Hmmm... there's so much I'd like to write, but since I'm sure you have a life I'll keep it short.I am a really down to earth woman who has lots of love to give. Although I haven't had successful relationships in the past, I know what I am looking for in a permanent commitment.People focus so much on the physical or financial attributes of a person, that the fail to think about their lives with that person, 10...20..30 years down the road. For me, it is all about how the person makes me feel inside. Looks fade, money is spent (you never know when either of those things will be exhausted), but who you are on the inside never dies. That's what I look for in a mate. Hmmm...what else? I am respectful to everyone, so I expect the same in return. I love dogs.I lost my 13 year old german shepherd recently.