mmbarker
29 Bethesda, MD
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My self-summary
I'm a supportive, laid back, and optimistic girl.

After a few years of focusing on my education and career, I realized that life is not a practice run and I wanted to enjoy it by staying close with my loving family and genuine friends. I stay healthy with regular workouts and meals cooked from scratch, but find that drinking wine with friends and regular travel are also essentials for a joyful, healthy lifestyle.

Oh, and I'm really competitive at air hockey.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an Economist in Downtown DC, but what you really need to know is that I'm on a mission to drink great wine, eat great food, collect passport stamps, laugh often, and keep good company.
I’m really good at
using maps. Not your turn-by-turn GPS or Google maps, but the kind of map that is folded paper. You remember...those big atlas type things people kept in they're cars back in the 90s.
The first things people usually notice about me
Recently, a lady grabbed my arm and exclaimed, "Where did you get those arms? Where can I get them?!" As if you could buy arms at your local department store. Aside from this experience, which ended up being a hilarious conversation, I'd say people notice my smile.
The six things I could never do without
Given family, friends, and phone...

- Coffee...addiction.
- Cooking...some people do yoga to find their center, cooking does that for me. Plus, we have something really yummy to eat.
- Your cozy sweatshirt...it's like getting an infinity hug.
- Airplanes...they take me to amazing places.
- Yahoo! Finance and Bloomberg...I'm a "nerdette."
- The gym
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, moved to Florida for high school, but wanted to live some place cold for a change, so I packed up for college in Boston. I've since moved for a DC job.

Now, my personality is an awkward mix of work hard/play hard Californian, beach bum Floridian, intellectually curious Bostonian, and the verdict is out on DC.
You should message me if
You are an intelligent guy who is engaged with life. You don't have it all figured out--I sure don't--but your ambition and a general life direction is an attractive quality. You hold your own in a discussion of business, politics, where we should go for dinner, etc. We may disagree from time-to-time, but you're open to a spirited debate without the need to "win."

A dry, witty humor is probably a good fit, but when all else fails, you laugh at my corny jokes and find the humor in life.

You're energetic, yet chill. A 5 mile run, camping, hiking, paddle boarding, etc. is just the ticket to justify us sitting on a balcony/roof deck/street cafe, sipping a quality beer, people watching, chatting, and subsequently relaxing.

I’m a believer in chemistry. I want to be so excited to see you that I wear a stupid ear-to-ear grin. I miss you when you’re gone. And it wouldn't hurt if I found you maddeningly, "weak in the knees" attractive either. :)

You accept my love for dogs, roller coasters, summer baseball games, and colored Christmas lights!
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