Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved to the Bay Area six and a half years ago after growing up
in Massachusetts, going to college in New Hampshire, living and
teaching English in France and China, working in Boston, and going
to grad school in NYC. I'm still quite enamored with 4-season
climates that include fall foliage, snowstorms, and humidity, but
of course I enjoy the CA sunshine.
I love languages and have dabbled in many, but my passion (and
employment) lies in teaching French to high school students. I find
it very rewarding to see them learn, to work through their
difficulties with them, and to figure out how I can make my lessons
innovative, enjoyable, and challenging. I also end up having some
funny stories to tell daily.
I suppose I am a bit on the intellectual side but really do just
like observing and analyzing the world around me, talking and
laughing, eating in good company, cuddling, exploring the world
both near and far, and having someone special to share it with. I'm
pretty low key and prefer to be dressed casually than to wear
heels. I like both sleeping in and getting up early-ish to take
advantage of daylight. I am a yes person and prefer to be too busy
than to have too much down time.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As mentioned above, I've got a job I love teaching French in a
public high school. In my free time, I can be found jogging, doing
yoga, hiking/backpacking, cross-country skiing (used to be on the
team in high school and college in New England), cooking/baking (I
make a mean butternut squash soup, among other things), and
reading. I like learning new things and have much improvement to
make in salsa dancing, violin playing, film criticism, and other
fields I probably haven't even thought about yet.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
learning languages, cooking delicious food, taking advantage of
good weather (I'm from the East Coast, so I don't see sunshine as
something to take for granted)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'll go with my ease in opening up, and my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Half of a Yellow Sun, The Poisonwood Bible, Le Petit Prince,
Cutting for Stone, Crime and Punishment, The Orchardist
Movies: Forrest Gump, Love Actually, Amelie, The Red Violin,
Food: Indian, Thai, Japanese, Mediterranean, brunch, bagels, fruit,
veggies, pizza, creative salads, chocolate!!!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- good company who really get me
- variety of tasty food and ingredients at my fingertips
- fresh air
- physical activity
- travel opportunities
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what I'm going to eat; my students; where I will go on my next
vacation; how to take advantage of the CA outdoors; what makes
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
cooking a tasty meal for myself and/or friends, watching a movie,
going out to dinner, playing board games, hanging out with my
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I clean my apartment as a form of procrastination.
You should message me if
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- are easy-going and think you'll make me laugh
- enjoy the outdoors and traveling
- love good food of all sorts and are adventurous about trying new
- like good, intelligent conversation
- are truly looking for a real relationship
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