My friends and family are very important to me, even if I don't see them as often as I'd like. I'm fiercely loyal to those who have earned it and am lucky enough to have a good number of those people in my life. I don't throw around words like love or trust. I believe they're important feelings and are worth the time and effort to cultivate the genuine articles. (and they do take time)
Friends say I'm funny, I think you have to get to know me first ;-). I lean towards dry and sarcastic, but I'm never mean. I appreciate those who can give as good as they get! I'm a pretty low maintenance woman. I'm most comfortable in jeans etc, but am not limited to them. I've ridden horses since I was 6, and still do. Don't worry, I don't expect you to ride or watch or shovel. I'd rather go to a hockey game than a fancy dinner, prefer pubs to bars, love the water. I started dragon boating last summer and again this spring and I still love it! I love animals but I don't have a house-pet right now. I'd love to have a dog again, but I'm just not home enough. If you have a proper dog..that's great! (if you have to ask what a ''proper dog'' is, you don't have one) ;-)
I'm not a barbie-doll or a model, so if that's what you're expecting to find, best of luck to you. I'm not looking for a booty-call arrangement so again, if that's what you want, more power to you, carry on. I think monogamy is important and frankly, in this day and age, imperative!
My musical tastes are varied, but rarely extend to country and never extend to rap. Tool, G n R, Greenday, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters etc etc etc..plus Broadway musicals and more. Told you it was varied! I've always been an avid reader, these days I'm reading Cornwell, J. Kellerman, Reichs, the Reacher novels, DeMille...too many to list really.
What am I looking for? I guess you could say I'm looking for 'relationship-lite'.That's a little hard to explain isn't it. I'm fairly busy, so I don't want to give the impression I'm available 5-6 days a week! Of course, like everyone else I'd like to meet a great guy who makes me think, makes me laugh, who I can't wait to see or to talk to. I'd like to meet someone, but I'm not looking to be living with someone within a couple of months...maybe never, I don't know.(It starts with dating so I guess that's what I'm looking for, but I'm not looking to date multiples). We're adults, we have lives already. I don't expect to be together 24/7. I have things to do, and friends to see, as do you, but I would like someone who communicates...even if it's just a 3-4 word text here and there. Schedules permitting, we would make time to see each other a couple of days a week, more if it works for both, maybe go away for a weekend now and then. I'm not clingy, but I do appreciate physical affection..whether it's holding hands, a hand on your leg in the pub...whatever.
I'm taking some time to work on me right now (ridiculous terminology, but it's true). While I'm active, I'm nowhere near being fit (or as fit as would make me happy). In addition to riding and dragon boating, I've added a fitness group to my routine with a goal of doing the Sun Run in '14. (I've never been a runner, so it's a gradual process to get there). In the meantime, everything I'm doing will help with my riding and paddling.
What you do for a living doesn't matter to me, as long as it's legal and you do it to the best of your ability. You don't need to have a bunch of letters after your name. I appreciate intelligence, but intelligence isn't dictated by amount of formal education. If you're smart, funny, honest, kind, and hygenic, if you don't dislike animals (sorry, I kind of feel that those who actually dislike animals are likely to be serial killers. Not being used to them is something else entirely), if you like to laugh...at yourself sometimes, these are all good things.
If any of this strikes a chord, send me a note! I'm happy to answer just about any question...within reason ;-). I'm a very honest person, and I'm looking for the same. I'm not into games or drama. Communication is key!.(I enjoy puzzles, but I'm not a mind-reader)
PLEASE, if you're not actually single, don't waste my time or yours. Good luck all!
If I added you as a favourite, but haven't said anything yet, my apologies. I do that when I'm only on for a moment and want to mark a profile to look at when I have more time. I'm not ignoring you, I just can't be online for more than a moment or two during the day :-)