The good news is that the reason I'm not available is I found a really amazing boyfriend on this site. Many of my friends met their wives, husbands or long term partners on here, but I was still skeptical. I saw this site more as a way to practice putting yourself out there and/or kill the odd boring Thursday night, rather than a way to find a partner (even a short term partner). But, then Tyler turned up. His profile was terrible but his message was sincere, so I wrote him back. 5 months later, I can't imagine my life without him. So best of luck to you all. Hopefully you'll all find someone equally amazing. It is, strangely, possible.
So, why the hell am I telling you this instead of just taking my profile down 1) thought you might like to hear the good news for once, because I'm sure you've heard about plenty of nightmare dates, maybe even been on a few. Let's face it, dating blows. Maybe this will give you a reason to keep at it. 2) I have friends ask me for help with their profiles sometimes, but I need an active profile to view theirs. In case your curious, below is my profile the way it was when I stopped using the site.
I cook professionally, which is intense, exhausting and amazingly fun! Before food became my primary creative outlet, I wrote and produced radio drama. I love being part of Oakland's vibrant food scene, but I wish I still had time for sound design. I'm definitely an audio person. The sound of the world intrigues me!
As a writer, I'd rather demonstrate all my delightful quirks than tell you about them but - in the interest of brevity - here's the dreaded list: I have a sardonic sense of humor, am fiercely loyal, stubborn, & my tendency to be very direct gets me in trouble on occasion. A sense of community is important to me. I have a lot in common with my rottweiler, although he's a terrible cook.
"It's a big beautiful world, and I want it all," - Anthony Bourdain