I'm basically traditional with a bit of an edge. Looking for the same in a guy. I'm very social and like to do things with my friends whenever possible.
My interests are pretty simple, yet diverse. Back yard BBQs with friends, romantic getaways (day trip or weekend trip), a motorcycle ride, or maybe just a game of pool & a beer at the local bar. I like going to sports games, but I'm not a fan of watching them on TV. Last game I went to was the SF Bulls hockey game. I just bought a Kindle, so I am slowly getting back into reading, when I have the time. I used to read a lot of non-fiction, but now I enjoy reading fiction as a form of entertainment to decompress from a long day.
Trying new recipes is a favorite of mine. I love to feed people. It makes them happy, and in turn, makes me happy. So, basically, if you make me laugh, like my cooking, bring over a nice bottle of wine, and you have decent manners - I'll be a happy girl :-)
Also, I have 2 cats that are 100% indoors, so if you are allergic, it's probably not a good idea unless you take something for it.
I prefer to chat on the phone (if we click within a few emails), then meet up for a drink and/or a quick bite. Something simple so we can get to know each other more without a lot of distractions and see if the chemistry is there.