I'm an educated professional who knows what fork to use at dinner (I will not embarrass you in public). However, I'm most comfortable in casual settings with good friends...laughing until my sides hurt! And yes, I dare to grocery shop in a t-shirt without makeup. (wanna push my cart?)
I am not a Barbie doll. I am not made of plastic therefore I will not break. (all my “parts” are my own--love ‘em or leave ‘em!) I am a woman of fortitude and substance. I have always faced life’s challenges with a vengeance, and am stronger because of them.
I have 2 young adult children who do not live with me. We have ridden the roller coaster of life together and we are still going strong. Although they’ve sucked the life out of me for many years, I must admit that they have always been the wind in my sails.
I have “LTR” as my reason for being on this site, yet understand that “friends” and “dating” are the first steps in the process (duh!). The significant difference is that I am NOT looking for “free meals” and notches in my bedpost. I do not play games, and I am honest to a fault. And I expect the same in return.
If we find ourselves intrigued with each other after a few emails and phone conversations, I am willing to “meet and greet.” But there must be a serious interest. My one and only goal is to find a compatible mate for a long term, monogamous relationship.
If I’ve piqued your interest (and not scared you off yet-LOL), here are a few things for you think about before contacting me:
•Your profile must be truthful. It all comes out eventually, so let’s just be honest from the start. "Real Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."-author unknown
•Your chronological age is not important, but our "place in life" must be compatible.
•Your specific career/job is not important, but you must be financially stable (gainfully employed, or successfully retired).
•You must live in the present and plan for the future, yet have the ability to adjust to the unforeseen speed bumps of life.
•You must respect and accept my personal responsibilities, as I will yours.
I do not post a pic due to professional reasons. Internet venues (dating sites, face book, etc.) can be “career-killers” and I choose to keep my personal life private. I have “private images” and share willingly-nothing to hide...just cautious.
One final note: If I've added you to my fav's but not contacted you, it is because you will not accept emails from users without pics, I didn't have the time to write at the time I stumbled across your profile (and you caught my interest), or my "old fashioned values" got the best of me and I am hoping that you will initiate first contact.