I would like to meet someone who I respect, is honest, kind-hearted and confident. I consider myself to be a happy person with a positive attitude towards life and want to meet a man who has the ability to keep the butterfly feeling in my stomach each time we see one another.☼♥♥☼ He would feel the same about me and want a relationship and closeness that will develop and which will endure a lifetime. When you find someone for whom you have feelings, be sure to tell them how much they mean to you and how important they are. I want to meet someone who has a minimum of issues and is free emotionally to become close to another person. I am not interested in a fling or casual dating. I would hope that my match would not be on the fence concerning having children in the future, since this is something I eagerly anticipate. I love animals and have four dogs whom I consider my babies/companions... my long haired Chihuahua, toy poodle, a Dalmatian rescued on his last day before the dreaded injection, and most recently, a Pekingnese/Chihuahua rescue puppy ♥♥♥. Interacting with children will be a large part of my life since I am working in the field of education, teaching little ones. Things I like: I love reading (from Shakespeare to mysteries, fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction), movies, theatre, museums, to walking and horseback riding. I love the views and sounds of the ocean, snorkeling, cafe mochas, Lost, and red plums, Scully and Mulder. Things I'm not crazy about: Hunting and fishing for sport, angry and abusive people, arrogance, and extreme sarcasm. The picture with the ships in the background is of me with my brother.