31 Elmwood Park, IL
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My self-summary
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I take pride in the fact that I have unintentionally lived in the home towns of some of my favorite NPR shows (Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me).
I'm here mostly because I am keeping myself open to the possibility of love (in either the form of friendship or romance), even though I find it difficult to connect with someone online. Chemistry can only really be experienced in person.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently enjoying my well earned summer break. Otherwise working in the city near Logan Square. I teach visual art at an elementary school. I currently live in Elmwood Park but will move into the city this summer.
I’m really good at
Finding the good in people and situations. Conversing at length about random philosophical stuff. Unconsciously giggling to myself at inappropriate times when I remember something funny.
The first things people usually notice about me
Someone told me once that it looks like I know what I am doing all the time; do not be fooled by this...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Podcasts: Welcome to Night Vale, The Nerdist, This American Life
Books: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, Maniac Magee, The Giver
Shows: Sense8 and Daredevil are my current favorites. Buffy, Doctor Who (pre-Moffat era), House, New Girl, Firefly, Colbert Report, Lost, Downton Abby, Supernatural.
Music: Haim, Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Santigold, Frank Sinatra, Lady Gaga, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Food: Anything with lots of flavor, nothing boring or safe except for my Mother's pasta, although that isn't boring, just comforting. I consider myself to be a foodie. I think most of my spare cash goes towards dining, travel and art supplies. I try to eat healthy and keep away from processed foods.
The six things I could never do without
my siblings
my body/health
new experiences
walking around outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The intersections between art and psychology and just visual culture in general.
My friends, family and loved ones.
Politics, playing devil's advocate.
Color - How beautiful, intriguing, fleeting and relative color is, and the science behind it. Because color is just a wave of light and light is universally fascinating.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a good movie with a glass of wine.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It might take me a while to warm up to somebody new, but once I do I am fiercely loyal.
You should message me if
You have managed to read my entire profile and have a filled out profile of your own for me to read.

I am looking for someone who is a friend first, someone I can trust, respect and adore.

The asexual/demisexual thing is for real. I enjoyed sex with one long term partner, but we were connected intimately emotionally and I consider that circumstance to be the exception to the rule, not the norm. Even in that relationship, I still desired sex less than my partner did. I could easily live without sex for the rest of my life and be perfectly content. Do I experience emotional, sensual, aesthetic attraction? yes! and enthusiastically! But if you are expecting someone who will regularly initiate sex then I'm not the right person. If you are hoping for a deep emotional connection and down the road someone who will occasionally enjoy connecting sexually, then I'm your girl. I've never been in an open or poly relationship, but may consider it with the right people (a.k.a. people who are interested in it for emotional reasons, NOT sexual ones. I'm not interested in threesomes) I will only read messages that address me by my first name, Anna, so I know that you have read this paragraph. All others will be deleted. Sorry if you are an amazing cool person and read this paragraph without thinking twice about reading it before messaging me. You are wonderful. I hope you are blessed with the best parking spots and/or public transportation that always arrives on time. :)