47, Waukee, IA
As a writer, I've been taught not to bury the lead. I guess that means I should come up with some attention-grabbing headline, so let me borrow from one of my favorite poets, Emily Dickinson, who wrote, "I dwell in possibility." This hasn't always been the case. I was married for ten years and dated my husband for five years before that. Our divorce was finalized in 2009, which means the last time I dated was pre-Y2K. Wow, that's scary to see in print! I've been very reluctant to jump back into the dating game. When I got married, I thought it was for life. However, my husband didn't feel the same way. It took me a long time to forgive myself for the demise of our marriage. I've spent the past six years working on myself, re-establishing my relationship with God, and pursuing my doctorate in English. I'm finally at a place where I feel comfortable in my own skin, I have a job that I love, and I just recently relocated from South Dakota to the big city of Des Moines. I was born and raised in Iowa, so it's good to be back "home." I'm nervous about being on a dating site, but I'm open to the possibility of meeting someone incredible. I'd love the chance to explore new places, experience new adventures, and make new memories with the right person. I'm not a hopeless romantic--I'm a realist. But I am old school when it comes to love. I'm not on Facebook or Twitter. To me, Tinder is something you use to start fires, and SnapChat is something hipsters used to do after listening to a Beatnik poet in the 60s. I hope you dwell in possibility, too! If you find something interesting in my profile and would like to get to know me better, please drop me a line. I look forward to meeting you!