Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The great outdoors is what drew me to Seattle almost 15 years ago.
In the summer I enjoy hitting the hiking and biking trails. When
the snow hits the ground in the mountains I enjoy tromping around
in my snow shoes or cross country skiis. I'm not into extreme
stuff, I just like being active and being outdoors. Since I'm from
Chicago I can appreciate the city and all it has to offer also. I
enjoy checking out cultural events (live music, theatre, dance,
museums, etc.), organizing dinner parties, or cozying up with a
good book or movie in my condo. I got a community garden plot a few
years ago and it's been fun trying my hand at growing my own
veggies. Zucchini anyone?!
I also like to travel and have touched most continents, including a
2 year stint in the Peace Corps in Africa, but I have so much more
I want to see! My most recent international trip was to Iceland
last year. What a fascinating place! I love local road trips for a
long weekend or going farther afield and checking out other parts
of the U.S. too.
I have a great life - a good group of friends, meaningful work,
volunteer in my community, have lots of fun adventures on the
weekends & vacations - but it doesn't mean I don't long for a
companion to share it all with.
What I’m doing with my life
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My work is an important part of how I live out my values - trying
to make a difference in my little corner of the planet. Having said
that, a healthy work/life balance is also key. I work to live not
live to work. I lead an active lifestyle, but am an introvert in
the sense that I prefer to socialize one-on-one or with small
groups of friends and I also need my downtime to recharge. I am an
ISFJ if that means anything to you. I may seem reserved at first
but the right person will bring out my goofy side! ;)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...being a supportive friend, being a good listener, organizing get
togethers with friends. A good friend wrote this in the birthday
card she gave me: "To my beautiful, strong, smart, supportive,
caring, and fun friend - your'e the entire package!"
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well, besides my big blue eyes, I think they notice that I'm a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I eat pretty healthy but like to splurge once in a while too.
Life's too short, right? Think of all those women on the Titanic
who didn't have dessert! I mostly enjoy small casual neighborhood
pubs/restaurants but fine dining is fun for a special
I am in a book club that meets monthly. Some of my favorite books
include: Wild, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Native Son, Gone
Girl, and Geography of Bliss.
For movies, some of my favorites are: Airplane, Shawshank
Redemption, American Beauty, Princess Bride & So I Married an
Axe Murderer. I usually try to see as many of the Oscar nominated
films as I can - Imitation Game was my favorite this year.
My music taste ranges from folk to funk to indie. Some of my
favorite bands/musicians are: Lumineers, Head and the Heart,
Mumford and Sons, Pink Martini, Storyhill, Patricia Barber, Shed
Boys, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, and Los Amigos Invisibles. I love
dancing to 70's and 80's tunes too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
friends, family, hope, travel, music,....and chocolate. :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how we all look like zombies staring down at our phones all the
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Really isn't a typical Friday night...could be at happy hour with
friends, watching a movie at home, getting out of town, or with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have no tattoos or piercings.
You should message me if
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You have a kind heart, a sense of humor, are easy to talk to, have
a positive outlook on life, know how to spell, and can send me a
thoughtful intro message that includes more than "hi."
A few emails to break the ice is great but I'm not interested in
endless emailing. If we're both game, let's meet up for a walk and
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