I'm looking for a partner, someone who's looking for a relationship to be part of a team, "Me and you against the world, baby." Love is about being willing to face things together, even (or especially) things that make you feel angry towards one another. I am willing to date someone who has kids; I like them, just don't have any of my own. I think I would make a good step-parent.
I am not a partier, but going out now and then can be fun. I tend to stay at home rather than be out all the time. I am: intellectual; compassionate; sensitive (whether that's good or bad is a matter of preference, I've found); introverted yet confident in my actions; a good listener; willing to put my partner first if it is returned; protective (not jealous); cynical yet secretly hopeful.
In the interest of honesty, I use a manual wheelchair due to a car accident 12 years ago. Yes, I can have sex, and enjoy it quite a bit.
Looking for someone who is not afraid of challenges, emotional or otherwise. My disability does bring those; whether they are difficult is mostly a matter of perspective. I certainly do get attention when I go out (which means you would too, if you were with me), and some things take more effort than they used to. I am willing to put out the effort to do things if I have a partner who is willing to journey along with me.
I'm looking for someone who is not uncomfortable with unconventional things. Another way to say this, I suppose, is nonjudgmental. I'd like to date someone who knows how to put in an extra effort now and then to make someone feel loved (I like doing this as well). They've gotta be somewhat even-tempered, able to handle conflict with maturity and honesty. Intelligent; likes stimulating conversation. Oh, and a guy who makes me laugh is a man after my own heart. Liking animals is a must, as well.
(After reading some POF forum threads, I realized I should mention something: you would not have to take care of me due to the disability. I have lived on my own for several years now, and I make my own money. I am very independent, the type who would rather not have someone push her around (the chair!). I'm not looking for a man to come along and rescue me. I'm a strong person mentally; I've dealt with more life-changing situations before the age of 30 than most do in their lifetime. It's funny how disability is often seen as a weakness, but my experience has been that it's made me a stronger person than I ever would have been without it.)
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