A little about me:
-I am an elementary teacher, with a Master's in teaching. I am planning on getting my doctorate in curriculum and instruction soon.
-I am a Denver native, and it would take something extremely special for me to leave Colorado.
-I'm a sapiophile (attraction to intelligence).
-Physical intimacy is extremely important to me, and i don't just mean sex. I just like touch (I tried to reword this several times...does it still sound creepy?)
-I play the piano, and am slowly learning to make sounds that don't make me want to cringe on my guitar.
- I have a dog name River, and she is spoiled. She is always extremely friendly
-One of my favorite things to do is hike, especially in the mountains. There is a feeling I get when I'm out there; it's inexplicable and intoxicating. I spent all of July 2015 on the Colorado Trail (500 miles through the Colorado Rockies).
-I have completed 2 Tough Mudders, and am planning two more this year (Aspen in September, SOCA in November)
-I have played poker professionally for several years and traveled the world playing competitive laser tag (neither of which I do anymore).
-I am extremely dry and very sarcastic.
-I love learning. I read mostly non-fiction books, Wikipedia hop, and am always trying to take at least one lesson. In the last year, I've took swing dancing lessons, piano lessons, guitar lessons, skating lessons, got SCUBA certified and Spanish classes. This year, I plan on doing some rock climbing classes, a cooking class, and am toying with the idea of something crazy, like fencing or skydiving (or both!), as well as continuing Spanish.
-I work with kids every day, and enjoy it more than I ever would have thought when I decided to become a teacher on a whim.
-I have two large and very colorful tattoos.
-I drive for Uber every now and then. It is more lucrative that I would have guessed. I have plans of making my Uber money my "Spoil my future girlfriend" money
-For the first time in my life, I have my shit together. I have my own apartment, I have a satisfying job, I have the most awesome friends ever, live comfortably, and honestly love my life.
I have used this site off and on for a few years. So far, I've met some of my best friends and been out on a lot of dates. But nothing has stuck yet, probably because I was still figuring out what I wanted. I now can articulate what that is. I only really care about 5 things:
-Intelligence. I am a scientist, and love to talk about almost any "ology". My favorite is psychology. I am utterly fascinated by why people do what they do. I would love someone that could debate and share with me.
-Sense of humor. Whether you're infectiously bubbly, or dry and sarcastic, I'll be happy. The former makes everyone feel good, the later is fun to banter back an forth. If you have both, message me right now...I have to meet you.
-Ambition. I define ambition as having a job/volunteer that you love and believe helps society or you are working towards such a job.
-Active. The more hiking, camping, climbing, and running i do, the more I realize I need some one to be active with (even if it is a nightly stroll around the neighborhood).
These qualities would make an excellent friend. If there is chemistry, passion and a little dedication down the road....that's what I want for the long haul.