So, first things first - this is possibly the most alien way of getting to know a person ever devised so being able to laugh at ourselves & this situtation, and having a sense of the ridiculous, is hugely important! I'm a mother to two teenagers, with two mad dogs and one neurotic cat. Are you still there......?
I love being with my children, friends, family and pets (although on a bad day would seriously consider posting the dogs on ebay). I'm hoping to find someone sane(ish), witty, articulate & devilishly handsome to enjoy good times with. Friendship is a great starting point (although, clearly, we'd also need to fancy each other madly); respect and loyalty are essential. I'd describe myself as open & honest, sociable & outgoing, but do value quiet times and my own company. I enjoy all the usual things (dinners, friends, films, books, walks, cosy evenings in, etc) - cannot impress you with tales of jumping out of planes or scaling Everest, but I am up for an adventure and love to travel - hot, cold, city breaks, country retreats; it's all good....
I'm spontaneous and willing to give pretty much anything a go. I don't take myself too seriously, enjoy the company of others and would love some romance in my life!! I am well travelled, well educated and have appalling taste in music (so say my children!). Relocated to the SW in 2010 from Hertfordshire; love the countryside (although the smells can be a little eye-watering at times) but still occasionally hanker for the buzz of city life.
I love live music (especially jazz), theatre, old films and can lose myself in a good book for days on end. I enjoy fast cars and classic car events. I'm tactile and affectionate and the importance of proper hugs can never be over emphasised. Manners are important, grammar is too and if you can't string a sentence together then we probably won't gel.
About her ideal match
I have no specific list: there'll be chemistry and a connection. Ideally though, you'll be intelligent, witty, articulate and able to communicate what you feel. A level of emotional maturity will have been achieved by this stage in your life; you'll want to give as well as receive, share your life and yourself, support and be supported. Hmmm; probably reaching for the stars but best to aim high...
At the very least, you'll just be a thoroughly decent chap!