26 Arlington, VA
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
Hi! I'm Rachel!

I'm open-minded but particular; intense but chill; indulgent but simple; cheery but cynical; and passionate but practical. And all in the right measure...mostly.

I enjoy people who are direct, sincere, considerate, ambitious, and who like to do stuff.

I currently live in Silver Spring and work in Arlington. I put Arlington as my residence given that with my work schedule it's lightyears easier to date someone in VA or DC than in MD.
What I’m doing with my life
I wish I knew! Career is good but I'm admittedly a workaholic. I work in sales for an education research firm; it can be intense but I'm intense so it all works out. I get to travel just about whenever/wherever I want to meet with school districts across the country - pretty cool! So far this year my job has taken me to San Francisco twice, LA, San Diego, and Boston. No complaints! I have conveniently combined most trips with swing dance conventions (I travel and compete in about 15 dance comps per year, but it's cool if you have two left feet).

Everything in my life is fast-paced but the goal has been to chill out a little bit this year (so far it's the only goal I've neglected).
I’m really good at
My job, small talk, diffusing awkward situations, and any natural inclinations of type-A personalities.
The first things people usually notice about me
"To whom is she talking?' - Anyone observing me typing. I tend to enunciate everything I type. This can be awkward on airplanes (and just about anywhere in public).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Middlesex, White Oleander,The Challenger Sale (props if you know what this is), Lean In, Blink, Freakenomics

Movies: Titanic - and I'm only half kidding. Recently saw The Intern and Trainwreck - both were quite a good laugh.

Shows - OITNB, Friday Night Lights

Music - This changes all the time because I generally listen to the latest music I can dance to (i.e. is in 4-4 time and frequently played on the competitive dance circuit). Sick beatz, yo...

Food - I'll try almost anything, but I never go wrong with Asian cuisine. Sushi, pho, Thai, bubble tea, froyo with exotic fruit toppings - the list goes on. Can you guess my favorite fruit?
The six things I could never do without
1. Toothbrush (or anything that maintains personal hygiene)
2. My second monitor
3. My Baby (a french bulldog named Sebastian)
4. Delicious food
5. Dance
6. Exercise
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Tonight, I'm going to bed early..." (never happens)
On a typical Friday night I am
HH then bed by 10pm
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I thought "DTF" meant "date this Friday"
You should message me if
You won't feel emasculated by having the same pet names as my puppy. Cute is cute - what can say?

Other preferences: you are active, athletic, snarky, ambitious, and progressive-minded.