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25 Madison, WI Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Apr 5
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body type
Graduated from university
Seeing Someone
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Portuguese (Fluently), Russian (Okay), French (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I suppose it's time for an annual update - this is current as of July 2014.

I'm Rubaiyya, and I've been living in Madison for two years. I love the town and I'm enjoying opportunities to explore both the Madison area and greater Wisconsin now that the polar blast is over.

I'd like to make more friends and find more and interesting things to do with them. Finding relationship(s) -- see end of this section -- is a lower priority.

My main outdoor passion is scuba diving. I certified in October 2013 so I could dive on vacation in Belize, and my love of the underwater world has consumed my life in a very happy way. I just earned my AOW card at the beginning of the month and went wreck diving for the first time on my 25th birthday.

My other outdoor passions are sea kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling, and a little bit of hiking. I want to start snow-shoeing next winter. I put on a few extra pounds when I moved to America's dairy land (cheese! fried cheese! custard!) and would love to find a Couch-to-5K training buddy.

However, don't confuse me with someone who genuinely lives outdoors - I am in equal part a couch potato. My indoor hobbies include vast amounts of internet news, watching ensemble TV shows on Netflix, reading, and studying foreign languages (I speak five). I've never been a very craft person but seeing the number of Pinterest cross-posts in my Facebook feed that I do, is convincing me that I might want to change that.
What I’m doing with my life
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I want to get an MBA (and who knows, maybe even a DBA) in Operations & Technology Management. I've worked on bilingual teams in officially monolingual workplaces, and would love to study how groups self-design protocols in the absence of official structure.

I'm hoping to start as an SSI Divemaster candidate over the coming winter, or sometime early next spring. I'd like to work my way up into the instructor ranks and use it as a second career to go on loooooong tropical vacations.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking care of people. Nothing makes me happier than the chance to dote ALL over someone for whom I care very much.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books. I'm still recovering my love of reading for pleasure from college. My current favorite readings are books with a philosophical/historical lean that make me think about what I'm doing with my life.

Movies & shows. I was never a person for visual media until I took a film studies class in college. Feature-length films don't do a whole lot for me, but I enjoy TV serials. My current rotation includes Fringe, Bones, Twin Peaks, and Game of Thrones. Previous favorites include Battlestar Galactica (old and new) and the various iterations of CSI.

Music. Lyrics mean almost nothing to me: I listen to the human voice like it's a part of the ensemble. Instrumental music is my favorite - Afro Celt Sound System, Bajofondo, and others make regular appearances in my Pandora.

Food. Food? Anything. I'm game. Let's try it.

My favorite food in Madison is at the Eldorado Grill on Willy Street. Nothing can keep me from my gourmet tacos on Top Shelf Tuesday. See you there!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- A steady stream of good company,
- Time alone to recharge,
- Shabbat,
- Having the time to dance,
- The Penzey's catalog, and
- someone to love.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
For the first half of the evening, I like to go out with friends for drinks and food to catch-up on the week. The later half of the evening is a wildcard: spending it at home, out, or on a special activity is something I like to decide at the time.
You should message me if
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- If you like to talk over food and drinks;
- If you love other languages;
- If you have some good ideas for getting me out of my Slate/Salon/Alternet loop for new reading material;
- If you're looking for new friends, too;
- If we share any recreational sports in common.