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wanderingstar4

34 Washington, DC Woman

Woman

I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 32–39
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 6:42pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 3″ (1.60m)
Body type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Entertainment / Media
Income
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm definitely one of those people who has a story for every occasion ("And that's how I ended up in the middle of the Namib on a bike at 5 a.m., all alone but for the two glowing eyes staring back at me.") But these days I'm mostly more interested in what other people have to say.

Travel is my first love - we haven't broken up, but we are re-evaluating our relationship. These days I'm lovin' on my neighborhood; but I've been over a fair portion of this earth, and I hope you have, too.

Reading, writing and asking questions are my favorites things, and I'm lucky enough that I get paid to do all three. I'm a news junkie, an extrovert, have a big laugh, and I'm not afraid to talk to strangers. But I also place great value on introspection and thoughtfulness.

I've worked through, or am at least aware of, most of my faults (what? a person on the Internet admitting imperfection? get out), but I tell you what, I still read the comments section on my work waaaay more than is healthy.

I like living in the middle of a metropolis as much as I like standing on the summit of a mountain. The suburban stuff in between makes me want to die.

(Since 18) CO -> ATX -> MLB -> ATX -> NYC -> PAR -> NYC -> ATX -> CHI -> JHB -> DC
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
People of DC-OKCupid: Quit hating on the "What do you do?" question! First of all, I've lived other places - places with slackers, even! - and guess what, they ask the question there, too. DC doesn't have a monopoly on small talk.

And really, is it that small of talk? My job reflects the choices I've made in my life - I love what I do, even while acknowledging the imperfect parts; I spend most of my day doing it, so why should it be off-limits in a conversation? When I ask a date about what they do, I'm not doing some status/income check, I'm trying to find out: What values are reflected in the career decisions this person has made? Is it a balance of big ideas and pragmatic steps? Or is it something they passively ended up with, and they "live for the weekend"? Do they see the bright side in the (inevitable) frustrating parts of the job? Or do they get consumed by those parts and live in a narrative of being trapped in their own lives?

So it's not the job I'm interested in, it's your attitude about it and how you got to it.

(I recognize this may be different for people in their early-, mid-twenties, but I'm not interested in hearing from them on this here dating site.)

All that said, what am I doing with my life?
I'm doing the news. (said Aaron Sorkin and no real journalist ever)

I bike for fun and I potluck to win.
I geek out on history on the regular.
Spend most nights talking with friends.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Hypotheticals
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was in LA last week, where I met a friend's 5-year-old daughter for the first time. She asked if I was Snow White, and I said, "No, but an old gay chef asked me the same question last night."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: What is the What, Into the Wild, Cloud Atlas, Reservation Blues, The Future of Freedom, Outliers
Movies: Last of the Mohicans (obviously), Invictus, Broadcast News, Eternal Sunshine, The Thin Red Line
Music: The best of every genre. <--owning that. Right now: SORNE, Anna von Hausswolff, A Tribe Called Red, Wall of Death, The Black Angels
Always: Bruce, Leonard, Bjork, Johnny, Gillian, Trent
Food: Thai, Indian, Ethiopian, sprouts, comfort
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Truth?

1) Coffee

F I N
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The other day I was walking down 16th and I heard a guy singing along with his headphones. He didn't know anyone else was around - this kinda thing happens pretty regularly, and the singers always sound terrible. I do it, too, but I could have sworn I sounded good - totally hitting the harmony, working that pitch. But what if I'm just deluded? What if I really should not be thinking about getting the band back together? So this dude the other day, on 16th Street - he sounded great. I'm glad to know it's possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually a low-key dinner with friends, or the wonderful baking+Netflix combo. I tend to go out more Saturday night or weeknights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Dude, I already told you I read the comments on my own work, what more must I give you?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Looking for an adult man who likes his job, has traveled, is not homophobic, has a broad sense of humor not limited to cynicism, and who has been through something difficult that made him a better person. Also doesn't hurt if you can grow a solid beard.