I've been here in the DC area for just over eight years now and it is definitely home. I did my undergrad back home in Massachusetts, then law school brought me down here. I loved living in DC during law school, but Arlington is a good fit for now and I'm quite close to the city.
I'm a very open and honest person so it's important for me to tell you that I'm bi-sexual. I like girls and guys, so whoever I date needs to be comfortable with that. But I want to caveat that by saying -- I am looking for a one-on-one committed relationship. I care most about finding the right person for me, regardless of their gender.
Okay, so let's see .... I really liked law school, especially getting to spend a summer studying at Oxford and then traveling around Europe. It was incredible, especially Florence, and I'm dying to get back and explore some other cities - need a partner in crime!
Now that I'm in the real world with a real job, I wake up (relatively) early, work hard, have lots of stuff going on in the evenings - usually some LGBT or community activism - and have really learned to appreciate my weekends.
In the last couple years I have discovered DC's wonderful Burner community and it has really opened my eyes to my creative side. And given me both an outlet from the stress of the DC bubble and a fabulous group of friends.
With this new lifestyle I think I have a new outlook on love and relationships. I'm finally ready for something serious. I'm not looking to settle down with a family yet, but I do want to find someone I connect with and take it day by day. It can take me a while to let down my guard, but I will if I meet the right person.
I'm really open minded but I also know what I want and what I need. Conversation is really important to me and I want to find someone who is a good communicator, that is honest and open. I need someone who can listen, who cares and will put effort into knowing and being with me. I'm busy and committed to my career and volunteer work, but I always make time for the things I want. I need someone who will do the same and make time for me.
I tend to be type-A in my work and volunteer life, so I'm looking for someone to take charge in my romantic life. I like to be pursued and I hate having to question where things stand. I'm looking for someone who is aggressive but chivalrous -- because modern, non-traditional women can still want a gentleman/woman, right?
So there you have it. I'm an open book, so ask away!