Find better matches with our advanced
matching system

—% Match
—% Enemy


38 Phoenix, AZ Woman


Similar users

I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 38-43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Online now!
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 8" (1.73m)
Body Type
Christianity but it’s not important
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
English (Fluently), French (Somewhat), German (Somewhat), Russian (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am pleased as punch to have wrapped up my extensive job search. I work in a local architecture firm, doing what I love to do.

I recently completed a long and difficult architecture graduate program. I finally got there after significant amounts of hard work.

Overall I am a low-key person. Like a hobbit, I like places that are quiet, dark, and cool.

I tend to be low key most weekends. Grad school was pretty intense, so I like to chill out a lot. I do get out and hike at least every few weeks, but not every weekend.

I love to hike, ski, go for bike rides, walk, and hang out in Somerville and Cambridge when I am able. I train 5-7 days a week on cardio equipment. I am a weekend warrior with a list of sports injuries. One is chronic but under control. I learned the hard way that I have to do strength training during the week and on weekends when I'm home. High humidity times of year are my least favorite. Sitting still for long periods of time gets old, so I'm glad to be done with the 165-page Thesis and two 100+ page graduate portfolios.

I listen to the BBC and NPR almost every weekday.

I love the dry articles they required us to read in graduate school, like the ones on the De Stijl manifesto, the Constructivists, Patrick Schumacher, and parametricism. I'm not always serious and certainly like to laugh, and find many things to laugh at and people with whom I can laugh. I was a serious student. I like getting away from Boston periodically but like what it has to offer as well. I'm a hiker girl. I can't hike every weekend, but make a point to go on a consistent basis. I eat meat, but I avoid gas station hot dogs like the plague. I eat vegetarian meals at times, and like vegan salads because of the low cholesterol. I avoid gamey meats in general. I recycle as much as I can, but the environment is not my religion.

I think that my long years in architecture school and in design competitions have made me tomboyish. I know how to vertically use an ice axe, crampons, & plastic mountaineering boots with a fixed rope. I love craft beer. Society certainly has all kinds of expectations for people. It's fun to challenge those expectations. I'm not one to keep up with the Joneses. I ignore societal pressures as much as I can. Fashion can be cool, but fashionista is not.

Activities that I like:

-Hiking, hiking, hiking
-reading magazines
-books (I'm reading The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho)
-live music in small venues
-concerts (anything)
-spa outings when possible
-backpacking in California
-going up north for a weekend to ski and swim in outdoor heated pool when possible, sleep in and relax.
-board games, watch movies in theatre and on video
-ethnic food outings.
-biking to work (30 mi rdtrp.)
-swim in local ponds and lakes, the beach.

I go on a weeklong backpacking trip in California annually, carrying a 40 pound backpack with a large group, stoves, bear cans, and all else. Totally roughing it but I go with groups. I know it's not for everyone, but doing it for 5-7 days is ok. I would go backpacking more often if I could. It makes me appreciate modern amenities. I have seen and heard bears in California, and heard them in NH. I know where to find amazing boreal forest blueberries. I have no fear of breaking a nail, because mine are short anyway.

I grew up close to the Mason-Dixon line, but am absolutely culturally a Northerner.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Recovering from completing a long and difficult architecture graduate program, and carrying on with my life. I loved it. It was much better than Cats. I'm going to do it again and again....
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Going against the grain and beating the odds.

Dodging bullets.

I'm good at drawing, painting, and making diagrams, anything creative.

Laughing about Yanni Live at the Acropolis, Ben Stiller's Blue Steel look, or cheesy board games.

Playing Candyland with my niece. :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My shyness and introverted demeanor at first.

Don't be fooled! I know the score. Bigtime. Many young American women are just too loud, inflated, and primarily interested in the social status that a relationship brings. I am atypical in this regard.

Hipsters are puzzled by me, and that's just fine. I think it's because I identify more with the hippie generation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, anything by the Brontes, Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire, Alcools by Guillaume Apollonaire
French Symbolist poetry
-Books with pictures are good. Too many words are just too many words.
Movies: Lord of the Rings (All)
Music: electronica, classical, Chemical Brothers, Propellerheads, the Prodigy, Bach Cello Suites, anything eclectic, Led Zeppelin, CCR, James Brown, Beastie Boys, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, New Order, Joy Division, Sex Pistols, Green Day, Black Sabbath, the Doors, alternative in general
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Men (one is enough), coffee, fresh salads, my hairdryer, my hiking boots, my skis, something to draw or write with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Sam Eagle from the Muppet Show. He is just hilarious. And also Janis and Zoot.

Impersonating people who deserve to be impersonated.

Equality and workplace fairness issues.

Inappropriate jokes that I can't tell at work. :-)

Dreaming of my next vacation.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Professional development or chilling out, or driving up north, or socializing.

Recovering from a long and difficult architecture graduate program.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I laugh at my own jokes all the time. Political correctness can be eschewed. There was a Scotsman, an Irishman, and an Italian....
I'm not all slapstick, though. I often wait for the perfect moment to make a joke with a straight face. People sometimes miss them!

Oh and my mother was a French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet.

Entertainment Tonight is my favorite show. Inside Edition, Extra or E! are good, too.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-You like to be outside in the winter or outside in general.
-Overall, I'd say it's better to meet online people sooner rather than later.
-You want a meaningful relationship.
-You believe in flower power.
-You would like to hear my bad jokes. I have a new joke about the Pope's recent US visit.