Dating has honestly been rough for me. I'm really busy with work and raising my little girl, so I don't have much time to meet people. I like to be outdoors camping or walking or going to garage sales or to local events, kayaking (new hobby). I do work out, but sometimes I go on 'not working out' binges when things get busy. I would like my partner to be active and in shape as well, but not necessarily a gym rat or muscle head. I love me some strong shoulders!!! I also like to stay inside and watch movies (documentaries for sure), read, talk, listen to music, dance, sing out loud and I love to eat good food. In terms of music, I like everything but country. I like a beat I can dance to (love Rihanna, Drake, Hasley, Sia), but I also really enjoy rock and blues (Led Zeppelin, Tool).
I need someone to be honest and trusting and to let me be a bit bossy. I think I'm funny for the most part and love to laugh. I'm honest (sometimes too much) and sarcastic, but a bit stubborn as well (that's where the bossy part comes in). Oh and I have a potty mouth :) I have a lot of passion for what I believe in and will fight for it if need be. I try really hard not to be judgmental and instead prefer to hear the whole story before making a decision. I don't try to change who others are or what they think, but I will not keep my mouth shut just because my opinion may not be theirs. I think a little debate is good in order to really know what you stand for. I don't think I'm better than others, but I do think people in general should be better role models and less selfish. I have a little girl, 8 years, who I devote most of my free time to. Well, all my free time is more accurate since the only free time I really get without her is when she is sleeping. I spend a lot of time with my family when I am not working, but since I recently moved closer to them than I have been in the last 15 years, I may need a break!!! Also, I am not religious so if you are, please don't waste either of our time sending me a message. I do not pray or go to church and never will, though that is not to say that I won't go to support a friend. I fully respect other's beliefs, I just don't agree with them. I have great morals and don't need a judgmental church to tell me how to live my life. I do believe in a connectivity between all things, the cosmos, and karma. She's a b*`*!
In terms of what I like or would like in a relationship: I need honesty (who doesn't?), openness, the ability and willingness to talk through issues and not be afraid of confronting difficult topics... I like to talk so you have to be a talker too! Listening is good, but I want to get to know you and I want you to get to know me, so talking is a must. I also like to be physically close and to be adored (all girls do, really) and taken care of. It confirms how I feel about myself to have someone else reciprocate it. I don't want to be treated like a princess, as I am a tomboy at heart, but I like to be looked at with desire and interest just like anyone else. I do cook, though I am not gourmet or anything like that. I prefer healthy, veggie laden meals over fast food, sugar and greasy meals, though I do have them every once in a while. I tend to like to pamper my man as well, so it is not one-sided! I prefer a man who can fix things or build things too. I will also get my hands dirty (have changed my own oil and rotated tires, helped build my parents patio, built a garden table, etc). Now, I say I want to get married some day and I do, so if you are not able to see yourself sharing your life and things with another person (or 2 people) then please don't bother. A fun time is great until a heart gets broken. Aaaannnndddd please be financially responsible.
Disclaimer- I do smoke marijuana, so obviously if this is a problem, don't bother. I'm not an addict or a stoner, I just like to relax after a rough day at work. If you don't, that's fine. I don't do any other drugs and really don't want to be with someone who does (coke is a big no-no). I also have tattoos and some piercings, but they can be hidden if needed.