I relocated from California to Seminole in August 2015. My company has an office here, and as much as I loved living in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was time for a change. I grew up in CT, attended UCONN, and lived in California since 1997. It wasn't easy to say goodbye (in fact it was much harder than I ever thought it would be), but it was time to start the next chapter in my life. Please don't assume that because I spent so much time in CA that I am a radical liberal, or that I fit the California stereotype. I am actually fairly conservative (I'd classify myself as middle of the road, with a bit of a lean to the conservative side).
I teach fitness classes as a hobby (BodyPump, Insanity, and cycle), in addition to working a full-time job. Teaching is a huge part of my life. I get a charge out of helping members meet their fitness goals, as well as overcome other obstacles in their lives through fitness. They remind me that fitness isn't always about what you see improving on the outside, but how it feeds the soul and mind. I am honored that they allow me to be a part of their journey, and realize I learn as much from them as they do from me. My full time job is for a medical technology company. I’ve been with them since 1997, and love what I do, and the people I work with. I support a region of salesmen, and help them with the “back office” stuff to help them close their deals. I have my own home that I've been remodeling for the past year, and love being out in my yard when it's not too hot outside. I’m also a mom to 16-year-old twins.
I’m a bit closed-off when I first meet someone. Like everyone else, I have had some bad experiences in love, and tend to not want to jump right into things until I feel that I am relatively “safe” in letting my guard down. If you have a dramatic past, or exes who are still around, then I will have to pass. I don’t care to be a “third wheel”, a rebound, or someone to fill a void until someone better comes along. I’d rather be alone, and am fine being alone, as my life is full of wonderful people. I’m loyal, and take my relationships seriously once I am committed. I believe physical closeness is as important as emotional closeness, and while I won’t ask you to “talk about your feelings” on a constant basis, I am here to listen when you need an ear. I’m not jealous, nor possessive, so if you need some space, feel free to take it. I believe that couples need time apart to recharge, and to allow each person to maintain their identity.
I have a good life and am financially secure, and while I don't NEED a man, I won't deny that there are certain things that only a good man can provide me. I'm looking for a man who is a bit old-fashioned (I love men with manners), social, independent, and who is secure in his career. I do not date smokers (not even what you may call "occasional" or vaping), heavy drinkers, and/or men with no job or no steady job.
Let's start slow, have fun, and allow a friendship to build while an amazing romance unfolds. I believe that relationships take work and communication, and the best ones are those that are built over time. Please be as accurate as possible in your profile. Mine is current, as are my photos. Thanks for understanding.