Not using this site anymore--firstly, I'm no longer single; secondly, another dating site is way, way better. I am only showing up on your search thing because I got a couple of emails and so signed in to change my relationship status. Best of luck to you!
I'm somewhat reserved with people I don't know well, but I get along with nearly everyone, and I try to be as kind and honest and direct and understanding as I can. I'm not into deceit. I've learned that life is all about attitude, so I try to have a good one. I love to laugh (I mean, obviously) and to banter and make people laugh, though my humor doesn't always come across online. I come from a long line of sassy women. I think science is great, but I majored in English instead because I'd rather read articles than work in a lab.
By the way, if you send me a chat message and I don't answer, this is due to two cooperating factors: 1, I have an excellent pop-up blocker--thank you Google Chrome. 2, I am not really the biggest fan of im. Sometimes I can be convinced, but it's not something that happens a whole lot.
What I love: water, trees, learning, teaching, writing. Figuring people out and getting to know people well. People who respect other people. People who believe in the importance of honesty and authenticity and taking responsibility for their own thoughts/feelings/actions. Also, xkcd, tomatoes, and Monty Python. And Oxford commas, obviously.
As for dislikes... doesn't it go without saying that we all dislike games (the malicious kind) and drama (the non-theatrical kind) and gold diggers (the metaphorical kind)? Oh, you hate those? Hey, me too. It's almost like we're the same person. Also, olives. And the extent to which I overuse the word "also."
Things I'm into regarding PoF:
-Casual, hopefully entertaining conversations via email and possibly text/phone, and then hanging out if we get along. Maybe even hanging out more, if we still get along after the first time.
Things I am not into regarding PoF:
-"Friends with benefits"
-Playing the pix messaging game--naughty or not. You already have pictures of me and I already have pictures of you available. We don't need more.
-Never-ending text conversations. If you have my number, that doesn't mean I need good-morning and good-night texts, or that I'll feel abandoned if you don't text every hour. I'd actually really prefer that you not text every hour. I'd actually prefer to get to know you via email and then only give you my number if we're trying to meet up.
-The idea that our hanging out once or twice means that we're meant to be together OR that we're for-real dating and/or are going to get physically involved. From my perspective, we're hanging out so that we can get to know each other so that we can make an informed decision regarding whether or not to get emotionally and physically involved. So please, chill.
If you are still reading, I would like to thank you for sitting through my mini-tirade. AND LASTLY:
If you need help with your s'more making technique (or if you need a s'more making partner), hit me up. I'm pretty much the s'more master, start to finish. I WILL EVEN BUILD YOUR CAMPFIRE. Please note that this offer is void in inclement weather.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
We could get iced cream and take our shoes off and climb a magnolia tree by the river, and from our lofty perches we could take interesting photos and talk about all things excellent and non-dramatic, and possibly throw pieces of tree at passers by. (This is okay because I have horrible aim, and even if I didn't, the tree would get in the way.) And I don't even want to hear about how it's not possible to climb a magnolia with iced cream. Man up, man.
This is a hypothetical date though, because I don't know any magnolias by the river in this town.