The one thing I am passionate about...
I am a VERY curious person. My mind craves new information. Things I don't understand are puzzles I "have" to solve. Justice is important to me. I feel a need to protect & nurture. I'd love to adopt a child someday. I believe in the humane treatment of animals. I'm a vegetarian, who does consume dairy & egg products, but I don't preach about it or expect you to be one! I crave experiences that make me feel vital/alive. I'm young, but haven't acted it yet (too busy putting others first). I'm passionate about living my own life now, and enjoying it as much as possible! I take a million pictures to capture the everyday beauty/humor around me.
I typically spend my leisure time
Leisure Time? Well, after I'm done with work, I think that answer depends upon my relationship status. What I would prefer to do alone differs from what I would do with a partner. Since I am partner-free at the moment, my liesure time (when I have it) consists of books, Scrabble, TV, and walks. I'd rather be out having new experiences or be in having intimate ones (meaning both the emotional and physical types). My TV and books have their places in a relationship too as all people need some alone time. I'd just prefer to have a more well-balanced life. Frankly, it is difficult for me to go out and have a "night on the town" alone.
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm looking for someone with whom I can trust my heart, and who will help me to grow as I help him to do the same. I've been in the "all take and no give" relationship before, and, as much as I love to give, I'm ready for some balance. I deserve to be treated as well as I treat my partner, and I need someone who can both recognize that and reciprocate accordingly. It's not a partnership when one person carries the entire load after all. I am looking for someone to help me to broaden my horizons. I admit I am looking for sensual passion as well. Note: I'm looking for something real - not a first date fling. Close this match if you are. Thanks!
The first thing people notice about me
It's a fantasy to ignore appearence. I am overweight. Bad experiences put on weight with the stress. NOW: I am losing 20 pounds every 5 weeks or so, and I take care of myself. First glance, you might see my stomach and run. I wear average size clothes. My weight doesn't keep me from sexual positions. 1st meetings are a bit daunting, so I may seem shy, but once I've had a chance to open up and let my hair down, you'll see the quirky, fun, (& hopefully intriguing) personality that may be obscured initially. I suggest that if everything looks good on paper that you tell me. Pictures are accurate except for one of me with short hair, thinner :)
The last book I read and enjoyed
Title sounds corny, but it's the last I read... "Discovery of Witches." It's a reinvention of the classic myths of vampires, witches, and demons. It has familiar threads of unrequited and forbidden love woven in as well. I loved the unique reinvention of things that have been told time and time again. I loved the romance. I loved the science and historical research involved. Mostly, I appreciated the general assumption that the audience has intelligence. The novel wasn't "dumbed down."
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Does it sound silly to say "my senses?" I'm someone who really appreciates things like soothings sounds, breathtaking colors, unique scents etc. I'm thankful for the beauty in the world that puts my senses to good use!
- My Great Aunt, who is like a Grandmother to me, is fantastic. She's the best person I know. She's someone who proves that not all of us are products of our upbringing. She survived a lot, and was the only one out of 3 to do so. She takes care of those she loves with all she has, and thinks about how that impacts her last. She dares to call herself selfish whenever things become too much for her - not seeing what a beautiful, kind soul she really is. People hurt each other. All people (hopefully inadvertently) hurt those they love at some point or another. She's the only person in my life who never has. She's a true blessing.
- I'm thankful for the everyday creature comforts not everyone has. I love my cats, who are my pseudo-children for now. No, I'm not a crazy cat lady - I just kept a few fosters in my move from FL, and, now, they're mine. They keep me company while I wait for my human family. The most important thing that should never be taken for granted is the ability to change one's life. Whatever shortcomings it or I may possess now may all improve tomorrow, and that's a true gift to be honored as well.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
First dates are all about judging someone whom you have never met on all sorts of deep, meaningful levels. I hate that. Notice that I'm built the same way as other females. Notice that I want to have fun. Notice that I won't round all of the bases on the first date. Notice you will want to and will look forward to the next date! I'm SICK of games on here. I want something real and meaningful. When I love someone, it's faithfully and ferociously. I'm not out of a model magazine. True. But I am reversing the process. Help me. Excercise with me. Be my friend till you see I might be more than that 1 flaw. The flaws we can't see are the dangers.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Generous, Intelligent, Perceptive
A little more about me
I require trust. I used to assume it simply came with a loving relationship. I won't punish you for what someone else did, but if you can't be monogamous, then please close the match now. If you routinely lie (for any reason), please move along to the next match, and close this one. I'm low-maintenance with a lot to offer. I'm worthy of respect. If you have a sense of humor and a generous heart, we might have a lot to offer each other. I don't play games - not that kind anyway! ;) I'm not perfect, and I don't expect you to be. If you're looking for a swimsuit model, move along. If you want pretty and "real," then stay. You won't regret it!
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Books I've read
jane eyre, outlander series, dean koontz novels
Sports I enjoy playing
Basketball, Bowling, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
schindler's list, p.s. i love you/knocked up, dramedies like midnight run
TV I like to Watch
Drama, Reality Show, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
star trek (most series)/battlestar g., nikita/grey's anatomy/house/burn notice, wife swap - only one i like