Anyone else out there feeling like this internet dating isn't all it's cracked up to be? All the couples on the match commercials look so happy... and more importantly...normal! (Oh yeah, forgot -- COMMERCIALS) I swear, I am so ready to run over to whole foods, find a nice guy and intentionally slam into his cart with mine. Works in the movies, right? But in real life, especially in LA, I'd probably just wind up breaking some eggs and getting sued. Ironically, I really am a very positive person (trust me, keep reading!) But this dating stuff can wear you out a bit. Seems to be a little more dishonesty and misrepresentation than I would have expected. Isn't it hard enough finding that needle in the haystack when people are being who they really are?? Oh well, I guess the trick is to keep a sense of humor about the whole thing. I recently read a great quote: "My Prince Charming is on his way, he's just stuck in traffic." (How appropriate out here!) So if this is you and you're just stuck in traffic, will ya at least gimme a quick call!?
Anyway, I'm an East coast transplant enjoying life in sunny CA. Love working with and helping others, and currently in the process of furthering my education so I am even better able to do that. I've had several good relationships in the past, but have still never found "the one." I'm just not willing to settle, as I've sadly seen too many people do. My life is truly amazing and pretty exciting right now. Sure, having that special someone in it would be wonderful, but I would honestly rather be on my own than stuck in a bad relationship simply so I can say, "I'm with someone!" Besides, I've learned at least this much: if your space is filled with the wrong person in your life, you won't be available when fate throws the right one your way. In other words, I don't want to have to say, "When my ship came in...I was at the airport!" I'm very down to earth, more spiritual than religious, and extremely "glass half-full." If I can't think of at least five things to be grateful for everyday...I'm not thinking enough! Into music (listening to all kinds and practicing my guitar), exercise, hanging with friends, movies, and more... Getting to visit with my amazing niece and nephew back East is always a treat! Simply put, looking for my soul mate. Are you out there? (BTW, extra points if you know who said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." ... or at least if you think it's cool!)
P.S. I truly appreciate all the emails and visitors I get, but if I don't write back, please know that I just don't feel it's a click. It's very awkward to get more than one email from someone asking, "Why don't you like me?" (Yes, that has actually happened -- more than once.) I don't mean to sound blunt, but it's just the nature of online dating. No one can be expected to return EVERY email received. But I do wish best of luck to all in this crazy search! ;-)
When the person is right, the place doesn't really matter. I'm more into coffee than drinks, but prefer cozy unique places. No Starbucks please! First dates can be tough enough without shouting over blenders!! Seriously though, it would be great if the chemistry is there, and we're both already looking forward to a second date :)
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