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My self-summary
Like just about everyone, I love to travel. Over the last decade I've tried to go to at least one or two new/different places a year. However, I went a little crazy and managed 9 different countries in one year (for both work and pleasure). Of all my trips in the last few years my favorites were camping out in the Sahara, going to China and the Philippines on a quest to find and see the ancestral homes (with only my great-grandfather's name written in Chinese on a white piece of paper, we walked into his village and found the house he had built over 100 years ago. Never expected to find it, but we did. I'm so glad I got to see it with my own eyes), hiking and glacier trekking in Patagonia, climbing Kilimanjaro, diving in Zanzibar, gorilla tracking in Rwanda, and volunteer teaching in Tanzania.

I really love anything turn-of-the-century New York--I'm not really sure why. I go ga-ga over cobblestones and old buildings, and actually went down to the municipal archives to research the history of my building and neighborhood. I bought a beautiful map of my neighborhood drawn up in 1885 (my building was built in 1884, and was a chocolate factory/steam laundry before it became a wagon factory) and love having that piece of New York history in my home. I also love antiques and old things--every piece has its own unique story.

I have always thought of myself as easy-going because I'll pretty much do or try anything, especially if it makes deciding on where to go or what to do easier for the group... and also if I know it will make the people around me happy. But, in a conversation with an old boss, she believes that the right term is "accomodating." Apparently, I have opinions so can't call myself easy-going.

That said, hopefully you can respect a woman with opinions... I think I can hold a healthy conversation on lots of different topics and value a man who can do the same.
What I’m doing with my life
Outside of work I'm a little nerdy. I really enjoy historical fiction, documentaries, podcasts (RadioLab), and generally just fun/random tidbits of knowledge. I usually gravitate towards the health and science-y stuff, like CRISPR (opens up moral/ethical debate, and who doesn't love that??) I'm a pretty curious person, so always looking to learn, and think that is really important. Without that and travel, I would feel pretty unfulfilled.

As for work, I am in Consumer Insights + Brand Strategy. My last job brought me to a lot of interesting places... worked on two projects in Saudi Arabia and have gotten to see a bit of the region. I'm now at a new place that doesn't require as much travel and am loving the time to enjoy life in New York (!!) and hope I can now meet someone worthwhile. :)
I’m really good at
Planning vacations/trips. I'm the one who usually organizes the whole thing - from getting the group together to doing all the research and putting everything nicely into excel. As they say, if you build it (in excel), they will come.

Board games. Maybe not really good at, but really enjoy. I love hosting a dinner party with some kind of game after--with groups it usually ends up being Heads Up or Cards Against Humanity. If at a bar, Connect 4 (yes, I will beat you). Let's play!

Oh, and cooking for friends. My next culinary challenge is to make a suckling pig. Perhaps before the holidays.
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh... a lot. If you know me well (so not the first thing a stranger might notice), it's probably over something stupid I've said or done... or that you've said/done!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV: the Knick, Friday Night Lights, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Game of Thrones... Hollywood Game Night!!

Books: Paris, New York (love Edward Rutherfurd), Cutting for Stone, Cider House Rules, Freakonomics, Super Freakonomics, Survival of the Sickest, Blink, Tipping Point, David + Goliath (fyi, Outliers wasn't as good), Predictably Irrational.

Food: I eat everything but cilantro (yuck) and love getting Cuban or going to Japanese noodle bars.

Music: Just about everything (except country).
The six things I could never do without
- Family/Friends
- A good belly laugh
- Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream
- Love
- A good book
- My passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where in the world I want to go next.

Is the % match accurate and indicative of anything?

Do men still write poetry, or is it a lost art?
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something low-key with friends (like dinner out or at my apt, a movie, dive bar, living room dance party, etc.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a sucker for men with wild curly hair.

When I click on your profile, I actually read how you answered your questions...
You should message me if
You think you'll regret not messaging me.

You know what you want - a partner and a family. I want to make some guy feel like a lucky and happy man someday. Whatever that means to him.

You're a good communicater, not passive aggressive, you want a healthy relationship.

You're responsible, considerate, and kind. A man of your word.

You're inherently curious--you read and enjoy doing so because it expands your mind.

You're adventurous -- you like to ski, hike, climb mountains, discover new things, explore new places and cultures.