WHAT I DO:
--I love God and try to grow closer to Him every day.
--I love people. I like a good mix of A) big get-togethers with lots of buddies and party games, and B) small quality-time gatherings of very close friends.
--I write slam poetry, creative fiction, and feminist articles.
--I geek out over the books and movies and music I love. See the appropriate section below for many many details.
--I work as a tutoring manager and teacher at a test prep company. Teaching is more than just a job, and I'm proud to define myself as a teacher.
WHAT I LIKE IN A MATCH:
--A Christian with a deep commitment to a personal relationship with God.
--A partner in crime who wants to build a great life WITH me--not FOR me.
--Desire to take physical intimacy slowly, including saving sex for marriage. I'm all about hugs and my cuddle power is over 9,000, but I'm not interested in casual sex.
--Confidence, self-awareness, and passion: no matter WHAT you're passionate about, passion makes everyone engaging and interesting to talk to.
--Geekiness can only help!
If you'd like to know more about me, read further! If you'd like me to know more about you, message me and let's get the ball rolling!
If this question is asking what my life is all about... I'm pursuing a deep relationship with God and with friends. I spend most of my FREE time hanging out with my buddies. A little movie-watching, a little poetry, and a lot of nerdery.
Movies: I love anything by Park Chan-Wook and Stanley Kubrick. Notable titles: Snowpiercer, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dr. Strangelove, Stalker, District 9, Becoming Jane, Black Swan.
Shows: I watch a lot of cooking shows as background noise while I'm working on poems. The shows I really follow are Hannibal, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, and Bob's Burgers.
Musicians: Mostly classic/hard rock and heavy metal, with some indie thrown in. Notable artists: Metallica, Muse, The Sword, Owen Pallett, Florence + The Machine, The Mountain Goats, Jack White, The Black Keys.
Food: Italian and American usually take the cake, as does cake. I love to cook at home.
2. Laptop or phone
3. Notebook full of poems
5. Pork tenderloin sandwich at The Steeping Room
6. Dresses. Classy enough for formal occasions but still lazy and comfy.
--Prowling I Luv Video like a sullen hoodie-wearing hipster
--Downtown at a concert, because Austin is the best
Be advised: I literally NEVER reply to messages or IMs that say merely "hello," "hey Zel," "hey beautiful," etc. Actually introduce yourself! You read my profile, I presume--and if you message me with a mere "hey beautiful", I can safely conclude that you actually didn't read my profile (or you would've seen this part) and haven't taken the time to see if we're actually a good match. If you actually think we'd be a good match and you're interested in something substantive to talk about, let's talk about it. I'll be much more likely to afford you the same courtesy of an interesting, meaningful message.