This first paragraph was previously at the end of my profile, but since most men on POF seem to be against profile-reading, I will start you off with this, since I tend to limit the men I date to those who read....:
I am looking to meet men ultimately seeking a serious relationship & would like to have children (1 more if you already have kids). If your profile indicates that you do not want children, while I try to be polite and respond to most people, if you've chosen to ignore that, please don't expect a response. If you are only looking for "friends/activity partners", "casual encounters", a "pen-pal" or "chat buddy," we are not seeking the same. If you want a response, your chances of my responding increase impressively if you write more than just "hi." Please live close enough to actually meet or at least travel here on a regular basis. Please have multiple pictures posted of YOU - not just of your pet or your favorite travel shots (without you in them.) When you post really old pics, pretty sure I'll notice if I meet you in person as my eye-sight, while not 20/20, is still fairly intact. Posting pics of your car, house, boat and other random expensive possessions, sans you, sends a message that you are probably insecure or pretentious. And lying about your age creates a lack of trust. That's super awesome if you "feel" 10 years younger. Lots of us do. Get over yourself. In case it's gotten past you, I value honesty and confidence.
I consider myself to be (& have been told by others on occasion that I am) intelligent, considerate, fun, funny, genuine, curious & confident. I am a city-girl at heart. I’m sort of cultured, girl-next-door with a bit of an edge. I am laid back, open minded & reliable. I tend to tell it like it is and am not much of a sugar-coater. I was raised in downtown Chicago by happily married parents from both coasts which I believe contributed greatly to who I am, and to what I hope to be a fairly well rounded, balanced personality. But you be the judge...
I enjoy all sorts of activities and events and do a variety of volunteering & fund raising. I also need occasional serious down-time. More than anything, I am passionate about traveling. Aside from having a family one day, there is nothing I want more than to see and experience as much of the planet as I can squeeze in!
You are confident and comfortable with yourself, are laid back, self-aware, intelligent, considerate, a gentleman, fun, funny, curious, open, honest (with yourself and others...) like to travel, enjoy getting out and actually doing stuff, & want to have a family (or add to yours). I'd like to believe I embody those qualities (except the gentleman thing - that's your job...) and I hope you do too.
I am looking for someone truly interested in creating a deep connection and a long-lasting relationship. I tend to connect most with guys who are very intelligent and witty as well as open, genuine, educated and comfortable in their own skin. Please be roughly late 30s-early 50s. I like dating someone that is in my general age-range and in a similar place in life. So if I am old enough to be your mother or young enough to be your daughter, pass.
BTW I selected jewish because I value the cultural side, but I am not at all religious, just spiritual. If you are really religious, we will not connect...Also, I like them, but am sadly, allergic to cats.
I'm amazed at how many guys click on me in the "meet me" section, but never write. Are you expecting me to pursue you? Also shocked at how many write emails that really don't dictate a response. 95% of the emails I receive are men who just talk "at" me, and just talk about themselves. I realize it is your stock copy & paste message, which is fine to start with, but if you can't take any time to personalize even a little, and even ask me one question, I don't really see much point in responding...while it may not be the case, it comes off as a bit self-absorbed and disinterested in actually getting to know me...