I moved here from Chicago for medical school. I know it will be a long and debt-ridden road, but I can’t wait. I tend towards the extremes. From hot yoga, to half marathons, to travel, usually when I get an idea in my head it stays there until I cross the figurative or literal finish line. Even though this seems intense, I actually am a pretty calm and level headed person. I am stubborn about silly things but usually take life as it comes and am an eternal optimist.
I am also fiercely loyal to my family and friends. This probably stems from being a part of a small and immigrant family. I speak Russian fluently and frequently thanks to my much loved, but often calling parents. I also have friends scattered throughout the US and internationally, that I try to visit as often as possible.
Here in Philly, I am excited to continue to discover the city. I have yet to find my favorite sushi place, favorite non-Starbucks coffee shop, and favorite running path. I constantly crave live music (being pretty eclectic in my tastes I am pretty easy to please), especially at an outdoor venue with a cold drink in hand. Even though I love being out and about nothing beats a cozy brunch followed by a Sunday afternoon nap and great conversations with family and friends.
My biggest turn on is ambition and I am interested in meeting someone that is easy-going, intelligent, slightly sarcastic, and always ready to discover a hidden gem of Philadelphia with me.
I enjoy music the most when its live and especially at outdoor festivals so I love Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo and try to make it to a festival every year. I can get into most music and love to learn about new bands and have to admit that sometimes I even like to listen to the top 40 stuff. Longstanding favorites include Notorious, Beck, and Mumford and Sons.
I love to check new restaurants. Love Sushi, Mediterranean, and gastropubs.