I have been working in social services for almost a decade, and love to help people. I am independent, financially stable, capable of taking care of myself and even bought a house on my own once. But a part is missing from my life; I want a family. I want an equal partner to love and support, and possibly children someday. Whether having our own (some assembly required), fostering, adopting or if you already have some, I would like to be a mother. I can give clients at work unconditional positive regard, but clients come and go. I want to be able to come home to the same collection of little weirdos and shower my family with love and affection.
I am a hard-working girl that would like more things to do outside of work. I have a cat, and a few fish. I like scary or cheesy movies, but please don't make me sit through some romantic comedy, bleh. I roast my own coffee, so it's wonderfully fresh. I can be a silly girl, a little on the nerdy side. All but one of my cats have been named after characters from Tenchi Muyo, extra credit if you're at all familiar.
What I would like is a man with some self-confidence, pride in where he is in life, and ambition to succeed and do more with his future. Some style and class would be nice, but character is most important. And I would like to go out for karaoke sometimes. And someone who does not live more than an hour's drive from Eugene/Springfield.
I don't want to waste time with games. I am generally honest to a fault. I feel the point of dating is to meet someone and see if a good match can come out of it. I prefer honesty, so that we can both actually get what we are looking for, without being mislead. And I do not want a guy for just sex, friends with benefits, booty calls or anything along those lines. I'd like to find a real relationship, with a guy that appreciates more than just my tits and ass.
Also, I don't go for hunting or fishing. Camping, maybe, rarely. I'm a girl, I have no inclination to go out and kill stuff or shiver in a tent in the rain.
I do NOT want ro drive to Portland or Salem for a first date!
There are plenty of great ways to meet for a first date. An invitation to go somewhere, find a place for karaoke, or do something at a hole-in-the-wall place where all the locals have fun would be great. I do have fun with flirting, but I am not looking for a relationship based only on sex. When I meet a guy in person for the first time, it is in a public place. I do not just go to a guy's place at night, because I am not a whore or call girl. Show a little respect.