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andrea_gayle

43 Brooklyn, NY Woman

Woman

I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 36–49
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:05pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Catholicism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Italian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
World traveler, I prefer cemeteries to museums, off the beaten path to a checklist. My travel adventures have taken me east to South India (Goa and the Arabian Sea stole my heart), north to Montreal one of the most fun cities ever, south to Nicaragua where I learned how to surf and witnessed the phenomena of volcano boarding and west to California to visit friends and family, and Hawaii is up next. There are a couple of dozen other places too, including Sicily home to my family roots.

Recently I've spent most of my spare time attending open houses and after a long year of searching, I can officially say I survived the NYC real estate challenge and bought my own BK pad. It's closer to the city with a fantastic view of lower Manhattan, just a stone's throw from BAM.

This winter has been brutal, my fingers and toes are crossed that Summer 2015 is longer than the last one. For as much as I enjoy the four seasons, I really LOVE the summer (even those real hot, humid days). Not having to wear a jacket, filling up on Vitamin D, I love how the sunshine puts a smile on almost everyone's face.

I am a people person. If you're easily embarrassed or insulted if I introduce myself to the waitstaff, or strike up a conversation with folks sitting next to us at a concert, we won't be a match. I have met some of my best friends from serendipitous chit chat. I believe that good karma begets good karma so why not greet everyone with a smile, and mindful intention. Plus a great conversation, whether with friends or strangers is like winning a gold medal.

Photography is a hobby, a second love to writing. I'm usually the one behind the camera and prefer capturing buildings and candids to portraits and stills. Viva Instagram! I'm an active participant in life and you are more likely to find me out there, than at home on the couch or in a movie theatre. Other interests include experimental theater, aerialists, scavenger hunts, burlesque, pub crawls, poetry slams, scrabble, dancing, karaoke.

I'm here to meet new people, make friends and see where life takes us. If you're interested in connecting ask me a question, tell me something about yourself but please do not send me a novella. My day job is as a content writer and editor, it's hard enough not taking my work home. That said, know I cringe at grammar snafus, misspellings in particular. The lack of attention to details tells so much about a person (more than you know).

I'm looking for someone to share the adventures and recount the stories. Someone who knows who they are, someone comfortable in their own skin, who doesn't take themselves quite so seriously. I want to LOL with abandonment when silly things happen; I want to be able to tear up without you calling the emotional card. I'm human the same as you. I want a partner, a friend, a lover to lean on, and into, when the going gets rough and the celebrations are plenty. Could that person be you?

Good luck!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Write, edit, manage words and ideas; though not necessarily in that order. I love what I do, and the people I work with. Life is too short and I’m consciously aware of that every day.

Traveling whenever I can...a few road trips on the horizon, then we'll see what's next, a trip to Belize or Easter Island are next in my bucket list.

Cooking, I love entertaining with friends, and host an annual moonlight soiree.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
remembering people's faces, I'm sure I've startled a few people with that "Don't I know you?" question. LOL.

discovering fun things to do, I'm a modern day Julie McCoy.

A friend recently pointed out that I have this talent of connecting people places things. I asked her to describe it for me and here's what she said: "It isn't just a matter of being outgoing or easy to talk to, which you are, but you're generous with your friends and networks. Lots of people segment their lives ("these are my work friends", "these are my college friends") but you do a good job of blending the things and people that make you happy. Being a connector also means that you're excellent at reading people very quickly. You notice specific details about someone and then know to hook them up with great events, jobs, and even friends. This makes the people you encounter feel really special."
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Eyes, hazel green with flecks of amber.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: I prefer indies to mainstream—I am rarely inspired to go to a movie theater these days, I watch most of my films OnDemand. Most recent Begin Again, The Good Lie. Looking forward to the last installment of Hunger Games and the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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Books: I am a voracious reader and often find myself reading multiple books at once until one storyline claims victory. I am currently reading The Marco Effect. I love my Paperwhite and have not given up on the carrying thick books in hardcover--Shantaram, Counte of Monte Cristo, Tibetan Book of Living & Dying--it’s somewhat troubling how many people are in awe of that concept. If you are a reader, I highly recommend the GoodReads app to track yourself.

I love browsing independent, off the beaten path bookstores for early editions of Voltaire, Oscar Wilde, Dumas, Eco and Dante.

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Music: I <3 live music and karaoke. I attend 2-3 performances a month, next up Kenyon Phillips. I grew up in the 80s, and also love ambient chill and electronica--some favorites include: New Order, Psychedelic Furs, Amon Tobin, Verve, Sade, Patti Smith, Kylie Minogue, Morcheeba, chicane, Owl City, Matchbox20, Maroon5, Train, The Script, OMD.

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TV: If it weren't for the DVR I don't think I would watch TV, I'd much rather be out in the world then glued to a flat screen. What's in my queue: person of interest, NCIS, criminal minds, Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, reruns of Cold Case and Lie to Me.

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Food: I pretty much eat across all food groups with Seafood, Italian, Moroccan, Thai being my favorites.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My passport & the memories that come with it
Family, an amalgamation of blood relatives and dear friends (both human and animal)
Creativity through art, words, photography
The ocean, the beach
Music
Laughter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
jimmies, dots or sprinkles?
where to go on my next vacation.
what I should consume next (book, music, art).
where the clutter comes from--I feel like I spring clean in all seasons, why is that?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hmm, that's a tough one if anything Friday nights are atypical...I could be almost anywhere: at a concert, or a movie, a friend's place for dinner, watching Tom Selleck on the couch with my cat Rocky, at an Armory exhibit, catching performance art. Anything is possible.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm suspicious of people who don't like to travel.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Your interest has been piqued, and you smiled at least once when reading my profile.
You have a healthy outlook on life, are genuinely happy and comfortable in your own skin.
You're genuinely interested in getting to know one another on email first (no IMs please) then in-person.
Single only. Please no smoking, drugs, drama or games.