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25 Austin, TX Woman


I’m looking for

  • Men
  • Ages 23–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Mar 28
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body type
Dropped out of Ph.D program
Art / Music / Writing
Seeing Someone
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, Dutch (Okay)

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My self-summary
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When I was a kid my dad always used to tell me that the possibilities were endless. Now I've realized that the only thing that is truly endless is graduate school, but you can't beat the vacation time and the possibility of midafternoon naps on a sunny patch of grass.

In all seriousness, I used to get paid to think about architecture and teach future architects that design is about experience and not just about aesthetics. Now I write things that people don't read.

Obligatory shoutout to the places I've lived before coming to Austin: Philadelphia, suburban New Jersey, Berkeley and a magical summer getting lost in Rome and ordering many 'uno piccolo gelato'.
What I’m doing with my life
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Writing, baking with whatever I can find in my kitchen (sweet potato cookies were a hit), singing in the shower, reading reading reading (for school, for fun), hiking, ballet, teaching, running & yoga.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've been skiing since before I was able to walk, courtesy of a baby backpack and carefree parents. Since then I've usually been able to make it out a few times a year and just tried snowboarding for the first time this past winter.

I can usually tell you +/- 20 years when a building was constructed. This is a cool/impressive trick to do while bar hopping but otherwise not super useful.

Ballet made me good at walking on my toes, now it's handy for reaching things on the top shelf and tricking people into thinking I'm taller than I really am.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'd like to say it's my grace and charm, but popular opinion says "hipster" glasses and goofy grin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Bill Bryson, Junot Diaz, Cormac McCarthy, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemmingway, Jhumpa Lahiri, Stieg Larsson, Victor Hugo, Neil Gaiman, David Foster Wallace.

Cabin in the Woods, 10 Things I Hate About You, Elizabethtown, Stranger than Fiction, The Hurt Locker, Waitress, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Back to the future

Downton Abbey, Lost, True Blood, 30 Rock, HIMYM, Mad Men, Game of Thrones.

Ben Folds, The Tallest Man on Earth, Josh Ritter, Macklemore+Ryan Lewis, Iron and Wine, Incubus, Joshua Radin, Matt Costa, folksy music.

Vegan brunch is my religion.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Tea. I can't start my day without at least two cups (one with breakfast, one to go, then maybe two more at school.. whoops, now I'm shaking, too much tea!),

2. Books, both the ones I need for my research and the fiction that keeps me sane (currently reading Jane Austen, "Sense and Sensibility" ; if you ask I'll link you to my goodreads profile),

3. Space heater, since my housemate is almost never cold enough to turn the heat on I'm fairly certain I'd be a frozen block of ice right now without it,

4. Letters of Note (especially this: and other great blogs,

5. My metal water bottle. Also my fancy reuseable tupperware. Saving the environment one packed lunch at a time.

6. Pillows. Lots and lots and lots of pillows.

BONUS: good friends and witty banter.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The taste of chocolate disgusts me, which is a bit of a bummer around the holidays.
You should message me if
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You're witty with a touch of sarcasm, adventurous, and can take (and dish out) a good joke.