Aside from traveling and seeing new places, nothing makes me happier than listening and playing music, having a meaningful or hilarious conversation over great food or a good walk, running by the Kennedy Center at sunset, and finding small ways to help people feel valued as individuals. If you're a woman who loves these things too, we'll probably get along pretty well.
Movies: Akiru and other Kurosawa films, Miyazaki movies, classic sci-fi, and most films set in Paris or Spain. It's not especially hard to get me to watch something at E-Street or the other Landmark theaters in town. The Big Short was my top pick for 2015 and Arrival is leading my list for 2016.
When it comes to music, I love almost anything, especially jazz, electro-pop, classic rock, and old school soul and funk. In DC, I really enjoy watching live jazz on U Street, catching a great show at 9:30, and seeing the amazing performances at the Kennedy Center.
As for food, you can't go wrong with Ethiopian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and, naturally, Spanish cuisine. As someone with Salvadoran parents, I'm also partial to pupusas from El Riconcinto numero dos in Columbia Heights.
1) I've given guitar lessons to child actors in high school.
2) I've asked the Spanish ambassador for his favorite tapas recipe.
3) I've jumped off a train in Morocco to save my friend's luggage.