After some "interesting" first dates, my mother finally stopped trying to set me up with her friends' friends' sons and gave me the "gift" (curse?) of a Match membership instead (true story). Since I have it, I might as well give it a try, right? So, here I am...
A few things about me to start:
I like to think I'm a "professional with an edge" and I'm looking for a guy that fits the same description. We both like our jobs, but we don't eat, sleep, and breathe work. We have passions outside of our professional fields and know how to balance our work and play.
I have a good job, a great side gig working with the live music community, fantastic friends, a house, and an awesome dog named Iggy Pup.
Some other facts:
- I work around adolescents, so at times I have the sense of humor of a 13 year old.
- French fries and ice cream are my kryptonite
- (To balance out the french fries, ice cream, and lots of time around 8th graders) I keep fit by going to the gym, riding my bike, and practicing yoga. More recently, I started running with my dog.
- My dog is big. I thought he was going to be medium. He's not medium, he's big, but he still thinks he's small.
- I don't work near where I live and I don't live near where I work. I like to keep the two things as separate as possible.
- I majored in Fine Arts as an undergrad and I'm still not sure how I ended up teaching 8th grade History
- I lived abroad for a few years
- I've worked on summer tours with pretty big name musicians and drove cross-country as part of the tours.
I'm always looking for things to do around the city (events or activities), new restaurants or bars to try, and places to visit (whether it's a day trip, a weekend getaway or a long vacation). I love live music and go to concerts regularly, but I'm not into the party scene at shows. I can have plenty of fun doing these things alone or with friends, but I'm looking for someone special to share in the fun. Recent adventures have kept me in the US, but I realized that I've only traveled abroad to countries where English is not the primary language. Locally and on a more day-to-day basis: I love going to concerts, finding new things to do in Philly, heading to New York or DC to visit friends, taking spontaneous day or weekend trips, grabbing dinner or drinks at a new restaurant or favorite local spot, or actually doing that totally outrageous event that you saw ads for and laughed at, but secretly wanted to do (Zombie Mud Run, anyone?).