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37 Oakland, CA Woman


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 28–46
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Online now!
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats

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My self-summary
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I consider myself lucky that I have a job I really enjoy and that I'm around people who make work feel more like play. I've been with my company for 11 years. My intelligence and sense of humor are equally necessary and valued. I have never felt that I needed to be defined by my career. I appreciate that my job affords me the freedom and flexibility to do other things that I enjoy as well.

I seem to walk the fine and awkward line between cynicism and unbridled, ill-advised optimism with the precision of a gymnast and the enthusiasm level of an 18-year old housecat.

I appreciate and often employ sarcasm but not so much the mean-spirited variety (unless it's well deserved, which it so often seems to be on here these days. Consider yourselves warned, mkay?).

I tend to see too many sides to every story/subject, but there are a small handful of subjects about which I do not waiver (you know, typical liberal soapbox shit). I have the analytical mind of a detective. It's kind of unfortunate because I think ignorance might be bliss. I can seriously throwdown in the kitchen but dishwashing is the worst. I am not an insomniac, but a willful avoider of going to sleep at an appropriate hour, for no reason I've been able to discern so far.
What I’m doing with my life
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Casting a narrower net, hopefully.

Being amused by it.

Exploring, albeit with more reticence than I'd prefer.

Cursing my ingrained need for stability because it is awkwardly juxtaposed with a restless spirit.

Fun is almost always about who you're with and not what you're doing. I'm down for a bunch of new (or familiar) experiences and adventures with good company. But I probably am not going to jump out of or off of anything or go mountain climbing unless you know a good hypnotherapist.

Some things I like to do for fun: hikes at regional parks (Briones, Tilden, Redwood are favorites), leisurely bike rides, Alameda antique fair and Treasure Island Flea and vintage/thrift shops, road trips - short and long, live sporting events (but I don't really consider myself a sports fan). Lake Merritt for walks/running, especially when the sun is setting. Vodka.

I have a variety of creative interests and inclinations and occasionally even have the motivation to pursue them.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a loving, caring friend and family member.

Reading and writing legalese despite having no formal legal training or background (got my semi-useless but long-sought-after BA in psychology over a decade ago).

Not giving a fuck about my parallel parking skills whilst being amused by the fact that so many people apparently are so proud of theirs. (Mine are pretty average, if that kind of thing matters to you).

Finding the silver lining.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Apparently this is debatable, so feel free to argue if you feel so inspired.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Animal Dreams, Shit My Dad Says, A Home at the End of the World, The Bloggess' book - Let's Pretend This Never Happened.

Movies - Bridesmaids, Almost Famous, Frances Ha, The Way Way Back, Ted, The Bourne Trilogy, Parenthood, I Love You Man

TV - New Girl, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Burn Notice.

Music - Lately I've been listening to The National, The Watson Twins, Pink, Caitlyn Rose, Alabama Shakes, Hayes Carll, Leonard Cohen, Modest Mouse. I have incredibly eclectic tastes in music though. I'm kind of obsessed with this song right now:

Food - Afghan, Thai, Indian, Mexican are favorites for dining out. I love to cook too.

Things/people that make me laugh: Pet Shaming, The Bloggess, Jim Jefferies, Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Patrice O'Neal, Janeane Garofalo, Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Margaret Cho, my dad (unintentionally), and when my cats fall off of things they shouldn't be on.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends and Family
Irrepressible joy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The nature of ambivalence. The passage of time. The trajectory of my life. The world around me. The people I love. How timing is everything. It's exhausting being inside my own mind.


"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?

If no one has claimed my company for the night, might be stuck in a Buzzfeed death spiral.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I find there is no sound more infuriating than a loud chewer, except a loud chewer who is also a mouth-breather. Please do not be either of those things.

Also, if looks could kill, every person who's ever whistled within my earshot in a public place would be dead.
You should message me if
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and only if these things are true of you (yes, all of them, it's really not the most staggering list of prerequisites):

You actually read what I've written and you feel like you get me. You're quick to laugh and make others laugh. You appreciate a girl with curves. You're emotionally available, reasonably intelligent, kind, fun-loving, sincere and would prefer to find a meaningful connection. I realize there are no guarantees when it comes to dating but intent does count for a lot, in my experience.


If you'd like to get to know me better, I'd love to hear what caught your interest or why you think we might be a good match (i.e. I'm much more likely to respond if you have something more interesting to say than some variant of "hi," "how are you," or some comment about my anatomy, flattering as it might be).

Also, I have cats, so if you're allergic or otherwise averse to them that would probably be inconvenient for all of us.