darabuka
39 Santa Barbara, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a marine biologist, turned chemist, turned chocolate maker. I'm hemispherically balanced (if you know what this is, it explains a lot about me). I have an overactive imagination, which i generally use for making jokes and solving problems. I love dogs. I'm pretty much always down to help someone out, i live to make people smile. I am driven to achieve my goals, and I have achieved quite a lot, but always try to stay humble about it.

if we have a conversation i will make you laugh, and i will surprise you with how open, trusting, and genuine I am.

i am very happy and have very few regrets. i love to travel and live way below my means to do it as often as possible. Owning my own business has made traveling harder to do recently, but at least now I can write off travel to tropical countries as a business expense!
What I’m doing with my life
I own a small chocolate factory. I make chocolate from scratch (2 ingredient single origin dark chocolates). I built the business up from scratch too, from building most of the furniture in the factory to building most of the equipment i use to make chocolate. I find it deeply satisfying to be so intimately connected to all aspects of my business.

In my spare time, if I'm not out with friends, i'm home cooking, baking, making, and growing food. There is never a shortage of home made goodies around.
I’m really good at
making people laugh, getting along with dogs, I give amazing hugs, finding the common thread, prioritizing my passions, gardening, confusing myself, keeping my cool in emergency situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
I emit light
The six things I could never do without
Other countries to visit, new things to learn, new experiences, dogs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Petty much everything, including but not limited to: chocolate making, running a business, music, where to travel to next, form in nature, logical constructs made fuzzy by experience, how tradition is destroying social development
On a typical Friday night I am
Working some chocolate-related event, or out being social with friends, or in with my dog watching a movie.
You should message me if
You realize that match percents, profile stats, and pictures don't mean anything when it come to whether two people will "click." Apparently just one in-person meeting is all it takes to know if we'll like each other.

(I didn't make that up, its a real thing: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/opinion/sunday/how-to-make-online-dating-work.html )
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