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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Melissa. I will admit, I am a bit of a music nerd. I really enjoy playing instrumental music and teaching it on a daily basis.

I recently moved into my first apartment and am definitely enjoying being on my on. **Edit** Still enjoying being on my own, but now I'm learning what it's like living with no roommate other than the dogs! So far, so good!

My family and friends are really important to me.

I consider myself a bit of a hopeless romantic (I guess watching too many chick flicks will do that you!)

I love to laugh and like to think that I can make other people laugh as well.

Semi-random thought: does anyone else think that one of those escape rooms would make a really awesome date??
What I’m doing with my life
I have always loved working with kids. On top of that, there was never any question that music needed to be a major part of my life. And so, I decided to combine the best of both worlds! I am currently a music teacher working in a Catholic School (I know, the nice Jewish girl teaching in Catholic schools -- awesome, isn't it?) Despite the religious differences, I absolutely love my job. I teach general music to students in pre-K though 8th grade, and instrumental music to students in grades 3-8. I am also responsible for directing the 8th grade play. The kids are all great and I am genuinely happy to go to work every day!
I’m really good at
Music. As I mentioned before, I am a music nerd. I have been playing the clarinet for about 20 years now, and have picked up lots of other instruments along the way. My favorite type of performing would probably be playing in pit orchestras for musicals. I am also lucky enough to be able to give kids the gift of music by teaching it to them!
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically speaking, I would say my eyes and my smile -- I kinda like 'em anyway :)

Not so physically speaking, I would say it is that I would do anything for someone I care about - whether it is a friend or a family member or significant other. While it can sometimes get me in trouble, I will often put others' happiness before my own.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So many to list....

Books: Harry Potter series, Hunger Games series, Divergent trilogy, Lemony Snickets Series of Unfortunate Events (I know it is meant for teenagers, but it is so hilarious!), and tons of others. I try to read as much as I can! My "want to read" list is very long right now...

Movies: Generally speaking, I like comedies, chick flicks, and some dramas.

Shows: How I Met Your Mother, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Big Bang Theory, and some reality TV.

Music: I will listen to almost anything once. I am not a huge fan of Rap, Hip Hop or Heavy Metal, but other than that I like lots of things! Some of my favorites include Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Nathanson, and Mumford & Sons (just recently got into them). Also, I'm a bit of a Musical Theater nerd. Love to listen to shows, go see them, and play in pit orchestras as much as possible.

Food: Again, not terribly picky. Not a huge fan of seafood, but I will try almost anything once. I really love Italian food!
Six things I could never do without
Broadway shows
As sad as it is to admit, the internet...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I can do to enjoy of things!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully hanging out with some friends, but it really depends on the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can do fun tricks with cherry stems :-p

Other than that, guess you will have to ask me! (I'm pretty much an open book, though...)
You should message me if
You are a genuinely nice guy looking for the same in a girl. I am not looking to just randomly hook up with someone -- I am looking for someone/something real. Someone who can make me laugh, and someone who makes me feel like I can be comfortable being myself around them! If that is you, I would love to hear from you!

Also, when I write messages, I take the time to write more than "sup" or "nice eyes," so please do the same for me.

Oh, one more thing. I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to the dating world. I will occasionally send messages first, but I like/appreciate it when the guy makes the first move -- send me a message! :)
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