My hobbies include knitting, crotcheting and beading, the more adverturous side of me likes skiing and horseback riding. I have pretty much achieved my goals, I have a wonderful job, which means I just love, love, love going to work each day, I have raised 2 really good kids. I drive a nice car, have a second home in PA, not rolling in the dough mind you... but overall doing ok.
Personal wise, I'm a quiet, down to earth type of woman, I am NOT fond of drama at all, don't like confrontations, fights, or anything thats going to upset my inner peace, and cause me to have to take a valium..LOL.
My preferences are spending time at home, going to movies, dinner, travel. I much prefer the cooler weather too, not much of a beach bunny unless I'm somewhere where I can see where I'm stepping as I cruise into any sort of sea water.
My ultimate life's ambition, now don't go freaking out on me here, is to dive in a cage and see a great white shark up close.
My take on first dates?
Well..first dates are somewhat uncomfortable encounters to begin with, so my ideal first date, would be someplace where there would be other focal points of interest around besides... just me and him.
Invariably, conversation tends to slip away, you know, those uncomfortable silent gaps, when you act like you've never seen a hamburger or cup of coffee before in your life, so your attention is riveted to the plate or cup in front of you, while silently you're raking your brain for something to say...yeh, those gaps... LOL
So I consider first meetings, as *expect-less get togethers*.. a time merely to concentrate on each other's names (sometimes having to rehearse that name in your mind before saying it outloud) and perhaps finding out if he/she is an only child, and maybe father/mother's name.. without attempting to gain a master's degree on the life of the person from birth to present, in an hour flat.
What I'm trying to say...first meetings should be somewhere comfortable for both people where there's enough ambience that can be used to aide in the *getting-to-know-you* stage.