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41 Chicago, IL Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 33–43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Jul 2
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and likes cats
My self-summary
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I used to think I wanted this very independent, creative and passionate life. I guess I still really want that but now I want those things tempered with love, stability and family. Most of my friends have moved away in recent years or keep themselves very busy with marriage and family. I'm trying to build some new friendships through volunteering and other ways of getting involved. I am finding this challenging, as I'm coming to realize I'm changing a lot.
What I’m doing with my life
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I manage a paper store. I don't know how to explain it other than to say it is a completely unique place that allows me to combine a bunch of things I'm good at with things I love. I get to teach, I get to craft, I get to manage people and I get to use my business acumen. I also do a fair amount freelance creative work, mostly bookbinding and calligraphy. I'm also working very hard on changing my body and that is a huge part of what i'm doing with my life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making things! I sew, I make books, I make cards, I knit, I cook. I have always felt I would have been very desirable and marketable in a different time...I have a friend who always says if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, she wants me on her team. I spent several years as a girl scout camp counselor so my ability to make just about anything pairs nicely with my better than average survival skills. I'm kindof old timey.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've got very curly hair, and I'm also short, and I'm overweight. My very curly hair is gray, and people comment on this a lot. Since initially joining this site, I've lost 80 pounds and so while I am overweight my body is going through some consistent and dramatic changes . I've become a little sensitive about men who indicate an interest in "fit" women but who mean "skinny." My gym routine is pretty intense and my fitness level is pretty intense as well. I'm an exceptional storyteller, and I have a lot of stories.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read all the time. Favorite writers include Proulx, Algren, Austen, Chabon. Anything about Abraham Lincoln. I read a lot of crap, too. My favorite tv show is The Celebrity Apprentice, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I listen to a lot of public radio. I also listen to a lot of music...American Music Club, Bruce Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem, Arcade Fire, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family. Books. Music. My hands. Hope. My trainer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Projects. Family. God. Being alone. My commute.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Likely home, making something.