But if I message you, I'm transparent. I note that I am in an "Open Relationship" right up top there, and it means that rather than trick you and reveal over dessert on Date 3 that I'm seeing other women, I let you know upfront that I practice ethical non-monogamy. My "status" is not for everyone, I know.
It's also not what defines me as a person.
I've continued to grow and appreciate the vibrancy of this city-- what do they tell us, "You must live in NYC at least once in your life." Who am I to disagree with good advice?
After years in DC, I celebrated my three year anniversary in the city at the beginning of October 2013. I enjoy it here.
This might be a little too optimistic and chipper, but when you've been to Siberia, fled a coke-dealing father, lived in a truck stop as a child, and gotten run out of paradise by a corrupt island dictator, you tend not to complain.