I'm a mix of completely modern and a little bit old-fashioned.
Hopefully, you'll appreciate that I'm the kind of girl who listens to geeky history and tech podcasts when she's in the shower and likes Nina Simone and Kanye when she's not. I tend to be funny, quiet and a bit introspective, but not exactly shy. I'm simultaneously complex and simple.
I'm mostly an urbanite and am more indoorsy than outdoorsy. I love museums, art galleries, theater, wine bars, and wonderful restaurants.
I'm looking for someone with a moral compass, however you choose to get it. I appreciate people who have had emotional experiences but who are resilient enough not to have emotional baggage.
I like girls with cojones, men with moxie, and people who are both confident and kind, cultured yet down-to-earth.
Trying not to fall into the cult of 'busy'. Yes, I'm just as busy as you are, but I try not to be too busy for the people I care about and I would like to meet someone who inspires me to take some downtime and not think about checking email or looking at Slack.
I optimize my life for lasting connections with people, so while every relationship is not meant to be a 'forever relationship', I don't really put my time into those that will be extremely fleeting or either transitional or transactional. I'm still friends with many of the people I've dated and when I like someone, I try to keep them around in some capacity.
Entertaining myself - I'm an only child.
Being good to those I care about.
Figuring shit out in a crisis.
Making very intentional decisions.
Making very spontaneous decisions.
- Half of a Yellow Sun and We Should All Be Feminists (both Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie)
- Revisiting 'Romeo and Juliet'
- The First Tycoon (on Cornelius Vanderbilt)
Some of my favorites are: The Innovators (Walter Isaacson), The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Tales of the City, Season of the Witch (San Francisco's crazy, intriguing, fucked up history), and almost anything by Octavia Butler.
Podcasts: Stuff You Missed in History Class, This American Life, Fresh Air, Stuff You Should Know, The Read
Movies: Tons of documentaries. Oceans 11, Election, Marnie, Rear Window, The Princess Bride, The September Issue, Grey Gardens, Paris is Burning. Anything campy and fabulous.
TV Shows: Walking Dead (zombie apocalypse!!), The Blacklist, Criminal Minds, Archer, Louie, South Park. I tend to like shows that are either inappropriately funny or weird and scary.
I'm pretty genre agnostic, so I could be listening to pop, hip-hop, blues, jazz, or country. I listen to old school country when I'm feeling melancholy.
Some stuff I'm listening to right now: Alabama Shakes, Jay-Z, Nas, Dinah Washington, 90's dancehall, 60's blues and R&B, 90's hip hop, old country (Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton), new country (Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Pistol Annies), Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra.
Shirley Bassey, Eartha Kitt, and Peggy Lee. I love a good torch song.
I'm also not too good to listen to Migos.
Healthy with regular hedonistic indulgences. I couldn't imagine depriving myself for the sake of anything so mundane as a 'diet'. I love red wine (specifically Italian reds) and really good food.
I judge restaurants by the quality of their beef tartare. I'm obsessed.
2. Italian red wine
3. Friends who have become family
4. Internet and good wifi
5. Books. All of them.
7. Quick-witted people who get the joke
8. Broken rules
The internets. I'm just the right amount of geeky.
- OR -
Happy hour with friends and then in for the night. Maybe a movie before I crash? I'm just as likely to go out on a work night as I am a weekend night.
- BUT -
I would love to spend it cooking dinner with someone special or sharing a meal out at a restaurant we both love.
You like brunch, champagne, and a bit of sarcasm.
You have a sense of humour and it's slightly twisted.
You have a perfect combination of swagger + humility.
You're emotionally available and open to taking the time to get to know someone new.
You are not on some bullshit.
You rather enjoy super-feminine girly types who wear high heels and makeup
You're not looking for casual sex.
You're not part of a couple. Good luck and bonne chance, but I'm not your unicorn.