* You're brilliant and passionate and you want to explore life to its full potential.
* You work hard, you're good at what you do and you love it.
* You are nerdy enough to enjoy to persue any kind of conversation. You do not dodge difficult topics and do not dislike learning new things.
* You share at least one of my major interests. This is essential because if not, we simply won't have time to see each other. You may be an awesome person and we may hit off brilliantly but unless we can share parts of our lives, chances are we may never get to know eachother well enough to find out. This essentially means you spend lots of your time doing one of the following:
- Working with me. This would be ideal in many ways but it seems most people have difficulties to handle the risk of a breakup. Still, for me it is a dream to be able to run a company together with my partner so if you have ideas concerning data analysis, we may just be a match
- Outdoorsy stuff. Basically anything where you move and spend times outdoors.
- Creating music that is compatible with my music so that we can experiment together. I'm currently into singer-song writer stuff but I'm definitely open to broaden my mind. I'm happy to send sample music if you want to know more.
* You are not afraid of being emotionally close. I want to be able to share my feelings and I want the same in return.
* You are completely and totally fine with my being physically and emotionally intimate with my male friends. I already have several people in my life that I love and a person with whom I'm in love. Even if we happen to like eachother, that is not going to change. I don't believe in putting any restrictions on which forms of love you're able to share with another person and I will not stop to hug, kiss and touch the people that I love just because you're around. It goes without saying that the same is true for the other way round.
* You are able to tell me when I'm wrong and do not allow me to treat you like a doormat. While I do love and care for people close to me, I can be a bit distracted or self centered and I need you to help me to not be a bitch.
Leaving my previous work behind does not mean I've given up on volunteering or travelling, though. The world is a wonderful and strange place and I want to experience as much as I can. I frequently visit weird places and by now, I've been to more than 35 countries. I love to explore my surroundings, to hike or scuba dive or kayak. A dream vacations would be something like a four day horse riding safari in the Kirgiz mountains. I just need how to learn to ride first.
I spend a lot of my time in front of the piano or with my guitar writing music. By now, I almost have the material for an album and I'm slowly learning to play it in public without being terrified.
While I don't have the air of a fitness girl, I spend quite some time at the gym or out running. I ran my first ever half-marathon last fall and is currently preparing for the real deal.
My colleagues think I never watch television series and movies. It's not true but it took me almost half a year to realize that when people were talking about the Black Swan, they weren't referring to statistics.
As for food, I love Indian and Japanese food as well as Thai food. Basically anything spicy but I'd love to try new things. The weirdest thing I ever had was a soup with live fish. It was actually quite delicious. However, lately, I've been trying to keep the fish out of my food. I'm not a complete vegetarian yet (for instance, if other people invite me to dinner, I eat whatever they serve) but I'm working on it.
2. My computer. I use it for writing, researching and programming. It's my best friend... the kind of best friend that you would want to exchange for a newer and better model after a few years of friendship.
3. Books. Lots and lots of books.
4. My passport. It's like a secret key. In combination with a decent flight, it brings me to wherever I want to go.
5. My running shoes. A few years ago, I hated running. Now, I can't imagine being without it. I love the feeling of my mind pushing my body to do things I thought impossible.
6. My guitar. I'm not very good at playing. After all, I'm a singer, not a guitar player. Still, it allows me to put my thoughts and feelings into music.
what people really think when they appear to be listening.
You are in Stockholm on vacation and want companionship for a midnight stroll or a kayak trip.