Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a positive, strong person who likes to hang out with my family
and friends, but can take on the world (or a major corporation,
city council, etc... ), if necessary. I'm a very loyal friend, and
straight forward (but still kind and loving). Every once in a
while, I'll say something funny, and certainly enjoy being around
others with a smart wit. My career background is in media and
international public relations.
I approach everything as friendship, and if it turns into more,
then cool. But admittedly... I've found the latter to be a pretty
rare occurrence. I click best with people who are intelligent, open
minded, active while being a good sport, make me laugh when I least
expect it, willing to tell me embarrassing stories from their
childhood, and like to learn constantly (not necessarily
academically, but just life in general). I also like to cuddle and
tend to be huggy with my good friends. My favorite sounds are
thunderstorms, waves crashing on the rocky shore of Bois Blanc
Island, and my children laughing uncontrollably.
I'm now branching out my life in more than one direction and loving
it. I've never been very athletic (although I sometimes surprise
myself), but I do like staying in shape though team sports. In
yoga, I achieved a full wheel, just days before my 40th! I love to
try new things - whether it's a food or an experience. So far, I've
found few rushes that can top jumping out of an airplane solo at
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm expanding my consulting/freelancing in PR and media. I'm also
working on a startup with a couple of partners. I have a massive
social network that also includes work contacts. I've played
kickball, flag football, bowling, and dodgeball. :) Unfortunately,
I popped my knee out of socket playing a double-header of
dodgeball, which has ended my club sports for now.
I love new places and historic spots, but find myself in Chicago at
least every other month for one reason or another. I love that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, editing, working with the media, handling my money,
inquisitiveness, listening, diving into new things to learn about
them, finding the good in about any situation, spatial reasoning,
using common sense, projecting my voice, hugs, building a huge
campfire with one match, a full wheel in yoga, and wearing many
hats for the different aspects of my life.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My upbeat nature, naturally curly hair, smile, firm handshake, lack
of shyness, generous hugs, borderline humor, intelligence, that I
love meeting new people, and that I'm easy to talk to. A good guy
friend described me as "intense," and the perfect combination of
Ginger and Mary Ann. ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I gravitate toward books based in history, human nature and
psychology, and the classics. I also try to get to whatever my kids
are reading, which is hard to keep up with. I usually listen to
them on CD due to lack of time to actually sit down to read. I'm
considering writing my own book based on life experience. People
keep telling me I should.
Movies: I like about anything except slasher or horror.
Music: I'm an 80s girl, grew up in it and still love the music, but
can also appreciate many different types (but no headbanger). I'm
getting a new appreciation for country after listening to a
friend's CD. Most of the time, my radio is on talk or public
Food: I love to try new things (Bulgogi is a favorite), but can
also enjoy the classic comfort foods of meat and potatoes. I love
milk and drink a ton of it. After years of working and traveling
with Asian journalists and government officials, I perfected my
chopsticks technique under their watchful eyes. I recently tried
eel and thought it was fantastic. I'll basically try anything that
isn't looking back at me. I hope to get there someday, but not
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My loved ones
2. Exploring the world around me (I've done 83 of the things on
this list and still counting!
but only 23 of these.... I need to get out more. ;)
3. Staying active
4. Budgeting (it just helps maximize my money) and bargain
5. Hugs and cuddling
6. Socializing. Smart conversations entwined with smart wit
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to ramp up my freelance business. The best way to raise my
children and the next steps in my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If my kids are with me, I hang out with them, often having a movie
night and popcorn at home. If I'm on my own, I'm almost always with
friends. I attend various events around the city where I can get
dressed up (although those are often Thursdays). I sometimes go out
with friends just to laugh and have a drink, play pool, do
something more laid back, or maybe go dancing. I have a big network
of friends who tend to plan random things to do together, and just
enjoy seeing whoever can make it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I acted like a complete goofball in the Grand Rapids LipDub video
that went viral on the Internet. Just look for the cheerleader
about 20 seconds in. Keep in mind that this was shot about five
hours after we started. Don't judge me. ;-) haha
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're smart, educated beyond high school (so far everyone I click
with has a Bachelor's at minimum), have a direction in life,
open-minded, enjoy talking about the world, open and honest
communicator, a varied sense of humor, and live a healthy, active
life. If you are wise with your money, that's a major bonus.
Also, you must be very open minded to other cultures and people
different from yourself. You need to be comfortable with people who
are homosexual. The father of my children is gay, and we work
closely as parents.
I have had many kind people contact me on this site, which is
flattering, and have even met a couple of good friends. Please feel
okay to send me a note, but also understand if we don't seem to be
a match. The last thing I want to do is hurt anyone's feelings, but
as much as I wish I had the time to get to know everyone who wanted
to chat, I simply don't. Thanks for understanding.
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