A little about me...
I have lived in Charleston/Mt. Pleasant since 2006, and moved here from Pittsburgh. I maintain a strong connection to my hometown, since I have a daughter who still lives there.. I also maintain a strong connection to my hometown sports teams (I still have my Steeler season tickets!), but am NOT a sports junkie. I prefer being outside instead of indoors.
I can often be found on the beach at Sullivan's Island between Stations 18-19.. I go there often to walk my dog in the morning or at sunset, or just to hang out during the day to enjoy the water and sunshine. I love the beach and ocean as a place to relax and reflect.
Because I live so close to the beach, I enjoy the simplicity and casual nature of a tropical lifestyle. My job requires me to dress up in a suit and tie daily, but I tend to dress more casually when not working. However I move easily between formal and casual events. In either case, I pay attention to my appearance, because I believe it reflects one's self image.
I have an unusual sense of humor, and try not to take everything so seriously, so I prefer being with someone who has a good sense of humor also.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am interested in a long term relationship with someone with whom I feel compatible. We all carry baggage through life whether we like to admit it or not, but I think it's important to not let our past experiences affect the present or future.
I relate better to people who are not pretentious or materialistic...someone who can enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So...I will be neither impressed by nor interested in someone's "stuff." I measure the value of an individual by their character, heart and mind. I respect intellect without being stuffy...a sense of humor is paramount with me.
I also tend to relate better to those with a social consciousness, someone who could appreciate my passion for social issues.
I was raised Catholic, but am now spiritual rather than religious, with a strong moral compass.
I will relate better with someone who has a romantic and passionate personality, who craves physical closeness, yet respects and values their own space. I suppose I am very simple in some respects and complex in others.
I'd just like to add...
MUST LOVE DOGS! I have shared my life with dogs big and small. to me, dogs are the purest creatures on earth, and are capable of pure love and devotion, asking little in return but love (and some of my food!) I have a Pembrooke Welsh Corgi named Maggie, who is very intelligent and high spirited.
I value my non-working time greatly since my job requires a high degree of energy. However, at this stage of my life, I work to live rather than live to work.
A lot of my free time is spent at the beach, for relaxation and reflection. I also spend some evenings at the Shem Creek Park near my home with my dog.
I also enjoy recreational cycling, but would enjoy it more with someone who also likes to ride a bicycle. At one time in life, I owned my own bicycle shop.
I also enjoy reading, movies, live theatre, music and live concerts, comedy, and exploring Charleston. I also enjoy little getaways as time permits. A companion for these things would be nice for sure.
One last thing...I don't respond to any profiles with no pictures or information in the profile. I just don't know what to make of that because there is nothing there to even think about. It's only fair.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes late
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:
Nature and Outdoors
I really enjoy spending as much time as possible on the beaches near home. Can be found on morning or evening walks with my dog on Sullivan's Island, or just spending an afternoon in the sun and surf. Love the mountains as well in the cooler months. Enjoy riding my bikes when I can make time, but would like a riding partner so I would do this more often.
Have varied musical tastes...classic artists, classic rock, folk, R&B, jazz (love a good jazz bar) and lots of contemporary artists. Really enjoy live music if I like the performer. Not really into classical or country music all that much. Music has always been a major part of my life, and my head is cluttered with tons of music trivia! I am also always on the lookout for unique new artists to broaden my horizons.
A real movie enthusiast from many different genres...old and new. Always love a good comedy, but also have a wide range of eclectic tastes. I always enjoy dinner and a movie, and frequent a local theatre in Mt. Pleasant that offers both (dinner and drinks while watching the movie...what a great concept!).
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