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27 Berkeley, CA Woman


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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5′ 2″ (1.57m)
Body Type
Christianity, and laughing about it
Capricorn, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
English (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I just moved to Berkeley / the Bay Area; it's very different from my beloved Boston, but I'm coping. Nominally, I'm here to do lots of school, to fulfill my dream of being Dr. Adorkable_sf. But I'm also thrilled to soak up the many new adventures waiting on the west coast.

I try my best to live like the heroine of Cake’s “Short Skirt / Long Jacket.” I am curious about the world and everything in it, so there is nothing more attractive to me than a man who is intellectually playful (30-Rock-style screwball banter, anyone?) and would explore the whole world with me, whether by taking a spontaneous road trip, dominating trivia night, or raising the stakes with a bake-off (spoiler alert: you'll have a hard time topping my buttermilk pie).

I love innovative ideas, and when I’m not streaming the newest TED talk, I'm crashing a cool conference (message me for tips to go incognito). Other dorky tendencies include bringing my entrepreneurial friends to my office on the weekend to help them whiteboard their product launches, playing with iPhone apps, and loving board games of any kind.

I am ambitious and goal oriented, but for me people always come first. My relationships with my close friends are one of the most important aspects of my life. As for goals, I tend to set them for everything that’s important to me: fun, friends, career and spiritual fulfillment, for starters. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, setting blood donation records, and learning to fly a small engine prop plane are on my goals list for this lifetime. Stargazing in Death Valley, small acts of kindness and service, and a lengthy trip through Spain, Italy, and France are on the list for this year.
What I’m doing with my life
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I've just started a PhD. It is equal parts information firehose, normalcy assassin, and carte-blanche invitation to solve whatever puzzles me. I don't intend to play small with my research or my impact. And teaching? Heaven.
I’m really good at
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Rocking red lipstick on the regular. Connecting people and ideas. Maintaining a huge stack of books on my nightstand. Making all breakfast foods. Whipping up crackerjack PowerPoint slides. Semi-productive procrastination. Quickly sussing out the best stuff any town has to do. Mixing a mean cocktail. Asking really good questions. Being in the moment, or trying.

Some things I'm terrible at, just to even the score: Bowling. Keeping up on foreign affairs. Reaching things on high shelves. Giving up on TV shows that used to be good but have long since jumped the shark. Leaving the office at a decent hour. Gardening. Planning meals ahead of time. PARALLEL PARKING. Spelling the words "parallel" and "curriculum" (had to look 'em up).
The first things people usually notice about me
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My boundless enthusiasm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I’m a voracious reader, so I am never reading only one thing at once—a habit that my recent Kindle purchase has only exacerbated / made dangerously easy and thus expensive. Here are a recent few:

In Defense of Food - Because I'm trying to learn more about food systems, in an attempt to motivate myself to eat more ethically / more vegetables.

What Are You Looking At? - Because I'm trying to develop an appreciation of modern art. The author is brilliant at drawing connections between the aesthetics, concepts, and major players for most of the big modern art -isms of the last 200 years, in a way that's nicely accessible.

Born Standing Up - Steve Martin's autobiography of his years doing stand-up comedy. Getting a detailed account of his creative process is freaking FASCINATING.

Music I'm into lately: Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine, P.O.S., Gin Wigmore, ZZ Ward, HAIM. My favorite genre at the moment is wronged-woman / stomp-chorus / raccoon-eyes. That's totally a thing. I am 1000% on board with anything Jack White-related.

TV I can't get enough of: Rick & Morty, The Mindy Project, House of Cards, Scandal. Olivia Pope is my hero.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Frivolous? Let's go frivolous.

The promise of upcoming travel
Wobbly peep-toe heels
March Madness - particularly the Tar Heels
Whiteboarding sessions
The walk from Charles/MGH to my office
Fancy cocktails
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing my ass off in a cardio gym class, then prettying up for a night on the town. Mainlining episodes of the West Wing or New Girl with my friends. Or prepping a backpack for an early Saturday adventure (best packing list of late required binoculars for snowy owl spotting).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a spate of truly ridiculous nicknames. None of which I'm willing to admit publicly.

Ok, fine, just one: D-Magic.
You should message me if
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You're brilliant, funny, kind, and generous. You spend at least a little time thinking about how to make the world a better place, and believe that a forever kind of love might exist for you, too. You want to get up early to have a rambling adventure, and stay up late to have an electric conversation.

Or if you have a YouTube video that would make me laugh. I'm a sucker for those. Recent favorite:

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