Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm fit, cerebral, funny, fun-loving, intellectual, optimistic,
romantic at heart. Living and working in the city after years in
Westchester, and loving being back--falling in love with NYC all
over again, like I did when I moved here from the Midwest in my
Now, I have to clarify something: unfortunately OKC gives me only
two options, "married" and "single." I am nearly two years
separated from a long marriage and just going through the final
steps of divorce...and I don't make big decisions without a LOT of
forethought...so and to all intents and purposes, I am single. But
i understand that my "status" makes some men uncomfortable,
so...all is revealed! Meet me if you dare ;-)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a magazine editor, and before that spent years as a freelance
writer (lots of mag articles and two nonfiction books). Not
surprisingly, I adore reading--everything from my beloved
19th-century lit to Ian Fleming novels (it's amazing how much
better those movies are when you've read "Casino Royale" and "From
Russia With Love"). Really enjoying getting out in the city--jazz
and blues clubs, classical and opera, off-beat (and mainstream)
movies, museums (MOMA's Gauguin show is fascinating!), bars &
restaurants. Give me a great martini on Friday evening in a lovely
venue and I'm happily unwinding. And on the other hand--staying in
and binge-viewing Breaking Bad or reading is great too...
The key thing for me, right now, is that I feel younger than I am.
I know there is much more adventure and wonder yet to come...and I
want to be hard at it until I can't do it anymore.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Both working and playing; listening to people; being a "shrink" to
friends when they need it; keeping my chin up in adversity;
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hard to answer this without polling people but I would guess: my
smile and my openness. (and, um, my legs?) Probably talk a little
bit too much but I like people who do the same--really like getting
to know people on a deeper level and am not much of a "small-talk"
person...the talkiness probably masks an interior shyness...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Almost ALL kinds of food (for some reason I don't like oysters);
love cooking as well as going out. OLD movies are a specialty, but
open to any and all as long as they're interesting. Music (see
above)--love it when it's live, partly because I grew up around
musicians and like to support the dwindling opportunities for
talented people to perform. Books: very long list. Always reading
at least one, usually 2 or 3 of different genres and eras.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
oh lord, my mind isn't organized enough for this! Simply MY
KIDS...well, and pizza (my own homemade, but also Chicago deep-dish
and NYC thin-crust). And books, tons of them. And maybe Mad
Men--though this Last Season isn't looking so impressive so far; I
miss the 1962 days on that show. One more thing: the gym. I'm
semi-addicted...it feels good! (when I'm done)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
traveling, and wishing I had more time/money to do it.
someday...and i have been to some wonderful places already,
including Rome, Paris, London (spent a semester there), Bolivia
(amazing), Indonesia (likewise), Czech Republic, lots of Caribbean
islands...Have to get to Greece someday
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
having a drink with a friend...maybe ending up at Arthur's in the
Village, dancing to the one and only Sweet Georgia Brown. all cash,
no cover, and a great, crazy ambiance...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
hmmm....I will have to know you better
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you love to laugh, love irony but not necessarily sarcasm, like to
explore, can sit by the fire reading one night and the next happily
go out on the town, have empathy...mostly: even though it's
sometimes difficult, you can communicate what you're thinking and
feeling. And...maybe...you have an off-beat dare I say slightly
kinky bone or two in your body...
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