I am full of life, love to meet new people, love to talk and figure out what makes a person tick but most of all I want to connect with people because I rarely meet a stranger. Being outdoors enjoying this wonderful world makes me happy... let's go camping, swimming, biking, walking or to a concert. My job is great and I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy so that I can help hurting people.
As you see on my profile, I am definitely looking for someone to date regularly and eventually I want to be in a committed relationship with a great man. This guy will be strong yet able to compromise, wise yet not a know-it-all, have structure but also be easy-going, like a schedule but be open to change in the moment if something exciting comes up, adventurous yet stable, and trustworthy.
My life is full and drama-free but I would like someone to share it with who would be my equal while we challenge each other to grow!
I have adult children... one who lives in FL with my grandson and one who is my roommate while I am in school. I took about 10 years away from the dating scene to raise these children and they are both happy and are on the way to becoming great adults making a positive impact on their world.
My degree will be in Marriage and Family therapy which means I will be opening a counseling office upon graduation. Speaking of graduation, that is scheduled for July 2013. Depending on doctoral program offerings, I may pursue that avenue soon.
There is so much more to get to know so just ask!! I look forward to meeting you. :-) If you want to meet me, don't just click on "yes". Go a step further and message me so I will know you want to find out if we have things in common.
November 2012 Update: May I please request three things from the guys who check out my profile?
1) If you feel like you don't smoke regularly but you smoke more than zero times a week, would you please answer "occasionally" to the smoking question. I smoked many moons ago for a few years and after quitting just chose to date only non-smokers but understand that not everyone feels the same. I have specific reasons for this choice so if you want to know why, just ask.
2) If you prefer to date only women who have all white friends and who feel like people of color are "less than" please don't contact me because that is totally not who I am. I have many friends... white friends, black friends, mixed race friends and friends who have color in their family. I love and respect everyone exactly the same and don't discriminate. Everyone is entitled to their opinion or feelings on the subject and can surely date anyone they like but just know that dating me would mean accepting my colorful world. :-)
3) If you want someone with which to exchange "sexy pictures" in the first hour of chatting... you might find her on this site but not on this profile. I have integrity and expect that men will be open to discuss each step of a relationship as it approaches. :-)
I think the answer for this question would be something to discuss with my date but if left totally up to me I would prefer to have a nice dinner together with plans to then play things by ear as to whether we go listen to jazz music, take a walk in the moonlight, bowl a few games or just linger over coffee and dessert. Each date and each person is unique so just spending time talking to find out more is great. I prefer that first dates be simple so that neither person feels uncomfortable and can just relax and let their real self shine. What night is good for you? :-)