Well - my intro is a tad LONG but I'm hoping the mental folk and sex pests are scared off by it ;)
About me: Young at heart, and enjoy the simple things in life. I'm happy with my lot, and have a very varied, great bunch of family and friends. I am quite driven career wise, but not a slave to it. I'm a fairly independent woman, who can stand on her own two feet, however I've recently realised a fun, considerate boyfriend with similar interests might well be a positive addition to my life.
I like to push myself forward to better myself (be that physically or mentally) and seek out experiences that help me grow me as a person and fully enjoy each day. No 'getting old' couch potato attitude (however I like to chill afterwards of course)!
I love outdoorsy sporty stuff and keeping fit - bikes (mainly MTBs although I'm fairly new to trails so learning lots of skills/techniques...which I LOVE), kayaks, running, resistance/weights (in gym) and hiking/wild camping, fishing, growing veg and digging up the garden. Other interests include socialising with my pals, cooking/eating out, sketching, sewing, old junk shops/second hand bargains, nature/countryside, ruins/history, comedy, books. I'm pretty varied in my tastes and feel comfortable in both cities and countryside. I'm passionate about wildlife, conservation and the environment
My humour's quite silly, quirky and random and I'm a tad tomboyish in my interests but feminine. I love it when friends (or someone) makes you laugh so much you can't breath properly. Similar humour is a must - laughter is life's natural medicine! I have a fun and playful nature but can be quite spirited and passionate about things at times. However, there's also a loving, chilled, spiritual side to me.
When it comes to who I gravitate to, its towards kind, funloving, easygoing, considerate people....who really enjoy life and all it has to offer. I like people comfortable in their own skin, who know who they are and are open minded and non judgemental; not really into snipey or spiteful, nor rigid 'black and white' thinking about others (the world is shallow enough! ;)) If you see beneath the surface - that's a huge plus.
I'll put this out there, as its quite important to me, I'd like to meet someone who is outdoorsy and active - not someone who wants to drink their way through the week, and/or at the weekend as a way to relax (been there/done that). However I'm not adverse to a nice country pub. :) I'm more about a hike or bike, or finding something fun to do that's off the wall or a bit different. I guess if you're a person who'll try new things, has an adventurous free spirit, wants to see the world and really live life positively, then I think we'd get on rather well. It won't bother me if you're divorced or have children (in fact, that shows me you are a reasonable person who hopefully cares for others).
I don't even look at that 'wants to meet you' stuff btw. Send me a real message ;) Oh and all my photos are RECENT - I'd like to think its the same on your profile page. If you're in your mid to late 30's and have a pic of you up from when you're 25 (and you look vastly different now) that's probably not the best start!
So that's a rather direct list! Haha..... I'm super friendly, promise - I just prefer to be honest! X
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Been asked to describe my ideal first date. Hmmm, not fussed - if we get on and have a nice time that's all good. Chemistry, good conversation and a connection will make the evening - not the venue. I think online dating can feel a bit 'forced' - I'm happy to use this website just to make more friends as well as meet potential dates. However, if the right person comes along who I just click and connect with, then that would be all good.