So there I was in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Sounds like the beginning of a good joke, right?! So you ask, what was the problem with this? I was there with my PhD advisor. Needless to say, it was slightly awkward. I need different travel companions! Any takers? ;)
Don't get me wrong: I have friends, colleagues and family, and I'm pretty well travelled. In the last year alone, I've been to Austin, Amsterdam, Australia, Toronto, Montreal and Denver. Speaking of which: I'm a Canadian, originally from Toronto, and I moved to Baltimore two years ago to get a PhD. I'm adjusting to life 'in the south', and I know some people here, but I'm always open to new people and new experiences.
My friends tell me I'm fun, spontaneous, quirky and smart. I'm told I genuinely care about others, and that I work extremely hard at what I do, even though it isn't always easy. My PhD advisor (also my boss) would say that I'm hard working, easy going and organized, and that when I set out to do something, I always persevere. I would say that in addition to some of this, I take physical health seriously: I run twice a week and do Pilates, and I miss playing tennis and doing rock-climbing (I don't know anyone local who does this stuff). I have a weakness for cute comfy clothes, musical theatre and really, really good food and wine. In fact, one of my favourite things to do with a significant other or good friends is hanging out, cooking, baking, sharing silly cocktails and laughing about popular culture or the books we read most recently. I enjoy pubs and hanging out on pub patios, but I've noticed that this isn't that popular here in Maryland. Why? Heat? bugs? not sure.
I'm looking for a guy with some formal education past high school. You don't have to be university educated, but you should have some curiousity about the world and our place in it, and occasionally enjoy talking about this sort of stuff. You should consider yourself outgoing and assertive. You hopefully have a quirky sense of humour, enjoy travelling, and like to be active. Like me, you don't "need" someone in your life, but you do miss the sense of closeness and intimacy that can only be had with someone you connect with and care about. You are liberal in thinking.
Ideally, I'm looking to date someone in Maryland, DC, Virginia or Pennsylvania, but am also open to dating more long distance for the right person.