Well, hello everyone! I'd say it was awkward to talk about myself, but I am a teacher. My students know no boundaries when probing into someone's life so I have no problem talking about mine.
I teach high school English and earned my Master's degree in 2012. While teaching has its days where it is exponentially difficult, my darling students continuously supply me with a plethora of laughs (they say and do things that Spielberg would and could not imagine). Teaching is my passion and so is emphasizing an education in my students. Currently, I have all seniors so the conversations I get to have with them about their lives and futures are sometimes superior to the lesson I had planned that day. Eventually, I see myself pontificating on the wonders of literature in front of a college classroom. I'm currently pursuing that career path.
Outside of teaching, I love to be with my friends and family, at the beach, by the pool, reading a book, and just having a good time. I'm open to new experiences and meeting new people.
In terms of taste of music, 90s music is my thing. Specifically 90s R&B. Boys II Men, Brian McKnight, Whitney, SWV, Mariah, Mary J., Babyface, The Fugees, Janet, early Madonna, and the 80s like Journey, The Eagles, Brian Adams, Phil Collins, and Bon Jovi. Also, really into the freestyle music of Stevie B., Johnny O., Cynthia, and TKA. And I do love me a good boy band (NKOTB, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Color Me Bad, Jagged Edge, etc...no judgment haha). The list goes on and on.
I am also a HUGE book nerd. Rarely will you find me not in the middle of reading something. I sometimes live vicariously though the fictional characters I find between the pages of an amazing book. Like I said, huge book nerd :)
In terms of a mate, be confident. Nothing is more attractive than a man who is sure of himself (but not arrogant...there is a fine line. Don't cross it). Also, please do not come off too strong. Keep specific details about your past relationships to a minimum. As lovely as it is to hear how amazing I am as a person, hold off on divulging that until we've at least hung out a few times. Show interest, but do not fawn over; it's a turn off. Take the time to get to know each other. And, for the love of everything good in this world, PLEASE have a sense of humor! A sense of humor is a must!
I've been told I'm too nice and I give more than I get. That may be true but I like to believe it's that I have a good heart and care about those nearest and dearest to me. Be honest because lies suck. Don't play games...goes back to the whole honesty thing. I often feel like what I expect from others isn't that much to ask at all but experience has taught me otherwise. I don't play games, I am truthful, I will apologize when wrong, I will love with all I have to give. I make mistakes...who doesn't. I've made stumbling an art form at times but at least I'm entertaining. And I do care...I care quite a bit.
I think for a good first date to happen, it has to be in an environment where two people can talk to one another. For a first date, why not get some coffee or walk around Lake Eola or listen to music outdoors? This allows two people to get a vibe on the other and see if a second date is in the works. Be creative, original, yourself.