How would I describe myself? Mindful and gracious; intelligent, learned and inquisitive; simple and elegant; honest, courageous and kind; gregarious and reserved; mystical and whimsical; athletic and graceful; sexy and romantic; confident and poised; serious and silly; intense and affectionate; comfortable in crowds and in solitude; compassionate and forgiving; gentle and strong; insightful and wise. Not one to succumb easily to convention, I am expressive, energetic and passionate!!!!. I laugh out loud :-) I take life as it comes… and no matter what, I come out smiling. I enjoy pushing the limits both mentally and physically. I appreciate different cultures and cuisines, love a gourmet meal, a good red wine, and being spoiled on occasion. I am grateful for the gift of endurance and embrace life's challenges with a smile. I tend to see the best in others and enjoy friendships with people of many diverse backgrounds and interests. I am open to life and find great joy in helping and inspiring others.
What am I looking for? I am seeking the company from a man who I find attractive both physically and intellectually. I want someone who wants to be active with me, someone to share in the activities of the beautiful outdoors we have right in our own backyard. I enjoy cycling, snow skiing, hikes, nights out, getting out of town on a whim, wine country, Carmel, Tahoe, listening to music and enjoying a fine glass of red. Someone who strives to grow, to expand his thinking and awareness, and to know better himself and the world around him would be a man who could inspire me and with whom I would enjoy sharing my life. I appreciate a man who possesses curiosity, intelligence and wit. I admire confidence, sophistication and good taste. I like a man who appreciates the finer things of the world while maintaining a certain detachment from them. It is important that he be faithful, happy, considerate, sensitive, adventurous, witty, sensual, sexy, playful and passionate. I am looking for a man of integrity and grit who appreciates life in all its beauty, complexity and unexpectedness. You have the courage to grow in relationship without playing games and you are a man of his word.
Laughing is awesome and we should do it effortlessly and often! Loyalty and honest communication are HUGE (as well as necessary) in my realm of romance. Chemistry is important too, but I need to feel a connection more mysterious than chemistry, a certain je ne sais quoi, an elemental spark, that ignites it all.
I consider a first date one that takes place "after" the initial face-to-face meeting and we both feel the chemistry and want to actually try a real first date. With that said, a great first date would be something which you fell will be memorable and exciting for both of us. I love the outdoors so take that into consideration when planning that first date. Hopefully you will have some of the same passions as me or you'll be able to introduce me to something new and exciting to try that I have never thought of or considered. So when the time presents itself, I hope the guy will take the initiative and plan a day that will be memorable for both of us.