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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 21-30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 1:59pm
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 6" (1.68m)
Body Type
A little extra
Christianity and it’s important
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
Has cats
English (Fluently), Latin (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, I'm Zel! Let's make this part concise and to the point, shall we?

--I love God and try to grow closer to Him every day.
--I love people. I like a good mix of A) big get-togethers with lots of buddies and party games, and B) small quality-time gatherings of very close friends.
--I write creative fiction, slam poetry, and up until recently, a feminist blog for an online newspaper (
--I geek out over the books and movies and music I love. See the appropriate section below for many many details.
--I teach for a living at a test prep company. Teaching is more than just a job, and I'm proud to define myself as a teacher.

--A Christian with a deep commitment to a personal relationship with God.
--A partner in crime who wants to build a great life WITH me--not FOR me.
--Desire to take physical intimacy slowly, including saving sex for marriage. I'm all about hugs and my cuddle power is over 9,000, but I'm not interested in casual sex.
--Confidence, self-awareness, and passion: no matter WHAT you're passionate about, passion makes everyone engaging and interesting to talk to.
--Geekiness can only help!

If you'd like to know more about me, read further! If you'd like me to know more about you, message me and let's get the ball rolling!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
If this question is asking what I do for money... I'm a teacher. I teach prep classes to help students do well on standardized tests. I have a bachelor's in English and Latin and five teaching certifications, so teaching is a natural choice.

If this question is asking what my life is all about... I'm pursuing a deep relationship with God and with friends. I spend most of my FREE time hanging out with my buddies. A little movie-watching, a little poetry, and a lot of nerdery.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Tetris. Like, REALLY good.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My very loud voice. I bend through alleys and bounce off all the buildings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Bible, of course. I also love the canonical classics, particularly 1890s Victorian fantasy and modern dystopian fiction. Notable titles: The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue, Metamorphoses by Ovid, Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Time's Arrow by Martin Amis, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

Movies: Anything by Stanley Kubrick tugs at the ol' heartstrings. Notable titles: Dr. Strangelove, Stalker, District 9, The Dark Knight, Never Let Me Go (though it falls sadly short of the book), Munich, Becoming Jane, Black Swan, Fiddler on the Roof, 3:10 to Yuma, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (NOT the prequels, and if you want to know why, watch these lengthy, well-reasoned, and unnervingly hilarious reviews

Shows: Hannibal is my newest obsession. American animation has some gems, namely My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Invader ZIM, Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, and Futurama. I used to be a much bigger anime fan than I am now, but I still hold on to Monster, Baccano!, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, Princess Tutu, Durarara!, and Gankutsuou (in that order). Top it off with The Mighty Boosh, The River, Deadliest Warrior, Ninja Warrior, and cooking shows out the wazoo.

Musicians: Mostly classic/hard rock and heavy metal: Metallica, Muse, The Sword, The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, Radiohead, Eagle Claw, Rage Against the Machine, Cream, The Beatles, The Black Keys, Electric Touch. However, a heavy smattering of indie and softer stuff makes an appearance: Owen Pallett, Florence + The Machine, Larkin Grimm, The Mountain Goats, and a very esoteric recommendation: Athens V. Sparta. Their sole album, "The History of the Peloponnesian War", is a musical/spoken-word interpretation of the war between Athens and Sparta as told by the Greek historian Thucydides. Delectable.

Food: Italian and American usually take the cake, as does cake. I love to cook at home, mostly carb-laden pasta that's awful for my weight but wonderful for my taste buds.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Bible
2. Laptop, hopefully complete with internet
3. Notebook full of poems
4. TV, hopefully complete with Cartoon Network
5. Latin dictionary, hopefully complete with grammar guide
6. Dresses. Classy enough for formal occasions but still lazy and comfy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I'm a Christian with a strong moral code and yet so in love with every horrific villain I encounter in fiction. Darth Vader was my first love... come on, power is sexy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
--Playing Guitar Hero
--Prowling I Luv Video like a sullen hoodie-wearing hipster
--Downtown at a concert, because Austin is the best
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I occasionally watch Monster Jam. If you don't know what that is, then congrats, you didn't grow up white trash!
You should message me if
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Anything you just read piqued your interest!

Be advised: I literally NEVER reply to messages or IMs that say merely "hello," "hey Zel," "hey beautiful," etc. Actually introduce yourself! You read my profile, I presume--and if you message me with a mere "hey beautiful", I can safely conclude that you actually didn't read my profile (or you would've seen this part) and haven't taken the time to see if we're actually a good match. If you actually think we'd be a good match and you're interested in something substantive to talk about, let's talk about it. I'll be much more likely to afford you the same courtesy of an interesting, meaningful message.