Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
***Update, May 2015: Internet dating creates the perception of
abundant supply. No matter how many people we meet, we feel there
are still lots out there. The supply erodes the value of any one
individual. As a result people pass over great relationship
opportunities on the hunt for the ever-more-perfect one. We skim
the surface, rather than diving deep into the the experience of
dating. When you find that person that makes you happy, be grateful
and stay with them. Know when you have won the race***
Let's slow things down a bit. What ever happened to dating? Taking
time to get to know someone, leaving a little mystery, something to
look forward to? That anticipation of seeing someone, spending time
with them, that accidental jolt and thrill of accidentally touching
their hand as you walk along, that exquisite tension at the end of
the night where you both do that little dance of should I kiss her?
does he want to kiss me? Let's focus on getting to know one another
before jumping in bed naked, not vice versa, shall we?
Really a bit of an enigma...I am a single mom of a wonderful adult
child, she's a pastry chef, with our different work schedules we
only hang out on the weekends.
Love to be outdoors, but also don't mind being inside either. I am
a former Marine, but I am now practicing Buddhism. Tall, fit and
strong, but also compassionate and sensitive...go figure
I am a ridiculously insane sports fan...and I don't just say that
because I want guys to like me...I probably enjoy sports and follow
it more than most men. We all have our hobbies, right? So if you
want to go fishing with your pals, that's fine. That just means you
get to either watch hockey, baseball or football, maybe even Nascar
with me or you can ignore me while I yell at the TV lol
And by sports, I mean any team from Chicago. I will never wear teal
or orange and black (unless it's Halloween). Yeah I get that the
Cubs are losers, and yet I am still a fan, I am at games until the
last out, not a fair weather fan as most Californians seem to be
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work out every day, and enjoy doing that. I love being active and
outdoors, try to get outside at least one of the days of the
weekend. However with all the baseball, hockey and football (both
college and pro) games on, it's hard to resist sometimes! Although
if someone said, hey let's go to the beach or Napa, etc. I would
leave that TV behind in a second!
Since I don't have a car, I used to ride the bike to work every
day. But I got a new gig up in the city so I just jump off along
the way and ride home, so 30-70 miles a week, plus more on the
weekends as I am riding the AIDS Lifecycle next summer.
I have an active meditation/spiritual practice. It's an important
part of my life and I don't preach about it, I gain strength and
wisdom from it and hope that it helps others along the way
I volunteer or try to give back a little of my time and energy. I
am active with the LGBT community and I spend every 3rd Saturday of
the month working at the National AIDS Memorial Grove. I am a firm
believer in equal rights for all, that has been a bit of a litmus
test lately when meeting people
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making my daughter laugh and chasing my puppy around the yard
I am a great listener and very grounded, I like being the person
you can come to for advice, I have big shoulders too. I was told I
am the 'ultimate mother' since I am warm and inviting and have a
nice soft place to land if you're needing comfort...of course that
came from a gay guy who for some reason love my womanly attributes
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Definitely my eyes and how tall I am (plus the curves)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My friend gave me a DVD with over 900 e-books on it. Right now I am
switching between Bill Bryson and Ken Follett. I am also really
into Dr. Wayne Dyer, and I have been listening to his Wishes
Fulfilled audio book every day.
I like historical movies and tv so I really enjoyed Hatfields and
McCoys and shows like that. Stuff on USA and F/X are always worth a
watch as well as AMC, great shows there too. I have noticed I have
spent more time away from home and outside being active to really
pay attention to the TV anyway. It's a great escapist thing to do,
but I would much rather be out walking, riding my bike, meeting up
with friends than sitting and watching TV. I have found that I am
on the treadmill when I am watching, so I am killing many birds
with one stone!
Love live music, always go see some crappy punk rock shows. I love
the opera, classical music, jazz, my Pandora has some great
stations on it.
If you haven't gone to the Opera in the Park you haven't really
experienced opera. Getting to sit on the infield of AT&T Park
for one thing is a thrill, watching a live simulcast of opera,
while cuddling up together after enjoying a nice picnic...who
wouldn't want to do that together?
I am a trained chef, so I am really into trying new recipes and
checking out new restaurants. I love nothing better than dashing
home to get cooking for someone who's on his way over to my house.
A nice dinner, sitting outside on my deck, softly lit with cafe
lights, and a walk around my quiet neighborhood is a really nice
way to spend an evening
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My daughter, laughter, baseball, hockey, meditation, my bike, my
mom's apple pie, my pup
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can give back to the community more, give of myself so that I
can help others, I have the time why not give some of it to a
I try not to dwell on choices made in the past, can't change them,
no sense dwelling on them. Sometimes it's really interesting to
think about where your life would be if you had taken the other
route when you had come to a fork in the road in your life.
I am learning to listen to my gut...unfortunately I haven't been so
great at that in the past, lessons learned though. When your gut is
telling you something, pay attention, it seems to know what it's
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually sitting on my porch enjoying the evening, as it cools off,
sun setting, dog running around being silly
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I sometimes wish I had more kids
You should message me if
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you love sports as much as I do and would love to hang out, be
active and get outside for hikes or bike rides
you're spontaneous and want to jump in the car and head someplace
new, or grab a bike and just ride until our legs fall off.
you want to look over at someone and just laugh because you're
thinking the exact same thing at the exact same time.
the road less traveled would make all the difference in the world
you want to wake up on a lazy Sunday morning and read the paper or
sit and watch the dogs play while sipping coffee/tea and just
enjoying the moment with someone you really connect with
if you're local to me. I mean, I already don't drive, so if you
aren't within a light rail or a train ride of me, chances are we
won't be spending a lot of time together. And that's the whole
As fun as it might seem to chat with someone from a different
state, not looking for an online romance and I am full on aware of
men out there catfishing women, so don't even try it here!
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