I'm the blonde, the brunette is spoken for. :)
I'm in a place in life where I choose to be happy and I choose someone who's happy to share it with. I am looking for someone who lives in the present, we all have baggage from our past but I'm looking for someone who isn't still carrying it around.
I would love to find someone that will go hiking, cycling and camping with me. I'm not super athletic or great at any of these but I do enjoy being active outdoors and find myself doing more and more of it.
I am kind, loving, loyal, and candidly honest to a fault. I can also be impatient, sensitive, and strong-willed. What can I say...I'm human. I am usually a very positive person, and when I'm down I don't stay down for long, but I'm not perfect, and I don't pretend to be. The way I see it is, I have nothing to lose by being myself, someone is either going to like me or they wont, but if I pretend to be someone that I'm not then eventually that other person will figure it out and we both lose.
We all have an idea of what it is we are looking for in another person, however, I really prefer not to limit myself by trying to put it neatly into a box. I have never fallen for a guy because he fit my idea of my perfect man, ever. It's about chemistry that evolves into friendship, intimacy, and those little idiosyncrasies and quirks that you find endearing them.
***Disclaimer: I am 41 years old, not 35.
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” Dr. Suess
A great first date would be a low key, low pressure type activity. Skip dinner and a movie...besides being cliche' and pricey for the guy, both people are too nervous to really eat and the whole point of a first date is to talk and get to know each other...the purpose is defeated in a movie theater. A walk in the park, if you both want to continue then you can go to dinner. Or even better...bring an easy picnic to the park. Canoeing at Lake Natoma, bring subway sandwiches. Something simple. Save the WOW factor for the person you want a second date with.