Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a quiet but affectionate woman who speaks what is in her heart
and thrives on laughter and a positive outlook on life.
I have a wonderful daughter who is my top priority and she is with
me half the time. I am also involved in a few things for myself and
in the community, so I am looking for someone who also has his own
life going on and understands that strong relationships and deep
connections are nurtured slowly over time. I am very happy with my
life. I hope you are too. I think the best relationships happen
when two awesome people find each other in friendship, they enhance
each other's lives (ie. they don't look to each other to fill a
void) and a connection develops from there. Basically, I'm using
this site as a way to meet new people and from there, see how
things naturally progress.
I can be shy at first when meeting somebody new but I do warm up
quickly, especially when the other person has an easygoing energy.
While I'm shy, I'm also very upfront and honest about everything. I
value my friendships and love spending time with my friends. I'd
love to spend time with a special someone too.
I wouldn't say I'm "athletic" but I enjoy hiking, jogging, long
walks and yoga. I'm not into gyms and I workout at home. In the
winter, I enjoy cross-country skiing. In the warmer months, I love
being outside and especially love going to festivals, outdoor
concerts and farmers' markets.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a young daughter who is my top priority in life. I have a
job that challenges me and I love where I work. I try to live in
the moment and in a mindful manner.
I am very involved in the arts and culture community both at work
and outside of work. I am a member of an arts organization trying
to get young people engaged in the arts and I recently stepped back
into the theatre scene after about 15 years.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking - I love cooking, I love eating and really enjoy healthy
eating and exploring new cultures through their food.
Writing - I love writing, it is part of my job and I find that I
can be more expressive through my writing.
Laughing - I have a great sense of humour and love it all - Nerdy
puns? Awesome! Outrageous, goofy, ridiculous humour? Great! Witty,
dark and sarcastic? Yes please! I'm also great at laughing at
Listening and empathy - I recently read a quote "The biggest
communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen
to reply." I like to think that I listen to people - usually close
friends and family - to understand them and their perspective.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People notice my smile and my eyes. They also note that I'm a happy
person and laugh a lot.
People do also notice that I'm shy though, but once I've warmed up
to a person, I can relax a bit more and open up. I appreciate
spending time with someone that is relaxed, playful and outgoing -
it helps me be the same. ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love all music and especially enjoy live music. It's on all the
time - at work, in the car and at home while I'm puttering around
the house. I like to torture my daughter by belting out tunes while
I'm driving or cooking in the kitchen.
Some of my favourite bands are Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Florence
and the Machine, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys. Right now, I'm
listening to a lot of: Decemberists, Reuben and the Dark, The
Strumbellas, Hozier, You and Me (Pink and Dallas Green), Hayden's
new album Hey Love, London Grammar (check out their version of
Wicked Game) and Beyonce (yes, it's true).
My taste in music is pretty diverse as long as it has a great beat
or great lyrics. I think one of my favourite things to do is share
new music and learn about new music from someone. Music is such a
personal and subjective thing that I think sharing your musical
tastes with someone is like letting them sneak a peek into a little
corner of your heart.
I really enjoy tv shows like Louie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, House of
Cards, The Mindy Project and The Good Wife. Sometimes I enjoy
watching a tv series marathon style although I haven't done that
since House of Cards.
For movies, I really enjoy offbeat and dark comedies but also like
dramas and thrillers. My all-time favourite movie is Good Will
Hunting. I love movies from Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and the Coen
My list of favourite foods could go on forever but I love Thai,
Indian, Greek, Mediterranean, seafood and spice!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Assuming things like a roof over my head, water, air, etc. don't
need to be mentioned:
1. My daughter
6. Emotional and physical intimacy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
food...what's for dinner?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually spending time with family and friends, often at home after
a busy work week.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you are a genuine, honest guy with a great sense of humour. I like
to spend time with down to earth people who can be playful but can
also relax and have a meaningful conversation. Most importantly,
you should be happy with your life, you should know yourself and
what you are looking for in a relationship.
Who are you looking for?
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