I'm educated (MA in English), but I'm currently waiting tables at a fine dining establishment until I can find my perfect teaching position at a college. I have taught for a few years part-time, but it pays insultingly low. I love food and wine, so while it isn't my first choice of profession, it is satisfying. It also means I work some nights. I make good money, so you don't need to worry about supporting me.
I'm extremely independent. I traveled to France for an entire month in October all by myself. I loved every second of it. Traveling alone allows you to experience things that traveling in groups doesn't allow. You actually meet the people, experience the culture. I realized from this trip that while I like traveling with friends and loved ones, nothing compares to the experience of being dropped in a place alone and having to find your footing.
I may be 31, but I'm not 60. I won't wear turtlenecks and pearls. I like my curves and like to show them off. I know how to be appropriate and all my partner's family/friends have always loved me. But I'm not going to dress like an old lady just because I've hit 30.
I don't play games. Come on. We are in our 30s. I won't pretend to have plans when I don't just because I think you want me to play hard to get. If I have plans, I won't ditch my friends for you. But if you call last minute and I actually don't have anything to do, sure, I'll meet up.
I have a lot of guy friends. You need to be able to deal with this. Most of them have significant others and/or are married, but I'm always surprised by the jealousy some guys show when I go out to just hang with the guys. I'm bawdy and perverse. I like to think those are some of my better qualities.
I am bisexual but I'm not a slut. I'm kind of the opposite. Once I'm serious I date one guy or one girl. Don't expect dating me to be like something off the Playboy channel. That being said, I am pretty experimental and if I'm serious with a partner, he or she gets to enjoy that side of me.
This is where I should add: couples, fuck off. You won't be the exception.
I have curves, dangerous, sexy curves. A have an ass, boobs, hips. I'm a size 10 and wear it well. I can be goofy one moment and literally ooze sex the next.
I love to craft and its totally dorky, but I love it. I knit, I dehydrate my own spices, I make my own juices (hey, they make the best vodka mixers!).
Speaking of dorky, I love SciFy movies. I have a special place in my heart for anything Joss Whedon. I will rewatch the Firefly series yearly.
I don't want kids. Reread this if that is important to you. I'm 31. The chances of that changing is slim to none. I'd much rather have a big ol' backyard with lots of rescue dogs. I know this is a deal breaker for a lot of people. I'm ok with that. My match will feel the same way. As a slight aside, I've dated people with kids who had partial custody and that worked well. I like kids; I just don't want any of my own.
I love good food and wine, but I can get down with wings and cheap beer. I'm pretty versatile.
I'm pretty silly/sarcastic/generally funny, although sometimes unintentionally. I'm ok laughing at myself. I have my "blonde moments." I love to laugh; I'm one of those obnoxiously happy people most of the time. Maybe not obnoxiously, but I find its much easier to just let shit go then hang on to it. One of my close friends recently dubbed me as the smartest adorably innocent person they have ever met. I have no street smarts. The last time I was in Mexico I actually paid a vendor more than the painting was worth because I didn't want to fee like I was cheating them.
My next trip will either be to Poland to research family history or to Thailand to eat my face off. ;)
I'm not a morning person. If you try to wake me up at 7am on a Sunday you will meet the worst side of me. Oh, I do love mimosas and brunch though! :)
I'm very close with my family. I typically form healthy relationships. I've had my "oops" moments regarding relationships, but haven't we all? I consider them growing moments (and fun stories to share on first dates!;) ) I'm probably the "youngest" 31 yr old you will meet (hell, I still get carded when I have a craving for a smoke), but I'm also really mature in a lot of ways.
I volunteer. Enough said. If it wasn't for my adorable puppy, I probably would have done PeaceCorps.
I love watching the Philadelphia Eagles! Yes, I will date you if you're a fan of another NFC East team, but I will talk shit (and expect you to give it right back to me)!
I can be quite shy at times. I try to force myself not to be!
I'm usually not interested in uber preppy people. I like some rough edges. If you use "4" for the word "for" or shorten "you" to "u" we probably won't get along. I like words.. full words. ;)
I think/hope I've given you a good insight into my personality. I'm pretty much an open book; if you have questions, feel free to ask.