I love to be outside, in the sun- preferably by or on some water. You have to love to be outdoors to be with me, because that's where I am as often as possible! I also love live music- especially the kind that I can dance to- which is mostly rock and bluegrass these days. When good music is playing, I cannot sit still - I have to be up and dancing! Moving to the music is one of the few ways that I can get my brain to shut off and just "lose" myself....
I enjoy going to open mikes around town and listening to the local talent as well. As far as mainstream bands go, there are a lot that I like, particularly Mumford and Sons, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Springstien, Cold Play, Death Cab for Cutie, The Black Keys, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, etc...
I run almost every day - not competetively, just for the excercise, stress relief, and my own enjoyment. I like to go hiking with a few different groups, my favorite being the Garden State Wilderness Warriors. We hike at a different spot every month and always have a lot of fun!
I am an early riser and love the mornings! I have quite a few food allergies so I have to be extremely conscious about eating food that is healthy for me. That doesn't keep me from enjoying a meal out though! :)
I am also close with my family and meet up with them for dinner at least once a week. They have been my greatest support and my constant cheerleaders.
I am a "what-you-see is what-you-get" kind of girl. I don't play games, I don't wear make-up, and I don't get intimate with more than one person at a time. Honesty and openness are essential to me in a relationship. I am looking for someone that I can connect with on all levels - emotional, physical, spiritual etc - and stay connected with for a long time.