I am JOY by name, by choice, a reminder of what I embody.
If you are wondering why I haven't responded to your email it's because I know you haven't read my profile.
I appreciate the compliments, but automatically delete emails that consist of "r u beautiful?" or "Hello how are you?" because it tells me you never got past the pics.
And while your pics tell me a WHOLE lot about you, (I teach face reading) if you haven't looked past my pics to *** offer a pertinent comment on my profile*** we probably aren't going to be a match.
I'm a New Zealander; I say what I mean, I mean what I say, I don't bullshit.
I have a low foofoo tolerance, I suck at small talk, have no political correctness and subtlety is NOT my strong point.
That being said I'm also known for being kind and wise, and I'd never in a million years say anything deliberately hurtful to anyone.
If your thing is fashionable girls in heels, give me a miss.
I don't care a fig for fashion. I wear whatever makes me feel happy each day. That being said clearly I also like dressing up and going out - live theater being a favourite.
I own 6 pairs of shoes; Ug boots, hiking shoes, 3 pair of handmade medieval moccasins and one pair of pre-requisite black shoes. No heels on any of them, frankly I'd rather be barefoot on the earth.
Maybe it's because I was raised in the valley where Rivendell was filmed in Lord of the Rings.
You will never find me in a mall, in a Walmart, or in a MacDonalds.
If you lose me, look for the biggest tree. If I'm not under it, look up.
I had been gifted with multiple visits from Death, we're good mates. He taught me how to LIVE, and the difference between urgent and important.
His presence has helped me hone what I want to present to God as the sum total of my life when the time comes.
Meantime I wake up every morning SO GRATEFUL to be alive and healthy and with the skills to choose my thoughts about each day.
I am perpetually thrilled by everything from the perfection of a flower to the privilege of fresh water pouring out of the wall at whatever temperature I want - I've spent a lot of time in Central America where such luxuries are few and far between.
I laugh without restraint, look straight through your eyes to your soul, and have a sneeze that sounds like a cowboy yaHOO!
I also know how and when to behave like a lady.
And I long to feel strong arms around me, to know that someone has my back, and that I don't have to be strong and brave ALL the time.
I am looking for a man secure in himself, who delights in and celebrates all that I am, as I delight in and celebrate him.
A peer to grow with. A playmate to share this Grand Adventure of life. Someone to love, cherish and adore.
I have been traveling this hemisphere since 2000 as a professional speaker, author and life coach, teaching people by example how to live more joyfully and less stressfully in three minutes or less.
No-one has more fun than me, but that gypsy life made a long term relationship challenging. I am living in San Diego and spending more time in LA deciding where of these 2 places to settle, ready to embrace romance :)
I am giving thanks for an attractive, confident, positive man who understands the concept of full personal responsibility, is complete unto himself and looking for another complete being to dance alongside him.
A man who will laugh and play with an open mind, an open heart, a love of life, a ready smile, and a low tolerance for BS and negativity.
A kind, good, spontaneous, happy man with a great sense of humor. One who is willing to climb a tree - or at least doesn't mind when I do, and who also looks good in a suit.
Someone who honours time apart as well as together.
I am interested in sharing time with all kinds of open hearted, open minded people who enjoy discussing ideas rather than people.
Life is too short to have ordinary dates. If you show some imagination and suggest something different and we can have as opposed to 'lets have a coffee/drink/lunch I'm much more likely to respond.
I hear San Diego is filled with exciting things to do, and you can tell a lot about a person by the adventure they suggest :D Lets explore something interesting together - no that was not a sexual innuendo.
At the risk of scandalising everyone I have to confess, I'm not a fan of the beach.
I am 49 POF won't let me change it - if you are smart your pertinent comment will be more creative than "You don't look 49"
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Have an adventure! Don't panic, to me LIFE is an adventure. Exploring new things together is a great way to get to know each other.
I live by the 11th commandment: Thou shalt not bore God.
I have a very low tolerance for endless emails, I'm an old fashioned face to face person. If I like you I'll suggest we get together for a chemistry check asap.
I am up for meeting all kinds of fellow adventurers who are open hearted, open minded and who enjoy discussing ideas rather than people.
I've had so many people tell me they hate online dating that I'm sharing this link. It's why I have such a great time with it, and how you can too :)