So, this is the 'about me and what I'm interested in' segment from my profile on Match.com. I would like if you guys could sit through and read and send any criticisms, advice, etc, about what I have written.
I'm 28 and originally from ST. Louis, MO. I moved to the Memphis area in '05 to pursue furthering my education while living comfortably with my mother and step-father. Needless to say, the living situation at the time and the difficulties I faced while trying to get back into school to obtain my degree were too stressful at the time, so I decided to pursue travel nursing. I have been a nurse (LPN) for over 8 years now. I first moved as far away as possible, literally, to a small town in rural Alaska called Nome. I loved it so much I stayed there for 10 months before I headed out to California, and stayed there for 8 months. I am finally back to 'reality' here in TN, and I am currently in the preliminary phases of returning to focus on my education by obtaining my degree as an RN. I am again living with my parents, but only temporarily until I finish my degree online and have the means afterward to finally move out and be on my own again.
I am your typical Virgo, where I am an exceedingly picky person, and I usually know what I want, and I tend to be quite the perfectionist. I seek logic in everything, and I can tend to be cynical and skeptical on many levels. But on the other hand, I don't need to know the meaning of life and the universe. I classify myself as Christian, but I do not belong to, or attend a church here in the area. Some might call my beliefs a little scattered, but I know what I feel, and I am a very content person in my faith. I am very independent, (despite current living situations) I am very affectionate and caring towards others, I have my head on straight, and I am pretty much drama free. I don't like to be told what to do, so I will usually find my own way to do it. Sometimes I fail miserably, but it only takes one failure for me to learn the right way to do things. I can also be classified as your typical, run of the mill, stubborn redhead. I have the attitude, but not the temper, contrary to popular belief ;) I am fairly outgoing, as well as loud-mouthed and outspoken. I still consider myself new to the area, since I just moved back after being gone for almost a year and a half, and am learning my way around again. So, as far as knowing where 'hot spots' are, I really have no clue other than Midtown and Beale Street.
At one time, I was really into fitness, and have somewhat fallen off the wagon, so to speak. I would like to get back on, as I like to be as active as I can.
In my spare time I like to watch tv, listen to music, go see live music perform wherever possible, go to the movies, comedy clubs, etc. I like to go on hikes and out for walks and read the occasional book. I swear I am a lot more fun than I sound! It's just pretty hard for me to try and describe myself in type :)
I am pretty much looking for someone who I am physically attracted to, has a good sense of humor and likes to make people laugh, outgoing, has a steady job, is educated in his field, does not live at home (can accept that I do at the moment), loves animals, likes to be outdoors, has no problem with girls with tattoos (they are all tasteful), has a good relationship with his family, never married and no children.
I don't do drugs, nor am I interested in anyone who does any that are not prescribed by a doctor. I am not interested in someone I feel needs to 'grow up' or anyone that I may think needs to change. I have been in way too many relationships in the past where I stayed too long because I waited for the guy to meet my expectations in the relationship. I know I am far from perfect, and I know that there are things about me that I am sure need to be changed. I am willing to compromise in a relationship, but not willing to ever lose my true sense of self as I have in the past. So, that being said, I am pretty locked in on the things that I want and don't want in a relationship. I just hope that the right guy for me is out there.