Is it poor match.com protocol to admit that 'internet dating' is unchartered territory for me, I'm a bit concerned this could turn out to be a somewhat creepy experience, yet I do personally know 2 totally normal women & 1 totally normal man who are now happily married to people they met on this site?
About me: Suffice it to say, I never exactly envisioned being a divorced single mom attempting to cram a summary of my life into this little white box! But...I'll take my best shot: The most important issue to address is the fact that I have a 6yr old little boy, my sunshine on the cloudiest day, who is without a doubt the greatest 'achievement' of my life. If it's true that one's children are their most accurate reflection of personal integrity & character, I must have a lot more going for me than I ever realized :) That being said, however, I think it's crucial to point out that I'm not attempting to 'shop online' for a new daddy for my child...he's quite happy with the one he has!
After my divorce, I spent some time playing the field, but realized rather quickly it's unlikely that I'll meet Mr Right (or even Mr Right Now) circulating the Dallas 'scene' - my free time is precious, and when I'm at a bar or restaurant or even a party, I'm there to spend time with the great friends I'm so fortunate to have...not to have just one ear in the conversation while scanning the crowd for something better!
I'm guessing the most attractive thing about match.com, for most people anyway, is the efficiency factor. With that in mind, it's probably to my advantage (and yours) to go for brutal honesty... You will not like me if any of the following apply: you don't like kids; you don't like animals; you can't hold your own in a good, heated, good-natured debate; education (and I'm not just referring to school) is not a lifelong priority; you don't enjoy sports events, concerts, or traveling; you feel guilty about wasting an entire Saturday in bed watching football every now & then; you take longer to get ready than I do; you take yourself too seriously; you are dishonest, irresponsible, unemployed, or live with your parents; you believe that everyone ought to 'act their age' all the time; you'd be embarrassed by the fact that I'm the mom on the playground climbing the jungle gym or going headfirst down the slide; you are intimidated and/or repulsed by strong, confident, funny, intelligent, laid-back, occassionally outspoken, sometimes irreverent females who are equally at ease whether attending a black-tie fundraising event or kicking back in jeans at a great tailgate party. The bottom line is that I love life, want to live it surrounded by good people...and being able to do so knowing that you've got my back & I've got yours, that we're a team, is the cherry on top :)