Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Where to start? Here are some of the things I like best (this is
redundant with "favorites" below): great conversations during which
an hour passes but it feels like five minutes, men who like to
cook, yoga and other ways to workout, staying in luxury hotels
(especially at government rates), restaurants with great
atmosphere/ambiance, certain jobs I have had, my 7-year-old
daughter, people who don’t judge when they haven't been in
another's "shoes," good friends who listen and offer insight,
planning my next vacation (that probably includes a beach), pink
and burgundy but not bright red, true stories/memoirs of how people
have overcome hardship, the occasional dive bar, my favorite
season: spring and it's flowers, most dogs, Big Sur and the
Monterey Peninsula, Montana, Chicago (the city), 80’s music
(reminds me of college), sociology and psychology, the occasional
tabloid (hey--there's a reason they are shelved in the checkout
area), day trips from the DC area, movies that are not science
fiction/fantasy, my daughter’s laugh, and my daughter’s
idiosyncratic way of dancing.
You, too, would like the last two things I listed if you heard and
saw them. You truly enjoy your successful career, but you are not
"addicted" to it. You are a good listener, but not extremely quiet.
You appreciate people who have made a good effort at establishing a
work/life balance. You recognize that having a good sense of humor
is very important, and yours very well may be rather dry. Friends
are important to you. You may have mixed feelings about the DC
area. You are not a judgmental person (this bears repeating).
Unlike me, you may like the color red (over burgundy and pink) and
you may prefer fall's leaves to spring's blossoms.
Major bonus points if you have a witty, dry, but fun sense of
humor. If you still harbor feelings for "the one who got away," I
will not have patience with you. Lastly, we both understand the
importance of good, open, on-going communication in a
Hmm..that last sentence sounds cliche. Seriously, though, if you
are funny, you probably will think I am too. We've got to start