I am a smart-ass, looking for someone who can keep me on my toes. I love to laugh and love people who can make me laugh without trying. I've been through the ringer (or wringer??), so am not looking for anything super serious or sappy. Just fun and friendship. I'm not necessarily committed to this online-meet-your-soul-mate thingy, and I'm still getting the hang of this particular platform, so forgive me if I'm not terribly responsive. Like most of you, I receive lots of messages a day, and therefore, can only respond to those that show promise.
****FYI, I will almost never respond to one sentence emails like "how are you?" or "want to hang out?" or "what's your number" unless you are Daniel Craig (so...yeah).*****
I like meeting people who push me to be smarter, more thoughtful, kinder, and stronger. I can be pretty stubborn and strict about a lot of things, but I have a rather irritatingly persistent sensitive streak. I enjoy individuals who challenge me intellectually without being excessively arrogant (some arrogance is tolerable, I suppose), as well as those who are passionate about Something--be it career, family, or craft. I love my family more than anything in the world, and find I have an easier time getting along with people who are also very close with their families.
I enjoy writing, as well. I do it professionally, but I have also been published (creatively) in a couple of writing journals and keep a fairly modest writing blog. I also dabble in photography and gain immense satisfaction from making people feel beautiful. Self-image is undeniably my achilles heel, and I've attempted to work through that with my photography.
I've been on Match for a relatively short time (as I write this), and I've already begun to wonder whether this is the right place for me. Things move at a fairly rapid pace here, and I'm more of a "let things take their course" kinda gal. I believe that, at bottom, the success to any relationship (romantic or not) is contingent upon friendship.
I really prefer being straightforward. I hate games, I hate the absurdity of choreographed courting, I hate the "when is it all right to text" BS, and I hate dealing with hidden baggage. Be upfront and I'll do the same.
If you want to be friends, you better make me laugh!