Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm educated, down-to-earth, independent, opinionated, passionate
about the things I believe in. I'm also somewhat cynical and my
sense of humor is sarcastic and a little off-color -- which I've
been told sometimes surprises people.
I'm generally comfortable and chatty in most social situations --
although I do get sick of making small talk and quickly long to
have close friends around. Politically, I'm pretty far left and
I'll admit that I am quick to judge those who don't share my
commitment to equality and social justice. One of my favorite
things is relaxing with friends and rousing conversation (obviously
with a little GOP trash talk) over a good beer or glass of wine (or
4. This crazy world drives me to drink these days).
I grew up in a small town in New England but have definitely become
more of a city girl -- I love being able to walk everywhere (and if
wherever I'm going is too far, the challenge of finding the best
bus/metro route to take me there). And despite its occasional
annoyances (tourists who can't figure out the escalators, intern
season) I do love the bubble that is DC -- brunching, happy
hour-ing, overly ambitious politicos, and all the rest of it!
A random list of my favorite things: Cape Cod, Tuscany (really any
place in Italy), skiing, singing, thunderstorms, farmers' markets,
finding the perfect gift/card for someone, a really good IPA or
Sauvignon Blanc, curling up with a good book/movie/crossword
puzzle/latest issues of The Economist or Real Simple, laughing
uncontrollably, the Red Sox (it's okay if you're a Yankees fan --
just don't wear the hat if you meet my dad). And least favorites:
People who grunt at the gym, bud light, traffic, being late,
radical anti-choicers, people who take life (or themselves) too
seriously. Oh, and cats. I'm much more of a dog person.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Social worker by training (but not the therapist kind -- the change
the world kind), now I help organizations (mostly liberal
nonprofits) be better at life. I'm also very involved in a bunch of
different organizations, causes, etc. (Trying to work on being able
to say no, but I've always been a "joiner.")
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Singing, laughing, drinking, operating a nonprofit, voting
Democrat, skiing, conversation, jigsaw puzzles. Being the common
denominator among friends who end up getting married.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile or my height. (Yes, I'm 5 feet tall. No, I cannot reach
the top shelves in my kitchen without a stool.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, A Handmaid's Tale,
1984, Slaughterhouse Five, Life of Pi, The World According to Garp,
Heart of Darkness, I Am Charlotte Simmons, Where the Sidewalk
Movies: Life is Beautiful, American Beauty, Magnolia, To Die For,
Fargo, Litttle Miss Sunshine, Old School, The Wizard of Oz, and
early Adam Sandler movies. TV: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
Lost, True Blood, Dexter, Parenthood, Homeland, The Wire, The Daily
Show, Game of Thrones.
Food: Italian, Mexican, and Thai are among my favorites, but I love
pretty much all food. Food is good. I am not one of those girls who
orders salads and I have no problem ordering dessert.
Music: I guess it depends on my mood, but really anything...except
really twangy country and really heavy metal.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-My urban family
-My reproductive freedom
-A medium french vanilla Dunkin Donuts coffee with skim milk and
two splendas every morning before work.
Note: The Red Sox used to be on the list, but after the season they
just had we're in a fight.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to create a "good to great" organization that will take down
the Republican party, how to end sexism/violence against
women/racism/classism/homophobia and other simple things, expensive
vacations I can't afford, where to get the best grilled buffalo
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably at happy hour with friends or co-workers, usually at some
small, laid-back bar. Happy hour is awesome -- I can catch up with
people, have a few drinks, and still be in bed at a reasonable hour
so I can make it to spin class in the morning. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I find tattoos incredibly sexy -- especially those usually hidden
by clothes or on guys I don't expect to have them.
You should message me if
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You know how to make people laugh. You're just as comfortable at a
baseball game as you are at the symphony. You enjoy good beer and
better conversation. Your friends aren't sure why you're still
single. You're nice to waitresses. You're ready to at least
entertain the idea of being in a relationship if you meet someone
Who are you looking for?
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