Hi, and thanks for checking out my profile:)
i am a daily recreational/lifestyle runner, about 45 miles/week (morning).i enjoy hanging out with my local family (originally from PA), hanging out with my friends in a casual atmosphere, anything outdoors in the warm weather (not a fan of the cold), bbqs, music (i guess see above). i am not materialistic and live a modest lifestyle...live within my means and never deprive myself of what i want. i am a simple, girl-next-door type of person. i would like to meet someone, who too, is physically active and can appreciate it(doesn't have to be everyday, i'm a sucker for strong arms though). i am looking for somebody who doesn't have to always be on the go but content with a quiet night in, especially during the week. not looking for the games and drama either! i am a disciplined (creature of habit) person , not opposed to losing some of it! I am definitely willing to put in the time and make personal compromises to meet that special someone. Note i did not say sacrifice but compromise. There is a big difference.
i am financially stable and can hold my own! not to say that i would not enjoy pampering:) everyone deserves some TLC. give some and receive some. i am a bit old-fashion in that i prefer the man to initiate an email,date, etc. although, i do realize it does not work like that today too much. on the other hand,i am not shy to initiate an email. i also know when to back off...when there is not an interest to communicate.not a chaser or stalker! i am good at replying to emails too...like to keep the communication ongoing!Communication is key to a healthy, successful realationship. Also guys, the conversation, be it email,phone,text, or IM, should not go straight to the "bedroom". why not ask a few questions first? Read my profile completely!
my friends would describe me as trustworthy, grounded,fun, funny, laid back/easy going, sincere, good listener and advice giver, reliable, dependable, uncomplicated, giving, fit/in shape, goofy and silly at times, playful, an observer,conservative in nature, responsible, and a lover of the simple "things".
i have never been married because the right one has not found me yet! don't let the "long term" phrase be a deterrent. everything starts off as friends and getting to know each other. long term is just the end goal. Please note that i don't NEED a man in my life, i WANT one. i feel that life and life experiences should be shared with someone special. also, though i choose "not to have children", i am not opposed to meeting someone with children. i am aware that they have a mother. just as an FYI, i am not looking for an email pal or text pal (that raises red flags). i am not necessarily looking for a long distance relationship either (unless you are willing to do the initial traveling).i know i limit myself but i also know that i am not one who likes to travel to unfamiliar areas by myself. i don't see the use in planning a "vacation" for a meeting or date. i say this hypothetically. though, one never knows?? Fidelity would never be the issue for me.once you have my attention, i am all yours until you shut the door, I just would like to have that emotional and physical connection.several days of emailing is fine (not just one/two liners either).by then you should have an idea whether or not you want to meet face to face or exchange phone numbers. while i may entertain you with emails, texts, IMs for a while, it will eventually end. i am one for phone time or face time! too much time is wasted on email exchanges or text messaging! call me old-fashioned if you will.text messaging should not be used as a means of communicating while trying to get to know someone. think about it, how many characters does a typical(not PDA phone)message contain? obviously not enough to carry on a conversation to get to know each other. Also, if you are looking to sow your wild oats,looking for perfection,friend with benefits, someone to support you, or "barbie", i am not that one! Also, i chose "non-religious" as a setting. by that i moreless mean that i do not attend church. i have my beliefs and views but just not currently a member of a church.
i am looking for someone who is in the area, not about games, honest, funny, loyal, takes care of their body, financially stable, follows through with plans and thoughts, confident (not arrogant), sarcastic to some degree, not dramatic, gentleman like,one with morals and values,enjoys the simple things in life,comfortable with having a night with the boys while i have a night with the girls, and a one-woman- man.Not looking for a one night fling.i know i could be selling myself short but i will take the risk! so, please don't try to convince me otherwise because you are merely wasting your time...and mine! woman is singular, women is plural,just saying.
please have a pic, always nice to see who you are communicating with. i know it is a bit shallow but there has to be a little spark or "wow factor", you know! Plus, what are you hiding? i more than likely will not communicate without a pic (read/delete. that goes for the "hi" or "how are you?" email). i am not searching for a particular look, it is a combination of looks and personality. We all have our mental images of our ideals but realistically that person probably is not out there. Also, if you add me as a favorite, please drop a line to say hello...that is the least you could do. Afterall, you are the one who added me to your list. I will write a note but it may take me time to find the words, lol!
I am notorious for just sending an email to say hi or to pass along a compliment if something in your profile strikes me. no hidden agenda. also, if i have had contact with you at one point, i may just shoot you a friendly email to say hello. again, no hidden agenda.by the way, if you are military, you already have one point in your favor! you guys are awesome!
Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow is around the corner, Let's just do it!
let me answer a few typical questions that i receive.
1- no i have not run a marathon. i have only done 2 half marathons and many 10Ks.
2- i am 100% hetero. i choose to have short hair simply because i like it. it is just a mere aspect of me. while i do know the look does not work for everyone...I'm okay with that too.
3- no i am not a health buff. i try to do my best to be "good" but we all have our not-so-healthy likes.
4- smoking is a deal breaker for me. might bend (a big might)for the "occasional smoker" though.
5- i have 5 small tattoos in tasteful places and ears,nose,naval pierced. i know this is a deal breaker for some.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
1st meeting: just going to a low key bar/restaurant (love the hole in the wall)for drinks/appetizers and have conversation to get to know each other, lunch, sunday brunch (1st meeting or date).
date (not the same as the 1st meeting): miniature golf, picnic would be fun when the weather is warm, football and wings,wine/beer tasting, rent a movie/scrabble/grilling and wine,sitting at the beach with wine and telling fun stories. open to other suggestions too. let's talk and come up with a gameplan.
***the first meeting and date should NOT have any expectations***
no picture and one picture profiles will NOT get my attention...don't waste my time as i will not waste yours!
Let's not talk with text lingo in an email
Profiles are a first impression..just saying
If you receive a "Hey There" message, that is the flirt feature message. i have much more to say but testing the waters:)