Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
To start: I love DC, and am hoping to find someone else who enjoys
its restaurants, arts, and outdoors as much as I do. I've been here
since 2006. I'm also a Hoya now, having done grad school there. I
grew up doing a lot of hiking, camping, and boating, so lately my
favorite thing has been to go running or biking in Rock Creek Park
and down by the Potomac. I'm not completely sold on paddle
boarding, but basically I can get into any activity on the
I love to travel and I've been fortunate to visit and live in some
pretty incredible places. Favorite spots include Lamu, Umbria,
Istanbul, and Xela -- all for different reasons.
I should probably put out there that I have a dorky streak. My work
means a lot to me. Sometimes I take a book to the gym. I love live
music, but never really know what bands are cool. I'm a terrible
dancer -- it doesn't stop me, I suppose, but maybe it
I spent my childhood in Cincinnati, so I'm a Bengals and Reds fan.
Haven't heard of the Bengals? That's ok, you're not alone. As a
good DC resident, I support the Redskins and Nats on the side. I
play basketball some weekends and ultimate frisbee from time to
What I’m doing with my life
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I work in international development, democracy, that sort of thing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Packing... Making sandwiches... Punctuation.... the important
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Tough to come up with a "favorite book" list. I have a top
shelf reserved for books that were particularly meaningful at
different moments, but it's tough to list those out without any
context. I just finished Steve Jobs' biography. Right now I'm
reading Hundred Years of Solitude and next up is Kitchen
Music - Pandora stations include: Black Keys, James Taylor, Kings
of Convenience, Jack Johnson, the Frames, Kings of Leon, Manu Chau,
Chavela Vargas, Bob Dylan, Punch Brothers, Ben Harper, and if I'm
really honest, the soundtrack to the movie Once
Food - Some favorite restaurants, as much for sentimental value as
food, are Zaytinya, Tabard Inn, Estadio... New favorites include
Rose's Luxury, Kapnos, Graffiato, and Ghibellina
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Opportunities to learn and do good work
New places, people
Something to read
(But seriously, coffee)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The imminent collapse of the Ravens and Steelers. That next trip.
Preferably that next trip to a beach somewhere. Ways to keep kids
from joining gangs in Central America. What was I thinking selling
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having dinner or drinks with friends. Sometimes that devolves into
dancing. Some favorite spots lately are 1905, El Rey, and Dodge
City. Rumba holds a special place in my heart.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Isn't that enough for now?
You should message me if
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If you think we would enjoy talking with each other. If you have a
mind of your own. If you're caring and sweet. If you enjoy DC and
like staying active and fit. If you haven't started True
(On the other hand, it probably won't work out if you: a) believe
the federal government spends too much on a social safety net for
the poor, or b) live way outside the city. No offense, just trying
to save everyone some time.)
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