Social justice and community building are big passions for me. I'm looking to meet people who share those values, who are in touch with their own sense of caring–both about those who are close and about the world in general–but who can also be relaxed, playful, and enjoy life.
Music: I find myself listening to a lot of independent music on XPN these days, but have fun singing along to pop music of all kinds. As a swing dancer and DJ I also listen to and love old jazz music like Sidney Bechet, Count Basie, and tons of other big band and dixieland jazz musicians.
I haven't had a tv in ages and I've missed so many movies over the years that my friends organized an intervention last summer. I was a huge Simpsons fan at one point. More recently I've gotten into 30 Rock and The Wire, which places me several years behind current trends.
Foods: I love all kinds of food, especially Mexican, Italian, Thai, the bananas foster french toast I had at an amazing cafe in New Orleans.
Time to relax and connect with people
Beautiful places in the natural world
Also, it's probably worth saying that in the limited number of OKC dates I've been on I've found that a romantic connection doesn't often happen on a first date. I'm ok with that, and think it's pretty natural for it to take meeting more than once to go from being strangers who met on the internet to people who are genuinely interested in each other. So I don't worry much about there being a spark on a first date, and am happy if it ended with a hug and a sense that I met someone I'd like to know better. Internet dating does not seem to value patiently building a connection with a person when so many other profiles are just a click away, but I find that patience is needed for a real connection to grow.