Grew up in SoCal, lived in NYC for 8 years and moved to Chicago in August 2012 (boy does time fly).
I'm a sweet, sassy, sexy, intelligent, funny, energetic, thoughtful, strong, determined and genuine woman (phew, that was a lot of adjectives). I'm here to meet someone who I can potentially build something lasting and meaningful with. I am confident, grounded and independent but I have my own weaknesses just like everyone else.
I wish more people understood that they don't have to "try" to be impressive in the beginning stages of dating. I don't want to be impressed with a version of you that you can't actually sustain. I want to be impressed with the real you. The one that makes an effort, is thoughtful and kind because that's just who you are; not who you are trying to be. I'm not here to meet a perfect man, but rather someone real, able to be vulnerable and who will show me the good, the bad and the ugly and let me do the same.
I surround myself in life with those who have integrity, kindness, curiosity, goofiness and positivity. Positivity is a big one! I'm looking to meet a man who has a good head on his shoulders, a zest for life, dreams and aspirations and who hasn't lost sight of the importance of relationships (romantic, friends, family) . . . of course, career and financial stability is important (and I'm super passionate about my career) but it's the people and relationships in our lives that bring us the most joy and that truly matter the most . . . in my opinion, at least :)
I have a youthful spirit and wisdom beyond my years (in my humble opinion, haha). Growth and personal development are an important part of my life and I'd love to meet someone similar in that regard.