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35 Oakland, CA Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 30–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 10:19pm
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body type
Strictly vegetarian
Graduated from masters program
Strictly monogamous
Wants kids
Has dogs
English (Fluently), French (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently)
My self-summary
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Cuban salsa dancer, teacher, lover of the outdoors looking for my media naranja--someone who wants to go for a run around the Lake or in the East Bay hills, bike to Point Reyes for the weekend, camp out at a high Sierra lake, or just relax in the sun on my back deck. That's right, I'm looking for the real deal—a passionate, joyful, adventurous, healthy/active man, who can make me laugh and is excited about and ready for a relationship.
What I’m doing with my life
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Dance dance dancing, dodging lightning bolts on high Sierra ridges, listening to This American Life, riding bikes, planting tomatoes, running in the East Bay hills, drinking mojitos by the Lake, trying to convince my dog that I’m in charge, scheming up travel adventures to distant lands, educating and being educated. Oh, and basking in my two minutes of KQED fame.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dreaming big and finding a way to make it happen.
Making friends wherever I go.
Languages. I speak French (in my sleep!) and Spanish in the day.
Making the best of any situation.
Being flexible.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My dimples, since I laugh so much. Oh, and if it's an OKC date, I'm often told I look exactly like my profile photo, which apparently is an anomaly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I love historical fiction, magical realism, memoir and non-boring non-fiction. A few favorites: The New Jim Crow, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Tiger’s Wife, Born to Run, La Lacuna, What is the What, The God of Small Things, El Sueño de América, The Milagro Beanfield War, Daughter of Fortune, Graceland, Other People's Children

Poetry: Pablo Neruda (especially “Las Odas Elementales”), Eduardo Galeano

Shows: TV is not my thing, but I do like Madmen and The Wire

Music: You wouldn't guess it looking at me but I love reggaeton! Also, Los Van Van, The Mexican Institute of Sound, Elito Reve y su Charangón, Mayimbe, Manolito Simonet, Calle Real, Maykel Blanco, Calle 13, Justin Bieber. Please help me expand my musical horizons!

Food: I highly value the experience of good food and wine as well as fancy cocktails . Feel free to put this statement to the test. :)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Afro Cuban music and dance
My incredible comunidad de amigos y familia
The mountains
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How lucky I am to be living this amazing life.
Mis estudiantes.
Can chickens and Mexican street dogs amicably share a backyard?
Summer adventures (backpacking, NYC, Mexico/Cuba)
The drought and what I can do about it.
All the things I should be doing as a responsible homeowner.
How our justice system can be so unjust.
Tiny houses
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a drink with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I meditate an average of 2 minutes and 34 seconds a day according to the app.
You should message me if
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You are a smart cookie, real funny like, active, healthy, and inspired.

You're excited about the possibility of a new relationship, and emotionally ready for building deep connection and partnership.

The idea of having kids is fun and exciting to you.

You have enough life experience and self-knowledge to know what you want.

You have a curious, adventurous spirit, and the ability to have fun and stay positive even while scanning through hundreds of online dating profiles.

Bonus points (at least like 500) if we share some of the same activity interests.