Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
First things first - I'm Caitlin, and I live for living.
I was born in D.C., grew up in Miami, and chilled out - literally -
in Boston for undergrad before I crept across to the west coast and
found San Francisco very much to my liking. Wouldn't have left were
it not for the job market, and I have a pretty keen intention of
returning sometime in the future.
That said, I am open minded, passionate and easily infatuated, so
feel free to make it a mission to get me to fall in love with D.C.
While I'm warnin' you it's an uphill battle... I welcome all
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Short answer: I'm a lawyer working for the federal government. It's
a spiffy gig, and I love what I am doing (most days).
Long answer: I'm out and about finding every way I can to learn new
things, feel alive, and find others who want to do the same.
I'm a vivid, outgoing and generally odd-ball sort of girl; I like
to think of myself as a bit of a renaissance woman, though a good
friend has recently declared, more simply, that I "know a little
bit about everything." I was a competitive ballroom dancer for ten
years, although I don't care one way or another if you have two
left feet - just because I dance whenever there's no one watching,
you don't have to. Recently I've gotten into blues dancing as I
step away from the competitive scene, and also go to clubs every so
often. I horseback ride, scuba dive and ski; I am an amateur
wildlife photographer; I write, I'm a fair hand at archery, and
hoping to find a way to learn/take up fencing or sailing while in
the metro area (seeking company for either).
Now, YOU. Whoever you are, you have to know what you want
and dig goin' after it. Be intelligent and thoughtful, but have a
sense of humor - I love laughing and poking fun, which makes it
something of a must. You're confident and assertive without being
arrogant and dismissive. You understand that two people are
happiest when most, but never all, of their lives overlap. Sex is
neither a taboo word nor topic for you - I'm blunt as a brick, and
finding someone to be comfortable with is a pretty high priority.
Not only are you down for spontaneous lets-go-do-this-now affairs,
but seeing the sunrise is a badge of achievement rather than
I need a guy who is as down for cuddlebugging on a couch as hiking
Shenandoah. I love getting dirty as much as I love dressing to the
nines (it's the ballroom dancer in me), and I am hoping you are
someone who likes to do both. A hot guy in a suit being brainy with
me will probably require I recross my legs.
So if the you described above is YOU.. message me. You're already
quite late - we have some crazy shit to get around to together.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
dancing; sarcasm; (usually playful) mockery; "that's what she said"
jokes; dressing up; sniffing out good bars; color-mis-coordinating;
procrastinating; providing misleading answers to online dating
The first things people usually notice about me
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My legs, I think. Dancer calves and always in heels (comfy for my
poor, collapsed arches). And to be fair, I'm vastly more graceful
in them than out of them - and that doesn't even approach
the weirdest thing about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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movies: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Pan's Labyrinth
foods: anything ethnic. I will eat it and love it. Currently
going through two helpings of pho per week, and been trying to find
worthwhile Ethiopian and Salvadorian food..
SIDENOTE: I do not watch NEARLY as much tv as this will lead you
to believe. I am not a tv person. But my most recent job (doc
review) before moving to DC for a permanent position involved an
unpleasant amount of sitting around waiting for documents to
trickle down. We were allowed netflix and little else to pass the
current shows: Walking Dead :: Game of Thrones :: Falling
Skies :: The League :: Supernatural :: Archer :: The Following ::
Banshee :: Dr. Who :: Sherlock :: Continuum :: American Horror
retired shows: Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog :: Firefly ::
Battlestar Galactica & Battlestar Galactica - Blood and Chrome
:: Jekyll :: Eleventh Hour :: The Pretender :: Doll House :: Lost
:: Better off Ted :: Spartacus :: Arrested Development :: Pushing
Daisies :: Sync :: Dexter :: Breaking Bad :: How I Met Your
shows on my to do list: (ie, seriously stop telling me to
watch them, I AM GETTING TO THEM) The Wire :: Mad Men :: Deadwood
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
2. Wine / cheese / bacon
5. The outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
traveling. Where I just was, and how to afford where I'm next
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
having an atypical Friday (just like everyone else.)
Could be hosting a murder mystery dinner; might be out at a club or
cocktail lounge; hunting for a hookah bar; camping and backpacking;
booking my next random flight abroad; hitting the movies or
snuggling up on the couch with one. Which is to say, variety is the
spice of sex.
..did I mean life? I might have meant life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have gotten machete training, defended myself against alligators,
gone scuba diving with sharks, been charged by a brown bear in
Alaska, and picked up/removed rattlesnakes from tourist areas of a
national park, and none of that scared me. But I am horribly,
hysterically (for observers) terrified of spiders. So, y'know. For
clarification, my approach:
You should message me if
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there is something in your life that you will geek the f/ck out
about. I don't care what it is - if you get riled up and excited
talking about ANYTHING, message me. I shoot up on passion like a
mainline drug, and I do best around similarly inspired and
inspiring people. I want to challenge and be challenged, and find
reasons to be damn happy we're alive.
DO NOT MESSAGE ME IF:
1) You have ever, after a date, debated whether or not to text/call
the girl you were digging, because you don't want to look
"overeager." Seriously? If I liked the date, I'll text you. If I
didn't, I won't. But I guarantee you I will not be trying to wait
the "perfect amount of time" before texting you in order to somehow
take advantage of some preconceived notion of delayed contact. I
dig assertiveness. :)
2) You are a true, no exceptions, vegetarian. If you are, I
definitely respect you.. but I can't eat with you. And despite my
appearance, I do so love eating.
3) If you're married -and- not poly. It's one thing if you have
made a respectful and mutual lifestyle choice--- it's quite another
if you're just being an asshole behind her back. My estimation of
you will end up somewhere between gutter and garbage. You really
won't -want- me to answer your message.
4) Man, I hate having this list. If you don't have a picture and
don't provide a link for one in your first message, I won't reply.
I get it - some people still think online dating is for social
outcasts and screen-tanned nerds, and not everyone is ok with their
coworkers/exes/militant secret government organizations/etc finding
out they're on here. But one of the perks of OKstupid is the
window-shopping, and let's be honest - you didn't click on MY
profile because you key-word-searched Battlestar Galactica. Is it
superficial? Sure. But let's at least be evenhanded.
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