Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am equal parts nerd, athlete, and activist rolled into one. I am
caring, easy to talk to, and at my best when connecting with others
through laughter and play, whatever form that may take. There are
not enough hours in the day for all my interests, but I keep active
through running, working out, playing sports, and I am an avid
swing dancer. Philadelphia is my home town, and after living in
Seattle for 5 years I'm glad to be putting my roots down here. I
moved back after the birth of my nephew, who is now four, and my
family is a wonderful part of my life.
My values are deeply rooted in having close relationships with my
friends and family, and I am committed to social justice and
liberation for all people. I want to be with someone who shares
those values, who is in touch with her own sense of caring both
about those who are close and about the world in general, but who
can also be relaxed, playful, and build a close and loving
As a community-oriented person, I would love to be with someone who
wants to build a close-knit community of friends and family
together. I love having time to relax, do a games night with
friends, eat out at interesting restaurants, or just cook a meal at
home and curl up to watch a movie. Shoot me a message if I sound
like an interesting person.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
After spending the last four years working as a community and labor
organizer I have decided to leave the chaotic life of professional
organizing for the hopefully less chaotic life of teaching high
school chemistry in the Philly public schools. This makes me the
only person in the city who thinks a less chaotic life is possible
teaching in Philly public schools.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taboo, canoeing, playing with children (and adults who are
willing), and making super chocolatey delicious brownies. And I'm
almost unbeatable at tetherball. Why is it not a respected sport?!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It's funny and a little sad to me how many people write exclusively
about their appearance here. I think what stands out about me is
kindness, my easy going nature, and that I'm interested in
listening and getting to know people. That and my dashing good
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: People's History of the US, The New Jim Crow, and I
completely loved the Harry Potter series!
Music: I'm a huge Dispatch fan! I like lots of other indie artists
too, and have fun singing along to pop music of all kinds. As a
swing dancer and DJ I also listen to and love old jazz music like
Sidney Bechet, Count Basie, and tons of other big band and
dixieland jazz musicians.
I don't watch a lot of tv and movies, but I was a huge Simpsons fan
at one point. When I do watch tv it's usually because the Eagles
are playing, but I will occasionally get into a tv series. As for
movies, a few favorites are Lars and the Real Girl, Martian Child,
Garden State, and almost anything Mel Brooks or Monty Python ever
Foods: I love all kinds of food, especially Mexican, Italian, Thai,
the bananas foster french toast I had at an amazing cafe in New
Orleans, and, I have to admit, I love a good cheesesteak, or a
roast pork sandwich from D'nics at Reading Terminal.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Time to relax and connect with people
Beautiful places in the natural world
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to create the most fun and transformative movement for social
justice ever while still having room in my life to do lots of other
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends or out swing dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Captainphilly is a nickname I got from a Welsh friend of mine I met
as a camp counselor, but I don't really know how it ended up on my
profile and I don't think it actually suits me very well. If I
could change it without having to pay, I would. Damn capitalism!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are kind, low stress, live an active life, and like to laugh
and have fun. You care about people and the world around you, and
value community. You, like me, think it's upsetting that so many
women on this site refer to themselves as "girls." You think I'm an
interesting person you'd like to get to know.
Also, it's probably worth saying that in the limited number of OKC
dates I've been on I've found that a romantic connection doesn't
often happen on a first date. I'm ok with that, and think it's
pretty natural for it to take meeting more than once to go from
being strangers who met on the internet to people who are genuinely
interested in each other. So I don't worry much about there being a
spark on a first date, and am happy if it ended with a hug and a
sense that I met someone I'd like to know better. Internet dating
does not seem to value patiently building a connection with a
person when so many other profiles are just a click away, but I
find that patience is needed for a real connection to grow.
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