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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 36–46
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 9:51am
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 4" (1.63m)
Body Type
Christianity but it’s not important
Might want kids
Has cats
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Originally from the Land of Cheese, I've lived in the DC area for 8 years now (via a 6 year stint in NYC which I still totally heart and where I still visit frequently).

I own a condo, rescued my cat last fall (she's such a good girl, yes she IS!) and am back on this site after a long hiatus, which means I'll probably be updating this thing a bit.

I'm friendly and outgoing, social, smart (some would say smart-ass), kind, curious and sentimental. I'm loyal, sweet, giving, and witty.

Family is very important to me. However, most of my family resides in the Midwest, so I don't see them as often as I'd like.

I have a pretty active social calendar full of fun and shenanigans, and love to stay busy and engaged in the world around me.

Music is my passion. Love going to see live shows. I also served on the Board of Directors of an a cappella non-profit for over 12 years.

Music's mistress-- the other passion I have, is theatre. I see whatever I can locally, and I have no problem running up to NYC to catch a show that has caught my eye. (I've done this for concerts too. Priorities!)

I hate ice in my drinks and mushrooms in my food.

I love *not* camping.

I use parentheses a lot.

I'll probably beat you at Cards Against Humanity.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am trying to wring the most happiness, the most fun, and the most awesome out of every day.
...If you're speaking "Coast-ish", I work with IP attorneys. This is DC and that's typically what people want to know, right? I also am the co-director of my condo's Special Events Committee.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Planning fun parties and making fun plans.

I love cooking/baking and I am often hosting something fun at my condo.

Being the co-director of my condo's special events committee which seems to require endless rounds of meetings, but we have hosted some really great events and it's awesome that the community is really starting to come together.

Helping friends pick out a good beer.

Asking questions.

Discovering more delicious stouts and porters, sours and ciders and reds and whites.

Being there when people need me. I'm a good listener.

Making small children laugh really hard. (I am a fantastic aunt - love hanging with kids)

Bringing good snacks on road trips.

Board games and bar trivia. (Seriously, I have a great trivia team)

I am told that my homemade pecan pie is crazy good.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My red hair and my retro glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite Books - I love to read, and I read quite a lot, thanks to public transport, so I'm always reading something new. Love Neil Gaiman, Nick Hornby, Jonathan Tropper, Emily Giffin, Cathy Lamb, Diana Gabaldon, and Bill Bryson (to name a few). My favorite book is probably "East of Eden" and I loved "Ready Player One" (hooray, they're making it into a movie!)

Movies - Favorites include: Guardians of the Galaxy (Groooot!), The Avengers movies, The Way Way Back, 20 Feet from Stardom, Argo, Station Agent, Princess Bride, Never Again, Spaceballs, Once, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Shawshank Redemption, Coming to America, Iron Man and anything from John Hughes. I also love Audrey Hepburn movies, indie films and some documentaries. Indie theatres, like E Street in DC or the Angelika in NYC are fantastic.

Monty Python is hysterical. I just got tickets to see John Cleese and Eric Idle in Richmond in October. I also love anything Pixar does, and really enjoy kid's movies, even though I have to borrow kids to go to see them.

TV - I am currently in mourning over the loss of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
But, I try to dry my tears with "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", random shows on HGTV or the Food Network (that guy on Restaurant Impossible scares me a little), Mythbusters, and Sherlock. I'm a fan of BBC comedies (Coupling, The IT Crowd) and I love searching Roku for whatever awesome thing I can binge-watch might be.

I love live theatre! I saw Book of Mormon again for the 3rd time last summer at the Kennedy Center, "Dear Evan Hansen" astounded me so much that I cannot stop gushing about it (it's heading to off Broadway this spring!) and oh my goodness do I want to see "Hamilton" on Broadway. (I promise to try very hard not to geek out about my love of theatre too much). I always try to catch a show when I visit NYC as well.

Music feeds my soul. Anywhere from Mozart to Mumford & Sons, from Etta James to Frank Sinatra. From The Cure to Billy Joel to (early)Tori Amos to Tool. Love Rilo Kiley, Bruno Mars, The Script, The Rescues and The Bird & The Bee... from NWA to Led Zeppelin. Pete Yorn, Gavin DeGraw, O.A.R., Bon Iver, Fitz & The Tantrums, Broken it. 80s music, especially brit pop, YES PLEASE.

I'll listen to basically anything except for death metal, prog rock, hard core rap and throat music.

Food: - I love a good spice. Restaurants don't believe me when I ask them to make it spicy, but when they do? Bliss! I love Thai, Indian, some sushi, Mexican, a good deep dish, and delicious tapas. I am deeply suspicious of people who don't love tacos. Oh, and cheese. All of the cheese. Except the really hard cheese. But even then, probably. And Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My Keurig - it's my 2nd favorite kitchen appliance
2. SmarTrip/MetroCard/Uber and Lyft apps (and Amtrak rewards points)
3. Meaningful connections with friends and family
4. Duck fat french fries from Cedar
5. Music/Theatre/Art/Creativity/cool science stuff
6. A vacation every now and then
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What sort of theme party will I be throwing that will not incur noise complaints from the neighbors, the people who don't read my profile at all, and how I really want to take more swing dancing lessons. Also, how a lot of people here seem to go to Machu Pichu. Is that a secret OKC requirement?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
You never can tell with me. I might be at a concert, or out with friends. Maybe I'm at a live comedy show...or just hanging out at someone's place trying new wine or beer, having great food and catching up with people. I could be at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse or at Spacebar eating tater tots covered in cheese. It is entirely possible that I am at home relaxing if I have a stupid day at work. Could I be on Amtrak heading to NYC or Richmond to visit friends? The world may never know.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
You get 2 things...

I have never had a driver's license (I know! So weird!) - I took lessons when I was a teenager and decided I wanted nothing to do with that. But I know how to work the GPS, am a frequent Uber/Lyft passenger, and I bring excellent road snacks when we go somewhere, and I try to get a fun playlist as well.

If the song "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang comes on when I'm out somewhere, I leave the area until it is over. I hate that song. It makes me twitchy.
You should message me if
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-You actually want a relationship, with the potential for something long term.
I'm a lady who has her life together but still wrings every moment of fun out of every day as often as possible--I want a guy who is looking for the same kind of thing I am. (And if you enjoy music, theater, or other artsy type things and are generally awesome).

-You're happy, you're healthy, you take care of yourself, and you have your life together as well.

-You fit in my age range of what I'm looking for (give or take a couple of years, I suppose.)

You should NOT message me if:

- you just want a fling

- You have no photo/a fake photo/the only one is a creepy close-up of your eye, or your left nostril or something, or the main profile photo is of your dog or like, a tree.

- your opening message is something along the lines of: “hi ur cute! whats up? LOL” and don't call me "baby", "sweetheart", "beautiful", etc. in your first message to me -- huge turnoff, as we've never met— you will just get deleted. substance required if you want a response, as well as the ability to write full sentences. capitalization is clearly optional.