During working hours, I am the proverbial professional, but after hours. . . I can be quiet and reserved until I get to know and feel comfortable with you. Very inuitive and good at reading people. A great listener who will look you in the eye and make you feel like the two of us are the only ones in the room. Passionate about everything I do and believe in. Seeking someone who will be my staunchest supporter and fiercest ally, as I will be his. A realist, but with a romantic heart. I have a great sense of humor and I love to make others laugh. 100% Norwegian and was raised on a farm in the midwest and have lived on farms for most of my life. I love animals, have a dog, love the outdoors, and would love to continue that lifestyle with my partner. I am extremely energetic and have a wide variety of interests and hobbies. I enjoy sending letters and cards. It's also nice to find something in the mailbox that isn't a bill or addressed to 'occupant. ' I tend to seek and focus on the positive in a person rather than their faults and shortcomings, after all, it was David who came home to dinner, not Goliath. The sexiest thing to me is being in a crowded room, and upon making eye contact with my partner, having the feeling that we are the only two in the room. I am seeking a gentleman who knows when to give me my space, and knows when to hold me close. Someone who is respectful, honest, confident yet not arrogant, and is equally as comfortable in jeans as in a tux. Loves a good movie, a great bottle of wine, thunderstorms, rain and a fire, is flexible and has the ability to be spontaneous. I want to be held in a pair of strong arms, hearing his heart beat, knowing that I can quicken the pace by a look, a word, or a kiss. I am seeking someone who has a strong sense of family, and has a good relationship with their own family. I spend most of my time in jeans and comfortable clothes, however, I clean up well. I am unable to have children due to a medical condition, however, I am open to adoption or foster parenting. I am not interested in anyone who has piercings, children (unless widowed) or body art. Responses without photos will not be answered. It is essential to be able to put a face to communication. You get bonus points by being willing to share your contact information. This whole anonymous e-mail cyber dating just rubs me the wrong way. I prefer the more personal aspects of cards and letters along with the human voice showing humor, tone, inflection, etc. You know, the personal touch. I have done the casual dating route, and am now only interested in developing a committed relationship.