopted & biological, so a kindness & understanding with children is required. Patience is definitely a virtue in my eyes, and I'm not big on guys with short fuses. I'm not looking for prince charming to come and sweep me off my feet, but I am the queen of my castle. I'm independent (own my own home), smart (full time biology student), love to laugh (it would be weird if I hated it, right?), and am pretty sassy, so you have to have some wit to keep up with me. I am funny because I'm AWESOME ... LOL ;) I don't NEED a man to make me feel whole. But, I WANT a strong, sweet man in my life to just be my best friend and partner. Maybe that might be you?