43 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
Collaborative creative person, confident, happy, hard working, open minded, solid moral compass. I can be a bit reserved when I first meet someone, but will let out my pretty smart side (no comma there, but easy on the eyes too) and silly side once/if I feel we are on the same page. I have a sly somewhat dry wit, am affectionate, creative, and fairly no nonsense. I'm earnest and tender, but that doesn't mean there's not a warm place in my heart for a little sarcasm.

I'd like to meet someone fun and smart and goal oriented...not to go on with the adjectives too much but intelligent, loyal, kind, and mostly self-assured without being arrogant (imperfect is ok, downright jerk is not) are all very important to me in a partner. The ability to empathize with others is a pretty key characteristic I look for.

It's ok if you have kid(s), I have a child who is great fun (please don't let that scare you, it's actually pretty cool), so it would be nice to meet someone who likes the idea of maybe having a family if all things go well. I love to travel and lived in Europe for many years so someone who enjoys seeing new parts of the world and/or has an international outlook would be great. A person with a good education and from a good, loving, kind family is a plus.
What I’m doing with my life
filling out this form (oh god!)
I’m really good at
creating, collaborating, not faking it... i also bake pretty well, desserts, lasagna, you name it
The first things people usually notice about me
my (sunbeam) smile...
Someone recently said I have a "vulnerable, smart, yet self-assured thing going" you can make what you will of that
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Ferrante everything, Endless Love, Lush Life, Netherland, The Sense of an Ending, Housekeeping, Cloud Atlas, Tinkers, anything by W.G. Sebald, V.Woolf, Mina Loy, G. Eliot, Nabokov, C.K. Williams, Gertie Stein, Zadie Smith, and Tennessee Williams. Fendi, Chloe. Shame. Beasts of the Southern Wild. Fanny & Alexander. Almodovar, Cassavetes, anything with Michael Fassbender. Nina Simone, Cat Power, John Mayer, early Paul Simon, Alicia Keys, Adele, Daft Punk, Air, Bessie Smith, Jeff Buckley, Paul Weller, Belle & Sebastian, little bit of this and that. BBC, some Charlie Rose, NPR, Italian Vogue, New Yorker, FT weekend, Granta, Paris Review, BOMB, NYT book review. Note that if you have a long list of fav books & authors and not even one, I mean just one, woman in there I might be hard pressed to not take you to task.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whether i have my keys before i lock the door behind me
On a typical Friday night I am
still me
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to have a white eyelash.
You should message me if
you're a gem, you like my profile, you're not a cheater