I am hoping to meet a sincere Protestant Christian man interested in a serious dating relationship. Let me say a few words about myself. I am most passionate about reading and traveling as the means of exploring the world and its wonders. I place a high value on being direct and honest when expressing thoughts and feelings. The most important thing I am looking for is honesty, as well as willingness to talk things over - pleasant or otherwise. People first notice me as independent and intelligent if somewhat outwardly reserved, with opinions of my own, but only my best friends know that I am not always the confident competent woman I may seem at first sight but can be quite self-conscious and unsure of myself. I am not exactly out-going, often quiet in an unfamiliar company, but open with friends. I don't hold grudges and prefer to resolve conflicts on the spot unless it is unwise to do so for some reason. I am willing to acknowledge my own mistakes and learn from criticism. I don't appreciate disorder - internal and external, arrogance and unkindness. I enjoy signs of attention and affection or when I am able to be of use to people. I also appreciate time spent together both in quality conversations and just doing simple things. I would like to marry a man with whom I could share my life in love in every sense of the word. Some of the other things I value highly are: the desire to do the right thing, being able to admit the person is wrong, open-mindedness, willingness to learn, sincerity, ability to enjoy simple things in life, and passion for discovering the world, people, and God. I am definitely not looking for someone who strives for self-sufficiency. I hold to the fundamental Christian beliefs as summed up in the Apostles' Creed. I believe all Scripture is God-inspired and therefore absolute truth and authority. Since many of my friends and church contacts are in the United States, I would like to meet someone who lives in that country. I also have to mention that my subscription has expired and I have not renewed it yet.