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29 F Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 3:39pm
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hi! I'm Shawn. Not Shawna. No, Shawn is not short for anything. Having a unique name kind of set me up from the get-go to be a stand-out type of person. Different in a good way.

When I used to work in magazine publishing, one of my editors told me one of my best qualities is my insatiable curiosity. Admittedly, it's hard for me not to learn as much as I can about something I'm interested in.

I like to be outside. Backpacking, camping, hikes, etc. I did a 35-mile leg of the Wonderland Trail (Mowich Lake to Longmire) in August which was really... well, wonderful. This year: The Enchantments. A buddy won the permit lottery, and off we go!

I don't ever want to regret that I wasted my time while the sun was out. Or even if it wasn't. That being said, lazy Sundays inside to recharge before the work week are also often needed.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an editor working in clinical research. It's a long story.

From a book I recently finished: "We are nothing but our stories. Forget the blood and bones and genes and cells. They're not what we are. We are, rather, our stories. We are an accumulation of experiences that we have fashioned into our own grand, sweeping narrative."

I like that sentiment for a number of reasons but mostly it's a reminder to take chances, jump into uncomfortable situations, have an adventure and say "yes." I only ever regret the opportunities I didn't take and I'm at a point in my life where I really thrive on experiencing new things.

I'm doing my job the best way I know how, I'm there for my friends and family, and I try to be the best auntie/sister/daughter I can be. I have a big heart and spend a good amount of energy letting the people I love know I love them.

I play a lot of soccer (co-ed recreational, indoor and outdoor). I'm on two teams officially and often sub for co-ed teams that need women. Edit: Make that 3 teams officially. I think I have a problem.

Trips! Traveling! Etc., Etc.
I’m really good at
Making English muffin pizzas and microwaving hot chocolate.

Guessing what song/artist is on the classic rock radio within the first few bars of a song.

Being reliable and dependable. Being self-sufficient.

Cooking! I love trying out new recipes and in a classically Italian way, seek approval by feeding people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have obnoxiously long hair and a "distinguished" nose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I tend to like non-fiction and memoirs... For some reason it's hard for me to get into fiction. I lean toward things like David Sedaris and other upbeat, funny writing normally. I read complicated things all day at work so when it comes to reading for pleasure I want something fun.

Movies: My favs include The Big Lebowski (and all the Cohen Brothers movies for that matter), Young Frankenstein. Wes Anderson movies. The Departed. Tarantino films. High Fidelity.

Shows: My new favorite shows are Broad City and @Midnight (both on Comedy Central). Freaks and Geeks... if you haven't seen Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, go watch it. It's brilliant.

Going to see live music is one of my favorite things to do. I get giddy each time I buy tickets to go see one of my favorite bands play. I would love to meet someone who could be the guy who uses my other ticket. I like lots of cool mellow folky stuff, fun dirty rock stuff, alt country stuff... But my default radio station in my car is the classic rock station. If you haven't heard Shakey Graves yet, please seek it out. I moved to Ballard partially because I was spending so much time at the Tractor on my weekends and now I can just walk there. Something I have learned from going to see people play: Always be there for the opener. You might find some of your favorite music that way.

Food: Sushi, Italian, breakfast food (I love brunch). I also really enjoy craft beer (IPA girl over here). Trips out of town often involve tasters at local breweries.
The six things I could never do without
My family which to me also includes my cat Lily
Doing things that make me feel productive
Hanging out with the friends who make me laugh until my face hurts
Being able to take time outside to hike/camp
My 7" Santoku
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?

My balcony garden. What's popping, what's ripening, what needs water, what can I put in that pot? Admittedly when I come home from work now my favorite thing to do is check for tomato fruit.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out somewhere watching some band or packing for a weekend trip. Or I could be making myself a nice meal and relaxing after a long week. I prefer to have something to do on Fridays rather than staying home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Drinking gin makes me punchy.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 27–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
To quote Langhorne Slim, "So much of life seems spent wasting time. I won't waste yours if you don't waste mine."

You know who you are, you have ambition (this can mean in your job, your travels, your art, your intellectual pursuits), and you're looking for a partner to enjoy life with. In particular, with the nice weather finally being here, message me if you're the type of person who loves to quickly pack a bag and hit the road for a weekend somewhere fun.

Speaking of: I'm looking for a buddy for the Timber Music Festival a couple of weekends from now. If that sounds like fun to you maybe we can make an adventure out of it.