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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 31–55
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 1:38am
Black, White
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.

Me: easy smiling, generally optimistic, part goof-ball, part intellectual, healthy and active, and I try to carry myself with some semblance of grace and good- humor.

Some of my favorite things: yoga/meditation, running, hiking & camping in some big beautiful place, writing, progressive/lefty politics, international travel, salsa dancing, abstract art with red in it, early morning on the beach, conversations that require vigorous smiling and hand gestures with the occasional snort-laugh, good food, red wine, sharing any of the above with my friends and/or family.

I was born & raised on the west side of Chicago, then lived in the SF Bay Area for a bunch of good years, and I spent a couple years in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer. I feel most at home in places and situations where diversity is the norm; where most people in the room have lived in another country, participated in different cultures or speaks other languages, and/or those who just appreciate being part of a global human society..
What I’m doing with my life
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In a nutshell, I'm interested in all things related to economic development and economic justice. I manage a program that helps youth and adults get training and careers/jobs in manufacturing as part of a broader community development program on the west side of Chicago. The kids drive me crazy but i love'em to death.. Some days are just pure heartbreak, some days exhilarating.. I love that this job has me in the mix with a dynamic cast of characters; teachers, manufacturers, community leaders, parents etc. My work keeps an eye on the international looking for examples of best practice, also involves some policy-related research, writing and working with others to start similar programs.

Other than that, just seeking that whole work-life-balance thing. I'm lucky i get to make a living doing something meaningful to me, but i'm trying to be more intentional on developing a fuller life beyond my day-job.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at things like doing what I say I'm going to do and being pragmatic (dudes love it when i'm pragmatic), waking up early, critical thinking, appearing confident even when i'm not, choosing my battles, spooning, swearing, singing while driving, flirting, using metaphors in conversation.. handy stuff like that..
The first things people usually notice about me
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The first thing? Not sure. People have said nice things about my various physical attributes, smile, hair, hazely eyes, etc.. who knows, i just hope its something that translates generally into being an attractive woman who seems to have her act together.. and that maybe I look hot in that pencil skirt...coz I like wearing pencil skirts..
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading material: I like sci-fi novels, fun reads! I also like non-fiction books that explore the universe, evolution, ecology or culture in some way, lefty political theory books, NYTimes, the Altlantic and Rolling Stone..

Movies/TV: I get a lot of drama in my work so I generally like my movies fun without a lot of emotional strife. Any movie with super-heroes, hobbits, mutants, spies, lightsabers, starships, Will Ferrell etc. in it, i'd probably like. I can't wait for the latest season of Dr. Who to come out on netflix in which I will watch it all in a blaze of one glorious weekend..

Music: I like a variety of music, but Radiohead will always be my favorite band of all time, Nina Simone.. well, Nina requires no further qualification. Listening to Samba/Afro-cuban music always puts me a in a good mood, and there are other genres that i only listen to on Sunday mornings. Generally speaking my musical tastes tend to rely on various musically savvy friends or family members who come through and expand my horizons from time to time..

Food: I'm omnivorous and i love food of all kinds.. except olives..bleh.. But I deeply appreciate a good eating experience and its my favorite way to spend time with loved ones.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my glasses
something to write with
the great outdoors
cardigan sweaters
french fries and/or ice cream
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
all the stuff above.. but french-fries more than i'd like to admit..
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
whatever it is, there is usually a glass of wine involved..
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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totally depends on how much I like you:)
You should message me if
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something you read above resonated with you.. not interested in dating for dating's sake, not much free time these days.. happy to make the time for someone I connect with.. Ah, that elusive mix of chemistry and emotional intelligence! so lets just meet and see what's there:)