I am a kind and caring person with a good sense of humour. I am a committed Christian but don't judge people who think differently from me. I am looking for someone who is caring, stable, considerate, fun to be with, and who is looking for a permanent relationship. I am a "friendly introvert"! That is, I am open and welcoming to people, and a good listener, but need time to myself. I have a good sense of humour and like to be with people who make me laugh. I can also be rather serious and think alot about life. I care alot about what goes on in the world and how people treat each other, and wish it could be a better place. I am looking forward to heaven!I love to watch people and how they interact, and learn what makes them tick. I basically like to try to accept a person as they are, except when they do or say things which are hurtful to myself and others. I want to be able to help others who need someone to be their support, and if they are not believers, to share the gospel with them. I have a sensitive, fun, intelligent son aged 9, and there is no contact with the father, who moved away before he was born. I have been single for a few years and in many ways I have learned to look after myself But deep down I want someone to care about me and be my best friend who can share life with me and my son. Ideally I would like to meet someone who can love and be loved, who would enjoy fatherhood and who is a positive and supportive person who does not judge others and who is a strong Christian who would want to encourage me and my son in our faith. Money, looks and success are NOT important characteristics of the person I would be attracted to. I like meeting friends, listening to music, watching movies, reading books, gardening, chilling out, walkiing, sitting in front of an open fire, and cycling. I have lived in London most of my life but would like to move away to a quieter part of the country and settle down in a smaller community where it is possible to get to know your neighbours. I also love the countryside and the sea. I am an Occupational Therapist. I work for a local council and visit disabled people in their homes and try to work out ways and means of helping them live their lives more independently. I go to a Baptist church but wouldn't call myself a "Baptist" as I believe that a person can be baptised with a small amount of water and that God doesn't mind. What I love about my church is that the people accept each other unconditionally, and support and help each other. The teaching is clear and practical, and encourages me to be a better Christian (although I know that won't save me!). Isaiah 40 is very encouraging to me. The hymn with the verse "I tried the broken cisterns Lord" kind of mirrors my Christian journey. "just as I am" helps me feel God's unconditional love. "When I survey the wonderous CrossOon which the Prince of Glory diedThen all my gains I count but lossAnd pour contempt on all my pride" helps me to give up any demands I have of God, and accept the wonderful gift of His Son. "a debtor to mercy alone" helps me understand how personal salvation is, when it talks about my name being written on the palms of Jesus' hands. In the future I would like to settle down with someone with whom I can share life's ups and downs, share the gospel with friends and neighbours, but basically live a quiet, contented life.