“Why are you still single?” is something I’ve heard quite a bit. If I’m being completely honest, I know why… I work a lot (and mostly from home), I live in Bothell (although I’m looking to move back to the city where I came from!) , and I’ve just started a second Master's degree at UW (Go Dawgs!). But, we’re all busy, so that’s hardly an excuse. At the end of the day I just haven’t found the right guy yet! Are you it?
On any given day I wear a smile about 85% of the time. I don’t get sad much. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I cried – no joke. Usually when I cry it’s because of random things like fireworks, an awesome football game, or just being happy. I think generally speaking I feed off of people’s emotions. If I’m around happy people, I’m happy, but when I’m around people who are worried or sad, I tend to copy those feelings, too. I actually just came to that realization, but it explains so much haha! So, it should come as no surprise, then, that I prefer to spend my time with people who make me laugh so hard that thinking about it days later still makes me tear up. Similarly, I like being around people who challenge me intellectually and who can motivate me to be the best I can be!
What gets me excited in life is music, concerts, and sporting events (mostly football and basketball, but I'm from Holland, so obviously soccer is on the list too!). Ideally, I would like to meet someone who enjoys those same things, as they are all big parts of my life! Other things I enjoy doing is volunteering at a local winery (will work for wine!), going out to restaurants, going on day trips, and playing tennis. I would like to find a partner in crime to travel the world with, and who is adventurous, who enjoys taking risks every once in a while, and who is passionate about things in his life.
I want to address the elephant in the room: Yes, I am divorced. I moved across the world for someone and was forced by the government to make a decision to get married that I wasn't ready for. A year and a half later it ended, and all this happened 7 years ago. Although this feels like a lifetime ago, it did happen, and sadly it doesn't look great on a dating profile. I know some of you reading this are not looking for someone who has been married before, but you can also look it from a glass half full perspective; I've learned valuable lessons and will not make the same mistake twice :). Groetjes!