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Introduction

If you're wondering where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.

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Basic Information

GenderFemale
LocationVancouver, WA, USA
Age45

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About Me

Height5' 4" (162 cm)
BuildAverage
HairBlonde
EyesBlue
Relationship StatusSingle - never been married
About ChildrenI am open to all possibilities
Children0
Children home0
SmokingNever
DrinkingNever
Religious Involvementevery week
EducationMaster's degree
Field of WorkEducation
EthnicityCaucasian / White
Languages SpokenEnglish

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Fun Facts

MusicContemporary, Country/Western, Gospel/Religious Music
Favorite bands and musiciansAvalon, Selah, 4Him, Rascal Flatts
MovieComedy, Romance
Favorite movies and actorsI prefer live theater
Favorite TV shows20/20, Dateline, Grey's Anatomy, Friends
Outdoor activityCamping/Hiking/Fishing, Gardening, Golf, Photography, Running, Sunbathing, Swimming, Traveling/Sightseeing
Indoor activityAerobics, Art, Charity/Volunteering, Cooking/Culinary arts, Crafts, Games, Opera/Theater, Reading, Restaurants, Weightlifting
My idea of a great tripExploring somewhere new. Are you in?
FoodBarbeque, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Thai
Favorite restaurantsPF Changs, local restaurants
PoliticsInto the wind
Schools attendedFormally educated and always learning
TimelinessI am usually early
As for fashionI dress to be comfortable

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Match Preferences

AgeBetween 41 and 46 years old
DistanceAny
HeightBetween 5' 8" (172 cm) and 6' 4" (193 cm)
Body TypeSlender, Washboard, Athletic, Average
EducationAssociate degree, Professional degree, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Doctoral degree
Relationship StatusAny
Religious Activityevery week
SmokingNever
DrinkingNever, Rarely, On occasion
EthnicityCaucasian / White

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Essays

What I'd like to do on a first date...

I think it would be fun to go explore the lava caves around Mt. St. Helens, or perhaps try the alpine slides at Mt Hood. After that, we could enjoy a picnic supper and some substantive conversation. Dinner and a movie is great too ~ your mom already loaned me the home videos from your childhood.

My past relationships have taught me...

Hmmm...lessons learned from past relationships, observations, reading.

The relationships that have the best chance for success are between two mature people who have healed from past relationships, are unselfish and care about the other person as much - if not more - than they care about themselves, and are on a healthy trajectory of personal and spiritual growth.

Don't base your life and your own happiness upon finding someone else.

Love when you're ready, not when you're lonely.

If you aren't happy being single you will never be happy in a relationship.

Get your own life first, then share it.

The foundation of any great relationship is trust and honesty. To me, this isn't just about not telling outright lies, but also about being brave enough to tell the whole truth.

I learned that I don't need to lower my expectations as much as I need to raise my standards.

There is a 100% chance that you will marry someone that you date - so WHO you date and HOW you date matters.

Forgiveness is freeing, and second chances are a gift of grace.

To me, being an Adventist means...

Adventism is just the denomination in which I live out my Christianity. I wish that I could write this up in a pretty little package, and say that I’ve never struggled. But I’ve struggled. I wish I could say that I’ve never doubted. But I’ve doubted. I wish I could say that I’ve never tried to impose my agenda on God’s will. But, yes, I’ve done that too. The bottom line is that Jesus paid the price for my sin, and I will forever be indebted to Him for tyle="font-weight:bold;")His unending love, grace, and mercy towards me. I’m a work in progress, a sinner saved by grace and secure in the love of my Father. Faith is a journey, not a destination, and I’d love someone to share in that journey with me.

Oh, and haystacks! Who doesn't love haystacks?

In five years, I see myself

Within in the next five years, I'm looking at a job change, a house purchase, much more travel, and possible relocation.

My favorite Bible passage is...

The Gospels, of course. But I’m quite enamored with the entire book of Isaiah. Rebellion. Reasoning. Rescue. Reconciliation. Redemption. Restoration. Reunion. Rejoicing. Does it get any better than this? I think not.

One final thing I'd like to mention...

A few things I enjoy and hope that we can share: camping, hiking, gardening, healthy eating, exercise, live theater, cooking, thrift store shopping, furniture refinishing, day trips, road trips, and more.

I'm looking for ONE relationship, and good relationships require time, risk, and vulnerability. I hope to be a safe person for you, and want that from you as well.

Intimacy of any kind does not lead to commitment, but commitment will lead to intimacy. There's safety and security in knowing the one to whom you're opening your heart is pursuing only you.

No man on this planet has ever referred to me as high-maintenance. Maybe some other unflattering adjectives, but not that one. :-) (And I will own the other stuff because I am soooo not perfect.) (My two cats, however, are perfect.)

I've lived in Washington, California, Tennessee, and South Korea. I enjoy exploring new places, experiencing the local cultures, and have gone solo when companionship was not available. However, life was meant to be shared and that's why I'm here.

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9/2014

Core Color = Blue

  •   blue: 44%
  •   white: 37%
  •   yellow: 15%
  •   red: 4%

Blues Are

AnalyticalCommitted
CompassionateDedicated
DeliberateDependable
EmotionalLoyal
NurturingSeek Quality
RespectfulSincere
ThoughtfulWell-Mannered