As a prologue (since i read so many profiles that address these issues)....I am EXACTLY as I portray myself in my profile, from age to looks to personality. I'm FULL of life, personality and a passion for all I hold dear. If you're looking for a vibrant, electric addition to your life then please read on....if you're just looking to 'play', are not sure you're 'relationship material' or are still under the same roof as your 'ex', then I wish you well, but we're not a match.
I was separated for many years (7....but never legally divorced) when my husband passed away 2 years ago. It was a complicated and challenging marriage with many years of heartache and stress. The past is the past though and the end result is my appreciation for life, happiness, stress-free, drama-free living and an extreme gratefulness for a second chance at love. I've done my fair share of dating and have been in a few long-term relationships. I have met some very nice men (and some who I would use other adjectives for!), but I haven't met THE one. I DO believe in fairy tales (of the modern day, realistic sort LOL) and I think the reason I've chosen to remain single all this time is that I won't 'settle'..... for anything less than true love (the kind where his smile makes my heart skip a beat and his kiss makes me weak in the knees)!!
If I had to choose one word to describe myself in every aspect of my life, it would be PASSIONATE! On top of that, I am an honest, outgoing, well adjusted and happy woman - all I need now is the right man to take my hand and join me on this journey! I know what I want out of life and I'm not shy about going after it. Life is too short and too precious not to!!
I have a career as an executive in non-profit management that I adore and family and friends that mean the world to me. I believe that the basis of any healthy relationship is friendship....and I'm looking forward to meeting my best friend and partner. I look forward to a relationship based on honesty and mutual respect and desires. One thing I can promise is that we will have fun, laugh and love! I have a great life, it's just missing one special ingredient....could it be you??
I'm not looking to suffocate or be suffocated....we all have many responsibilites in our lives and a healthy level of independence within the framework of a loving, monogamous, committed relationship is ideal... With that being said, my guy has to WANT to be there - a guy who WANTS to be together as we write the next chapter of our lives! I'm not in the market for a pen pal or casual dating.
Family is important. I'm not done raising mine (one is h.s., one away at college) so if you're looking for that lady with no obligations at home, we're not right for each other. If, however, you're looking for a woman who is sensitive to the blending of personal and family lives then you have found the right girl!
Let's make 2014 OUR year (c'mon, we have 4 months left to accomplish this!!).