Men, please note: please read my profile to see what I'm looking for . . . don't just send me an email based on looks or attraction. I am a loving, fun, creative and affectionate woman who has a tough and a soft side (I can lean on someone and I have strength of character). I am also intellectual and capable. My goal is honesty and integrity always. I am a loyal friend and lover and I seek intimate relationships. I desire to have a heart after God. I am in the training and coaching business, so of course I am really a life long learner. This means that it is important for me to gain greater understanding of myself and others and be involved in reading, listening, taking classes or whatever! I believe the minute we stagnate. . . we are doomed for boredom at the minimum. :) No couch potatoes please!I love the outdoors, good food, country and city activities. I have 2 dogs, a house and garden in the Pacific Northwest. I also visit Southern Cal and Missouri/Arkansas quite frequently and may relocate to either place. I lived in both places and have friends and family there. What I'm looking for in a man:1. Someone who is interested in connecting and communicating. You show this by the fact that you've read, taking some classes, gone to men's groups, maybe been to counseling or had a coach. If you haven't done any of these. . . you probably aren't for me. 2. I am "well preserved" and young for my age and I want someone who is the same. 3. Someone who can sustain a commitment and work through challenges together. If you've gone through one relationship after another saying that you just "haven't met the one God has for you, " you probably aren't for me. 4. Do you have respect for women? This means that you don't think it's OK to go to "nudie bars" just for special occasions, like bachelor parties. Are you able to accept feedback and make decisions with a woman? 5. Are you successful and financially secure? You don't have to be a millionaire, but please own a house and be financially secure. 6. Do you have that God-given instinct to take care of and protect a woman? I see a number of people have been divorced and "burned" and somehow lost this instinct.