Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*Happier in a good relationship than single. Happier single than in
a meh relationship. Looking to find something special. Not looking
I've been in the DC area for about three and a half years now, but
I still feel like a newbie. Prior to moving here, I bounced around
every 3-4 years: Los Angeles, the Boston area, the SF Bay area, and
I'm an unabashed progressive of the early 20th century
evidence-based institutional reform type. Policy work has been
important to me for many years. But, I'm not militant about it. It
is important to me that I date somebody who cares about the world
around her, but as long as she can defend her beliefs, they do not
need to be the same as mine.
I'm not easy to put in a box. I love learning and engaging
intellectually with people and ideas, so I consider myself a bit of
a nerd. Yet, I'm also down for watching baseball or college
football, or going kayaking or hiking.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an attorney who is (shockingly) loving my profession. The hours
are variable, but pretty reasonable--the type of situation where I
can make sure I'm free if there is a reason to be. My practice has
an industry focus on consumer finance, but spans a range of legal
work within that, including litigation, enforcement, regulatory
compliance, and policy. It is interesting and intellectually
engaging--just about all I could ask.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not to sound too cocky, but a bunch of things. This really should
be everybody's answer, because it is always true if you think long
That said, I'm going to choose--being a counselor, of sorts, to my
friends. I'm always willing to listen and offer advice, sympathy,
consolation, etc., as needed.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my height--hard not to notice, I suppose. Maybe, the fact
that I laugh a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Anything by Vonnegut, also anything about economic policy
and/or theory (Nerd!...in a positive way, I swear)
Movies: Dr. Strangelove, High Fidelity, Pan's Labyrinth
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Scrubs
Music: The Shins, Santana, Franz Ferdinand, Simon and Garfunkel (a
strange, strange mix... I know).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
It occurs to me that this cannot be filled out honestly without
some degree of cliche, so:
1) My supportive family (most of whom are not actually related to
me, more on that later)
2) Intellectual engagement
3) A cause/something to feel good about completing
4) A degree of uncertainty about my life/an unfinished
5) Something to sing about, or at least dance about
6) Good coffee (my only real addiction)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Fiscal policy and financial industry regulation, travel, and
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depending on whether it was a particularly stressful day at work,
either out with friends (usually in Dupont or Chinatown) or at home
finding a way to wind down.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Yeah... you're going to have to get to know me for this one.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are a cute nerd (at least at heart) and you don't think that's
a bad thing.
You are looking for a relationship that could last, but you are not
going to force something to work just because "you have to be with
You are going to say more than "hi." (Note: "Hey" is not more than
"hi" simply because it has more letters.)
Who are you looking for?
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