You are reading this probably because you liked my pictures and want to know if I have something interesting to say.
Well, of course I would much rather tell you who I am in person, but I guess that would defeat the point of this profile...I was born in NY to a Spanish housewife and an English UN economist. For reasons that I won't get into here, I grew up in Spain. My upbringing in Spain is something that has naturally marked me as a person and so I am looking for someone who not only has been to other countries (preferably Spain among them) but has an appreciation for people from other cultures who speak other languages, and who is okay with dating someone with an accent (I myself have one). Someone who sees a relationship as an opportunity to grow together and to enrich each other with new ideas, new values, and new perspectives (cultural and otherwise).
If you speak (some) Spanish, that's a plus, but it's not indispensable.
Politically speaking, I'm in the middle of the road, as I think everybody should be. I don't like wearing "political labels," and I profoundly dislike the way in which being liberal has been generally construed (albeit with the media's help) as being hip, cool, and modern. In my opinion, there's nothing cooler than having a balanced opinion on different issues. It's okay to defy the general belief of what makes something "liberal" or "conservative." I think that having that balance is ultimately what makes someone a free-thinker and a real citizen of the world.
I'm particularly attracted to women who are maternal in nature. I've seen a lot of women out there who act more and more like dudes. I don't know if this is their way of claiming their right to be considered equal to men, but it's just not appealing to me. Someone who is comfortable being a woman with all the attributes that maker *her* a woman - strong, loyal, protective of her home and what she has. I know it's old-fashioned, but it's what I want. Of course, we live in a new era where we are all very busy and wrapped up around the idea of being "successful" individuals, but success starts at home, and I would like to meet someone who is old-fashioned in that way - someone who believes in the idea of leaving something important behind in this life, not *just* or *primarily* a great career.
I also would like to meet someone who puts some effort in describing herself here. That is, not the kind of person who only describes herself with lines such as "I like to laugh and have a good time" (don't we all?:-)) or "I enjoy living life to the fullest"- I run into these two phrases with an alarming frequency.
I'm looking for the kind of person who is a bit of a dreamer and gets *excited* at the idea of meeting / being in touch with someone she barely knows. Someone who is motivated by other things in life other than work, someone who appreciates the complexity of people and doesn't judge people too quickly - you focus on the journey, not the destination. Someone who is loyal and giving, not self-serving or egotistical or looking for "convenience" all the time; someone who doesn't give up easily and tries really hard to keep things together. I know it takes a while to get there, but I want this to be part of her DNA, not just an attitude stemming from special circumstances.
I like to keep things simple and straight forward. If you give me your number, please do so because you are really interested. I don't beat around the bush, and I will never tell you I'm too busy to make plans. Ever. I firmly believe that if there's a will, there's a way. If I like you, I'll go out of my way to make sure you know that. I expect the same from you. Acting unavailable or busy (especially in the early stages of a dating situation) is a turn off. By the same token, if for whatever reason, I realize that we don't have that much chemistry and I see you are interested, I'll let you know. I won't just stop replying to your messages and picking up the phone so that "you get the message." People don't have to be nice to each other only when they like each other.
I think I am a very approachable and easy person to talk to - I am analytical but not judgmental.
I'm very honest and I have very solid values which are at the core of my life. I live by the motto "Treat others as you would like to be treated."
OkCupid seemingly has the unique ability to bring out the bullshitter and flaky side of most people - if you know better, I'll be happy to hear from you.