At the beginning of 2016, I decided I needed to step back & focus on myself for awhile. I took the entire year off from dating. I got back online Jan 5, 2017- almost a year to the day that I stepped away.
During that year I was gone, I made some big changes. In March 2016, I transitioned from mortgage to insurance. It's been a big adjustment but I really love where I am and what I'm doing. I've been focused on work, and now it's time to find the right person for me.
Please be a grown up, and please be over 33. Please be respectful. Please be looking for an actual relationship. Please be sane. Please, and thank you! :-)
I'm not easy to date-- I'll admit it. I'm busy, and work full time with a current later shift (off work about 730), and the occasional Saturday or Sunday. This means I am a planner-- I live by a calendar. I'm on the phone at work all day, so I tend to text more often than some might want getting to know someone. If that's an issue, that's fine. Maybe we aren't a match :-)
Guys, please be serious about a relationship- I'm not looking for a hookup! I am far from desperate. I'm still hopeful I can find "the one", but it seems like I've kissed more than my share of frogs looking for a prince, or a guy who isn't looking to just get laid! I mean, I'm no prude, but guys I clearly have more self respect than many of you are used to dealing with.
I try to accept people as they are, since that's how I want people to treat me. I try... I am not always successful. I have changed a lot in my life in the last few years and I am so much happier and healthier. My faith is important to me, and I am working on improving my health by eating better and working out. It's definitely a long road- no quick fixes, and I'd hope I can find someone who is supportive, but accepts me even if I never lose another pound.
**I'm stressing this now: I'm a plus size woman. Please do not message me expecting something I'm not. I'm under construction, currently down 45 pounds... a work in progress.**
Education is important. "Wyd" is not a word, nor is it a valid abbreviation, acronym or short hand-- seriously someone tried to tell me "it's like what's taught in college"... uh, no.
What sets me apart from the sea of other women on here? Hm. I know what I want, and I know what I won't settle for any longer. I dont like playing games or guys who are themselves players. I am not going to fight for your attention. If you like someone, why can't you just say that?
I won't be the perfect match for everyone, and that's ok. I am not the cookie- cutter picture of perfection for every guy, and that's ok too... But my hope is that the guy I am supposed to be with thinks I am imperfectly perfect for him. :-)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
The best dates, first or otherwise, don't have to be expensive. Can I get to know you? Can we talk & flirt? Is it laid back and relaxed, and not weird or forced? If yes- then I am good just about anywhere, as long as it's a public place.