I am a tall, slender woman with a pretty intense personality. I am a native Californian with all the baggage that accompanies that. (I am not above hugging the occasional tree, especially if its an ancient coastal redwood). I genuinely like men - how they can be tough protectors on the outside, while being soft and vulnerable underneath. Several of my best friends and colleagues are Jewish men, which is why I chose JDate as my first foray into the world of Internet dating.