Aloha! Mahalo for taking the time to read my profile!
I've been living on the Big Island for over 4 years, and I've fallen in love with this island and the people who live here. I love my life here, it's not everyone's idea of the perfect life, but it sure suits me! I have a little studio in downtown Pahoa close to stores, shopping, and the bus - which is important because I don't have a vehicle. I can take the bus to the beach to swim, paint or just hang out, and I go into Hilo a couple times a week to do volunteer work in the arts, so my life is full and joyful. However, like you, I'm looking for a very special person to share my life, so we can be joyful together.
Let's see, it's hard for me to toot my own horn, because I'm basically a pretty humble person, but here goes. I am an attractive, intelligent, kind, compassionate woman, a good lover, well-read - I can hold up my end of a deep or lively conversation, I'm a talented visual artist, I have a strong character with liberal views, I love children, animals and nature, and I live a healthy lifestyle. I am NOT petite, slender or willowy - that's just not in my genes! I do, however, carry my weight well, and at my best (for me) weight, I am statuesque (think Xena, warrior princess!) I am not at my best weight now, but I've lost 50 lbs, have 55 to go, and I'm working hard to lose the rest.
Many of you are not attracted to large women and will pass me by - and that's perfectly okay. We each have a "type" that rings our chimes!
The type of guy that rings my chimes is masculine yet tender, fairly tall (I'm 5'8"), who can be romantic when the occasion calls for it, has a positive attitude about life, an open mind, likes to converse but is willing to listen, and for purely practical reasons, has a regular income, a car, and a home (rented is fine!). I can't afford to support anyone but me, sorry. I'm in touch with my inner strength, my spirituality, and I'm looking for a companion who is also on a life journey that is spiritual in nature. A man that respects and truly loves women, is looking for his soul mate and is willing to invest the time and effort needed to build a lasting and MONOGAMOUS relationship would be ideal. I'm faithful and loyal, and I need my man to be the same.
I realize that we are all at different stages in our lives, regardless of age, and to find the ideal partner is a difficult task which can take a long time. I'm willing to wait until the right person at the right stage of his life enters my life, no matter how long it takes. I know firsthand the pain and unhappiness that can come for "setting" for less than you really need in a companion, and I won't do that to myself or another person again. I'm not in a hurry, because as the song says, "You can't hurry love, you just have to wait...".
So, if you're the man I'm looking for, please let me know, you'll be so glad you did!
For a first date I think something informal and fun would be good, like swimming at the warm pond or meeting for a cool drink, lunch or dinner at any of the great restaurants in Pahoa, or I can take the bus into Hilo and we can catch a cheap movie by the bay! That way there's no pressure and we have a little time to get to know each other in a public setting. By the second date, you'll know what I like and you can surprise me with the kind of date YOU really like ;)