35Minneapolis, United States
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My self-summary
A good friend said, "You have been dating wookiees when what you need is a jedi." He may have a point.

I am thoughtful, quick witted, logical, contrary, smart, self-aware, a good listener, romantic, sensitive, social.

I would prefer a more organic settings to meet each other, but I don't want to waste a lot of time with people I share no interests with. So :)

I'm looking for a partner who has healthy relationships with family, friends, and exes (especially if
co-parenting), with themself, and with money.

I am into trying new activities and foods, plays, board games/cards, yoga/pilates, climbing, roller coasters, live comedy, film festivals, camping, jogging, hot tubs, spas, LGBT events, philosophical conversations about politics, science, or economics, dinner parties or cookouts, dancing, beaches, finding adventures together, volunteering, sitting by the fire in my yard or house, going to the dog park, taking my kids to the science museum, etc.

But really, it's life at home that is super important to me... a simple evening of making dinner together and getting the kids ready for bed can be surprisingly fun and romantic if we make it that way.

I'm a bit of a foodie... I LOVE when people cook for or with me: Japanese, Italian, Indian, Vegan, Moroccan, Mexican, Yum... and there are a few restaurants I'm eager to try.

If you want a party girl or need that lifestyle yourself we won't be a likely match. I am not into bars, TV sports, horror films, video games, fast food, wasting money, hunting or fishing, loud crowded places, waking up super early, drama or secrets, getting drunk, or smoking anything. It's not that I can't enjoy a party, it's just that for the most part I don't care or seek them out.

Best of luck on your search! Have some fun- we only live once :)
What I’m doing with my life
PokemonGo? Lol

I am using as much of my time as possible helping other people, raising my kids, going to the gym, and overall trying to lead a balanced healthy life.

I LOVE being a stay home mom, but we really don't stay home- my kids are involved in sports/music/acting/socializing so it's a busy and super fun life.

I have a degree in philosophy, psychology, and family violence prevention. I am starting graduate school in the fall (of 2017) for an MSW degree.

I plan to become a social worker/therapist, ideally working with older teenagers. I'd love to also run support groups for domestic violence and NPD survivors.

I think it'd be fun to also be a vegetarian food restaurant critic. :-)

Leisure: spend the majority of free time doing activities with my kids, along with film festivals/plays/live comedy, global travel, board game nights at my house, and dancing.
I’m really good at
Creating possibilities in life, listening without judgment, finding low cost vacations, board games, knowing myself and my needs

I'm really bad at:
reading your mind
The first things people usually notice about me
Maybe that I am short or that I smell good? :)
I have big brown eyes.
I'm a good mom and it shows.

The first thing I notice about people is their teeth or mischievous smile...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I joined a book club about a year ago, and it's been rewarding. So many brilliant women to spend time with.

Most nights I read Harry Potter to my children before bed :) We are a family of HP nerds!

I love music. It soothes me in times of pain, and energizes me in times of joy- or when I am running. I listen to all kinds.

My movie choices are eclectic but oh well; "The Brave Little Toaster," "Kissing Jessica Stein," and "The Count of Monte Cristo," stand out.
For some reason I like prison break movies and anything with an element of time travel, fate, or comeuppance.
I'd like to spend a lot more time watching independant films and going to film festivals. Want to join me?

TV: The Daily Show (or maybe John Oliver now?), Arrested Development, just finished Sense8 but wasn't thrilled with the heavy violence & chase scene focus. I love Louis CK, but haven't gotten into his tv shows yet.

I honestly don't have cable... I like watching a series on hulu or netflix with another person but I don't really use much time for TV alone.

Food! I have been a vegetarian for about 22 years now, and am a lot more vegan these days. I love sushi, indian, pizza, italian food... Some places I like are Pizza Luce, Broaders, Indian lunch buffets, Q-Cumbers, Paielli's Bakery in Kenosha Wisconsin, WildBerry Cafe in Illinois has amazing tiramisu pancakes, this cuban place in South Beach Florida, and a number of places in NY and CA. If you know of a great restaurant do tell! :)
I'm in Chicago right now- The Chicago Diner is amazing! <3
Six things I could never do without
sunny vacations, love, contacts lenses, firm mattress, avocados, passport, campfires, Christmas, laughing, getting tackled by my partner expressing fake rage about something snarky I just did...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
time travel, how people tick and make decisions, parenting, getting caught up on housework, reducing pain and conflict in the world...

I am passionate about consent and how consent works within relationships of every kind.
On a typical Friday night I am
up for anything!

Sometimes I am at home with my kids or out doing something kid friendly like going to the park, plays, friends houses, walks, bike rides, ice skating, canoeing, etc.

Other times I get a babysitter and see friends. I am pretty flexible and open. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like fairly nerdy euro-games.

I am a sapiosexual & demisexual. I'm not afraid of commitment, but I prefer inventing how we want our relationship to look instead of taking what we've inherited culturally.

When I was a kid I would fill my pockets with Mac and cheese... Often. I hide the addiction now by blaming my kids for why I make it!

I lost someone dear to me, and have no idea if I'm ready for all of this.
You should message me if
You are willing to meet for lunch and not do lots of back and forth writing.
We have a 60%+ match and you'd like to be friends, or we have an 85%+ match and you'd like to go on a date.
You can teach me how to golf.

Don't message me if:
you kill animals
you use drugs or need to get drunk to have fun
The two of us