41Charlottesville, United States
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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Sarah. Thanks for stopping by!

Fair warning: I'm an inconsistent OK Cupid checker. I like online dating in theory, but in practice I find it kind of tedious. I sort of go in phases where I am engaged in it and then not.

I've been in Cville for around two years now, but I'm still learning about and exploring the area. I'm also looking to just meet new people in general, so even if we have no "spark" but it seems like we might have a blast going out for beers or whatever, then that's pretty great too.

So, what is my ideal guy like? You have to like animals and be politically very liberal, since animals and politics are big parts of my life. Beyond that, it's all negotiable! Ideally, you're a nice, friendly guy who (in no particular order): tips well, returns shopping carts to their proper return location... If you're someone who would enjoy renting an RV and taking a trip all around Montana, Wyoming etc, then that's a huge plus!

I'm a fun, caring person with a positive outlook on life. In my core, I'm a care-taker; I tend to do lots for other people and have a hard time letting people do things for me. I think that the purpose of life is to be happy, so I make happiness a priority and try not to dwell on the negatives. I'm an introverted extrovert, a sucker for kids and animals. I'm a novice photographer with aspirations of greatness. I hate blue cheese, black licorice, and olives. I'm outgoing and friendly, and I speak my mind; I'm also sensitive, which is something people don't expect me to be. I give killer back rubs and love getting them too. I'm extremely socially liberal. I'm a cuddler. I am kind of disorganized, so you might have to help me search for my car keys or my coffee cup from time to time. Ok, every day… I am terribly uncoordinated. Putting one foot in front of the other without tripping is really all I can hope for. I know there're all sorts of codes for guys to figure out what girls bodies are really like in online dating profiles, but they are beyond me. I don't know what average or curvy really mean, but I fall somewhere in that range, which means that if you're a boob guy then I might be your type! I respect that we all have different things that we find attractive, so if you only like skinny gals - look elsewhere.
What I’m doing with my life
being happy - that's all that matters really
I’m really good at
... teaching, helping people, Boggle, doodling, listening, making people feel comfortable, solving problems... I'm sure there are other things that I just can't think of.
The first things people usually notice about me
My friendliness
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies - Fletch & Caddyshack
Books - The Great Gatsby, The Help, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Look Me in the Eye...
Shows: Arrested Development, The Following, The Blacklist, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother
Food: Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Indian...
Music: Tom Petty is my FAVE
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
- My best friend and her two boys, my nephews. (Ok, I know that's 3, but they're a package deal.)
- My iPhone
- Pets
- Blistex Herbal Answer lip balm
- Reusable water bottles
- A comfy bed
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Trips I want to take, what I'm going to have for dinner, the areas of C'ville in which I should be looking for houses, cool cameras or lenses I want to buy, where I will be in 30 years or so...
On a typical Friday night I am
This question is kind of funny to me because what any of us do on a typical Friday night while single is probably pretty different from what we would do if we were in a committed relationship. Here's what I would like to be doing on a typical Friday night, once I find an awesome guy:

- Dinning out, then watching a movie at home on the couch
- Having some beers at a bar with a group of friends - mine or yours or both
- Cooking dinner at home
- Drinking lots of wine or beer
- Heading out of town for the weekend
- Playing pool
- Dining with friends
- Doing our own thing sometimes, with the girls or guys
- Staying in bed ;)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I haven't had a "serious" relationship in a long time; I was too caught up in my work, and I worked too much. Then, I started having all sorts of crazy health problems, brought on/exacerbated by my lifestyle. I've made a lot of major life changes over the past few years, such as quitting my all-consuming job, becoming a private tutor, and moving to Charlottesville. Health-wise, I'm much better but still working on it. I'm determined to get back to the point where I can do more of the things I love.

This experience has definitely changed my life for the better though, since my life is a lot less stressful and I'm MUCH happier now!
You should message me if
You want to meet a spunky, nurturing, comedy-loving, Boggle pro, and if you think we'll get along!
The two of us