1. I need to be around people who make me laugh.
I have a sarcastic sense of humor and enjoy when I meet someone who I have good banter with.
2. Staying active is important to me.
I love nature and outdoor activities - hiking, camping, and walking through cities and parks. My most recent vacation was spent hiking, zip-lining, rappelling down waterfalls, fishing and looking for rare wildlife
3. I love all things related to food.
Cooking, baking, trying new restaurants, hosting dinner parties, or going to farmer's markets. This year I hosted Thanksgiving to treat my parents so they didn't have to cook for a change! :)
4. Travel, travel, travel
After 7 years in SF, it definitely feels like home. While I love my adopted home, I adore traveling for the sense of stepping outside my own life, and sometimes my comfort zone, to feel part of something bigger. I also love the adventure of navigating new places and sometimes jumping off the occasional cliff.
5. I'm creative.
I have had an interest in the visual arts from the time I was young, that led me to pursue a career in design. In my personal time, I enjoy photography and DIY projects. I built half of the furniture in my living room and I like the idea of buying a "fixer-upper" someday.
6. I am very direct.
I am a firm believer in honesty and direct communication. Friends have expressed their appreciation for my authenticity and loyalty. I come from a good family and value my friendships. Above all, honesty is key.
I hope to meet someone who shares some of my interests and genuinely appreciates the others. I value authenticity, independence and open-mindedness in a partner and look forward to learning about his passions and insights.