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GummyOctopus

40 Washington, DC Woman

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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 35–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 5:32pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 3″ (1.60m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Politics / Government
Status
Single
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a warm, passionate & unconventional Chicago native who was friends with the punks, the nerds & the popular kids – same is true today.

I’m a political & news junkie, floor hockey & volleyball player. I enjoy the adrenaline rush from both the sport of politics (part of my job) & playing (not watching) sports.

I also go to a meditation / Buddhism class - a great way to decompress & escape. I see a lot of shows at the 9:30 Club and Black Cat and love dancing to old school hip-hop.

I travel yearly on my own, but make friends for life on every trip.

Looking for an open communicator, comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings since it's key to a happy, healthy relationship.

You're ready to settle down - only if things develop naturally over time of course.

You'd like to meet up in the real world, as real people - not just keep writing back & forth like avatars. ): The only way to know if there's a connection & chemistry is by meeting face-to-face, not by becoming pen-pals on the Internet!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Moved here 15 years ago for a career in progressive politics - currently trying to improve life for low-wage workers and immigrants (meaningful and exciting). I've been lucky at maintaining a good balance between work and play.

Hiking through new continents, trying new adventures: paragliding, zip lining upside down, skiing, hot air ballooning, snorkeling w/sharks and trapeze,
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Speaking candidly, making people laugh and eliciting personal information and secrets.

Most of my friends and colleagues would say there's never a dull moment I'm around.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes, my voice, that I'm disarming and that I look a decade younger.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Everything by Haruki Murakami, The Hours by Michael Cunningham, The World According to Garp and Widow for One Year by John Irving, The Road, by Cormack McCarthy, Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

Music: The Smiths, New Order, The Cure, The Clash, The Wild Swans, U2 (pre-'92), REM (pre-'96), Jane's Addiction, Gang Starr, Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Deerhunter, My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, new wave, shoe-gaze, dark wave, chill wave and industrial.

Movies: Donnie Darko, Heathers, Magnolia, Goodfellas; anything by Woody Allen, Monty Python, John Hughes, David Lynch, Scorcese, Coppoloa and Tarantino.

TV: Louie, Colbert Report, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Portlandia, Justified, Homeland, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, All in the Family, Twin Peaks, Vice, Comedy Central's Roasts, Chappelle's Show, Da Ali G Show, Inside Amy Schumer, The Bridge and True Detective.

Food: Marzipan, Paseo's Cuban sandwich (Seattle), bacon-wrapped blue cheese stuffed dates, steak, wasabi peas, salty carmel ice-cream, stuffed pizza (only in Chicago), layer cake and candy.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sirius satellite radio (music, comedy, news), candy, caffeine, physical / outdoor activity, good friends, the newspaper and dancing (perfectly comfortable being the only one on the dance floor, stone cold sober).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
All of the experiences that shaped who I am today, social justice, current events and politics until I reach a boiling point.

The duality of living between worlds - being a grown-up with my longtime/close friends who are married with kids while playing sports, seeing shows, etc. with my much younger and active friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to keep in touch with an eclectic collection of good friends. Other Friday nights I'm a guest on a radio talk show - talking politics with a former boss, or out watching friends do stand-up comedy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I know less about my own religion than people of other faiths (I'm Jewish by birth but agnostic in practice).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You'd like to meet in person, not write back-and forth like avatars (: The only way to know if there's a connection & chemistry is by meeting face-to-face, in real life.

You'd like to say something beyond "hi," "how are you," or "how's your weekend?"

You're looking for something more serious than playing the field.

You have an appreciation for the absurd, read the news and have an interest in current events.