I am athletic and adventurous. I like traveling and have done things like sky diving and running a Tough Mudder, but truthfully most of my days are made up of pretty ordinary things. I'm ok with that. Ordinary things can be quite lovely and fulfilling. I would like to share these ordinary things with someone who can appreciate and enjoy them too, thus making the ordinary extraordinary. I'm always up for adventures, but I want someone to love and laugh with through all the regular parts of life too.
It is important to me to find someone with a strong faith of his own. In order to share my life with someone I need him also to share and understand my faith. It is the crux around which the rest of my life revolves. I need someone in a similar orbit. I do not believe you can do for another something you are not willing to do for yourself, so I need someone who has--or is building--his faith independent of his relationship status.
I am looking for someone who can--and will--hold his own in conversation. I would like someone who is assertive and will stand up for himself, others, and what he feels is right. I have and express opinions and I love it when others to do the same. I don't want someone who has a 'Yes, Dear' approach to relationships (and I don't want someone who expects me to do that either). I am a very strong and capable person, but I would love to find someone who is equally strong and capable so that I don’t always have to be. I want someone who is my equal, who will work together with me, and who will value and respect me but not lose sight of himself in the process.
I am looking for someone with whom I can build a future, but I’m fine with making some friends along the way. I have three children (7, 5, and 2). They are a large part of my life both literally and figuratively, so whoever this guy is I’m going to need him to want to fall in love with my kids as well as with me. I'll need him to be ready to jump into Dad-dom even if he isn't there already. I can absolutely do the same for someone who has children of his own. I am willing to relocate for the right person.
Humor is also really important to me. Laughing at my jokes is great, but I really would love to find someone who can make me laugh too. The ability to see the humor in life is essential!
If you are still reading and if you think we should get to know each other a little more, feel free to send me a message (and thus display your assertiveness--see above list of qualities I find attractive...). I look forward to getting to know you.