Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Update: In a long-term, long distance relationship. Mostly ignoring
this. Not going to otherwise update it. Feel free to message me if
you're interested in connecting with folk singing or potluck or
blues dancing communities, or think we would be friends.
I'm hard to summarize, as I have a lot of contrasts. I like being
ridiculous, but also having serious intellectual or emotional
conversations. I enjoy meeting new people and deeply connecting
with people, but I also need quality alone time. I'm socially
liberal, but fairly conservative in my personal choices. I'm busy,
but I make time for people and things that are important to me. I'm
working on balance.
I'm an evolving person, but some points of stability are my
interest in learning about people and the world, caring about
people, and being active.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm applying to medical schools. In the mean time, I moved to
Minneapolis to be with friends and live in community. I one of my
jobs is leading school groups through team-building, archery,
climbing, and high ropes courses. I'm back in Portland this quarter
to finish a second bachelor's degree (in Biology / pre-med) at
I dance (blues in particular, and sometimes contact improv),
experiment with cooking, keep active, bike/hike/camp, and connect
meaningfully with people.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Reading and connecting with people: listening to people, being
present, making them feel understood and cared about.
- Knowing things, be it about human physiology or medicine, current
news, history, science, or anything else I've focused on, or just
random things I've picked up along the way. (Eventually, I'll be a
professional knower of things.)
- Rolling with change. Last minute spontaneity? Awesome! Plans
change for reasons? Ok! Let's have a great time anyway, or do
something some other day.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love good food, and especially trying new food. Thai food is my
comfort food. I love all kinds of Asian foods and other ethnic
food. I enjoy cooking, and I also like trying interesting beers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Spending time with people I feel close to.
2) Independence, space, self-sufficiency. Self-control.
3) Movement: dance, exercise, adventures. Sometimes, travel.
4) Passion, direction, and clarity. It's hard-won, and I value
5) Food. I love experimental cooking, or trying new recipes, or
going out to eat at interesting new places (or ones known to be
6) Flexibility balanced with stubborn resilience.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In Portland, it's alt-blues/fusion dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm generally pretty open, if you make like you're interested.
Perhaps even too open, as I'm into connecting. So, ask.
I'm really into cuddling.
You should message me if
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Right now, I'm looking for new friends and communities, and
connection. I am open to affection and cuddling (but not romance or
sex) with new friends.
Ultimately, I'm looking for a long-term partner. In addition to
chemistry and a compatible sense of humor, I'm interested in people
with goals/passion/direction, compassion, awareness of the world,
and general competence, who value health and physical fitness,
community, service, and partnership.
Who are you looking for?
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