My career path has taken me to remote desert villages in the Jordanian Al Naqab (Negev) desert to work with the Bedouin and to Bangkok to work with a human rights NGO. These opportunities allowed me to explore the surrounding countries/cultures and enlighten my perceptions of the world and the people around me.
I learned to cook elaborate meals and enjoy zoning out, listening to music and cooking a Massaman Curry, a traditional Phad Thai from scratch or inventing a new salad.....ooooh and by the way I LOVE Thai food.
I grew up in a close knit feminist family in which I learned that gender roles are merely social suggestions and not rules. My grandmother was a world champion athlete and spent her life destroying gender norms and teaching her daughters to do the same, she is one of the biggest inspirations in my life.
Most of my friends will tell you I am a nice person, super honest, reliable and respectful. If you ask me a honest question I will give you an honest answer and to that end I will put a few things out in the open so we do not waste each others time.
What I am looking for is a relationship of equality with open communication in which problems are discussed and not ignored.
In case it is not apparent I am a feminist and I say this not to get laid as far to many women think when men make such a declaration but because I KNOW that women are equals. What this means to me in terms of a relationship is that I am looking for someone who will not expect me to take care of her, but that we take care of each other, that I do not have to be a peacock or that physical intimacy is not always left for me to initiate but is initiated out of mutual desire.
A question I would like to ask of women (largely based on my experience)....do you think we can truly have equality between the genders when men are more often than not expected to make the "first move", make the dates and to initiate the majority of physical encounters....does this not place men in a position of power and/or encourage aggressive behavior?
Also as an environmentally conscious person, a former (sponsored) mnt bike racer and an academic whose head is often in the clouds analysing, thinking, creating and theorizing I have never had a car or a rational reason to get a car so if you are one of those shallow types that bases a relationship on things more than emotional connection we probably won't work.
In terms of body type, I found the choices rather limited and not too descriptive of my body type, hence my leaving it blank. I would be a combination of "athletic, "jacked" and "a little extra"