**Update: So I'm changing my location back to SF as it looks like I will be here through July, and probably December. After that it is up in the air, though I'm very open to staying. My possible locations are SF/Berkeley-Oakland, SD, Sonoma County, Long Beach, and even Honolulu. Yes I know that doesn't narrow it down too much, but I've got to be flexible for grad school.**
For a long while I've worked for environmental non-profits and political campaigns, which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Now I'm preparing to go back to grad school for Counseling Psychology, with a personal, informal emphasis in Eco-psychology. Feeling the calling. Grad school will be a haul but I'm pretty excited about the future.
I would love to meet a smart, funny, sexy woman for best friend/lover/life partner fun. I'm looking for an equal. You don't need to run marathons, or single-handedly be saving the whales, or have traveled to 100 countries. You just need to be comfortable being you. If we like each other, that will be more than enough.
For those of you familiar, I scored as an ENTP on the Myers-Briggs, and yep that pretty much nails it.(Extrovert, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving). I'm a native NYer so I still have a definite edge to my personality, but laid back California has mellowed me out some. I am deeply attracted to smart women (sapiosexual), and really appreciate tenderness and gentleness. I am looking for real intimacy, not just sexual (which of course is great), but emotional as well. I'm looking for my lover to be my best friend. If this makes sense to you, keep reading.
Over the last 5 years I've made the switch to vegetarian, and am now working on removing sugar from my diet. Tougher than I thought - who knew how big a role ice cream played in my diet! It would be great if you were vegan or vegetarian, but I'm open to dating a meat eater. Rest assured I am not a vegan/vegetarian Nazi, and will not lecture you or give you the stink eye if you order a cheeseburger.
As I am very liberal, anti-religion, and anti-violence we probably wouldn't be a good match if you're a Republican, a bible-thumper, or a gun nut. Or materialistic (if you're unsure whether you are, here's a hint: if you wear makeup and jewelry to the beach, well...). Just saying. :)
I've lived all over the country and have come to love many different parts of it. I especially love the silence of the desert (CA, AZ, NM), the timelessness of the ocean (Hawaii, CA), and sharing my walks with critters in the woods (DC, yes DC, Seattle). One of the appeals of San Diego is easy access to beach, mountains and desert. I strongly feel my future will see me living much closer to nature. With sounds of the surf, the woods or the desert filling the house at night. I would love, if the cards fall right, to move back to Hawaii after (or during) grad school.