Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Maria. Everybody pretty much calls me some variation of that
like Marie, Mary, Mar, Mari...I guess I don't look like a
I am often described by my friends as a fine mix between level and
rational but wild and fun...I like to keep it classy, too. My humor
is super sarcastic..I struggle with those who don't get it...I love
to smile and laugh and throw in a little intelligent conversation
and I'm all about it. I use the words super and awesome too
I've been on some terrible, traumatic first dates, so I think I can
I love the outdoors and riding my bike. I am very active, I like
extreme sporting events like the Tough Mudder. When I can, I try to
travel. I'm all about self-improvement, I enjoy putting myself in
new situations which force me to grow, like trying things I've
never tried, listening to NPR, listening to Fox even if i disagree,
both sides of a good argument.
That's not all, but I can't stand "About Me" sections, so you'll
have to ask me if you're really curious.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I start law school next year. Right now Im a Sr. Paralegal for a
corporate immigration law firm. I love my job and my coworkers.
It's a very unique office.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. I don't know how many people have divulged entire
life-long stories to me. It's really kinda amazing how it happens.
It is partly to blame for some terrible dates though. Im also
amazing at immigration petitions, haha. Whatcha know about that.
Ya... That's what I thought... You're probly good with that.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have one of those really common names which everyone and their
mom wrote a song about, so within the first ten minutes, someone
will usually confess their favorite "Maria" song as I smile and
nod. It doesn't help that I share a first name with two sisters, so
yeah... That's usually a big conversation starter.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love a lot of books, but I can always re-read The Kite Runner and
A Thousand Splendid Suns. Also, I love Julia Alvarez and How the
Garcia Sisters Lost Their Accent. Movies, blah, I like some but
can't list them off. I am a fan of Spanish cinema and documentaries
I don't really watch TV, although I went through some compulsive
netflixing and megavideo days of Madmen, Dexter, True Blood,
Damages, 24 and Prison Break...theyre not so bad.
And I absolutely, positively cannot tolerate reality-television. I
think it is a perversion of entertainment and a ridiculous waste of
I love electronic music, dubstep, Latin music, reggae and rock
favorites. I am critical of new music, like rap, because it just
comes and goes.
I love exotic food, like sashimi, Korean food, Thai curry, Indian
curry, Mumbai sweets, Venezuelan and Cuban food, moonshines from
around the world, king crab, paella, and the list literally goes on
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ocean and mountains (I realize that makes 7)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the world, politics, how lucky I am to be an American, future
projects, places and travels I want to make, how my friends and
family are doing, my future and if I'm happy
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually out with friends for dinner and drinks, but it depends on
what the week was like. Sometimes I just want to do something chill
and not crazy, so I am 100% comfortable staying in on a Friday
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I still make my bed every morning and I am like a magnet for
old-men. Don't ask me why, but my friends just recently had to have
an intervention with me.
You should message me if
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A) your favorite thing to do is something other than watching
reality TV (or gaming all day);
B) you have a passport or are willing to get one and
C) you are not going to cry on our first meet (yes, it has
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