So, I guess it's time that I updated this... I come and go from this site - it does prove that old adage, "you get what you pay for." Life is good, and I'm not an incomplete person looking for someone to make me whole, or someone who is lonely and broken without someone in my life. I don't think it is the job of someone I am dating to complete me, or fulfill me in any way. I think dating is about finding someone to have fun with, someone you enjoy being with, without hanging all your hopes and dreams on that person. We are social creatures, made to be in community with others - but I have learned that I must be whole and happy by myself, and just look for that "happy bonus" that another person can bring.
I think, because I am not lonely or broken, I am not willing to settle, and I don't think anyone should. I do realize that this will probably keep me single and looking for awhile, and I've made peace with that. So, if you're interested, here are some traits that I'm interested in:
Someone that loves God - yes, I know, this will severely limit my responses - again, I'm okay with that.
Someone that loves others - enough to get off the couch and do something meaningful.
Someone that love dogs.
Someone who is healthy and likes to workout - because I do.
Someone that is drop-dead gorgeous - okay, this one I can negotiate :)
I am: Someone that is stable [no crazy-eyes]; balanced; can laugh [out loud, at myself]; intelligent; sarcastic; faith-filled; playful; a coffee freak; willing to watch UFC [if you beg, and only for a minute]. I love football and hockey, jewelry making and HGTV. I love reading C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Michael Connelly and Lisa Scottoline. I can dress for work or for a game, and I promise to not embarrass you in front of your [whoever].
I love C.S. Lewis, and he said, To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
First meeting would be something easy and quick - maybe a coffee where we both have a friend on speed dial, just in case things get awkward quickly...