Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
At a work function recently, we were asked to pick one word to
describe ourselves. I picked the word "unconventional" - not
because I have piercings in odd places or live in a solar-powered
backwoods cabin -- but rather because my life has not followed the
path anyone would expect looking at the "raw data." And then, too,
I've always sought out the unusual and original and not wanted to
follow the beaten path.
It's hard to capture the mystery of me with just a few listed
attributes or interests. What I can say is that I value justice and
fair play, loyalty, determination, foresight, compassion, altruism,
and concern for others and the environment. I believe I have much
love, intelligence, curiosity, sincerity, thoughtfulness and
dedication to offer the world. I can be impatient and frustrated
with "process" at times; I tend to be a person of action and get
I haven't dated in a long time -- in fact I'd sort of given up on
the idea that I could be happier with someone than on my own. But I
also know that I want very much to be able to share the ups and
downs, the craziness and awesomeness of life with someone special.
I'd love to travel and hike and dance and have a dog -- all things
better done with a partner. And I miss physical affection and
intimacy as much as the emotional connection too...
So I've signed up on this service and answered the questions in a
serious manner. I know some people may take a more light-hearted
approach, and I appreciate good humor as much as anyone. But for
this pursuit I felt the more appropriate tone was an honest and
reflective one. I hope you'll keep reading and let me know if
anything sparks a connection....
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Well, I work 5 days a week and do a volunteer activity pretty much
every week as well. However, I wish I did more things with my free
time that took advantage of the glorious Northwest outdoors as well
as Seattle culture. And that's a big part of why I decided to try
to find new friends or a partner here....
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Staying on top of things, being organized, planning, being frugal.
I'm also relatively self-disciplined and like to keep busy and
productive. I'm rather detail-oriented and good at spelling and
grammar. I'm also good at keeping up with current events and being
interested in a diversity of topics. If you're looking for someone
compassionate, sensitive, responsible, conscientious, loyal,
thoughtful, candid and authentic, then I'm your woman! Not that I
don't occasionally act out of character, however.....
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I look much younger than my chronological age. Also, I can be
fairly quiet, earnest or intense but once I get to know someone
one-on-one I'm a lot more outgoing, relaxed and witty.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't see a lot of movies but some ones that I remember liking
from the not too distant past:
50/50, The King's Speech, Juno, Namesake, Amelie, Ruby Sparks
Books: I read a lot of books, but not in a systematic way. I just
go to the library and browse the shelves until I find something
that looks appealing. Unfortunately at the moment I can't remember
the title of anything particularly compelling. I am currently
reading a book by Scott Simon (the NPR host) called "Windy City";
it's a combination mystery/satire about Chicago politics.
Shows: I like most musicals and saw Rent in NYC not too long ago. I
haven't seen as many shows as I'd like because of the cost.... If
the question is referring to TV shows, I currently watch: The Good
Wife, Castle, Parenthood and Nashville. I don't care for
Music: My favorite group currently is Hey Marseilles. I also like a
lot of songs by The Decemberists, Alison Krauss, Mindy Smith, Jann
Arden, Adele, Kim Richey, Fountains of Wayne, The Wailin' Jennys,
etc. I would say my tastes fall within the juncture between
country, folk and indie rock. And probably my all-time favorite
musicians are Simon & Garfunkel; their work nevers gets old to
Food: I'm a vegetarian and try to minimize the dairy and eggs and
eat mostly vegan. I love bagels and peanut butter, most any baked
goods (scones, muffins, cookies, etc), most vegetables, Thai and
Vietnamese foods, granola w/almond milk, pizza and grilled cheese.
Two things I dislike are garlic and raw onions/green onions (plus
meat items of course). I'm OK with friends/future partners eating
meat around me....I wouldn't try to impose my beliefs on others.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
a good, entertaining fiction book to read
the opportunity to be physically active in the outdoors
someone to love and care about
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Not too sure how to answer this; I definitely spend a lot of time
thinking -- about most everything! I guess I might spend more time
than average rehashing the day's events in my mind and considering
how I feel about what I did or didn't do/say or didn't say. I also
do a lot of planning for the short-term future, whether that's one
hour, one day or one week away. For some reason, though, I don't
think too much about the more distant future.....It seems pointless
since relatively little is within our control.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home; I don't go out a lot in the evening. I like to read or
watch a little TV. If I had a partner to do things with, however,
I'd definitely be open to doing something fun like seeing a play or
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am uncomfortable in informal groups of people and much prefer
one-on-one interactions or structured situations where I have a
specific role to play. I also tend to need a fair amount of
alone/recovery time, something which I've read is characteristic of
"empaths" (those who are extra sensitive to the emotions of
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If you live outside the Puget Sound I wish you the best, but I am
only interested in meeting men who live in the greater Seattle
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