I'm a hopeful romantic...some people say they're hopeless romantics, but doesn't "hopeless" mean "without hope?" I have both hope and faith that the right man for me is out there and we're going to find each other. Don't know if Match is how it will happen, but we won't know if we don't try. I like to explore new places, especially if it involves the mountains, ocean, or something historical. It doesn't matter if it's just a short day trip, a weekend get-away, or a cross country trek, I like to get out. That said, though, staying close to home is good too; restaurants, movies, the arts, museums, antiquing, or just curling up on the sofa, sipping on a glass of wine, watching a movie, or just relaxing. Overall, I'm a very easy going woman. I'm looking for an adventurous partner...someone who shares personal, physical, and emotional chemistry. I believe that honesty, trust, and respect are important elements of our relationship. We will be like each other in some ways, yet different in others...one's strengths will complement the other's weaknesses. We will laugh often. We will value the time we spend together but will also respect each other's need for private time. I believe it's important to build a strong friendship first, then if something deeper develops, that would be great! I am not limited by one religion or another when looking for a lifepartner. I consider myself to have a spiritual outlook on life rather than a religious one, though I do feel I have strong morals and a real belief in the importance of family.I am open to the culture and traditions of my future partner, and seek someone equally broad minded. I am looking here for a long term commited relationship and marriage if I meet the right person.At the moment one thing is missing from my life,and that is to have the love and support of a wonderful man to share in the ups and downs of life.