A little about me...
I love to laugh and can find humor in just about any situation. I like meeting new people and making good friends. I believe that every moment is a new opportunity to learn and grow and to become a better person for yourself and those you love.
I have a very inquisitive nature which leads to many learning opportunities and experiencing new adventures every day. I am very honest and transparent and look for that very important character in others and especially the person I'm romantically involved with.
"Life" makes me happy and I am thankful for every day no matter what it brings my way. I don't take anything for granted. I love music (every genre except country) and love to dance. I enjoy the theater, movies, museums and all forms of art and culture. I enjoy doing puzzles (crosswords/jigsaws/etc) and this is when I find that determined, perseverant streak comes out. I'm not overly competitive (except with myself!) I am not one to say "no" if the question is, "do you want to go to ....." I love to travel just about anywhere and on my bucket list is Paris. Meditation helps keep me balanced and Buddhism and its teachings are helping me be more focused, at peace within myself and understanding of our existence on Earth & thereafter.
About the one I'm looking for...
I would love to find a gentleman who is easy going, likes to laugh, keeps up with current issues, respects others & their opinions. I value a person who knows what they want & then works hard to obtain it. Education is important since it's the biggest investment you can make in yourself. Being honest is a huge piece of the "what is important to Joanie" pie chart! It would take up 50%. Being romantic and caring is 25% and I'll leave the components of the remaining 25% until we meet & see if we are compatible and drawn to each other! I must say that I really enjoy the sparks, fireworks, bells and whistles going off through my entire body when I realize both my heart & mind agree he is the one!
I like people who enjoy going out and also appreciates a nice evening in. What is on the inside really means a lot and having a good heart, a strong moral compass and an inquisitive mind makes me happy. Just to add...I was born & raised in the South by Southern parents who instilled in me respect, manners, values, and if you want something you work hard to get it. I'd like to find someone with these values as well.
I am drawn to men who know how to treat a lady & how to be a gentleman. I know that man is out there ~ it's just a matter of time
I'd just like to add...
This "online meeting people experience" is somewhat new to me but life is way too short to not try something that has the potential to bring special people in your life, so here goes!
Oh - and I have a little 9 lb Italian Greyhound whose name is Zoey. If you don't care for animals that much, we may have a problem; actually we will have a problem. You can see how adorable she is in one of the pictures I posted after her first airline flight. I'm very tolerant of most things but should note that there is no tolerance in my life for being around someone who smokes and someone without good (I'll even settle for "decent") manners when it comes to eating.
Honesty, integrity and respect are very important to me with regards to people in general but especially "that special one!" I am a loving, passionate, giving person and I am not interested in "players" or anyone who doesn't know how to treat someone who cares deeply for them. When I fall for someone it is a very deep and intimate move on my part and that person will find they have found someone in me who is unlike most. I want someone who is going to give from the heart just as I do. If that person is you, I'd love to hear from you.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Extremely patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
I love traveling (just not packing for it) and have a goal to go to Paris one day with that special someone.
I enjoy all forms of the Arts, including theater, music, literature, paintings, sculptures, architecture, etc.
Life is a learning opportunity. Everyday I try to learn something new.
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