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36 Arlington, VA Woman


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I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 28–41
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 2:12am
5′ 3″ (1.60m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), German (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Career-wise: I work at a job I love for an organization I've wanted to work for since I was a kid. I don't know that it's where I'll be forever, but it's a great place to be right now.

Otherwise: Appreciating the warm weather and the opportunity to enjoy it with friends old and new, growing deck tomatoes, learning fun new things (and - hopefully, anyway - learning about myself in the process), trying to find a new yoga studio.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Remembering random facts (you want me on your trivia team)
- Making breakfast
- Telling stories
- Planning fun events (ex: iPhone scavenger hunt!)
- Skeeball

Also, I can make fires! (In a totally useful way that frequently results in delicious food)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Physically, I think it's my eyes. People also tell me that I am very easy to talk to.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: all-time favorites include Kafka on the Shore, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, When You Reach Me, The Sisters Brothers, The Shining.

Recent reads include Man in the High Castle, Joyland, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking (a new fave) and Life Itself. I think I'm entering a memoir phase. I have also recently rediscovered a love of hard-boiled detective fiction so I'm making my way through the adventures of Philip Marlowe and Martin Beck.

One of my reading goals this year is to learn more about genres I don't know well. Anyone have good recommendations for graphic novels, westerns or romance?

(I like books.)

Movies: Juno, When Harry Met Sally, Man on Wire, The Muppet Movie, My Neighbor Totoro, Lost in Translation, Undefeated. Gymkata is maybe the best bad movie ever.

At work, I get paid to watch documentaries so I'm pretty lucky.

Music: The recent rotation includes Ted Leo, Bon Iver, Bombino, Damien Jurado, Dwight Yoakam, Brandi Carlile, Grateful Dead, Vampire Weekend. I have decided I need to know more a lot more about classic soul.

Podcasts: RadioLab, This American Life, 99% Invisible (update: I pitched in on their Kickstarter and am unreasonably excited about my new Dazzle Ship shirt), Judge John Hodgman, all of the Slate podcasts, Planet Money (though I am woefully behind on that last one). A friend recently recommended Wiretap and I am looking forward to trying that one out. I also love classic radio dramas.

Food: Is delicious! I especially enjoy pho, Indian, Thai. I've never met a leafy green I didn't like. I love to cook and am working on learning good recipes by heart. First up: roasted chicken (and chicken soup!). Next up: good, basic, hearty sandwich bread.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order...

- Wonderful friends and crazy family
- My adorable furballs, a pair of ancient and utterly charming cats (not that I'm biased)
- Great reading material
- Good beer, delicious food and people to share it with
- SmartWool socks
- Public media

My new (to me) camera is making its way onto this list, too. And I suppose I'd have to include the film to go along with that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- Where to go on my next vacation
- What the cat is staring at
- How I can be a better partner in my next relationship
- What kind of beer I should try for my next homebrew experiment (and if it will turn out better than The Great Oatmeal Juice Disaster of 2012)
- If I could keep a chicken on my deck without my condo association noticing (probably not, but it's fun to think about :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, the honest answer is probably doing laundry, grocery shopping and cooking a nice meal. :) But that's mainly because I am out and about a lot during the week and I tend to hold back Friday as an unwind/chores evening so I can get ready for the rest of the weekend.

On the Friday when I am out, I am grabbing drinks with friends, checking out a band, seeing a movie or a play, heading to a baseball game or on the way to a camping weekend.

On other nights, you might find me working in the darkroom, volunteering with a local literacy organization, checking out a class on food and/or drinks, or out for a run.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I was 5, I sat buck-naked on a cactus in my uncle's west Texas backyard. I don't recommend that.
You should message me if
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- There is something in life that you're passionate about
- You have a great book or music recommendation
- You have been to, would like to go to or have participated in a latte art competition
- You notice little things in the world around you
- You think we'll have a good conversation
- Something here piques your interest

Also, please have a profile picture, be single, and be currently located in the close-in/transit-accessible DC metro area. :)

If Ayn Rand is your personal hero, I'm sorry, but it's just not going to work out for us.