Update 6/28: Have met someone amazing (here by the way) so am going to go see where that leads to. Good luck and have fun out there!
Ok, just signing up so being quick here. Just completing a divorce and very excited about the new life! I have a serious job but with a flexible schedule so I also take time for myself and try to enjoy the day. I don't slow down very often, if I have an hour free I'm likely to run up the mountain behind the house, do a quick bike down the hill and back up, or just refill the bird feeder and do a little yardwork.
I'm not completely manic though, the sun makes me self-indulgent and I love a few of the gorgeous swimming holes up toward Snoqualmie pass. A cozy fire in the winter is good too though. Music is big, always looking for new bands and enjoy going out to see them in Seattle.
Ok, so I have to clarify the "have/want" children selections. Yes I have them - they are 13 and 10 and the greatest! And even though I selected "Does not want children", I feel rather guilty about that and want to clarify that I *do* want to keep the ones I have. Just no more please. Ok, got that off my chest.
The first date is about meeting you and talking, seeing if we connect. Call me unromantic but I really don't care where it is or what we do. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a great night out and know Seattle well, not to mention SF, NYC, and more. But, it's usually pretty clear right away whether we click or not and it's no fun for either of us to be trapped for drinks, dinner, and a concert if it's not happening.
So, my expectations for the first date are simply to meet and get to know you. Drinks after work is fine. Coffee somewhere. If you love snowboarding then great, we could do that sometime. If you love music then we could find a concert to go to. But if there's chemistry and that electric connection then who knows what might happen! Not looking for the next big thing but open to it if it happens. It's an adventure, and it's supposed to be fun!