Hello, thank you for taking the time to peruse my profile. I am an inelligent, well- educated and well-mannered individual. I still believe in respect, responsibility and honesty. From my headline you might guess I am a firm believer in a woman's individuality and freedom from all tyranny, male, political, occupational, etc... However I would appreciate a woman that still wants to be treated as a lady occasionally. There is a lot more I should say but I will change this as I become accustomed to this site and learn the best way to express my true feelings. Oh, please do not shoot me down based just on this description. Please give me the chance to stick my own foot in my own mouth even if it is via e-mail. Take care all.
Update 12-30-2005: I just read in the forums that if you put "READING" as an interest, then back it up and list what you last read. The last two books I read were "Becoming Madame Mao," by Anchee Min and "One Hundred and One Ways," by Mako Yoshikawa. I am currently reading "Red Azalea," also by Min. I can only recommend Becoming Madame Mao, it is an intriguing fictionalized Biography of Jiang Ching, Mao's second and final wife who became the leader of the Gang of Four. The historical background presented on the Cultural Revolution of the sixties and seventies makes it worthwhile reading.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Some sites recommend meeting for coffee (or possibly lunch) as a first date. That way if you don't like the person you can bail out without too much "lost time." I think that is wrong. I think both people should treat it more importantly than that and be willing to commit a fair amount of time (2-3 hours) for a first date. Yes, you got to go out on a limb and take a chance. Give each other the opportunity to talk and explore and overcome or reverse first impressions, develop second and third impressions, whatever but let's do it. Dinner, low lights, quiet ambiance, great location for a long walk after, maybe hand-in-hand.