Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a single old school butch dyke that lives in Oakland with my
two dogs, cockatiel, and box turtle (oh la la! so gay!). I'm a
paramedic and have been working on an ambulance for 12 years and I
love it. I identify as female and I'm proud to be the "dying butch
breed" but some female pronouns make me feel weird. For example, a
recent date referred to me as "Brewster's mom." I'm his dad, damn
it. My dogs are my kids. For serious. Recent quote from an ex
regarding my dogs and I: "My dogs are fucking magic. Anyone who
does not love them, vanishes." We are a group package (I said
"package"). I love vintage motorcycles (I have two), beer (go
Anchor Steam), photography, cemeteries, dogs, all animals in
general (former veterinary assistant of 13 years), classic rock,
vintage vinyl, rolled up Levi's, white tee shirts, Pendletons,
plaid (I know, I know), and spending time with my friends and
family (I seriously have the best of both). I go the distance for
my friends and even further for my lover. I have a wicked, if not
at times inappropriate and/or morbid sense of humor and am easy
going and laid back. I am known for really bad puns. I have a
weakness for hot femmes with tattoos, but am open to all types of
queers. I have an old school vintage look and try to look cool but
I'll usually ruin it within 10 minutes of meeting you by lots of
inappropriate laughter, bad jokes, a spilled drink, and/or lots of
"that's what she said comments." A dirty mind is a terrible thing
to waste. Also, I like nice people. Nice, sweet people. One of my
friends recently referred to a date as "too nice". Please be that
type of person/date. I can't stand mean or rude people. You can be
sweet and still be dirty. Know the difference.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work full time in a busy 911 system and started to teach about a
year ago. I teach all sorts of medical related classes and recently
became the lead instructor for an EMT program at a local
university. It's a rad gig and so much fun. I volunteer my time
whenever I can for miscellaneous organizations that need medical
aid including two local roller derby leagues. I take a lot of trips
with my dogs and love to find new pup friendly places. I foster
shelter and rescue pups whenever I can. I'm always taking off on
long motorcycle rides and I love to get lost doing so. I also take
a lot of trips with friends and family. I'm considering doing the
teaching gig full time but I think I would really miss being out
there running 911 calls. I'm kinda at a crossroads in my life right
now, but in a good way.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knowing the name of every classic rock song that comes on the radio
within a second of the first guitar chord, puns, educating, bad
jokes, making sick people and/or injured people all better, riding
motorcycles, and making people laugh even if they are rolling their
eyes when they do it. I'm also super good at showing up for those I
care about, listening and truly "hearing" people when they speak,
and respecting boundaries. I expect the same in return, of course.
I'm am not a U-Haul dyke. I believe in good old fashioned courtship
and dating. I've never understood the dyke phenomenon of the
instant relationship. I like to take my time getting to know
people. If you are looking for a instant relationship and
insta-boifriend I am probably not your guy. My longest relationship
was 10 years and it was great, but I don't jump right into things.
This is a dating site. I am probably going on other dates and so
are you. I'm cool with it. You be cool with it, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My name is "different". The fact that I probably tripped when I
walked into the room (accident prone like, whoa). I get referred to
as "sir" or "young man" a lot. I am often told that I am "well put
together". I think this is a compliment but I haven't quite figured
out what this means. I often have two small dogs wearing hoodies
with me. I'm polite and have good manners. I laugh a lot. I'm nice.
My eyebrows. Oh, and I hear I smell pretty good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Little Prince is my all time favorite and it speaks to
me on many levels. Mary Roach. Raymond Carver. Oscar Wilde. Hella
medical books ALL the time. I'm a major medical nerd.
Movies: Grease and Xanadu (I kinda have a thing for Olivia Newton
John), The Outsiders, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast
Club, Big Fish, But I'm A Cheerleader, All Over Me, anything
starring Clark Griswold, horror flicks in general. Shows: American
Horror Story, The Walking Dead. I don't generally watch much TV and
if I do it's Netflix, FTW. I don't even have cable.
Music: Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Jeff Buckley, Journey,
Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Beatles, ELO, Boston,
Billy Squier..this list would be way too long. My favorite type of
music is 70's and 80's rock and I know every band from that genre
well. I always, always win the game of "guess the song on the
Food: SPICY! Thai and Indian are my favorites. I'm a vegetarian but
not one of "those" vegetarians. I'm not bothered by what other
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My sweet pups, Kenickie and Brewster (if you know where Kenickie's
name came from, you rule).
My record player.
Sex (lez be honest).
7. (I'm a rebel, Dottie) Emergency medicine. I love my job and it
is part of my identity.
8. Roller derby. *swoooooon*
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Staying gold, like Pony Boy. The meaning of life. Death. Love.
Gender identity. If my dogs really love me because I'm me, or
because I'm a supply of endless food and heat. Roller derby. The
pathophysiology of illnesses and disease. How to leave the world a
better place than I found it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Checking out a burlesque show. Having drinks with my friends at our
favorite dive bars or going out/staying in for dinner with friends.
Sometimes working the night shift. Sometimes visiting family.
Sometimes having friends over for movies. Sometimes lounging on the
couch with the kids listening to vinyl. Often times heading out of
town to take the dogs somewhere we haven't been or somewhere we
love (ie Big Sur, Guerneville gayaway).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I can be a little aloof to try to hide behind a tough guy exterior
but I'm a big softy at heart (softy? softie? ugh. whatevs). But
don't tell anyone. "I got a rep to protect."
You should message me if
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You like old school butches and you know what that means. You like
chivalry. You like a bad boi with a big heart. You are kind. You
love dogs and animals. You would like to have a light hearted, fun,
sweet date and laugh your ass off. You are down to earth and not
easily offended. You are not jealous or controlling (pretty
please?). You like motorcycles. Classic rock is your jam. You're
into the type of "girl" who sends straight women and children
running and screaming out of public restrooms. I'm often mistaken
for male. The way I like to put it is that if there was a gay
rainbow (duh) and the left was high femme and the right FTM, I
would be hanging over the top towards the right.
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