Hiya.I'm a down to earth, but sometimes (only on rare occasions) feisty redhead. I enjoy my work as a teacher. I love to write and have some poetry published in 3 books.I am a caring, compassionate, funloving person with a great sense of humor. My faith is important to me; my heart is a good, open heart; and I welcome the opportunity to share that with a special someone. I'm affectionate, love pets and children, and am curious about what life has to offer in general. I love snuggling and being close.My ideal match would be someone who shares many of the same interests while bringing some new ones into the relationship to share with me. Mostly, I enjoy a sense of humor, someone who is not afraid to be open with their feelings and thoughts, kindhearted, tender, and having a zest for life. My mate would feel that open, honest communication is the best way to nurture our relationship. We would feel as one, enhance and enrich one another, and knowing and encouraging one another would add to our lives in a positive way.Committment, caring, mutual respect, intimacy, and lots of cuddling. We celebrate our differences and support each other's success. Being genuine is a must.I love mountain or beach trips, hiking, dancing, reading, writing, traveling, karaoke, swimming, and meeting people. I like most types of music. I like suspense thrillers,comedy, historical, and inspirational movies. Favorites are Shawshank Redemption, It's a Wonderful Life, The Pursuit of Happyness.