Hi there! Born and raised in North Carolina, sorry to disappoint but my Southern accent is sorely lacking, it only makes an appearance when I'm very tired! My dog and I packed up and moved to Seattle in August '15 and are learning our way around the area! I'm excited to be here and can't wait to see everything this beautiful city and the PNW has to offer, suggestions are always welcome.
As cliche as it sounds it's impossible for me to accurately describe myself. I'm extroverted and introverted, analytical and creative, serious and silly, a planner but able to drop things and be spontaneous (made a bit more difficult these days by an 18 year old dog), I love to debate and talk about pretty much any subject. I know almost nothing about sports though I used to keep score for a local softball team back home. I'm juxtaposition (one of my favorite words...yes, I have a bookworm/geek streak). In school I never fit in with a single crowd so I had friends in various "cliques". I just spent 8 years working with terminal patients and, while I absolutely loved the patients and their families, I simply couldn't take the constant loss anymore. I learned a lot, mostly to not take the little victories for granted and to make the most of what you have now. That's one of the reasons I pursued my dream of moving to Seattle!
Life is crazy and can be stressful. I want to have fun, do something silly, get in the car and just drive randomly to some place beautiful (or fun). I want to laugh and make memories! I'm the girl that will go dance in the rain because "it's just water", that loves action flicks because I'm a special effects nerd, that will do the small things for the people I care about, leaves random notes around, has a closet full of high heels and yet still pulls out the Chucks because they're awesome!
There's not an option for "open to a relationship or a great friendship" and let's be real, a really great relationship happens over time, built on a solid foundation of friendship, respect and chemistry. Here's what I'm looking for in a relationship partner: Someone honest, funny, and respectful. A man who appreciates me and the things I do. A great sense of humor but knows how to be serious. Good conversation but comfortable silences.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First dates can be nerve wracking and I’m a bit non-traditional. No fancy restaurants, something low key with great atmosphere and phenomenal food. I’m a big fan of locally owned “hole in the wall” restaurants; I tend to avoid chain restaurants. It does not have to be dinner, could be a drink or coffee (I miss my favorite coffee spot at home so please introduce me to your favorites). First dates must include great conversation and plenty of laughing!