I do have my commitments which I also try to enjoy (and largely do!). I am very much a present person and make the most of the time I spend with my kid, my dog, and my grandma who is 93. Because of these commitments (and then there's work too), I cherish and protect my free time and envision spending it with my significant other. It would be wonderful to fulfill our individual commitments together, becoming a part of each other's lives, and also have time for ourselves.
- Cooking and grilling
- Acting according to conscience
- Returning text and emails
- being lazy
- being productive
The above feels like an opportunity for gratuitous bragging so I included....
- listening to voicemails
- swimming (but won't drown)
- walking in stilettos (but it's necessary sometimes)
- shopping at the mall or outlets (kill me now)
For TV/Netflix, I like Aziz Ansari, both his standup stuff and Master of None. Generally like competitive cooking shows and reality shows (Mygrations and WAGS). But I don't really watch TV except when I travel (not much to do in a hotel room) and when I'm stuck at someone's house for a play date :)
As for sports, I love the Warriors and can get into soccer and tennis matches, but generally not a sports enthusiast. I'd rather be outside enjoying the sushine or rain, too.
Love music: Eclectic mix of hip hop, 90s grunge, 80s pop, Top 40s... All the classics from each genre and decade. I have a personal emotional connection to songs, amplifying every mood and putting a time stamp on so many experiences of heartbreak, despair and elation.
70's - Gap band, Lionel Richie
80's - Hall n Oates, New Order, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Prince
90's - Smashing Pumpkins, Pixies, R&B, Maxwell, Mariah
Now - Alabama Shakes, Justin Beiber, EDM, Top 40, Rihanna
Movies - Romance and comedies are like chicken soup, also liked Clash of the Titans reboot, Friends with Kids, Crazy stupid love, Zootopia (watch a fair amount of kids/family movies out of necessity). I'm more of an outdoors person during the daytime. At night, like to be cozy at home with a DVD or on-demand movie.
I like all kinds of food, healthy/greasy, ethnic, and fine dining. BBQ, fried anything, and pie are always welcome :)
- Self growth - working on expressing my needs and values over pleasing others.
- Those happy, long term relationships that just last and last --- how do they do it??!!??
And you share these dating values generally:
- monogamy is necessary for more than kissing/cuddling.
- relationships take time and work and regular open communication
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