Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My most vivid memories as a child are very basic- sitting atop
bluffs amazed by the waves crashing below; picking apricots at an
apricot farm and having the sticky fragrant pulp drip down my chin
as the fruit entered my mouth; doing backdives off the side of the
swimming pool. I enjoy trying out new recipes and making up my
I am looking for someone who is sweet, considerate, and has a basic
sense of compassion and thinks that that's important to focus on.
There's too much that needs to be done to improve our society to
waste time on rudeness. Priorities.
While I have had (more than one) career of my own, I also don't
mind a man who can work with traditional gender structures. So men,
if you're say looking for that super independent woman who has an
entire life of her own, you might want to look elsewhere. What I
don't actually get is how a super independent woman with her own
life and friends and activities would 1) even need/want a man 2) be
able to fit one in and 3) be on okcupid looking for a man ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
For seven years, I was a research scientist at work, but I've
wrapped that up for now, and am ready to move on to my next big
career adventure. Before that, I made my living as a professional
musician. I love reading and studying language in my spare time-
French, Spanish, Asian languages. Ultimately, along with
continually learning, the most important thing and goal for me is
to- through self-expression and listening, connect with other
people. Oh, and to always dine well whether it be cooked at home or
out, preferably with fresh and locally grown ingredients.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
the piano (in the past), writing (when the occasion calls for it),
making special dishes, analyzing things :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A) no one favorite- but I love the classics of western lit
(fitzgerald, faulkner, hemingway, steinbeck), contemporary authors
(Amis, Bolano, Murakami, Bryson). I love social science and history
books, as well as more popular science books (mind wide open,
proust was a neuroscientist, books by Bill Bryson, etc.).
B) 12 Monkeys, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Lawrence of
Arabia, East of Eden, Last King of Scotland, Lives of Others,
Science of Sleep, 2 Days in Paris, list goes on and on
C) Curb Your Enthusiasm, Downton Abbey, Portlandia, No
Reservations, House, now, Naked and Afraid!
D) everything from Robin Thicke to James Blake to Tchaikovsky to
world music to all kinds of electronic music. I like very many
kinds of music- my pandora list is too long.
E) anything using fresh and local ingredients
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
English language, hot showers, internet, creative compassionate
friends, good sleep cycles, good eats and drinks (not in any
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
spending time with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was raised in a secular humanist environment (aka. no church),
but I am theist as far as I can remember like age 5. also very
interested in and open to buddhism. the buddha seemed like a pretty
amazing guy. :) that is what my 'other' translates to under
If I meet the right person to do it with, (and he wants to of
course), I am open to adoption from another country or even
You should message me if
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you think we could have some meaningful connection whether it be as
teacher, student, soulmate, or friend. :)
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