Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm tall, and fun. I love scotch and books. Pink is my favorite
I'm a Christian, and my faith is important to me. But I'm probably
the most liberal, progressive Christian that you've ever met-
because I believe that God actually loves everybody. EVERYBODY. And
so we should too. That belief informs pretty much all of my choices
and decisions, from who I vote for to how I spend my time and my
money. Speaking of voting, I'm in for Hillary or Bernie.
So if you're still reading...
I grew up in Denver but have lived in quite a few other places over
the years... but Denver is home and where I belong. Like pretty
much everyone else in Colorado, I'm pretty active- cycling and
running and skiing and hiking and camping... anything outdoors. But
I'm completely non-hardcore about any of it- I just love to be
outside exploring and experiencing all this beautiful world has to
offer. I love spending time with my friends and my family. I also
love being alone, with a book or a glass of wine or just simply
with my thoughts. Overall I'm happy, smart, fun, and emotionally
stable... looking to meet someone similar!
I was born in the UK, and my sister lives in Holland, so I try to
get back overseas as often as possible. I've traveled quite a bit
but it's never enough- I've got a ton of places still on my list
and empty pages in my passport... I'd love to meet someone who
loves to travel and wants to see the world together.
I have six bikes. One for any occasion, kind of like shoes (I have
more than six pairs of shoes).
I have the cutest dog EVER.
My life is great- I've got a good job, great family and friends,
I'm healthy and fit, and I've got a million things to be thankful
for every single day. I'd love to share my life with someone- and
share in yours.
So who are you? You are playful and happy and easy to have a
conversation with. At ease and comfortable with yourself and your
life. You're kind, generous, affectionate, and loyal. Smart and
funny and adventurous would also be pretty great. Always honest
should be a given.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in non-profit and have for most of my career. I am lucky
that my current job combines my love of bikes with the benefit of
making a difference in the world. In my free time I spend time with
friends, read, play with the pup, visit mom and dad, and of course,
ride my bike(s) whenever possible. I just started taking ukulele
lessons. I'm also saving up for my big 40th birthday trip in a few
years... care to join me?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making friends. keeping friends. alphabetizing. riding bikes.
playing fetch. buying books. organizing. parallel parking. painting
(the walls- although I've always wanted to take a watercolor
class). finding the best places for ice cream and/or cupcakes in
any given town.
The first things people usually notice about me
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my dog, if he's with me (he's REALLY cute). otherwise, I'm pretty
tall, I smile a lot, and I wear pink on a pretty regular basis.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books... that's a tough one. I read a LOT - it's hard to narrow it
down to favorites. But my top authors are Annie Dillard, Wallace
Stegner, Chaim Potok, and Pete Hamill. I'm reading "Americanah"
right now. And I'm leafing through a travel book about Argentina,
dreaming of a trip to Patagonia.
I don't watch a ton of TV... except in July, when the Tour is on -
then I watch TV for three weeks straight. I never turn it off. I
watch the live action and then the reruns all day long. I want Phil
and Paul to speak at my funeral.
I don't see a lot of movies either, except for those nights when
you know there's nothing to do, so you flip to TBS to see what's
on? so I've seen Pretty Woman and Sixteen Candles about a thousand
Music... I am currently listening to "That Sweet Mumford
Melancholy" channel on Songza pretty much nonstop - lots of good
artists on there. Again, like everyone else in Colorado, I love
seeing music live, especially up at Red Rocks or Chautauqua. (Also
just to give you fair warning, I always sing along to the radio,
although I seldom know the actual words. I can carry a tune though,
so that's something :o) )
Food. I've got a wicked sweet tooth - so cupcakes are at the top of
the list. and Beau Jo's pizza. Or any other pizza. And sushi. I'm
not super picky, although I hate olives and don't really care for
cantaloupe. or salad dressing. I just started eating meat after 12
years as a vegetarian - it's barbaric but delicious. I'm
conflicted. and I'm a great cook but I need a recipe- whatever that
skill is that allows you to look in the pantry and fridge and come
up with a gourmet meal... I don't have it. I have to plan ahead.
anyway, I eat pretty simple/clean most of the time... but I'm
irresistibly drawn to cupcakes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
hmmm... six things. well, my best friends are at the top of the
list, along with my family, sunshine, cold beer, a bike, and a good
book. And my dog. And my passport. (I know that's eight. I'm an
overachiever :o) )
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how anyone manages to get through an entire issue of the economist
before the next issue shows up. how to get the dog to stop
shedding. whether I'm reaching my full potential. how to remodel my
kitchen without having to spend any money. how to convince people
to stop with the single-use plastics. all the things I'm grateful
for. when YOU are going to finally show up and I can finally be
done with online dating.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hanging out with friends. in the summer I love a bike ride after
work followed by a cold beer on the balcony. In the winter I'm
probably out for drinks with friends or cozied up at home with the
pup. I'm pretty low maintenance- I'm happy going out for dinner,
drinks, whatever, and I'm also happy sticking close to home, making
dinner and chilling with a good book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love all living things, except pigeons. I hate pigeons. they are
the rats of the sky (but I don't hate rats).
You should message me if
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You made it through this entire novel of a profile and still think
we'd be a good match. You're a stickler for grammar and correct
spelling, you like sunsets and long walks on the beach, you're
sporty and athletic but not so athletic that you make me look bad
(or at least you're willing to let me win sometimes). You love
adventure and want to see the world. You are confident but not
cocky, have a great smile, love being affectionate, can make me
think, and make me laugh. And just for the record, I don't respond
to one liners. Put a little effort into it.
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