I'm told I light up a room with my smile and vivacious personality. I love to entertain and think I'm a pretty good cook. If I had the luxury of doing what i love most it would have to involve food, entertaining and interior design. Fortunately I do all three solely for pleasure. I'm in advertising and marketing and have worked for myself for the last 15 years.
I have a wonderful 20 year old son I adore, family I couldn't live without and really great friends. I love most kinds of music and dancing is a must. It helps to release my inhibitions not to mention manage stress. I do my best to stay in good physical shape and have recently started training with weights and yoga. I wouldn't say I'm a 10 more like an 8 in training.
The only void I feel is that of a partner. Not someone to complete me LOL! Just that special man who you can sit and read a paper with and not have to be anything but present in mind, soul and spirit. A great conversationalist with a wonderful sense of humor, who is kind and thoughtful, loving and sensual.
For the record, the date on my pictures is incorrect. They're not from 2004 but from 2011/2012. I don't lie about my age because I'm comfortable in my own skin and have earned every smile line.
My idea of the perfect first date would be more about making that initial connection. Feeling so comfortable in conversation that there isn't room for an awkward pause. Of course the physical attraction is of great importance to me. The two combined can be the making of a perfect first date.
Beginning our date in a small quiet restaurant somewhere in the village maybe. A good bottle of wine, a couple of appetizers to share. Great music playing in the background. Conversation flowing while we get to know as much about each other as one can on a first date. Dancing is always a good way to get a feel for how attracted you are to each other. I find it a perfect way to ease the tension and get a little physical closeness.
In my experience first dates are either butterfly in the stomach exciting or when not compatible, awkward. I'm happy to say I've not experienced a nightmarish first date as yet. But then again I don't just date to date. I would prefer to be out with a good group of friends enjoying each others company then dating for the sake of dating. Don't get me wrong I very much enjoy the company of a man....just not many men available of interest.