***LIVING IN TORONTO IS MUCH PREFERRED***
I have come to the conclusion that a local is what I need, unless I want to see that person twice a month, which is not gonna work.
ME: (in no particular order)
Simple, easygoing, kind, generous, transparent, reliable, punctual, goofy, feisty, sarcastic, a thinker, picky, tenacious, loyal, a carnivore, homebody, queen of casual, Mom of a boy (14), and a girl (11), love my sleep - get a minimum of 8 hours per night, will choose comfort food over fancy gourmet any day!, same goes for restaurants- the less pretentious, the better, really enjoy leisurely breakfasts - bacon, eggs, toast, coffee (double double:)), drug-free, have never smoked anything in my 46 years, not once, drink socially a few times a year, have a potty mouth, love the sun, not fond of winter or xmas, known to fall asleep at movies, if it is the late show, give and expect to receive honesty at all times - if I look fat in the jeans - tell me damnit!, like to go with the flow rather than be so planned out, I no longer have a car and don't miss it, I do not eat fish, or anything that comes from the water!, still use a landline for phone calls, MAC over PC, I am not overly sensitive or emotional, not a delicate flower that needs to be protected - can hold my own, assertive but not aggressive, non-materialistic - only homemade gifts please!, candy makes me happy - especially Haribo gummy bears and fresh cotton candy ;), am fascinated by medical shows, such as Boston EMS - the real scenarios, maybe I was a doctor in my previous life :), love hiking and long walks, am good with camping, road trips when time permits, wired for long-term connections - spent 20 years with my ex, I have never had a gym membership, probably never will, I don't love chatting on the phone, but will prior to meeting, as it makes sense.
Please note***: sometimes the initial meeting up is a bit of a waiting game due to kid/work schedules - if you not willing to wait for a week or two, then we are not a good match anyway. Also, to be honest, i do not see teenagers (high school aged children) in my world 10 years from now; I hope to be past that stage by then. You can do the math! :)
YOU: (my "wish list", also in no particular order)
*I am currently crushing on Adam Busby from TLC's show Outdaughtered. There is just something about him that i am very lured to. I do tend to naturally gravitate towards his "type", wholesome, genuine and adorable*
Are Caucasian, 6+ feet, approx. 200-240 lbs, live in Toronto, or within a maximum 30 min radius on public transit, have your own place, are employed - preferably 9-5 type, full time hours, are available to meet some evenings and weekends, and are open and available to a long-term, monogamous relationship should we click, preferably not fresh out of a relationship and have had time to heal and adjust and get the legal crap mostly out of the way, not sucky - i already have 2 children!, not allergic to gluten or peanuts or dairy, are somewhat handy :), not an obsessed gym rat or sports junkie ie: could and would miss a workout or game to go for a lovely walk at the beach, are more inclined to naturally wear a ballcap, sporty tee and camo shorts and flipflops over a fedora, button down shirt and Birkenstocks, are done having babies or do not want any (with certainty), don't need pills to keep you happy or focused - that said - you know where your keys or wallet or sunglasses are most of the time!, don't spend hours playing video games, if you have gnarly teeth - save up and fix 'em - you will be happy that you did and won't be hiding that smile in all of your pics anymore, will indulge in my many yummy homemade desserts with zero hesitation or guilt (protein shakes are a turn-off btw), be yourself no matter what - don't be like so many mirage men out there who like all of the same things as I do, be real, not an adrenaline junkie, thrill-seeker type - motorcycles are a deal breaker, do not expect me to be able to travel at this point in my life, will want me to hang out with you and your close buddies/family and not act any differently, will make me laugh hysterically as much as possible, you do not snore, or don't mind sleeping elsewhere, preferably are not as hairy as the orangutans at the zoo (wax or laser that shit), animal lover, have a solid grasp of the English language and know how to use : there, their and they're, your and you're, to, too and two, dinning versus dining! ...and... peak versus the correct pique! See this ALL the time.