Wednesday, July 23, 2008

friend seeks advice from other friends via internet blog in assistance with online dating...

So, this is the 'about me and what I'm interested in' segment from my profile on 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.

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