Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Like just about everyone, I love to travel. Over the last decade
I've tried to go to at least one or two new/different places a
year. However, I went a little crazy and managed 9 different
countries in 2012 (for both work and pleasure). Of all my trips in
the last few years my favorites were camping out in the Sahara,
going to China and the Philippines on a quest to find and see the
ancestral homes (with only my great-grandfather's name written in
Chinese on a white piece of paper, we walked into his village and
found the house he had built over 100 years ago. Never expected to
find it, but we did. I'm so glad I got to see it with my own eyes),
hiking and glacier trekking in Patagonia, climbing Kilimanjaro,
diving in Zanzibar, gorilla tracking in Rwanda, and volunteer
teaching in Tanzania.
I have always thought of myself as easy-going because I'll pretty
much do or try anything, especially if it makes deciding on where
to go or what to do easier for the group... and also if I know it
will make the people around me happy. But, in a conversation with
an old boss, she believes that the right term is "accomodating."
Apparently, I have opinions so can't call myself easy-going.
That said, hopefully you can respect a woman with opinions... I
think I can hold a healthy conversation on lots of different topics
and value a man who can do the same.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Brand Consulting (specializing in products, brands and experiences
for kids and families). Have worked on two projects in Saudi Arabia
and gotten to see a bit of the region. It's been quite the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Planning vacations/trips. I'm the one who usually organizes the
whole thing - from getting the group together to doing all the
research and putting everything nicely into excel. As they say, if
you build it (in excel), they will come.
And Bananagrams (or really any word game, e.g. Scrabble/Words with
Friends). I challenge you.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I laugh... a lot. If you know me well (so not the first thing a
stranger might notice), it's probably over something stupid I've
said or done... or that you've said/done!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food: I eat everything but cilantro (yuck) and love getting Cuban
or going to Japanese noodle bars.
TV: Homeland (my new obsession), The Newsroom, Downton Abbey,
Friday Night Lights, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, True Blood,
Game of Thrones, Mad Men.
Books: Cider House Rules, Middlesex, Freakonomics, Super
Freakonomics, Survival of the Sickest, Blink, Tipping Point (fyi,
Outliers wasn't as good), Predictably Irrational, In The Land of
Invisible Women (inspired by work in Saudi). And A Game Of
Music: Just about everything (except country).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- A good belly laugh (e.g. my iPhone autocorrect experiences or
anything on damnyouautocorrect.com)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream
- A good book
- My passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where in the world I want to go next.
Why so many men on this site believe that unrequited love is
"romantic" and NOT "foolish" or creepy weird.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing something low-key with friends (like dinner out or at my apt,
a movie, dive bar, living room dance party, etc.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a sucker for men with wild curly hair.
When I click on your profile, I actually read how you answered your
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think you'll regret not messaging me.
You're older/wiser and actually know what you want.
You're responsible, considerate, and kind.
You're adventurous -- you like to ski, hike, climb mountains,
discover new things, explore new places -- and not afraid to leave
You think you can keep up with me.
Who are you looking for?
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