I'm outgoing & friendly, can be serious but also have a good sense of humor. I'm somewhat romantic but I'm also a realist and don't expect life to be "Hollywood". I like people who are appropriately assertive on their own behalf as well as others'. I'm a good conversationalist & enjoy good conversations but I'm flexible enough to enjoy quiet moments and times - as long as I'm with a person who is comfortable with that too. I'm passionate about my work [special education], about children's rights - to be safe, loved, warm, & cared for and about. I love children of all ages, so "adopting" my future spouse's children is a big POSITIVE "YES!" Honesty is my Number One must in a potential spouse. A sense of humor - about one's self also - comes next , and then the ability to be loving and to accept love. I'm flexible in what I expect from others religiously, within Orthodoxy.