I love to laugh. I love both work and play. I love caring for my kids and my house. I am optimistic and upbeat and fun to be around. I am a warm, nuturing person and I miss my marriage sometimes and the opportunity to take care care of someone else. I have been separated/divorced for 4 years and I am very confortable being single but, recently I've begun to miss adult companionship. I am obviously new at this online dating!!! I grew up in Chicago and moved to NC 41/2 years ago. I love it down here. I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner and currenly I am returning to work after a year hiatus because the hospital where I worked was closed. I am financially independent - though I admit I am not great with money - I have an accoutant take care of most of my finances. I am also often baffled by all the new technology that has become a vital part of our lives. Between, our smart tv, online gaming, my smart phone... I feel like I am swimming in things I find difficult. I am often teased about this by my friends because I am actually a very bright, competent person until I start fiddling with ANY high tech device. (I suddenly become 6 years old again needing help with my homework.) On the more positive side, I love traveling, and have traveled extensively in both the States and in Europe. I really enjoy good restaurants, I love to talk and I love great conversation. I am easy-going and lively and looking for someone to date/spend time with, without worrying about intense committment before it is a comfortable consideration. I'd like to find a relationship in which both partners are free to totally be themselves - quirks and all. I once heard someone say: "Love is having someone know your very worst secret but, wants you / loves you anyway"!! Take me out and maybe someday I will tell you my worst secrets.