Well - my intro is a tad LONG but I'm hoping the mental folk and sex pests are scared off by it ;)
About me: Young at heart, and enjoy the simple things in life. I'm happy with my lot, and have a very varied, great bunch of family and friends. I am quite driven career wise, but not a slave to it. I'm a fairly independent woman, who can stand on her own two feet, however I've recently realised a fun, considerate boyfriend with similar interests might well be a positive addition to my life.
I like to push myself forward to better myself (be that physically or mentally) and seek out experiences that help me grow me as a person and fully enjoy each day. No 'getting old' couch potato attitude (however I like to chill afterwards of course)!
I love outdoorsy sporty stuff and keeping fit - bikes (mainly MTBs although I'm fairly new to trails so learning lots of skills/techniques...which I LOVE), kayaks, running, resistance/weights (in gym) and hiking/wild camping, fishing, growing veg and digging up the garden. Other interests include socialising with my pals, cooking/eating out, sketching, sewing, old junk shops/second hand bargains, nature/countryside, ruins/history, comedy, books. I'm pretty varied in my tastes and feel comfortable in both cities and countryside. I'm passionate about wildlife, conservation and the environment
My humour's quite silly, quirky and random and I'm a tad tomboyish in my interests but feminine. I love it when friends (or someone) makes you laugh so much you can't breath properly. Similar humour is a must - laughter is life's natural medicine! I have a fun and playful nature but can be quite spirited and passionate about things at times. However, there's also a loving, chilled, spiritual side to me.
When it comes to who I gravitate to, its towards kind, funloving, easygoing, considerate people....who really enjoy life and all it has to offer. I like people comfortable in their own skin, who know who they are and are open minded and non judgemental; not really into snipey or spiteful, nor rigid 'black and white' thinking about others (the world is shallow enough! ;)) If you see beneath the surface - that's a huge plus.
I'm a tad cautious/wary about relationships, can take me a while to let my guard down and I get that's testing for some (and I mean a while) so I'd aim for striking up a friendship first (even if I fancy you) to get to know you and what you're about.
I'll put this out there, as its quite important to me, I'd like to meet someone who is outdoorsy and active - not someone who wants to drink their way through the week, and/or at the weekend as a way to relax (been there/done that). However I'm not adverse to a nice country pub. :) I'm more about a hike or bike, or finding something fun to do that's off the wall or a bit different. I guess if you're a person who'll try new things, has an adventurous free spirit, wants to see the world and really live life positively, then I think we'd get on rather well. It won't bother me if you're divorced or have children (in fact, that shows me you are a reasonable person who hopefully cares for others).
I don't even look at that 'wants to meet you' stuff btw. Send me a real message ;) Oh and all my photos are RECENT - I'd like to think its the same on your profile page. If you're in your mid to late 30's and have a pic of you up from when you're 25 (and you look vastly different now) that's probably not the best start!
So that's a rather direct list! Haha..... I'm super friendly, promise - I just prefer to be honest! X
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Been asked to describe my ideal first date. Hmmm, not fussed - if we get on and have a nice time that's all good. Chemistry, good conversation and a connection will make the evening - not the venue. I think online dating can feel a bit 'forced' - I'm happy to use this website just to make more friends as well as meet potential dates. However, if the right person comes along who I just click and connect with, then that would be all good.