I'm from a close group of friends and family in Southeastern South Dakota. I have a B.A. in Criminal Justice. I'm quite creative as I am a former newspaper reporter/radio announcer. Although I was born and raised in this area, I did leave South Dakota from 1989 to 1998 and lived in Gloucester, MA area...to College Station, TX....to Lincoln, NE...to Wichita, KS....I'm not afraid to move again if I meet the right person. But I've also learned in my 39 years of living that I do not need a man to feel complete. I have an amazing life but am simply looking to share it with someone.
The safest bet with meeting people from online face to face for the first time is to meet at a restaurant for lunch or dinner and get to know each other ~ I do like to talk so I do expect more than a one word reply to my conversation starters, questions, etc... or meet at an event. However if you are divorced or just got out of a bad relationship, I really do not want to hear about your ex-wives or ex-girlfriends and how horrible they were/are. That is a huge turn-off. As there are always three sides to every story: yours, hers and the truth. If we get along great, if not... then we both at least had a good meal and can laugh about the date with our friends afterwards. Life is, afterall, too short not to take risks.