*** Well, I've been gone a while...but I'm back in the pond ready to find someone with strong fins and a sense of adventure...who doesn't swim around in circles. ***
I'm a big kid at heart, and like to get out and have fun, but can stay in and relax just as well. I love music, laughing, singing, goofing around, and I enjoy trying new places, food, and other things. My friends say I have two modes: Chill and Go. I'm either relaxing and having fun, or doing 3 things at the same time. I love great conversations about any and all things. I consider myself a "hopeful" romantic and am a very physical person - snuggling, holding hands, back rubs, passionate kisses, and the random butt squeeze. I have a playful, sarcastic sense of humor but am pretty straight forward and honest about my feelings and needs. I'm a DIY kind of woman - working on my car, plumbing, fixing appliances, building things, and yard work. I'm not a very political person but am a strong advocate for equal rights, environmental issues, and animal rights. I'm a doer and giver, not a lazy taker, and try to surround myself with other compassionate, fun loving people. I have a 13yr old son who is my heart walking around in this world. I can only hope to meet someone who can not only be a good man to me, but a good role model for him, since he needs to learn respect, honesty, and integrity from the people in his life.
I'm looking for someone who is actually open to a relationship and understands that respect, trust, and honesty are most important to building a strong one (not netflix and chill). Friendship is the basis in which I begin things and I like to spend a fair amount of time together, have fun, and enjoy little adventures. I'm attracted to fun loving, compassionate, humorous, intelligent men who say what they mean, do what they promise, aren't ignorant to the the world around them, love kids (or at least mine...lol), and are somewhat old fashioned in their values. Mostly, I'm looking for someone who is mature enough to be past all the BS, drama, and immature games... someone who knows that real relationships require selflessness, time, effort, commitment, and fidelity. I don't need a man to fix or complete my life, but I would really like to find someone who is truly open to the possibility of a strong intimate connection - mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Be open, be real, be fun... and I'll do the same ;-)
Peace and Love ~ Kristin
P.S. Confused about what women want and don't want? Here's a couple articles that might help:
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I'd prefer something simple like enjoying a restaurant, pub, or live music in some small, hole-in-the-wall place that's new to us both. No home-court advantages for anyone ;-)~
(And who are these people who like "long walks on the beach" for a first date? I mean, drive for hours to enjoy strolling through stinky sand, seaweed, dead jellyfish, broken bottles and trash? Soooo romantic, lol.)