Date someone special from Pitt Meadows, Canada. Very giving person with a huge heart. Have to keep my independance within a relationship. A mother and grandmother (who gets mistaken for the mother). Friendships are very important to me and I am very loyal to friends and family. I have a circle of amazing friends who are always "there" for me whenever and I cherish everyone of them. I have a very close relationship with my family and feel very strongly that without the unconditional love and support of family, one's life is less than complete. I have no time for any kind of abuse from anyone, especially a partner. Respect goes both ways...don't expect it if you don't give it. Appreciate a man who "acts" his age...meaning no temper tantrums or controlling personalities. Have a low threshold point for those that lie. Love surprises (good ones)! It's never about the gift...but the thought behind the gift. I am not a materialist person and shopping for myself is a chore! Love to get gifts for others though. Enjoy my home (and it is a home...not just a house), but love to travel and experience other cultures. I'm not a big meat eater, but not a vegan either. Love Indian, Italian, Mexican, French, Japanese, Ukranian/Polish and Greek food. The less greasy, the better! Can't drink red wine for the life of me but enjoy a glass of white wine now and then with dinner. Coffee is only now and then, but I love green tea. Love the theatre and movies and walks by the ocean. Enjoy an evening out and dressed up or just sitting and watching TV. I'm a nurturer, plain and simple. But I am not a "Wendy"! Peter Pans are not welcome! I am a giver more than a receiver in all aspects. Conflict drives me crazy but I'm always up for a positive challenge.