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My self-summary
Where to start?

I'm passionate about many things in my life- cooking and enjoying good food, good music (classical, indie rock, jazz, etc.), listening to NPR, running, sailing, volunteering, and finding genuine connection with others.

I love to cook and enjoy good food, especially with those close to me. Perhaps I will cook for you, too!

I like being present with others. When I'm with people, my phone goes away. If you're like this too, then we're already off to a good start...

In general, I'm looking for someone who is thoughtful, genuine, kind, and has similarly progressive values (pro-choice and pro-same-sex marriage, etc.)

I'm especially attracted to warm, smart, thoughtful women who have a voice and enjoy sharing it with the world. I'm fairly assertive myself, in a balanced and grounded way (a good combo of my East Coast and West Coast identities, I think!), and I'm drawn to others who have a similar warmth, vibrancy, and grounded substantial-ness to them. Does this sound like you, dear reader? If so, read on!
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the nonprofit/philanthropic sector.

When not at work, I love to sail on Lake Union, run along Elliott Bay, sing, volunteer, explore new places to eat, cook, go to lectures at Town Hall, concerts, etc...
I’m really good at
Making lasting, meaningful connections with others
Being assertive, yet thoughtful and kind
Sailing and windsurfing
Cooking (and talking passionately about good food!)
Making my friends laugh
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my height... and my smile...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Movies: Lost in Translation, Blade Runner, Dead Poets Society, Afterlife
Favorite Music: Sting,The Shins, Brahms, Beethoven, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, Vienna Teng
Favorite Restaurants: Le Pichet, Chili and Sesame, Boat Street Kitchen, Sichuanese Cuisine, Fisherman's Terrace (amazing dim sum near YVR)
Six things I could never do without
1. Connection (friends, love)
2. Good food
3. Good music
4. The ocean
5. Irish breakfast tea
6. My ORCA Card!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
[Sound of crickets chirping]
Don't get me wrong... I like a good think. I just can't say that there's any one thing that I think mostly about!
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home or sharing good food with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dunk my grilled cheese in ketchup.
(I can tell you more shocking things, but it will have to be in person;)
You should message me if
...some (or all) of the following sound like you--
~You're done with dating around and are ready to meet your partner (And you value taking things slowly, letting a connection develop naturally :)
~You have an open heart; you're self-aware and can express your emotions freely, and you want a guy who will be this way with you, too.
~You're fun, flexible, and are a good communicator.
~You're optimistic about what a relationship could be like and want a connection where the little gestures of romance, affection, and gratitude continue well beyond the initial few months!
~You think about the world, value community, can be philosophical about life, and continue to learn more about yourself and what's truly important to you.
~You're ready to laugh and have some serious fun, new experiences, and some of the best home-cooked meals of your life!
The two of us