Hello! My name is Christine, but most of my friends call me Chrissy. I work with special needs children as a paraprofessional in a high school. I love kids, and want some of my own one day. I am a bigger girl, but I am confident in myself. I know I am beautiful on the inside and on the outside. I have a heart of gold, and will share it with someone that is worth it. I was married before, right out of high school and learned from my mistakes. I don't love easy, but when I do I love hard, I am looking for a real relationship with a man that is confident in himself, but not****. A man who knows what he wants and has goals and ambitions to reach his dreams. Also, a man that can make me laugh and have a friendship with my friends is important too. Looks are unimportant to me, its whats on the inside that counts. I need to be able to hold a intelligent conversation with someone, small talk only goes so far. I love to read, and I do so often. I would like a partner that I could possibly talk about a new book we read together or at least whats going on in the universe. I also want someone with a sense of adventure. Someone that will on any given day get up and go to Amish Country just because or a weekend vacation to a renaissance fair because we can. I want someone to stand by my side, not behind me or above me. I am not judgmental at all. I know all people come with baggage. I don't mind children from a previous marriage or relationship, so long as the ex isn't psychotic. I have my own home, my own car, my own career, and I would expect my partner to have their own as well. I have lived the military life before, I know what it takes to be in a relationship with someone in the military. My family is very important to me, and I would expect any man I am with to respect that. I am looking for a partner to not only be my other half but my best friend. Someone to share my life with. I had a gastric bypass in November 2013. I am very focused on myself. I go to the gym 3-5 times a week, and I eat right. What I look like right now will not be the same person I am in 6 months. I might be changing on the outside, but the inside will always be the same. If this sounds like you, shoot me a message.