i recently read david brooks' book the social animal. it talks a lot about how important the sub-conscious is and how emotions play a much larger role in decisions than the rational mind. this is never more true than when it comes to meeting someone special. it's not just about having someone who meets a long list of adjectives and physical descriptions; it's so much more complicated than that. i think you can only tell so much from reading an online dating profile. when all is said and done though, it's easiest to just meet in person and see what happens. there are a few things though that are important to me so i'll say them right out front.
i like to eat foods that make me feel good and are good for the planet so finding someone who cares about what they put into their bodies is important to me. i love to eat out and find new restaurants and try new things. i am a vegetarian but i don't mind if you're not. a gal who can put on some hiking boots and be outdoors one day and then the next day throw on heels for a night out on the town is my cup of tea. i like tea. understanding the state of our planet is important to me so i'm looking for someone that regardless of political beliefs, has viewpoints on issues and stays informed. virtues that i value in myself and find incredibly attractive in a woman: patience, curiosity, kindness, ambition, interest in mindfulness and meditation, great sense of humor. i could go on and on but i think you should just write me if you think we'd click.
*i grew up in chicago *i studied business administration in college and played soccer and volleyball *i got a masters degree in international business in n. ireland *i was a peace corps volunteer in macedonia *i worked for an international relief and development organization for five years in portland, oregon and boston, followed by field work in darfur and iraq for over a year each* i moved to dc in november 2009 for a job with the state dept., and a year ago I started an awesome new job outside of the gov.
*i like foreign and indie movies but sometimes i like to ingest mainstream hollywood junk food *i like to go on walks *i appreciate sarcasm *i like live theater *i like to people watch *i love going to festivals in the summer *i try to gain a better perspective of the world through travel, history and anthropology * i’m inspired by good design *i'm happy to give my money to npr
*sometimes i forget and use lotion before using deodorant and then i can't get the cap off the deodorant *i seem to always roll my napkin into a ball making it useless before it's dirty *i hold in my sneezes *i don't drink coffee but i'm addicted to high quality dark chocolate *i prefer to eat my cereal with a teaspoon *i bring reusable bags to the grocery store * i think it's best to put the preserves on first and then the almond butter *i'm a vegetarian *i'm very good at ironing
*i believe popcorn should be made on the stove *i prefer 24 hour clocks *i like the news delivered in an english accent *i see turn signals playing catch *if i see a rock on the sidewalk i'll try to keep kicking it until i get where i'm going *for some reason i think the water out of the bathroom sink is different from the water in the kitchen *i wonder why sheep don't shrink when they get wet *i wonder if people in mexico say, 'i don't feel like mexican two nights in a row' *even though i put the rabbit in the hat, i'm always surprised when it appears
point of view:
*i love the smell and sound of autumn leaves *i believe in giving up short term satisfaction for long term gain *i don't mind the rain *i like dogs *i think the first sip of beer is always the best *i like learning to live with less *i think it’s important to enjoy the moment *i like wearing my waterproof boots and walking through puddles
*i believe if kids and animals are happy to be around you it's a good sign *i believe a gentleman/gentlewoman is someone who tries to make everyone around them as comfortable as possible