Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have a very full life, both professionally and personally, and
live very well in my own skin. I work in Human Resources for a very
cool not-for-profit In Downtown Manhattan and love what I do.
Born and raised in Moscow, but I have been in the US for over 13
years, and I am a US Citizen. I am just as much a New Yorker as I
am a Moscovite, even though I don't live in either place.
I believe in the therapeutic power of laughter, long and short road
trips, good books, chocolate and cooking for the one I love.
My exercise routine is not likely to impress a true fitness
fanatic. I find most gym-related activities mind-numbingly boring.
Having confessed that, I do walk two salukis (who can run at 40
miles per hour) for at least 1 hour a day. This form of exercise
has the added bonus of hearing “you have beautiful dogs” at least
once a day – and on most days, my hair still looks better than
I will try everything that is legal at least once. However, some
favorites are good conversation, getting dirty renovating my quirky
old house, experimenting in the kitchen, reading anything from "The
Nine" to junk, and spending time with friends.
If you share any of my beliefs and interests, please write me –
don’t just browse. That way we can begin by knowing the courage of
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making lemonade, limoncello and lemon pies from life’s occasional
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am blond and I have an accent. Don’t let either of these 2 things
I smile often, I blush easily and I am resourceful.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I can read just about anything. I do read just about
Movies- love Forrest Gump, My cousin Vinnie, Moonstruck and lots of
Music – anything that is not rap.
Food – will try anything at least once goes for this category as
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Coffee, tea, cheese, chocolate, chocolate and chocolate (Oops!
Did I just spend all six?! I hope OKCupid doesn’t have a “Six
Things Police” unit!)
2. Family & friends here in United States and around the globe,
therefore I also can’t live without my cell phone and Skype as they
let me stay connected to family & friends everywhere.
3. The work I do.
4. Love! Being in it, feeling it, experiencing someone feeling it
towards me, making it, learning from it, enjoying it, working on it
once it is found.
5. My dogs. Every time a dog in my life passed away I had made a
vow not to get another one… and every time that promise got broken.
Dogs somehow wiggle their way into my life.
6. Reading and learning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Ask me & will tell you at that moment. It changes too often.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Plan my next weekend house remodeling project. Would love to spend
it going to catch a play, a ballet, a jazz performance or a decent
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can’t dance to save my life, if you are looking for a dance
partner, pass me by or buy a pair of steel dancing shoes and I may
join you on a dance floor.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I am looking for:
- A man, not a boy. Though a man with a playful boyish side will
score a few bonus points.
- Straight, smart & single. Divorced or widowed qualifies as
single, confused about multiple relationships one is in does
Do you know how they say 50 is the new 40?? Well for me, smart is
the new sexy. There is nothing more attractive to me than a man who
leads with his brain. It’s definitely a good thing if what follows
the brain is sensual and communicative as well.
Whether you call it baggage or life experience, it’s what makes us
who we are today and without it, we’d be pretty shallow and boring.
If you are like me, you read 20 profiles to find the one that
yields the engaging follow-up conversation that makes you want to
run to the corner and meet.
While English is a second language for me and I am not the best
writer… literate goes hand-in- hand with smart in my book.
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