I consider myself to be a life-long learner and hope to meet someone who shares my interest in discovering new activites and expanding upon existing ones. For example, I enjoy cooking. If I like a certain dish at a restaurant, I try to replicate it in my own kitchen. I'm looking forward to experiencing all that the Bay Area has to offer, and not just in a culinary sense.
I also like exciting, heart-pounding experiences in a controlled environment. So while you probably won't see me BASE jumping anytime soon, I love roller coasters and spicy food. And, just in case you're thinking I don't try anything new, I also have a private pilot's license and brew my own beer when the weather is cool enough.
I want to expand my circle of friends by meeting new people outside of work. I enjoy people who are easy to talk to in a group and also one-on-one. You don't have to be a total clown, but making me laugh will go a long way, especially if I have to think about the punchline for a second or two.
I am sharp, goal-oriented, and dependable
I'm currently enjoying that sweet spot between student loans and children.
Movies: My favorite movie of all time is Dr. Strangelove. The #2 position fluctuates with my mood, but The Shawshank Redemption, Batman Begins and The Usual Suspects all rank right there at the top. I appreciate character development in both TV and movies because it provides so much more context to the plot.
Close friends who draw me out of myself when I need it.
A job and/or hobby that challenges me intellectually.
Time to decompress after a long day or week (this includes being able to sleep in at least one day on the weekend, but also exercise and/or a happy hour after work).
You enjoy traveling to new places but also appreciate the occasional evening at home.
You're 6ft or taller (okay, this one's not a requirement, but I do occasionally wear heels).