Here’s what I’ve realized. When I’ve been looking at everyone’s profiles of likes, dislikes, job, etc. I've basically been looking to see if those things line up with who I’d want to be with long term. While the approach seemed reasonable at the time, it’s starting to dawn on me how crazy that is! How could we possibly know if we'd want to be in a relationship based on our shared love of hiking, or indie music, or craft beer, or even Dippin’ Dots (I still believe it's the ice cream of the future!). I think one of the beauties of being in a relationship that works is finding things to like and dislike together. That’s part of the fun!
I love laughing, trying new things, talking about interesting things, and trading stories. If you do too, then I think we’ll enjoy meeting for coffee or a drink, whether or not there's chemistry for a second date. And if you also like Newsies or Dippin' Dots, then BONUS!
A couple years ago I quit Microsoft to work at a startup where I felt like I could learn more and make more of a difference. I design, strategize, problem solve, talk to people, and play foosball for a living. The job is exciting and humbling and is turning out better than I could have hoped.
Also, I'm living the life with my puppy, Penny!
* Trying my best
* Helping friends untangle tricky situations
* Looking at the upside in a situation
* Being the silly one in a group
And I really like trying new things -- generally not very good at them though!
* Friends and Family
* Vacations to awesome places
* A job I really like
* Conversations that make me think
But if it's a really fun night, then karaoke!
Also, I've been out of Canada for almost 10 years and I still spell favourite with a u.