I smile a lot because I am happy.... and I can be a bit goofy. Life is good and it is for enjoying. I love nature and enjoy camping, hiking, being near the ocean, and staring at the stars. I also like to get dolled up to go out to a nice dinner or a show. I like to be strong, physically and emotionally. Most of my time is spent being with friends, talking, shopping, festivals, shows, playing on photoshop, and baking goodies. I work out four days a week, and yes, I'm aware that I'm plump anyway... so please love my curves. Curling up on the couch to watch a movie is always nice too. I would describe myself as organized, nice, independent, caring, dependable, stubborn, silly, and very sexy. Good combinations? I don't know. You be the judge. We all have different preferences on looks, "types", age groups we're comfortable with, etc. Don't be shocked if I have an attraction to you, even if you wouldn't be drawn to me. Also, don't expect that, if you look a certain way, have things, or are a particular age, that I will find you suitible to my tastes.
This part is important:
I have never been married or been in a serious relationship. I hope to meet someone willing to give and accept love. Well, it should start slow, a friendship will build and the chemistry will show the way... just need someone not afraid to try.
Did you read that? I don't want a fling. I don't want a penpal in a different city. Let's go do things, get to know each other in person, and go from there.
The man I like is respectful, intelligent, attractive, and interesting. He has a job and a vehicle, wants to take me out, enjoys vacations and wants to show me off to everyone (because I'm so awesome!). Are you him?
I mention a job and a vehicle, not because I'm being materialistic, but because I want someone to go out with. You need transportation. As far as a job; I'm old enough to be financially established and I think you should be a responsible adult too. Although I like hiking, going to the Belaggio conservatory, and other free things, I wouldn't like it if you were always putting off making plans to go out because you're broke. Also, if we get serious, I'd want to take vacations and go on roadtrips with you, right?
A first date is for meeting; to see the real person and know if you feel chemistry and will get along.
It's all about talking, so any quiet place to talk would work.
If we email each other with mutual interest, I will want to meet right away. Texting is a good way to keep in touch with someone you're already friends with, but you need to get together often, in person, to establish a friendship. So, I'm not trying to be in a rush, but until I meet you in person, I will consider you a stranger. I don't enjoy typing back and forth with someone I don't know, so don't contact me to just chat.