Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been in Chicago since 2004, but am originally from southern
Illinois. I love this city, but sometimes feel like I haven't even
begun to scratch the surface of what this place has to offer. Maybe
that's where you come in?
I love music, art, film, basically all things creative. I love
going to live shows and a good playlist can totally lift my spirits
any day I'm feeling down. I've got a guitar that basically just
stares back at me from the corner of my room, begging for me to
pick it up. One of these days I'm going to learn how to really play
– otherwise I feel like I'm putting all my experience in high
school choirs and musicals to waste.
I'm a big Chicago Blackhawks fan.
I love riding bikes.
I like coffee and tea (both equally!)
My faith is definitely a big component of my life. I go to church
regularly and strive to live a life more like Christ. It is
something I hope to share with a partner someday, but I don't let
it limit my experiences when meeting people.
I'm pretty outgoing and silly. Yes, I am quite fond of the
silliness -- anyone know what that's a quote from? And I sometimes
mix a bit of sarcasm in there, as well. I am always looking for
something to make me laugh... so keep that in mind (a
cute/ridiculous cat video is usually a good place to start).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spent a few year working at a PR firm specializing in public
affairs and crisis communications. Now I'm finishing up my degree
in communications at DePaul and nannying part-time. I had never
planned on being 30 and still not finished with undergrad, but I
can honestly say I've learned a lot through these experiences,
humbling and challenging as they've been.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Organizing things... and hearing a song on the radio and knowing
exactly what year it came out. Or the kind of facts that you would
normally go to IMDB to find out. You know, the kind of stuff that
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my blue eyes and that I'm little :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Reading material: NYT, The Onion AV Club, philosophy/spirituality
books, anything Anne Lamott or Brene Brown, contemporary feminist
Music: Mates of State, The Civil Wars, Sara Bareilles, Joni
Mitchell, James Taylor, Katy Perry (she's my pop music indulgence),
pretty much anything except "bro-country" (if you're not familiar:
TV Shows: Lost, Mad Men, Louie, Community (I've watched this so
many times I've lost count... it's perfection:
), Always Sunny, Revenge, 30 Rock,
Scandal, Archer, Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Portlandia...
curse the Internet for making it possible to actually watch all of
Movies: Anything that is streaming on Netflix currently (especially
a good documentary)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
• My faith ✞
• My family/friends ♡
• Music ♫
• Chocolate ☼
• Cuddling ✿
• Viral videos for comic relief ☻
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with friends, drinking wine, grabbing a drink at a bar, going
to a show, going somewhere with live music...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
... my Fridays will often not involve the above answer and
sometimes consist of me doing laundry and ordering takeout.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you'd like to meet up some time
- you're at least open to the idea of something serious
- you consider yourself a nerd (nerds are the best!)*
- you like Jesus
- you'd want to give me a guitar lesson
- you can laugh at yourself
- you think we could have some fun!
*takes one to know one!
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