Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm just like plenty of other people hoping to meet a partner who
I'm good for and who is good for me.
My main personality trait is "sassy." Some people find me to be
delightfully so; others not so much. If you're in the former
category, we'll get along great.
I'm curious and like to try and see new things -- and ask plenty of
questions about them.
One thing I'm curious about is different places and cultures. I
lived in Japan for two years (yes, teaching English) and during
that time I traveled extensively in Asia and loved it.
Unfortunately, paying for grad school and now buying -- and working
to fix up -- my little house has made it hard to afford major
travel, but I did manage a pretty crazy month-long trip in early
2011, thanks to my job. I spent about a week in Vegas, but didn't
get to leave the hotel because I was too busy attending conference
sessions, networking and writing. Then I went to the Philippines
where I did a week of work in Manila and spent another week
traveling around with my co-worker and friend. We rounded out the
trip with a stop in Hawaii on the way back.
In the future, I'd like to see other regions of the world and
return to some of my favorite places in Asia. I also want to visit
more states, national parks and other interesting places here in
the U.S. Any chance you'd like to join me?
Here in D.C., I love going out to eat and drink, as well as a good
barbecue with friends, meat, veggies and cold beer. I also like to
do outdoor activities -- biking, hiking, walking around the mall --
and those are things I'd love to share with a partner.
When it's too rainy, hot or cold I enjoy visiting museums, going to
the movies and doing crafts. I don't need a partner who wants to
join me doing crafts -- I have plenty of girlfriends for that -- so
My favorite person in the world is my niece who was born on Oct.
15, 2011, and visiting her is one of my favorite things to do. She
looks like my sister and acts just like me, which I find
Well, I think that's about all for now. I hope this all sparks
someone's interest and makes him say "I have to meet this girl!"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I get paid to write, edit, tweet and use my knowledge of
small-business and entrepreneurship to help companies with their
content marketing strategies. The rest of the time I am spending
time with friends and family, fixing up my little house, having fun
around town, biking, swimming, running, doing yoga and otherwise
working out. I did the Columbia Iron Girl triathlon in August of
2011 and finished! I'm planning to do the Rocky Gap Iron Girl this
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
* making people laugh
* creative thinking
* being a good friend
* knowing my way around D.C.
* organizing other people (sadly not so good at doing the same for
* babysitting -- kids love me, even when, as one of my small
friends said, they are driving me "bonkers"
The first things people usually notice about me
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My glasses. I have a few pairs and consider them my favorite
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Chosen, by Chaim Potok is my favorite book ever. I love
to read history books and historical fiction. I'm also the sort of
nerd who enjoys reading business and leadership books. I have a
Kindle, so I read quite a bit.
Movies: Almost Famous, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Animal House,
Mermaids, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, and a whole bunch of
Shows: Arrested Development, The Simpsons, The Office (when it was
funny), 30 Rock, Bones, Criminal Minds and Downton Abbey. I also
take guilty pleasure in terrible, trashy programs, such as
Millionaire Matchmaker, 16 and Pregnant and Intervention. Most of
these I only watch when I visit other people, though, because I
don't have cable at home and am too busy to watch too much TV
Music: I like a lot of classic rock and music from the 80's.
Food: peanut butter, chocolate chips, scones, bread pudding, sushi,
curry, pho, kale, spicy stuff.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
3) Intellectual stimulation
4) My bike
5) New experiences
6) Occasional naps
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
a whole lot of random stuff. I'm ridiculously curious and have
nutty questions and ideas popping into my head all of the time. I
keep trying to formulate my thoughts into a solid plan for a new
business, but haven't succeeded yet. For now, I'm working with one
of my best friends on the business she started in early 2012.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
just doing something chill. I guess I've gotten a bit old because
I'm pretty tired by the time Friday rolls around. I like to do
something pretty laid back, such as dinner and drinks or a movie
either at a theater or at a friend's house.
You should message me if
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you value your family and friends, and are caring, responsible
fun-loving. Beyond those fairly generic traits, if I had a type
would be the super-smart, somewhat-geeky, skinny guy who uses his
intelligence for good, not evil.
I love beards -- mostly the nice full ones! I'm not so into
goatees, soul patches and other smaller chunks of facial
I also like guys who are interested in meeting up in person sooner
rather than later. I don't love long exchanges via e-mail and text
and believe it takes sitting down with someone and talking to
really get to know them.
As far as things I like to do and would like to share with a
partner go, here's the list: biking, running, hiking,
seeing the sights, traveling, skiing, playing tennis, having
and hanging out with friends, trying good food, and just
spending time outside. You don't need to like all of that, but
of it would be good and a willingness to try would be even better.
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