I'm an intelligent, low-maintenance, low-drama, passionate, fun-loving yet hard working, normal, small-town Michigan girl who is looking for someone who enjoys life. I enjoy spending time with friends, theater, music, movies, and traveling. Looking for someone who enjoys simple things in life, as well as some adventure! I've been making healthier lifestyle choices, like working out every day, clean eating, and getting out and enjoying the outdoors in California. I've learned it's all a must in my 40's and results take way longer than they used to....but I'm addicted to how good it makes me feel. I will always have curves, but they're shrinking every day. :)
I'm definitely able to laugh at myself, and enjoy people who can do the same. My sense of humor tends to run to the sarcastic/smartass side, yet, that being said, I don't like people who aren't kind to others. I'm pretty open-minded, realizing that my opinions are just that, and differences are what make life exciting. I'm easy going and down-to-earth. I'm often told I'm the most normal/genuine girl they've met, lol (I'm hoping that doesn't mean boring). I believe life is too short not to jump in, go after what you want and enjoy it! I'm looking for someone honest and real, who is okay with being silly. I think the small things in life define a lot of who you are. Friendships for me are long lasting; my closest friends are from elementary school. I work hard, but I want to balance that with spending my free time with friends and people who make me laugh.
I wholeheartedly believe in romance and passion. I'm looking for a partner in life, someone with their own interests as well as some that are shared. I'd like someone that I enjoy hanging out with and has time to get together, that doesn't bring drama into my life, a little romance, and great chemistry. I make friends and talk to new people easily, so I'm not afraid to go with you to a dinner or a party where I don't know anyone ;) One thing I've learned through this process is that I must not be very photogenic, as I'm constantly told I look better in person, LOL.
I've been lucky enough to travel quite a lot for work, but I still have many places I'd love to see or to explore the ones I've visited with someone special. I love long weekends anywhere, and I can pack a bag in 10 minutes or less! I'm comfortable in jeans and flip flops at a backyard barbecue, as well as in a fancy dress with a fancy updo :) I can be showered and out the door in 15 minutes with a ponytail ;) (The fancy dress may take a little longer). I enjoy cooking and curling up to watch a movie or tv at home, as well as heading out to dinner or a movie/theater. I enjoy a funky dive bar with great music.
At the end of it all, I'm just a normal girl looking for a normal guy. Someone who isn't afraid to take a chance and open to the possibility of making a connection. I've found if we're not within an hour of each other, it's just tough to get to know each other. I value honesty and communication, even when it's tough. Basically, I try to live life as "why not?!"
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I like a casual meeting after a couple of phone conversations. Sangria is a plus :)