I'm happy, mostly sane (can laugh at myself), don't need major fixing or saving, and neither should you. None of us are perfect, but perhaps we might be perfect for each other. Confidence, a great smile, and knowing what you want are quite attractive. I'm comfortable with who I am, like my life, and love my family and friends.
-You must be fluent in sarcasm or other forms of humor because I love to laugh
-You must love dogs - this is not negotiable
-You may laugh, shake your head, and smile while I'm doing something crazy as long as you think I'm adorable. I might even think it's cute if you tease me about it after.
-Decisiveness, telling me what you really think, and being supportive are very sexy as long as you are kind and considerate
-You must like kids, even if you don't have them - I'm not trading mine in for you, and I happen to love all kids, likely even yours
-I have raised 2 independent, strong, enabled women who are used to being respected and will tolerate no less for their mother... just sayin'
-I live in a judgment and cruelty-free zone- you can't take that sort of thing back
-A positive attitude is extremely attractive, especially in difficult times
-Looking back only helps you trip and fall over what you didn't see in front of you
-Serial dating is not one of my hobbies, nor is boosting your ego by being one of half a dozen you intend to keep dating... at the same time
-You had me at "I can and will cook."
-Bonus points for knowing who the Weasley's are and thinking their home is a good one, because it's a bit like that around here on the weekends I have my kids
-Can you play Rock Band? If not, can you fake it?
-Fire-building skills will be rewarded!
I would like someone, who, like me, values the simple pleasures in life, and the small gestures that demonstrate appreciation and caring for the other. I believe that the building blocks of a good relationship are honesty, communication, respect, and compassion, and I strive to demonstrate these attributes in my actions. I don't believe anyone should settle, but acceptance, reasonable compromise and working together go a long way in building what we both want.
I'm passionate, loving, affectionate, nurturing, and willing to work hard for what I want, but honestly, I don't think this should feel like work if it's a good fit. I'm accomplished in my education and career, but I'm past the point in my life where that's my priority-now I'm looking for a long-term relationship that I can be proud of building with my partner that adds to our already fulfilling lives.
If most of this makes sense to you, or sounds fun, please email me!