Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a native Chicagoan who has lived away since high school and
returned recently several years ago for work. I work in education
alternatively love it and hate it, which seems pretty normal for
the profession. For the past couple of years my job has been pretty
all-consuming and I haven't had much time for dating, but I just
changed to a new role in November and am looking forward to having
a bit more time. I've also grown a lot in the last couple of years
and am now ready for someone that could be a life partner.
My friends would say that I'm kind, honest, loyal, occasionally
hard-headed and far too amused by puns for their liking. I used to
be a night owl, but since living and teaching in Namibia, I've
converted to being an early bird. I love to be up and running or
biking at daybreak, and this summer ran my first triathlon!
I have a wide array of interests -- reading, movies, theatre,
running, looking at real estate on Zillow, travel, hiking,
occasionally flying to Wisconsin for brunch.
What I’m doing with my life
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Fighting the good fight so that disadvantaged kids can get the same
opportunities as everyone else.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Excel. It's sad, but true. I teach everyone I work with Excel
The first things people usually notice about me
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Despite years of negative reinforcement, I still can't help
dropping puns into the conversation at inconvenient times.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like to read, and usually have a couple of books going at any one
time, one nonfiction and one fiction. I tend to like nonfiction
history, sociology, economics, etc such as Guns, Germs and Steel or
Freakonomics. For fiction, I like the occasional trashy thriller
(Richard North Patterson), contemporary novels (Tom Perotta,
Jeffrey Eugenides), and fantasy (Harry Potter). UPDATE: Currently I
just finished "Why Teach?" by Mark Edmunson, a wonderfully written
collection of essays about what we should get out of college.
TV watching is very sporadic, and usually several seasons behind
the times on Netflix. I'm currently watching the third season of
Battle Star Galactica, and am surprised that I like it so
I am most definitely not a foodie, though I love good ethnic food.
If you like going to Devon for Indian, Broadway for Ethiopian,
Argyle for Vietnamese sounds like fun, so do I. I also like a
burger and tots at my local pub...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Reese's peanut butter cups.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to create better balance between work and the rest of
Will I buy a condo in Chicago? Will I stay in Chicago?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes, recovering from a long week at work with a beer and a
movie at home. Other times, hanging out with friends for a few
drinks after work, seeing a movie, or occasionally heading to a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have occasionally spent several hours Saturday morning watching
Netflix on my cellphone in bed because I'm too lazy to move to the
You should message me if
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Olive Garden is not your idea of ethnic food.
You always have an answer to the question, "So what are you reading
You have tips on good places to hike in the area.
The idea of leaving Chicago at some point in the future doesn't
freak you out.
You're open to the idea of having a family someday.
Bonus points if you're a do-gooder.
You want to talk and find out more...that's why we're here, isn't
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