(photo coming) I am an honest, feminine, 43 year-old divorced woman with no children. The question of having children is still open. I have been single 5 years. I can be lively, but am not a pure extrovert, definately not an introvert, but somewherein the middle. My friends say I am attractive, have a good sense of humor, (I love dry tongue-in-cheek humor, not slapstick) and am going, but at times I am happy to be quiet and listen. I love being with people who can communicate and connect beyond trivial conversation Character is big with me, and I try to be above-board in all things. (integrity even in the little things) I am a work in progress. . . . . still blossoming, learning who I am, discovering my loves/likes/interests. I like walks, talking, hanging with friends around a fireplace and watching a movie, swimming, volleyball, (if its fun without hyper-competetive spirit) jumping from airplanes, NASCAR, (just kidding on the last two) and the beach. Reading is relaxing for me, and being a woman, I enjoy and devour Christian and secular books about women and men!! (I also like a good novel or bio) As far as music, I enjoy smooth jazz, classic rock, 70's/80's top 40, classical at times, and country if I am riding in a pickup along a red dirt road) I think its important to love and understand our gender differences as God-designed. I don't like the "unisex" "hook-up" way our culture is now. I believe men need to be the "pursuers" (hunters!) and initiators. . . . and I love being pursued by a man when there is a mutual interest. I am a pretty dependable, reliable person, tidy, like to keep my life simple and easy to manage. (ie. I don't polish silver or own a lot of dry-cleanable clothes!) I can be spontaneous and off-the-cuff. I like a person to be present, available, listening, sharing, connecting with me. If stuck in traffic on a date, I love a man who will use that time to talk with and flirt with me instead of getting upset and impatient. My realtionship with God is a journey, and I have had a lot of hurdles to get over in trusting Him, and in my image of Him. I do try and desire to put my daily life and decisions in His hands, and trust, asking for wisdom, comfort, protection, and restoration. I currently attend a Nazarene church, but have been an attender of Charasmatic, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Non-Denom over the years. (as you can see, denominations aren't important to me. No one church has the monopoly on God and His Word) I have a degree in Child Development, but for the last few years have been a schoolbus driver. I nurture the kids, try to be a calming, encouraging influence. Its a bit of a ministry for me, just through kind words or actions. It has its challenges for sure behaviorally. Dislikes: Mayonnaise, beets, asparagus, men who are busy, driven, workaholicy who can't be in the moment and need to always be "striving" or doing something, "players", unreliability and chronic lateness, passivity in men, TV tabloid shows, reality shows, science fiction, rap, abrasive tongues, putt-putt golf (okay, if you REALLY have to do it, I'll go. . . . ) , cruelty to animals, stubborness, unhealthy secrets, et al. Where a man is concerned: I love a neat, well-kept appearance, a man who cares for his body, smells wonderful, behaves like a professional in his job whether he be blue or white collar, carries himself with dignity, class, is warm, communicative, can admit when he is wrong, values integrity, can be in the moment, enjoys relational aspect of life, masculine, (not a mama's boy. ) Manages his finances responsibly, (not a cheapskate, but not an impulsive spender either. ) A tither. Must be romantic, desiring one woman, but willing to wait until the honeymoon to unleash those passions.