Smiling is as natural as breathing to me. My friends marvel at how strangers strike up conversations with me as I meander through life. Before my daughter, my career was in high tech telecommunication in Sales and Marketing. Holding enjoyable conversations with anyone and everyone is my specialty. Approachable, warm, witty, engaging - yes, that's me. I love having fun and laughing, and see these as central components to everyday life with a partner. A problem solver who will respect your viewpoint and your past. I am of the ‘open book’ and the sharing my entire being mentality, yet understand that being invited into someone’s soul takes time and trust.
I am passionate about the Arts, and simply passionate. Almost all of my grandmother's siblings were musicians and artists, and my youth was infused with many forms of musical and artistic expression. I'm a sucker for a hand holder, someone who is unafraid of PDA, and knows that touch, however slight, makes me feel happy and connected.
My ideal partner enjoys in-depth conversations. Hopefully, we can hit the gym together too. He is culturally welcoming and curious, and loves celebrating Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving (possibly more) with those he holds dear. I love the holidays and practice sensible, humanitarian Catholicism. I am financially stable and appreciate and admire the work that it takes in this economy. I take responsibility for my actions and will apologize for my errs and simply for hurting someone's feelings.
My divorce took place in 2006. I own my own home in Boxborough, MA, and live with my 11 year old daughter and 6 year old chocolate lab. If you smoke (even once in a while), we wouldn't have any fun. Oh and I am quite well traveled and look forward to doing more. You will find that I don't play games and hope you wouldn't either. I don't want to waste anyone's time. Still looking for that one man who makes my heart skip a beat (or several at a time) and who smiles without reserve.
What is inside a person is priority, however, I have a soft spot for the clean cut/shaven style and cool glasses. Dimples are awesome. The ability to install and remove an air conditioner, or help me with it, would also be a plus. A person is a package and hey, if you've got the personality, bring on the goatee. I'll love it. Lol!
Love traveling: Japan, Israel, Philippines, Singapore, Ireland, England, Canada, West and East Coasts. Tokyo, San Francisco, and NY are my favorite cities.
TV: Elementary (co-starring Lucy Lu), Good Morning America, Sleepy Hollow, The Fosters, Rizzoli and Isles, Colbert Report, SNL, Alias.
Music: Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton, Madonna, Pink, REM, U2, Black Eyed Peas, classical, Kelly Clarkson
Books: The Hunger Games series, The Golden Compass series, The Help, Half the Sky, Sunday newspaper, Game of Thrones
At my alma mater, I serve on the Council For Women and have served on the Board for the Alumni Association. I enjoy my volunteer time.
FYI - When online, I use iPad and iPhone for the most part which does not support chat...so I'm not deliberately ignoring you. ;-)