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29 F New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 6:54pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Working on masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), German (Okay)

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My self-summary
Lifelong learner / forever student here, hailing from the northeasternmost state in the union...

I’m an idealist and hopeless romantic, covered in a picky and demanding shell. Woo me with words, win me with ideas! Do I like to be read to? Oh, OkCupid! If you tickle me, do I not laugh?

Like an anthropological geologist, I marvel at cultural gems – brilliant films, architectural baubles, merry festivals, bonmots, literary jewels. I take pleasure in the company of people who appreciate these things, too, but who do not succumb to reveling in juvenile social and internet memes such as the zombie apocalypse, bacon, Chuck Norris, and Rick-Rolling. Don’t get me wrong though; I take part in my fair share of frivolous activities. When Halloween rolls around, I’m usually the one running maniacally down the street, advancing the fine tradition of trick-or-treating amongst the adult demographics. I just love finding a sense of maturity in my box of good clean fun.

I believe in human rights for all; I am pro-choice, champion gay marriage (so proud of you, Maine!), and reject the notion of denying others rights just because they have chosen a different lifestyle than I. In general, I’m in favor of people living the lives they want, as long as no one is harmed. Note: I am not 420-friendly.

It inspires me to meet examples of people who dream big and live life on their own terms. There’s a great moment in the Tim Burton cult classic Pee-wee’s Big Adventure when the main character confronts a friend about the “big but” that is holding her back. Even though he is the quintessential man-child (I hear his whiny voice in my head, mocking me, “I know you are, but what am I?”), I think that Pee-wee’s “big but” advice is often relevant wisdom we all must come to terms with.

People fascinate me. I fancy the story of my life to be filled with scads of rich, engrossing characters. But what kind of people do I actively seek to weave into my personal narrative? I lean toward people with social skills who aren’t going to rely on me to be their interface with society. Friendly, positive folks who are comfortable conversing and learning make me feel welcome. Of course, a healthy sense of humor and a generous spirit always go a long way. I also relish learning about other cultures and countries.

I’m interested in corresponding with and getting to know people who have an excellent command of the English language. I really appreciate correct spelling and grammar and set high standards for native speakers. In order to make life easier, I have decided to eliminate messages with poor grammar and sloppy orthography. I foresee this saving us all a lot of frustration and misunderstanding. Perhaps you are wondering, “Why sweat the small stuff?” If this is the case, then it’s unlikely that we see eye to eye. From my point of view, if you are not clear on the differences between “you’re” and “your,” then how can I be certain of a mutual understanding on larger concepts? You don’t have to know how to diagram sentences (I do!), but you should be aware of the use of language, the power and allure of words, and the way grammar helps to structure and bring meaning to what we say.
I’m really good at
starting over; being affectionate; penning love letters; playing badminton and hide n' seek; editing; learning and applying grammar; caring for dogs; reciprocating.
The first things people usually notice about me
My head is free of cutaneous horns? And that I'm new to the city?

Oh... I bear a resemblance to a young Meryl Streep.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
education; psychology; music; stories; sociology; personal development; foreign countries and cultures; holidays and festivals; civil & human rights; movies, especially foreign films; language; EFL/ESL; (nontraditional) history; health; games; design and fashion; volunteering; massage; dogs; apiculture; vegetarianism; folklore and folk art; art and architecture

Enjoyable Television For Me
Adventure Time; Louie; The Twilight Zone; Alfred Hitchcock Presents; shows about foreign countries & cultures; Planet Earth; Good Eats; Simon Schama's Power of Art

Some Movies I Liked
Mar Adentro; Krull; White Nights; Labyrinth; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Gattaca; The Truman Show; The Witches of Eastwick; Goodfellas; The 5th Element; Pee-wee's Big Adventure; The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951); Gegen die Wand; No Country For Old Men; It's a Wonderful Life; A Bronx Tale; Im Juli; The Piano; Swingers; Timer; Mary and Max

And Books, Too
Brave New World; Frankenstein; Lies My Teacher Told Me; The Middle of Everywhere; Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World; Why Aren't Jewish Women Circumcised?: Gender and Covenant in Judaism; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Partial Justice: Federal Indian Law in a Liberal Constitutional System; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; The Mists of Avalon
The six things I could never do without
the sun
human connection
nail clippers and floss
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a late bloomer and sometimes have a temper.

Due to my upbringing, I have a very difficult time discerning whether someone is attracted to and romantically interested in me.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 25–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
you've actually read my profile, you understand emotional accountability, and one or more of the following:

• You're annually possessed by the holiday spirit and see no need for an exorcist;
• You want to teach me new skills or learn new skills together;
• Health is important to you, but you're not into fat-shaming;
• You feel you must share a piece of music, a story, or work of art that has moved you;
• You have a tremendous capacity for cuddling