I'm looking for a person with a good heart, a wise mind and a dry sense of humor. I want a woman who pushes me out of my comfort zone without smothering me, and who wants to find a healthy balance between days spent indoors and outdoors.
Oh, and because everyone on OKC seems to find it important to mention it... I'm an INTP.
I've recently been accepted for a clinical psychology internship in Naperville, which is my final step to finishing my degree. Truth be told, the acceptance kind of came out of nowhere and I find myself living and working in a foreign city. I'd love to meet someone who is willing to show the new guy the best places to eat, hang out or get a decent coffee. Or at the very least, some friends I can introduce to my growing collection of boardgames and crazy life stories.
(who would have guessed.) I truely love my work and the kids I help. Oh, I'm also great at being random (Squirrel!), painting miniatures, making breakfast and procrastinating like no other.
Personality wise? That I'm a total smart-ass. I love sarcasm and witt, and a girl that can keep up with me, blow for blow, earns major points.
When it comes to movies... I'm all about comedies (romantic or otherwise). If you haven't seen any of Mel Brooks' movies, you will. It is a requirement of being my friend. Also in no particular order... Big Fish, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Way, Sherlock Holmes, Despicable Me, A lot like love, Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, 50 first dates, Shrink, Serenity, Charlie Bartlett, Gladiator, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Juno, The Princess Bride, the original Star Wars trilogy... and many, many more.
TV? Also in no order... Musketeers, Downton Abbey, Arrow, The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Sherlock, Firefly, Psych, Doctor Who, Numb3rs, Castle, Stargate (all of them), Big Bang Theory, and again many, many more.
Music? A wide variety, mostly big band, acapella, punk, alternative, celtic, Irish/folk... basically anything not rap, country, scream-o metal or EDM. Current playlists include: American Authors, Ed Sheeran, Mat Kearny, Bowling for Soup, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Barenaked Ladies, Sublime, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Flogging Molly, Great Big Sea, Carbon Leaf, The Dubliners + 200 others.
Food? This is an area I am trying to expand on. As a kid I was very picky, and as an adult I have preferred to stick to what I know. In general, I love anything with carbs... I LOVE bread, pasta, potatoes, etc. And of course the occasional steak. I am, however, not a fan of seafood of any kind. That all being said, since traveling, I now often find myself craving Indian food, Vegetarian sushi and the occasional pita and hummus.
2. Random hobbies that require me to use my hands
4. A new place to explore
6. Cereal (NOTE: This really should be #1)
I'm really not into the bar/club seen, so finding a good group of friends outside of work has been a challenge. Generally, I prefer to spend my friday nights doing something more (in my opinion) fun. My idea of an ideal Friday night is one spent hanging out with friends, playing some telephone pictionary or other "grown-up" games (e.g. Settlers of Catan or Cards Against Humanity), or else going out and playing mini golf, pool or bowling (though I suck at all of the above).
You enjoy intellectually stimulating conversations.
You know what you want from a relationship.
You think you can teach me something new (big or small).
You want to spend the month of August walking through Spain with me. (Seriously. 500 miles is a long way to walk alone.)