29Don Mills, Canada
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My self-summary
I surround myself with people who are friendly, non-judgmental, considerate, caring, fair, calm and respectful. I like these qualities in my friends, and I believe that I have the same qualities myself. Each of my friends is different from one another and from myself, but I'm someone who is very comfortable with difference - so long as I feel respected, and give respect. I look for all these qualities from my friends, and of course, I will be looking for them from anyone who I'm interested in.

To me, emotional intelligence is most attractive. It's great to be handsome, but its even more attractive to have a good spirit.

Some of the things that make up my typical week:

Work - I'm an administrative assistant, supporting a team of lawyers in the banking industry
Books - I'm in a book club, and am always trying to balance reading whatever book we have for the month, and my own personal reading.
Friends - I try to pack whatever free time I have by catching up with the important people in my life. I'm an "outgoing introvert," so I like meeting my friends one-on-one, and I like to meet a few people each week, maybe 2 or three outings, each with a different friend, just to catch up on their news, and be there if they need me.
Toastmasters - I'm a member and leading officer of a bi-weekly English/French toastmasters club. This is an organization for professional development in areas of public speaking and leadership. If I'm not at a meeting, then I'm probably planning for or thinking about the next one, or supporting new members.
Courses - I'm taking two night courses as part of a path to become a legal assistant
Gaming - when I finally get home at the end of a long day, I indulge in an hour, or even 2 hours of gaming before bed. This leaves my last activity, sleep, in some deprivation. I'm managing alright so far though (hooray for coffee!).

Right now, I'm here to meet people who have some depth. If you're someone who enjoys thinking, who can be brought to smile when you're alone just by your own thoughts, then that's a good thing. Do you enjoy a bit of introspection?

Just a wee bit of info I think is important: I don't want to hop into a relationship. I don't even want to hop into dating. Yes, those are eventual aspirations once I can identify the right person, but its not where I start. Hangouts are good. I'm the type who wants a life-long relationship with someone who is willing to work through good days and hard days together. That takes time to find, but I am fine with taking my time.

What I’m doing with my life
I studied to be a teacher and discovered it is not what I want to do. Now, I'm working full time as an executive assistant. I am happy and lucky to have a job. Although I'm working full time, I'm currently studying to be a legal assistant, and I'm looking forward to seeing where that leads in the years to come.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at appreciating other people's perspectives, even if I don't share them.
The first things people usually notice about me
People tend to notice that I look very young. That's not particularly awesome, but it is what it is and its better than having them think I look ancient, I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oooo where to start?!

I like anything that tells me more about the human condition - things that other people experience, but I myself might not experience. For instance, I just read this awesome book called Still Alice about a lady who has early onset Alzheimer's. I think reading these kinds of things make us more aware of other people around us, not to mention, you feel like you're spending time in a beneficial way - even if it is leisure.

OK, most people do a list, so here goes.
music: Sarah Harmer, Jann Arden, Frou Frou/Imogen Heap, Kaskade, Coldplay, Ryan Farish, etc...
movies: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Help, Queen Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Amélie, etc..
Shows: Torchwood, The Golden Girls, Drop Dead Diva, Fringe, The Vampire Diaries, etc...
Six things I could never do without
1. Coffee
2. Deep conversations
3. Introspective writing
4. Friends/Family
5. Art (music, books, videos)
6. Productivity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How lucky I am to be in Canada.
How people tend to judge each other, on what basis, and what really matters.
Right and wrong, spirituality & God.
How to keep in touch with loved ones around me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hm! Some Fridays are relaxed. I might be at a Starbucks enjoying some alone time with my journal, or online newspapers. Afterwards, perhaps I'd hit the gym.
Some nights I go out with very small group of friends, and we might see a movie, have a meal, or shop, or just talk and laugh together.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I write in a journal when I'm upset, or sad, or just want to remember an important event or time in my life. I think that some of it is actually good stuff, but since a lot of it is personal, I don't think anyone will ever see it. It kind of makes me a little sad to feel unknown, but of course, I'm not willing to show anyone. No use complaining about it then, eh!?
You should message me if
You are a deep thinker at times, you enjoy talking with people, you are self-aware to a degree, and you find that you can appreciate other people's tastes, even when they aren't your own.
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