I love to travel. I work hard most of the time (as a barista, a nanny, a marketing intern, and -up until very recently- a graduate student) so that I can get far away some of the time. I also love tiny coffee shops, ALL music, book stores, camping trips, roller coasters, animals, and the color blue. If you dislike any of these things, I'm probably not the girl for you. If you marked 'slender' as your match preference, I am probably not the girl for you. I am looking for a guy who makes me laugh, who makes me feel comfortable, and who genuinely enjoys spending time with me when he can. I want physical affection more often than not (though not the creepy, over the top kind), and I want to be treated like my opinions on things are meaningful if I am asked to express them. Finally, I want a guy who tells me what he wants so that I can at least think about doing it. No guessing games, just genuine trust and honesty. If it's some time to watch 'the game' with the guys: done. If it's a sandwich: okay, as long as you ask nicely and it's not going to disrupt something else important that I'm doing. I'd rather live a life in which expectations are clear than one in which I am constantly playing the guessing game and wondering why things aren't working out.
The more serious stuff: I consider myself to be ambitious, but I am also a realist. I have enough of a sense of whimsy to imagine great things, and also the conviction and drive to put those ideas into action. I am looking for a partner that accepts both of these sides of me, and encourages and challenges me to grow and develop in that way. Furthermore, I am seeking an opportunity to be a supportive partner to someone else. I don't expect to share my interests and tastes with that person, but I hope that we are both able to listen to one another talk about those things which make us happiest and to support one another in achieving our varied goals.