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47 Menlo Park, CA Woman


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 36–56
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly), LISP (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm not an A-lister and don't get all of the "like" emails, so please just email, if my profile piques your interest. I always respond to the 1st email.

I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl. I'm eternally curious and prefer the same in a partner. I exercise, so that I can indulge. I love trying new things. I've visited lots of places and try to go to a new one each year. I would love to share my passion for travel/food. I went hiking around Southern California and Utah on my last short vacations. I find the outdoors to be increasingly rejuvenating. I'm more of a day hiker (maximum so far is 18 mi). However, I like urban and cultural experiences, too, when visiting new places. I hope to share my love of travel and take my nieces somewhere they want to go after they turn 13.

I need quiet time to recharge, but have more friends/family globally than I can keep up with. And since I have not yet destroyed all of my brain cells with wine and single malts (Islay region, neat), I like to use the remaining ones to discuss ideas, current events, movies, books, as long as no one needs to argue to the death.

I try to live like the song, "I Hope You Dance" and the poem Instantes, except for the religious parts.

I like geeks, who are somewhat adventurous. I prefer people, who roll easily with the punches, can laugh at themselves and are considerate of others. I love integrity. I like old-world manners. I like affectionate men. I abhor drama in my personal life; I'm not very emotional. I say what I mean, do what I say, and expect my significant other to do the same. I don't shy away from issues and would prefer someone, who communicates directly. But we should start with fun, no?

As much as I would love to meet the one I'm going to spend the rest of my life with, I am happy to have fun and see where it goes. I'm happy to be a step-mom, mom, or not. I love children and adore my nieces.
What I’m doing with my life
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I love to learn, but like to be entertained while I'm doing so. I like designing more than implementing, so I am wondering when I am going to get off my bum and build this sculpture I have designed in my head. I've gotten as far as going on the TechShop tour in Menlo Park ... amazing place.

I like solving dramatically different business problems on a frequent basis, when I can get someone to hire me to do that. These days, my volunteer activities involve increasing quality and access of healthcare to the under-served.

I get a kick out of self-discovery (therefore the number of questions answered) and the Okc tests, however vapid.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- brainstorming for solutions, seeing patterns
- making new acquaintances feel comfortable
- staying upbeat despite what life throws at me
- not panicking in a crisis
- singing when no one is listening
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Don't know ... an easy smile? I've been told I'm easy to talk to. I tend not to judge people and they seem to feel free to tell me very personal things, sometimes the first time I meet them. Typically, I don't react to the things people tell me. If conclusions are made that may not be the most logical, likely or beneficial, then I might suggest other conclusions that also fit the facts. I do like problem solving and understanding the "why" behind a perspective, but try to remember not to offer solutions, unless they ask. My tendency for over-analysis has me usually thinking about the different possible ways to interpret things and trying to understand other perspectives.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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- love music, but am not particular, although I prefer any music I can sing to or dance to. I also enjoy opera, classical, and jazz.
- independent films, thought-provoking sci fi, some fantasy, or those relating to alternative realities, espionage, period films, opera dance, theatre, musicals. I don't care for horror films or gratuitous violence.
- love all cuisines and am in search of new creations all the time
- most recently read: Superfreakonomics, cost accounting for dummies, the NY Times (daily). However, I don't normally read non-fiction. I have enjoyed Tom Clancy, Neal Stephenson, Gore Vidal, J. K. Rowlings, Robert Ludlum, Orson Scott Card, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherri Tepper
- I don't really have favorite movies, but have enjoyed anything related to Joss Whedon, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton, Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, the cast of Monty Python, Colin Firth, Kevin Kline, Katherine Hepburn, Emily Blunt, Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu, Helen Bonham-Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Juliette Binoche, Natalie Portman, Matt Bomer (come on ... one of them has to be for eye candy ...), Marion Cotillard, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Beckinsale, Grace Kelly, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves
- Shows I've enjoyed: cooking shows, 30 Rock, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Lost Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly, NCIS, Two and a Half Men (with Sheen), Anger Management, Star Trek, White Collar, Law and Order, Partners, BBC miniseries - Pride and Prejudice, NPR Snap Judgment
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- freedom
- love/connection of family/friends
- a large variety of great food/drinks
- intellectual stimulation/freedom of expression
- the means and ability to do the things I enjoy
- mobile/internet
- meaningful contribution to the world
..... Hmmm ... I cheated a bit
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- how my nieces will shape up as they grow
- the next trip I want to take
- how to get people to hire me for stuff I've never done before
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
not sure if there is a typical Friday ... Hate routine ... out with friends or winding down from the work week at home or going to a meetup, if I want new conversations (I mostly go to the one for indie films.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I watch animated films without my nieces. I love seeing old couples holding hands.
You should message me if
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- think we might have fun and/or interesting conversations and value similar things,
- don't smoke cigarettes,
- "single" means you are not romantically attached in some other person's mind (you'd be surprised at what I've been told passes for "single" in some men's minds),
- "near me" means you are living most of the year somewhere in SF or on the peninsula ... points along hwy 85 are fine (I've done the long distance thing and don't want to start that way),
- are straight and *not* polyamorous

Polyglots and polymaths welcome :-)

Wishing happiness and love to all!