*Dammit, used to be able to hide my profile when my inbox got overwhelming but among the stupid changes is the removal of that option. Also, it ALWAYS shows me as online because the app seems to be always running on my phone and isn't an adjustable setting. I'm not being conceited but I have hundreds of messages and can't possibly reply to them all. I suggest READING my profile BEFORE you message me, and trying to write something more than "hi" or "what's up" because the point is to try to get to know a person. My profile says a LOT about me, I'd appreciate knowing a bit more about you than just stats to decide if I want to take the time to reply.
So... Here we go! Be warned, I'm kick-ass!
I've traveled and lived all over the world, done all kinds of wonderful things and met all kinds of different people. I enjoy my life - very blessed for it to be as great as it is! Get to know me and you'll find a funny, open minded, clever, helpful, genuine, passionate, compassionate, loving, non judgmental person, and a good friend. I believe in spending my money on enhancing life, not cluttering it up with stuff so I usually avoid shopping at all costs but will travel at the drop of a hat. Been told that I'm an interesting mix of no-nonsense mom, vocal hippie & flirty party animal. I'm often inappropriate.
I dislike how POF is set up with these "what you're looking for" settings. I'm looking for different relationships from different people depending on a person's chemistry with me, but I didn't see that as an option on any of their little lists. I do want a long term relationship but not with everyone and not right away. Friends first. I also don't like the body type definitions, I'm "slim with curves" dammit. "Thin" makes me think of illness... and why can't I say men AND women without switching it back and forth? Why can't I be intersted in both? Gahhh!!... Ok, rant passed, back to blah blah blah...
Gonna mention some things I don't want... Cigarette smoke makes me sick, please be able to NOT smoke around me, yuck. (420 friendly though.) Not seeking single-serving friends. Many people on here seem to be looking for flings or fwb's but I'm interested in neither. Patience and subtlety are important, I won't reply to blatant come-on's. Friends that could maybe become more, without pressure, yes! but please don't assume we will date or hook up.
If I don't reply to your message it's likely because I don't see the match potential, I do eventually want a person to date in a serious way so attraction is a key element of that. You'll need to have, or send me, a photo. I'm not really into overweight people or those that don't take care of their appearance... nor into people who are ALL about appearance. Caked on make up, pretentious "selfies" and other plastic-y type self-obsession is a turn off. However, if you think I mis-read you, or possibly just missed your message, try again... Like I said, overwhelming inbox.
So what am I looking for? Adventure time! Men or women for fun, drinks, walks, talks, laughs, tunes, etc... I'm fairly new to Victoria and looking for people to hang out with. I'm really only interested in meeting local people, who can get together fairly easily without involving extensive travel just to say hello in person. Aside from verifying identities, if that's something you need to do to feel safe, I'm not going to "hang-out" via web cam. Some of you will never meet me, some will become friends, and maybe someone great will emerge from those friends and be more... Let's just take each moment as it comes.
One more thing about me, I love to drive and I hate automatic transmissions. If you drive but don't know how to drive manual, I will mock you. In Europe, only people with handicaps drive automatics, what's your excuse? ;P
So if I haven't offended you already with my honesty... Say hi! You never know... :D
Some relationship related entertainment? I love this article about keeping relationships... I think most of us are guilty of a few of these, not judgin, just sayin... Its funny because it's relateable http://www.danoah.com/2012/10/16-ways-i-blew-my-marriage.html
Instead of "date options" I'll call this "fun things I like to do". Keep in mind that I'd rather you show me something new but these are good old standards; I enjoy Disc Golf or even just a game of pass, hike/walk, go to a show, karaoke, have a drink and/or bite to eat, poker, twister, driveway/patio beers, go to the beach, go swimming, surfing, snowboarding , paddleboarding or kayaking, climb stuff, take photos, general shenanigans... For the record, I'm not big on watching TV. Movies or good shows may get a pass but I dislike watching commercials. Someone should be paying me if they want to advertise in my face all the time.