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31 F Chicago, IL

I’m looking for

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  • Ages 29–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

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5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
English, Sign Language (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Rather snarky and negative at times for an eternal optimist.

The Gillette ad that I see on this site sometimes, encouraging a guy to be "kissably smooth" all the time, bothers me probably more than it should. I tend to like a little scruff.

I believe in the power of courtship, and as strong willed as I am, I prefer for a guy to make the first move, but it should be the right one. (Lay a little pressure on, huh Katherine?) Honestly though, that just means that I will probably not be making the first move by initiating a conversation. (Though it does happen occasionally, don't wait for it.)
What I’m doing with my life
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Cultivating wanderlust. I went abroad for the first time November 2012 and because of the people I was with, it was terrible. I'd love to go explore somewhere with just one other person, in a place that neither of us have ever been. Or Paris, since it wasn't so fun the first time!

I had plans to teach high school, at that time my dream job would've included me teaching an elective to high school juniors and seniors in which we would read all 7 Harry Potter books. If that kind of goal makes me sound too geeky for you, run away; it's the tip of the iceberg.

The more I learn about our school systems though, the less I think I could be effective and happy there. I'm not willing to settle for only half of that equation.

So now I'm trying to find what it is that I do want to do.

I also vlog and blog, because I'm a nerd.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding the good in others' situations when I'm totally negative about my own. (This is not to mean that I am always negative, please stop asking about it.)

Making non-wonton foods with wonton wrappers.

Being a girlfriend, though I'm not so great at this whole dating thing. When I really like someone, I don't know how to do the coy thing. I'd prefer nights at home watching movies and cooking dinner than going out to restaurants. I know that the going out to get to know each other is a great part of things, it's just also not my first instinct and can make me a bit anxious, causing me to talk about the thing that I know the most about, how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop. (I'm kidding, I end up just talking about myself, but I do actually know how many licks it takes!)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have awesome hair!

Seriously, I am really lucky with my hair. I do very little to it, but I get compliments from strangers all the time. Because of this I have learned to be decent about saying, "Thank you," in response to a compliment instead of finding a way to turn it down.

I do have to admit that I don't feel I earn this in Chicago. I'm from California and there I have to do so little to it and it's always great. Here, the humidity throws me off. I may just chop it to my chin and go for something completely different.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Phantom Tollbooth, East of Eden, Wicked, Harry Potter Series, Hunger Games Series, Shopgirl, The Underland Chronicles

The original Star Wars Trilogy, anything by Wes Anderson (though I haven't seen Fantastic Mr. Fox yet), everything I've seen from Christopher Nolan, The Goonies, Shopgirl, I was just pleasantly surprised by Safety Not Guaranteed, I didn't expect it to live up to the hype my friends have given it. I will probably buy The Lego Movie when it comes out on DVD.

When I hear the word shows I hear Broadway, so...
Wicked, Avenue Q, Rent, Hairspray, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Legally Blonde

I assume that most people think TV though, so...
Freaks and Geeks, most things Joss Whedon, Battlestar Galactica, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Undeclared, I'll never not love Clarissa Explains it All. I'll watch most things on Netflix, don't watch much as it airs. Just fell in love with Friday Night Lights and Supernatural.

I took a bit of a music hiatus for a while, I'm just getting back into some things. I have no shame in admitting that I love "Call Me Maybe" and One Direction stuff. (Please stop taking that to mean that I think it is a fantastic example of good music. Enjoying something and thinking it has been well made are different things.) I'm also big on Josh Groban, Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran, though I find myself missing some decent swing music since I haven't been dancing lately. I will always love Straylight Run, even if they are no longer.

I am the pickiest eater I know, but I've been branching out lately. It's rare to find a way to prepare potatoes that I don't like, but adding mayonnaise is a surefire way to do that.

I do like to cook, and rarely don't like what I make though!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dr Pepper
twitter/texts from good friends
time to create things
the sound of my toddler niece saying "Annie Kati, where are you!"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
New ways to cook potatoes. Usually that involves combining them with copious amounts of cheese. Bacon never hurts in that combination, either.

Whether or not it is actually an elephant in heels who lives above me.

Why Peter Jackson thinks he can improve Tolkein's stories. This had escaped me for a while because I still have to read the trilogy, but O.M.G did he screw up the best (as in most clever) scenes in The Hobbit.

Why Sarcasm isn't a language I'm allowed to list as being fluent in.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably staying in.

I am not fully an introvert, but I'm definitely enough of one that I am rarely interested in going out just to go out. I am extroverted to the point of getting energy from the people I really connect with. (That means that if I actually like you, I definitely want to see you and I'm going to be fairly obvious about that.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I buy fun bandaids. The most recent is a box of Muppets bandaids. Occasionally I will wear one without an injury because they make me smile.

Also, being proposed to with a Ring Pop has been a fantasy of mine for a long time.
You should message me if
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You're up for the challenge and can say something more than a salutation by itself. Call me a bitch, but a message with no effort in it is bordering on insulting. I'll reply with the same amount of energy expended.