Simply put, I'm looking for someone who will make me the best version of me, and vice versa - and, at the end of the day, someone who wants to take on the world with laughter.
I'm a very low key kind of woman, and don't require a lot to have a good time. I'm always trying to make people laugh, and like to surround myself with people who do the same. I'd like to think I'm a good conversationalist, and easy to talk to, and have a hunger for the world around me, so love sharing that with others. To me, sometimes the best nights are ones spent talking with new friends until all hours of the night - the sort of night where the company makes you forget the time.
I'm a huge traditionalist, and my family is the number one thing that makes me smile. I grew up in a very close-knit extended family of 40 (yes, 40, you read that right). Family gatherings often turn into a struggle to be heard (we're all incredibly outgoing), but some of my fondest memories are of Thanksgivings spent in my Grandmother's kitchen, all hanging out over a plate of pigs in a blanket.
I'm also fiercely loyal to my friends, and lately one of my favorite new traditions I have with a good girl friend is our weekly movie dates. We've started picking out classic films (most recently we saw "Some Like It Hot") to watch and the other takes care of the cooking for the afternoon. Having this excuse to slow down and hang out with people I care about is another simple pleasure, and thing that makes me smile.
I'm incredibly proud of the marathon's I've run, and they're honestly the coolest thing I've ever done. Growing up, I was the baby who couldn't roll over, let alone run a mile, so I'm incredibly proud of how far I've come. The feeling when one crosses the finish line can't be replicated (seriously, want to run a marathon? Chances are I'll run one with you).
I'd love to find someone who's willing to both take on the next marathon, but would be equally as happy just hanging out at home. I don't have an ideal first date, but am always up for some sort of adventure - creativity is incredibly attractive in my book!
At the end of the day, I'm looking for someone who in addition to making me laugh, wants to be a confidante in whatever may come. If any of this intrigues you, I may just be the girl for you!