1. Are you willing to try new foods?
2. Do you like to travel?
3. Do you like beer?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all three, then BAM, you’re my man! Lol Actually congrats – you’ve passed the first test! If you answered ‘no’, then I’m afraid we’re not very compatible.
I’m sure you think this quiz is weird but I think honesty trumps beating around the bush. I’m not willing to settle for a man that doesn’t like what I like, and yes, I like beer (and I’m not an alcoholic). Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me introduce myself.
I have a good sense of humor, a positive attitude, and an optimistic outlook on life. I'm an outgoing person, always up for an adventure. Traveling is a major passion of mine, and I spend a lot of my free time planning out future explorations. I’ve been lucky to travel to some really cool places so far and experience things some people only dream about (don’t forget to ask me about the time I swam with manta rays as big as cars!). Learning about different cultures and ways of life really interests me.
In my free time, I relish spending time on my own learning how to cook different foods (as well as trying new ones)! Imagine pulling up a tiny plastic stool at a street food Pho Bo vendor table in Hanoi, Vietnam. You’re presented with a gianormous steaming bowl of rice noodles and beef (that smells amazing) and you add mint, fresh coriander, and chili peppers from the array of items on the table. As you eat, you’re thinking this is the best dang bowl of noodles you’ve ever had in your life and how can you possibly recreate this! Freaking delicious!! After experiences like this, I have fun trying to duplicate recipes with my own twist – sometimes successful, other times not so much. :) I also really enjoy baking! In fact, I make a fantastic chocolate chip cookie!
Photography is also a passion of mine. I’m learning how to use my DSLR, and love to capture bright colors, landscapes, patterns of light, and amazing views. I’m also working on balancing the line between being culturally sensitive while also capturing interesting moments on camera. At times challenging! In addition, I enjoy the outdoors, scuba diving, geocaching, spending time with friends and family, reading, movies, performances, and volunteering.
I’m also proud to have served in the Peace Corps as a special education volunteer, and pursued a profession afterwards that allowed me to continue serving abroad.
What I’m looking for… The perfect man for me is smart, fun, wants a serious relationship and a sassy woman.
So what’s your story? I’d like to hear it! Email me!
B. Favorite Movies/Shows: Some Like it Hot, Far & Away, Silence of the Lambs, Stand By Me, The Breakfast Club, Goonies, The Fifth Element, Amelie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Under the Tuscan Sun, Indiana Jones, X-Men, Star Wars, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and more. I love to go to the movie theaters!
C. Favorite Music: Alternative, Pop, Zouk, Classic Rock, Classical
D. Favorite Foods: Mexican, baba ganoush, curry, roasted plantain, grilled tuna steaks, Cha Ca, lemongrass chicken, and brownies. I love many different types of foods - I'm not very picky only no broccoli please!