At the bottom of it all, every woman wants a good man who loves her for who she really is. But atop this basic human yearning is a gargantuan heap of other specifications that keep accumulating with every dating disaster. He must enjoy jazz. He must *not* enjoy heavy metal? and so forth and so on. Truth time? All of this is rubbish. I could give an old fashioned match maker my laundry list of qualities that I look for in a guy, and she could find someone who fits the bill to a T, and I might not be the least bit attracted to him. By the same token, she might set me up with someone who is the utter antithesis of "my type, " and I might very well find myself inexplicably swooning. This is chemistry. And it's impossible to tell if you'll have chemistry with someone until you meet him face to face, which is why I have not believed in online dating in the past. But I'm supposed to be telling you about myself. Well, first of all I should tell you that I'm not "churchy. " This doesn't mean I don't go to church, it means I'm not the type of girl who wears little sweaters and flat shoes, and says things like, "Oh my golly!" I'm religious. I have morals. I love Jesus. I am definitely not one of those "spiritual but not religious" people. I am absolutely a Christian. But I am not (in any shape, way or form) conservative. I'm a singer/songwriter, and yes. My music is secular. I'm a trainer at a local gym by day, and fitness is exceptionally important to me. My background is mostly in musical theatre, and I take voice lessons and dance classes in my spare time. I love animals, and share an apartment with several furry, four-legged "children. " I tend to put people at ease right away and have been blessed with a profound appreciation of life's humor. One of the rules I live by is that I must laugh until my sides ache at least once a day. I'm fairly open about my life, so if there's anything else you'd like to know, just ask!