37 Astoria, NY
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My self-summary
I work at a university in the city (not a teacher) and volunteer for a couple different organizations (interested primarily in HIV/AIDS and Public Health) in my spare time.

I practice yoga and pilates often. Being healthy and eating well is pretty important to me. Right now I'm eating only unprocessed foods and alcohol very very sparingly. Sounds lame but it's doable so a date would probably be a coffee outing or a walk.

Before my exercise regimen and healthy eating lifestyle, I used to be the laziest girl you've ever met. I would eat bad for you food and would whine if my heart pounded too much. I am really proud of my change for the better and could never have done a headstand 8 years ago. This means my ideal boyfriend would be healthy as well. No smokers or big drinkers please. :)

Would choose a cute hole in the wall coffee shop over a Starbucks any day but would choose a Starbucks over a Dunkin Donuts if I had to.

Born and raised NY'er. Never left in 37 years. Hope that changes one day.

I enjoy the Health section of the NYT (especially the Well Blog) more than any other section and am really interested in rare diseases or perplexing ailments. "House" was one of my favorite shows. I got the diagnoses right a lot of the time. :)

I get giddy at Trader Joe's when it's empty and I get even more excited for farmers markets in the summer and fall.

Love farms and taking trips outside the city to visit them.

I tell the best stories and hear I make people laugh a lot.

I'm ambidextrous but write with my left hand. For some reason, people who meet me are fascinated by this.

I don't play games with dating. If I like you, I let you know. If I don't feel it, I also let you know. I'm very straightforward and dates have always said how much they appreciated it. I look for the same. Life's too short to be left wondering. I'm sensitive though and always make sure never to hurt someone's feelings. I respect others who do the same.
What I’m doing with my life
being sassy.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh and be comfortable. I can talk to anyone and make them instantly at ease. I have a knack for cheering people up when they're down too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I usually have a huge smile on my face.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't have cable but I love Netflix and my tv online! I used to be a film major and love documentaries. I don't care for romantic comedies (except "Love Actually") so you wouldn't have to worry about me dragging you to one. I prefer movies with a deep story. Really don't like sci-fi or cartoons.

I'm a child of the 80's and have an older sister so my first loves are The Smiths and The Cure. Today my taste is more like Foster the People and The Weeknd.
The six things I could never do without
Ice cream is all I can't live without!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
anything and everything. My brain doesn't shut off!
On a typical Friday night I am
Either taking a yoga class, meeting a friend for dinner or sitting on my couch exhausted from a hard week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be dense sometimes. At work, I thought this high level exec was giving me "pounds" with his fist since he hadn't seen me in awhile and we usually chit chat. So I fist-bumped him (he's also quite a bit older so I thought it odd but did it anyway). When I noticed his confused look, it was because he was offering me a few Hershey's kisses in his hand. ;)
You should message me if
This is a long list but I'm 37 and have dated enough to know what I'm compatible with at this point. Why waste anyone's time?

*You're mentally and financially stable, sweet, considerate, CONSISTENT, kind and RELIABLE (seriously). No flakes please! I don't have time for people who aren't serious about getting to know me. I'm super reliable and you should be too.

You're looking for a possible relationship. Not on the 2nd date but not in 6 months from now either. You move at a normal pace in a relationship.

You aren't cocky or arrogant. I like smart guys and sometimes they end up being full of themselves. Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you are better than the waitress or the mailman or anyone for that matter. So only down to earth guys please!

You're secure and aren't super critical of yourself or others.

You keep healthy in moderation.

You refuse to settle for anything less than you want or deserve. I would rather be single and happy than stressed and in an unhealthy relationship. You should agree.

Lastly, you want to go to either of these places:
www.outstandinginthefield.com or http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/accommodation/#glass-igloos

**I've given a lot of information so please write something that shows you've read my profile.

***If I don't respond to your message, please don't be offended! However, please don't send me another one after that. I've been ignored too and it hurts the ego. But it's the nature of online dating and people who've never met you so it's not personal. Thank you!