Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been told I'm sweet, smart, committed, independent, and fun -
I think those were all from people who liked me though! I'm sure
there are people who would say I'm too stubborn, verbose, intense,
and careless - all of those can be true too - depends on the day. I
enjoy meeting new people (I am a true extrovert) and exploring new
places. I am passionate about making a difference, developing
authentic relationships, and seeing the world. My work is very
important to me and I put a lot of myself into it. I work in
marketing and pr for a nonprofit specializing in anticorruption and
business ethics. I feel very strongly about it and can't imagine
doing something that I didn't believe passionately about. I also
love to play hard and think the ocean is one big playground.
I believe I have a unique ability to fit in anywhere, with any type
of person, but I have a hard time respecting people who only care
about keeping up with the Joneses. A lot of my views on life have
been formed by my travels especially living my teenage years as an
ex-pat (but not a diplomat brat!) in the Ivory Coast. Can't wait
till I have an opportunity to go back and visit.
I really respect people who keep an open mind and have a curiosity
about life and never stop asking "why". I also like people who see
beyond their own corner of this Earth - and want to impact others'
lives in a positive way. I'm looking for a genuine, caring, honest,
and thoughtful (last one is important) guy who enjoys life and is
an eternal optimist, like me. Bonus points if you are eager to
share what you are passionate about - whatever it is.
A few years ago I wrote down my "list" of what I want in a guy and
it had the typical - compassionate, intelligent, confident,
good-looking, etc., etc. BUT, I recently have come to the very
important conclusion that only three things matter - connection,
compatibility, and chemistry - and despite what dating sites say,
those things are not contained in an online profile.
So I stayed up waaaay too late the other night obsessively reading
Best Of Craigslist (now you know why I need to date more) and there
was this rant about on-line dating profiles. The poster hated
people who said "love life" or "happy" or "optimistic" in their
profiles because, to him or her, it seemed so self-evident and made
the person seem simple or clueless. So I'm laying there saying darn
- I think I have those phrases at least 5 times in my profile... I
am in trouble!
But by the beautiful light of day I decided that:
1. Life is good
2. It's important to me that my partner thinks it is too
3. It's bad to start off any relationship - even friendship -
faking who or what you are
4. I'm too lazy to research how to write the "perfect"
5. Best of CL is hilarious! You never realize how many crazy people
with their crazy ideas and crazy things to sell there are in the
world until you waste 3 hours reading all about them! (Check out
the one about how SpongeBob would make the perfect woman -
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking of creative solutions to problems
Driving fast but not getting stopped (that might be luck)
Sorting lights from darks
Experimenting with recipes - usually it's edible
Analyzing song lyrics and remembering random ones
Almost killing house plants and bringing them back from the brink
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Overall - my energy and optimism. Physically - probably my eyes and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love all music. Right now I am into The XX, The Civil Wars,
Mumford and Sons... but I will listen to anything once!
I read quite a bit. Just finished an amazing book - The Emperor of
All Maladies. Really impacted me.
For work I read such valuable tomes as Organizational
Communications: Processes and Analysis. Hard to keep awake
I read The Economist and O Magazine (yes, I'm such a girl!) on a
semi-regular basis but will admit to flipping through US Weekly at
the check-out stand (who is Kim marrying now?)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Other people - I don't think I would want to survive if I was the
only person left on Earth
Acts of kindness
The ability for free thought
My contacts or glasses - I would have a hard time navigating!
Variety and new things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Totally random things like how does a reindeer differ from a
regular deer to where I am going to get my oil changed to what is
the meaning of life to what is the best approach to ending
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Being with family and friends
Watching Shark Tank - love that show
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
On here... I think the answers to some of those crazy questions.
Once I get to know someone I am an open book. Ask me about egging
police cars in high school on Halloween - really poor choice...
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You got all the way to the end and you want to learn more! And I'm
not as serious as I might seem in this profile!
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