Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am kind of a Chicago native, but not really. My parents grew up
on the South Side, but I have lived 10 years on the North Side. I
grew up in Michigan, which was ok at the time, but I am the
happiest I have ever been living in the city of Chicago (East
Rogers Park to be specific). I was in Wisconsin for a short
marriage that wasn't even like a marriage and have been single now
for a couple of years. I LOVE Chicago and am SO glad to be back.
I'm not looking for anything serious, but would like to meet some
men who live in the city (or maybe Evanston or Skokie) for casual
dating. One thing I really like about living in Chicago is how easy
it is to get around using public transportation. I love taking the
train to various parts of the city and walking around to do or see
different things. I do NOT have a car. Also, I have no interest in
married men, but I do like younger guys!
I am really a fun person who likes to try new things. I love being
on or near the water. Being outdoors when the weather is nice is
like heaven to me. Summer is my favorite season by far.
On my intellectual side, I am very interested in both science and
religion, and the intersection of the two. I have a formal
background in both Geology and Science Education, and am always
trying to achieve both a breadth and depth of knowledge in areas I
am interested in. I am almost always reading a book (or four) in a
non-fiction genre, including the areas I've already mentioned, or
art or health or spirituality or design or computers or dogs or
Spiritually I am a Pagan Catholic (think practicing the pagan parts
of Catholicism) and politically I am a liberal. Both are important
to me so if that makes you uncomfortable, you probably want to hang
out with someone else. I am 420 friendly, and also feel strongly
about LGBT causes (but am totally straight myself), care about
mental health issues, and hate people who abuse animals or other
people. Yes, hate is a strong word but I cry when I see Humane
I gained some weight over the winter and am trying to lose it. I'm
finding it is a LOT harder to lose weight as you get older and a
lot easier to gain it. If you only want someone either super skinny
or athletic, I not there now, but was in my past and hope to get
there in the future.
Finally, I share my apartment with my adult son and my dog. We are
a package deal. We live right on the beach so that is pretty
awesome. I'm not the most organized person in the world (far from
it) but try to keep it clean despite the small space.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
work, play, learn
I'm in the midst of a career transition which is both scary and
interesting. I'm pretty busy but am trying to keep a social life
going at the same time.
I am learning about Catholic conjure and Southern Rootwork.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
trying new things
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my very long, blonde hair by far (I literally get compliments every
time I go out!)
my tattoos (I have three large nature-oriented pieces that I get
many compliments about)
My musical interests are more in line with my kid's than people my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Alternative rock--especially from the 90's, although I do like a
lot from the 2000's as well. WKQX (Q101.1). Linkin Park (HUGE FAN),
TOOL, A Perfect Circle, Chris Cornell
(Soundgarden/Audioslave/Solo), Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys,
Godsmack, Pearl Jam, Dave Navarro, Three Days Grace, some hip-hop,
almost anything modern. Not too much into country, but I can listen
on rare occasions.
I read a LOT, especially non-fiction. Spirituality, science, art
and design are some of my favorite genres.
I like ethnic food and I like to cook.
I really like Chicago sports teams, especially the Bears.
Unfortunately I am also a Cubs fan LOL. And GO BLACKHAWKS!!!
Also, I am a Michigan State and University of Utah alum, so I also
root for those teams as well.
Movies--I'll watch almost anything but I am the WORST at
remembering quotes and trivia.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
learning new things
being near water
my laptop and smart phone (these count as one so I can have a total
of six LOL)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Progressive political causes, my spiritual practice, the link
between science and spiritual concepts, politics, self-growth, what
might be interesting to try next, and how to get motivated to do
whatever I am procrastinating about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Pretty much anything TGIF related. If the weather is nice, being
outside is preferable, but if it is winter and/or cold, maybe
having a beer with someone. I tend to be more of a Saturday person
than a Friday person. Oh and super important, I am NOT a morning
person by any means. So I am probably sleeping in if I have the
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I really like younger men! (not my kid's age--25) but anything 30
and over is cool.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you like interesting, fun, liberal women, and you live within a
train (i.e., CTA) ride's distance to Rogers Park. Also, you are
looking for something more casual (i.e., friends and dating) and
not aching to find "the one".
Deal killers: If you think it is acceptable to make negative
comments to me about anything on my profile (including the photos),
please move along (even if I contacted you first). Also, no married
men looking for sex please!
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