I am basically interested in someone with whom I share a mental and emotional connection as well as great chemistry; a best friend, someone who complements me. Some words that describe me: feminine, warm, confident, affectionate, sensitive, selective, ethical, inquisitive, loyal and honest. I am both romantic and practical. I am creative, yet logical and analytical. I am an animal lover and, in particular, a dog person. It is difficult to describe my personality on paper, but I guess I am a little bit girl-next-door, with a splash of sass and spunk thrown in for fun. :-) While I enjoy deep conversation, I also have a spontaneous, playful side. I smile and laugh regularly, and appreciate this quality in a partner. :)
I am madly passionate about dance and music. Musically, I enjoy a wide variety, and am partial to the minor key. I have an ongoing love affair with harmony, and we aren't breaking up anytime soon. I appreciate something from most every genre of music outside of modern rap, heavy metal, or anything with demeaning or offensive lyrics. I dislike angry, toxic noise, or any type of music that kills plants. In general, I try to fill my life with beauty and avoid toxicity whenever possible. Basically, I believe the point of music should be to make us feel something. I'm a huge classic movie buff, and love anything with Rita Hayworth or Marilyn Monroe. Old Hollywood had class. Not sure what happened.
In addition to music and dancing, I also enjoy walks, nature, road trips, animals, and shopping (I am a girl). I love the sound and scent of rain, and the intrigue and mystery of fog. Being a romantic at heart, I believe in the lost art of a gradual courtship. I care and have opinions about important issues happening around the world. Natural health is also an interest of mine, and a part of my own lifestyle. My philosophy is to age gracefully, not speed up the process.
In some ways I am traditional, but I am also an independent thinker and somewhat of an individualist. Being a critical thinker, I don't necessarily follow the mainstream media, nor do things just because everyone else is doing them. My integrity is important to me. While my disposition is friendly and warm, I am also reasonably selective with the people whom I choose to surround myself with and become close to. My word is golden; I do not believe in flaking on people, and am not flighty. I'll always choose great style over following trends, which are not necessarily synonymous in my book.
I am interested in dating a quality man who is sincere, honest, kind, considerate, intelligent, loyal, affectionate and a gentleman. It would be nice if we share some similar values and interests, including a reasonably healthy (cigarette/pot/drug-free) lifestyle. Sexy to me is an attractive man who is also caring, protective and genuine. Some sense of class and moral fiber is essential. I am attracted to someone who has a healthy build, down-to-earth attitude and values, and respect for animals and people. An appreciation for the arts, and some general knowledge and opinions about what is happening politically in our world is appealing.
*Extra special brownie points if you are musically inclined.* ;) I am also open to meeting musician friends to sing with.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
To me, ultimately, the most important qualities in a fulfilling, long-term partnership are mutual respect, genuine intimacy and chemistry. Chemistry is not solely based on physical appeal; it involves mutual laughing, sharing, smiling, flirting, touching, eye contact, connecting, lightness, intensity, nonverbal communication, "getting" each other, and improvising life's unexpected situations together.