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Yay_New_Friends

27 F Seattle, WA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 11:46pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
TL;DR: (yes, my profile is crazy long. I know...)
I live an exciting, adventurous, silly, social, and healthy life. I'm pretty happy with it. I'm looking for someone like-minded/like-demeanored to do random acts of kindness, absurd acts of silliness, outdoor activities, intellectual discussions, and of course, cuddling, with.

Type of relationship I'm looking for
Despite the implications of my username, I am actually looking for a relationship, not just platonic friends. Ideally, I'm looking for something long-term and exclusive. But not necessarily. I'll leave it there, feel free to ask if you have questions. (Also accepting applications for cuddle buddies, hiking buddies, dance partners, business partners, and ... masseuses? (One can dream, right? All platonic, of course))

But back to the dating thing, when I rate you highly it means I am interested in chatting with you. I often don't send messages, not because I'm lazy, but because I'm trying to utilize both of our time efficiently. No point in one of us writing a message when the other person isn't interested in the first place. So, if you get an email saying I've rated you, and you want me to write you a message, rate me back and I'll send you one. (But bear with me, it might take a while. Sorry, I'll just apologize for that upfront. If you want to take the initiative there, please do. Life is crazy.)

Personality traits (Me):
Vibrant & exuberant, friendly, outgoing, extroverted, and welcoming but not loud. I dislike loud people.
Optimistic and Cheerful I am pretty much the embodiment of the word "happy"
Creative/Artistic-
Competitive- I like challenges. Physical challenges, board game challenges, baking challenges. Any challenge! The weirder the better. (Mostly I compete with myself though, so no worries)
Adventurous/Outdoorsy
Lightly nerdy I'm on the not-so-nerdy end of the spectrum. Although that's relative to my friends and not to yours... so you might think I'm way nerdy. :p
Confident
Silly Have you seen my pictures?
Oh, and if you're into the acronym things, apparently I'm ENFJ. Interesting, since I used to be an introvert. Also, this means on the Star Wars personality type chart, I'm Padme Amidala. I think this is acceptable, I've even got the outfit. :)

Personality Traits (You???):
...is passionate about what they do (job and/or hobbies).
...is optimistic, and generally happy with their life
...can put up with all my craziness (I tend to coerce my friends into celebrating wacky holidays with me)
...challenges me & challenges himself/strives for self-improvement/continuous learning
...is intelligent
...is interested in science
...is as enthusiastic about traveling as I am
...is outdoorsy hiking and camping are mandatory summer activities that we must share!
...is genuinely interested in bettering society by what they do (that's my main motivation for scientific research. I want to make a meaningful contribution)
...is communicative
...is artistic/open to artistic ventures
Basically, I'm looking for someone intelligent and diverse with a zest for life.
What I’m doing with my life
TL;DR: I have a great work/life balance. I have an absolutely terrible work/life/relaxation balance. I'm working on adding in this whole sleep thing to the schedule.

Long version:
Grad school: Regenerating the pancreas! (to cure diabetes)
Outdoor Adventuring!: Hiking, camping, picnics in Seattle parks
Playing board games (see below for list)
Creating artwork: Digital photography, painting, building a cat tree made from driftwood...
Decorating myself: Henna, facepaint, wacky hair, costumes... :)
Dancing Salsa, bachata, and Kizomba now, possibly tango. Swing in the past. Bollywood is intriguing. (but not clubs, I'm super awkward without structure)
Exercising: Apparently I was too busy for marathon training, so I've dropped down to a half (full next year). I do other things too (weights, swimming, stairs, etc)
Baking: I like challenging baking projects
Experimenting with this whole cooking thing
Learning some programming!
Starting a dating business ask me about it sometime, I like to talk about it & opinions are always helpful.
Signing up for and not taking coursera classes
Learning white water kayaking??? If I don't kill myself first

Less frequent (but not less awesome!) activities:
Paragliding, White water rafting, Flyboarding, Flying a plane, Glassblowing, Jetskiing, Skiing, and Snowmobiling.

(Potential conversation topic: other things I want to start doing, but haven't yet. Your cool hobbies that you think I should try).
I’m really good at
being picked out of a crowd by street performers to be used in their shows... :/ I've been told it's my red hair.
The first things people usually notice about me
Different take on this one. I asked my friends what they would put in a guide to living with me/being friends with me and here's what they came up with (verbatim):
-"I know it sounds weird, but just roll with it, and it will be awesome." That could be the entire guide.
-As far as living with you, I am kind of drawing a blank because you are seriously the easiest person to live with.
-You kind of perpetually exist in a state of running 10 minutes late, which takes some getting used to. I learned to roll with it, for the most part. (sorry, that's entirely true. I do, however, text early to say that I'm running late)
- don't be loud or rude
- be a little silly
- prepare to be immersed in costumes
- be willing to explore
- share ideas, and enjoy her numerous ones
- don't be surprised if face painting happens
- enjoy traveling
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...dating. Specifically how the process can be improved. I'm actually starting a mixer/speed dating business that I'm pretty excited about. There are a lot of aspects to that that I am unfamiliar with (coding!? legal things!? businesses management?!) and I spend a fair amount of time thinking about these as well as soliciting advice from other people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes I sit on the floor and wrap my hands around my knees. Why? Because that's how I roll! :p

(See "What I'm doing with my life" section)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really tired of first dates. Can we skip the coffee/tea and cuddle? (I'm actually serious about that)

Also, I'm kind of intrigued by this social experiment: Fair warning: I may or may not greet you in such fashion. (I probably won't, but maybe...).
I’m looking for
  • Straight guys only
  • Ages 26–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
-You get a message saying "Yay_New_Friends likes you!"
-You get a message saying "It's a match!"

The rating system is my way of saying I'm interested in talking to you, asking you if you're also interested in talking, and prioritizing who I message. If I "like" you, I guarantee I will respond to a message. However, I will admit I am absolutely horrible at sending the first message (used to send a lot, now... have become overwhelmed. I will, it'll just take a few weeks.. sorry).

You can also IM me. I like IMing. If I'm signed in and chat is on, go for it.

Deal-breakers! (Because, let's be honest, those are important. So important, in fact, that that's the basis for my dating business)
-smoking
-getting drunk often (drinking is fine, I actually drink fairly often these days, just not in excess)
-very religious (I'm a pretty serious atheist and we wouldn't mesh)
-regular drug use
-dislike of cats (I have one! If you're allergic, that should be okay though, my cat is hypoallergenic!)
-lack of ambition and/or passion (Generally I use the doesn't have a college degree yet criteria to filter this, but that's not always entirely accurate. I actually spend a fair amount of time reading profiles and questions to get a feel for this.
-passive: It took me a while to put my finger on this one, but basically, I'm looking for someone who's energetic, curious, driven, and passionate and it shows. If you're just kinda meh, that's not going to work. You have to keep up with my ridiculous energy. This one is probably the most common reason for me to stop dating people.
-children from a previous relationship (I have a kitten. That's my max level of commitment right now)
-no interest in a long-term relationship That's what I'm looking for. However, if you don't want one... and you seem interesting (but not too much of a perfect fit) message me and maybe we can be cuddle buddies. :)
-flakiness You can tell me you're not interested. I respect your opinions :)
-living far from Seattle(I don't have a car and despite how okay you might be driving to Seattle to visit me, I won't be okay with not being able to easily visit you.)
-disbelief in evolution, dislike of stem cell research, and/or PETA membership
-STD(s) I'll just put that out there. It'd be a shame to start dating and later realize this. (None for me!) :)
-you have an animal beard :p Need I say more? Beard bouquets on the other hand... are just as amusing