Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in Philadelphia and returned after attending undergrad
and graduate school at a small liberal arts school outside of NYC.
I think Philly is the best of city and small town living combined
into one. I am not an avid sports fan but I always love to support
the hometown teams, and can turn into a typical Philly Fan very
quickly. I am passionate about my work directing and producing
children's theatre. The relationships I forge with my
actors/students is rewarding and fulfilling--I am looking for
someone who would value and respect this and wants to be included
to some degree in this meaningful part of my life.
I love interesting and adventurous travel—especially involving
water sports, camping, and places I’ve never seen before--though I
don’t often have the opportunity. I like to travel with friends and
plan on continuing to do so, but I’d love to meet someone who wants
to explore the world with me.
I adore: Going to the movies (especially the Ritz). Wearing black.
Quoting movies. Being silly (but only if I am comfortable). My
theatre students. Scarves. Reality TV that revolves around art,
fashion, kids, and cooking (and, apparently, you can add online
dating to this list--catfish is my new favorite reality show).
Travel. Board and card games. Kids, their amazing ideas, and their
perspective on life. Dancing (especially ballet). The idea of
cooking. My sleepover camp (I try to visit at least once a year).
Some random (but important) facts: I’m scared of heights. In high
school I worked at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf—as a result
I sometimes sign what I am saying or reading without noticing that
I am doing so. I have an interesting, loving, and supportive
family, but I have also created my own family of friends—and I
couldn’t imagine life without them. I strive for a healthier
lifestyle. Sometimes, I talk to myself—probably because I am an
My friends would say that I am loyal, kind-hearted, warm, generous,
passionate, and loving. I would say that I am hard-working, loyal,
sensitive, passionate, smart, and motivated.
(And, yes, I do know that ‘little’ is spelled with two ‘T’s. Silly
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in children’s theatre as the company manager of a youth and
teen theatre company. In addition to the administrative duties that
go along with that, I direct, design, choreograph, and teach for
the company as well as several schools in the Philadelphia
If you know anything about the theatre world, you know it’s not
easy to make a living that way so I supplement the work that I love
with work that I like as one of the assistant managers for a
private Philadelphia swim club. I also lifeguard and teach swimming
on the side.
As you can guess, I work a lot because it’s important to me to be
able to do what I love. For now, this is the way to achieve that. I
hope to be able to go back to graduate school for costume design so
that I can ultimately focus my work entirely in the theatre.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Working with children/teenagers. Time management. Details.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My blue eyes. My hair. That I’m singing and I don’t realize it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
These lists could be endless, so I’ll pick some of my current
favorites (in no particular order) from each.
The Red Tent. Gone With The Wind. David Sedaris. The Hobbit. Roald
Dahl. Amy Tan. Eloise. Shakespeare. Nancy Drew. Augusten Burroughs.
Little Miss Sunshine. The Usual Suspects. Labyrinth. Dazed and
Confused. Clueless. The Breakfast Club. My Cousin Vinny. Baz
Luhrman. The Italian Job. Clue.
Shows (musical theatre):
Chaplin. Wicked. Rent. Cabaret. Chicago.
Project Runway. My So-Called Life. Weeds. The United States of
Tara. The Wonder Years. The Food Network. Jeopardy. Homeland.
Girls. Breaking Bad.
The Beatles. Paul Simon. Sublime. They Might Be Giants. Musical
Theatre. Mixtapes/cds. Adele. The Roots. Classic Rock.
Cheese (specifically mac & cheese). French Fries. Broccoli.
Kale & fruit smoothies. Hoagies. Mexican. Indian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
3. singing in the shower
4. mexican food
5. some sort of beverage--preferably water, tea, diet coke, or
6. my sewing machine
(In choosing these I am acting upon the assumption that people
cannot live a fulfilling life without family/friends, air, and
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My (theatre) students. How to live my life to the fullest and avoid
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually catching up on sleep, tv, and “me” time. I don’t work a
typical 9-5er—I teach most Saturday mornings so staying out late on
Fridays is not always a great option for me. My favorite nights out
involve good food, good beer, and an activity.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was in a very long off and on relationship that started in high
school. It ended almost two years ago, and I had been reluctant to
try online dating, but I’m ready now.
I find Jersey Shore hilarious.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You actually read my profile (which I suppose is pointless to write
as if you didn't, you probably wouldn't have read this
You want to meet a warm, genuine person.
You think all people should be afforded the rights granted "men" in
You don't (over)use text lingo.
You like bowling, beer, and Indian food.
Most importantly--I'm looking for someone that matches or surpasses
me intellectually. If you haven't graduated college for no good
reason then I'm probably not interested. I'm not a snob and I
realize college isn't for everyone--everyone has their own path and
I'm interested in more than the mainstream road. Don't
misunderstand me--there are many good reasons not to go to
college--money, non-colegiate opportunities, volunteering, the
arts--but if you didn't go to college because you were too busy
playing video games and you don't have plans to change that, or you
don't value education as a concept then we're not a match.
Likewise, if you can't be bothered to type out a full word out and
feel that as an adult it is acceptable on a dating site to replace
words with letters we are not likely going to hit it off--first
impressions, people. Save that for texting your friends.
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