Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Straight off the bat -- if you're looking for something super
casual, hey-let's-get-drunk-and-bone, please keep clicking. After
years of dating, I've realized I'm ready for (and enthusiastic
about!) something more serious. I'm not suggesting we head straight
to Vegas to get hitched, but I do think it's worth being up front
about. So if you're looking for a fun night here and there, or are
juggling binders full of women, I wish you all the best. Use
Back to me. I am charming, opinionated, ambitious, and can cook
like a dream. Indeed, the kitchen is where I work through bursts of
both anxiety (baking) and creativity (cooking). I have great
stories, and know how to tell them. I love New England (home for
boarding school and college), and feel happiest near water. While
I'm a fully functioning city dweller, and have a near encyclopedic
knowledge of restaurants in this city, I admit that I occasionally
need to escape and turn off all the devices and read books with
pages not screens. And if it goes too long between such escapes, I
get progressively less awesome.
I love keeping lists, grocery stores, hotel sex, picking paint
colors, and conversations about important things. I hate the sound
of someone cutting their fingernails, indecision, humidity,
transferring from the 1 to the L. Actually, scratch that. I hate
taking any train except for the 1/2/3/a/b/c/d.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I do lots of things with my life. Rest assured, I have ambition and
goals and plans and forward momentum. Most days. Some days I hide
in my apartment and it is glorious. (Would be marginally more
glorious with someone hiding with me.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Throwing parties. Not getting lost. Planning appropriately.
Ordering from the menu. Picking up the phone. Making chocolate chip
cookies. Taking walks. Road trips.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Does anyone know this?
As crass as this is, my first guess is that people (men?) generally
notice my rack first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Thanks to my iPad, I'm usually with a few books wherever I go. This
week, it's a British murder mystery, a collection of short stories,
a couple of new cookbooks, and always, the New Yorker.
I'm bad a movies. I need to get better. I enjoy them, I do, I just
didn't grow up in a movie house (we stuck to musicals and cartoons
for a long time) and have embarrassing gaps in movie knowledge.
I love Girls, West Wing (the Newsroom is a medium substitute), the
Wire, New Girl, Barefoot Contessa. And many more. I'm good at
Music: lots. I can always listen to country, Florence & the
Machine, the pas de deux from the Nutcracker, and Cole Porter
I work, loosely speaking, in the food world. Food is both a
pleasure and my profession. However, I'm a surprisingly, well, not
picky, but particular. I have a lot of things I don't like, but if
asked, I forget what all of them are. I'm allergic to liver and
mango, and I think truffles (of the pig digging variety) are not
awesome. I am alone in this.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a good grocery store, advil, excellent sheets, ballet flats, my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the future. the upper west side. sex. what to do this weekend. what
to cook next. the right restaurant for the situation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I consider leaving the city, the biggest pull is toward the
south. I have not an ounce of southern in me, but after a lifelong
obsession with the food, writings, and music of that part of the
country, I find it a more appealing alternative than most
Oh, you want to go to New Orleans/Nashville/Savannah/Charleston for
a weekend? I'm in.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you're bright, driven, and like a girl who: is outwardly
conservative (but privately much less so), is always up for an
adventure, and usually has something to say.
and you appreciate a good staycation. hello, hotel rooms.
ultimately, all I want is someone kind, brilliant, and in
possession of a high sex drive who has ambition, and goals, and one
day wants an excellent family. apparently, that's a lot to ask. I
would love to be proved wrong.
SIDENOTE: I couldn't be less interested in being your mistress. so
if you're married and bored, please keep on clicking. and while I
fully respect all kinds of relationships (love is love) I'm not
interested in joining your already existing relationship, for
either the night or the duration.
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