I am hopeful those who write me will be straightforward, sincere, and genuine. These are qualities money can't buy; and if at the end of the day you don't have integrity, what else is there?
Caution: I do have original thoughts and openly speak my mind--even if it's not popular. If conversations in-which we may have a difference of opinion frightens you, then you lack the testicular fortitude I prefer in men. A healthy debate never hurt anyone...and allows me to see how well a man navigates in un-chartered territory. Being a wimp isn't very attractive.
I believe my spirit and love of life sets me apart from the rest. I am a sincere, motivated, well educated woman, and I seek like-minded men. I am always open for adventure and trying something different...I am a woman who believes in living in the moment, while seeking the positive. I am articulate, intellectual, sexy, silly, and confident. I enjoy new challenges, and my friends find me engaging, interesting, funny, and nice to be around. I balance intelligence with commonsense, risk with reward, failure with success and I work hard to learn something new every day. I adore having fun, however, I'm not looking for a "hit and run", to be someone’s Sociology project, or to fulfill an idle curiosity.
• For most of my adult life; I’ve exclusively dated men younger than myself. Currently, I prefer men under 45; and seem to have the most engaging times with men between 25-40. For that reason, my age is altered on my profile to keep it in preferred search engines. I'm totally open to meeting attractive men my actual age  if you can make me laugh and aren't afraid of letting your guard down.
You’re sexy (please, understand the term), well groomed, intelligent, self-assured, articulate, educated, and have a wicked sense of humor. You have varied interests, are unattached, active, play nice, and know how to respect others. You don’t make plans you don’t keep, and you’re considerate of how your actions affect others. Although we try, women aren’t mind readers, so “man up” when we don’t get it. Being 5'1", I can understand why men under 5'5" write me; however, I hate being the default option for shorter men. That said, I'm not interested in meeting men under 5'8" for dating, but it wouldn't matter in a platonic friendship.
I seek men who embrace spontaneity and living in the moment. I'll let you know up-front, I am not one for pen pals; so, if we click, be prepared to exchange phone numbers. If I don't meet someone within 2 weeks of their initial email, I will stop communicating. Lastly, men do not dictate my self-worth. If I am not your type, don't send an email just to tell me that; if you don’t like what you see or read, it’s very easy to back-off my page.
• A great kisser is the ultimate high for me, so for men who I date; it’s paramount you possess that skill.
• I take great pride in my smile, and dental care; it’s essential you do too.
• Dark hair is my preference, and tats are most welcome if that's your thing.
• You also understand the concept of English, spelling and grammar.
• Writing to me from outside my geographic area doesn’t really make sense, unless you're prepared to travel.
• Please note: Having a photo on your profile from the last decade is not considered recent.
Ø If you’ve ever flaked on a woman; you’re a spineless loser; so don’t waste my time with your lack of confidence, or immaturity.
I almost forgot...and sad that I have to add this: Please "be one" with soap and a toothbrush.
A note to all of you in the Armed Forces: Thank you, to each and every person who has fought for my freedom. I stand and salute you, I honor you, and I pray for your safe return. For those families who have lost someone while fighting for what America believes in, I am truly very sorry. May you all find the strength to heal.
Last but not least, to those who place "Ribbons" on your profiles: I just don't understand how anyone would think placing a "cyber ribbon" on a profile is supporting finding a cure. Something that makes more sense would be a reasonable approach like donating your time or money to Cancer research organizations. When you say you can't afford to, it's very easy to boycott corporations like Starbuck's [who do not donate to charities] and I mean really, $5.00 for a cup of coffee?
Try having one less beverage at a night club, or maybe one less fast-food meal and take that $5, $10, $15 and donate to a worthy charity like Shriner's Children's Hospital, the Red Cross, PAL, FFA, Feed the Children, Victims of Violence, or any organization that does something positive in this world. Change starts with just one person, like me, like you.