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26 F Streamwood, IL

I’m looking for

  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Oct 17
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
A little extra
Leo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Italian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The name is Ashley; I suppose I would describe myself as imaginative, genuine, and animated.

Warning: I am awful when it comes to typos. So...there is that hurdle you may need to climb. lol
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have my masters degree in art therapy and counselling. Yes, I am a therapist. I am currently working as a therapist at a residential home for adolescent females with mental illness and intellectual developmental disabilities. The work can be hard, but I'm really proud of the work I do. It makes me feel fulfilled, doing something positive with my life, and helping others. I've work in the mental health field for the last 4 years in one capacity or another.

I like to think of myself as an active artist; though sometimes the stress of my job can keep me from completing art. I got my BA in photograph and graphic design, but lately have been doing more process mixed media art work.

I recently purchased my first home. So, I'm new to the streamwood area and just trying to get settled in there.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am good at expressing myself through art. I used to make a lot more studio/photo based work. But, more recently my art has been mixed media, and I'm really enjoying experimenting.

Being quirky...I don't know if that is a strength because it can be a weakness at times as well. I love my quirkiness though; it allows me to overcome high stress work situations, morph into my Rene Faire persona, and make light of situations to ease others. Sometimes I forget the setting I'm in thought and made goofy voices or animated expressions... :/

I am a highly empathetic person, one of the main reasons I went into counseling. I am able to really feel things for others. Which, is a blessing and a curse. I can, at times, take on too much for my clients (or friends)...but that I also what makes me work well with children and individuals who can't identify their feelings.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Physically: Men usually comment on my lips first. Other woman often comment
about my cheek bones.
I often receive comments on my cheeks being red, but I hate this. I
tend to blush a lot and it bugs me.

Personally: that I appear sensitive. I used to take that is a really negative way when people called me sensitive; but as I've gotten older and developed my career I realize the my ability to feel deeply for others, and for circumstances is a gift not all people have.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Top bands: AFI, Schoolyard Heroes, Florence and the Machine, Blue October, a perfect circle, Panic at the Disco,
I like a lot of different types of music, and this is just a very small snapshot of what I listen to. I like frock, alternative, pop, dance, rap, hip-hop, folk, bluegrass...lots of good stuffs.

I love horror and comedies. Some of my favs are: clue, 28 Days Later, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Insidious, Insidious Chapter 2, Disney Movies,

Tv : Breaking Bad, Dexter, Criminal Minds, CSI, Bones, Bob's Burgers,

Food: Hmmmm...I'm really into Asian food. Really like Chinese,
Japanese, Thai and Mongolian food.

Books: The author John Green, some graphic novels, Maus (I and II),
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) The ideals and convictions I hold on how to be a positive person.
2) Expressive resources (art/ rene fair/ etc)
3) My Family (many are non biological. Good family friends)
4) Affection...Hugs...Kisses (giving and getting)
5) Phone (how pathetic, but true)
6) Laughs over silly things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Stupid stuff...I get really bad anxiety sometimes...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends on the Friday.

I often spend Friday as a night to stay in, relax, and reenergize.

During Renaissance Faire season I am probably prepping my costume and such for the next morning. I know it sounds silly to a lot of people, but with such a high stress job and having to be a vessel for others to empty their problems and traumas into I need somewhere to be goofy, and pretend to be someone (or something) else for a little bit. There, I can escape the stress of real world for a little bit.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am hesitant to come back onto this site. I was on it for a long time and over the last year have not been very active in using this profile. I am currently debating if it is worth doing it again.

I have a pet rat names Reid. He is named after the character Dr. Reid from Criminal Minds. He's my special little guy.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
A friend once told me that you need to be compatible with your
partner in different ways: Emotionally, intellectually, and intimately. I'm still in search of someone who is a great fit for me.
I'm genuine and want someone who is the same. I'm looking for
something to come naturally, start up a bit casual and progress
from there. I'm just looking for someone I have that really great
chemistry with; I don't want things to feel forced.

I suppose if you are looking for the same thing...that would be a
good place to start.