Here’s the deal: I’ve read quite a few of these "about me's" and found “honesty” to be mentioned time and time again as being of the utmost importance (no disagreement). So, love it or hate it, that’s what I’m going to try to deliver. I have taken a stab at online dating once before, so I know how this works: You look at my picture, play a little game of hot or not and then maybe, possibly, probably not, but sort of skim my profile for buzz words and red flags like “Justin Bieber” “9 cats,” and “Oprah/ my therapist says....” (None of which apply to me, just saying). So, if you are in fact reading this, fantastic! I will try to make it worth your while.
What you should know about me is…
1.) I am a normal, sane, completely level headed, down to earth, sensible, practical, normal, normal and normal girl. I grew up in a Maryland suburb, built forts in the woods, learned to catch crabs (not the STD), did well in school, learned manners and morals and right from wrong. I have two supportive, happily married parents, a little brother and a huge, loving extended family. I keep my promises. If I say I am going to be somewhere, I'm there, period. I'm not on medication. I do volunteer work on a regular basis. I own sweatpants.
2.) I am who I say I am. I realize one of the most daunting things about this is the possibility of showing up for a “date” or “meeting” or whatever you want to call it, and realizing, “oh snap, she’s 80 pounds heavier than her photo and has a moustache!” Rest assured, my photo really and truly is me, 100% un-photoshopped. No, I don’t model for Victoria’s Secret. If you are looking for Miss balloon boobs wearing 9-inch heels,10 pounds of makeup and a dress the size of a postage stamp, I’m not her either. But I am attractive, feminine and stylish and word on the street is I have a great smile and really awesome hair, so that’s something.
3.) I am likeable. Am I going to be the love of your life? Probability wise, it’s a slim chance. But, you will almost certainly find me witty, charming, cool and most importantly, capable of telling a few good stories that don’t involve celebrity gossip, personal drama or the promoter I know who works at that club. In other words, taking a chance on meeting me isn’t going to be a completely miserable waste of your time.
Other than that, I could go into how mature, creative, hard working, funny, reliable, somewhat sassy yet incredibly sweet I am, but that’s just my opinion. Obviously I think I’m pretty great, but whether I am someone YOU enjoy being around or who makes YOU laugh is really up to, well, YOU. I could also tell you about how much I love music and travel (how original!), or enjoy exploring new restaurants and watching movies (bet ya never heard that before!), or go on and on about my interests (running, the beach, cooking, design), but I think those are the kind of things that are fun to get to know about a person.
Finally, we come to the point where I rattle off deal breakers/ things I can’t tolerate in men, like overblown egos, bad driving, poor manners, no class and tacky style. There’s also the ever popular wish list, which would include warmth, kindness, a vivacious and adventurous personality and great sense of humor, but you probably see yourself as checking off all those boxes as well. So, I guess we just have to embrace the awkward adventure and see what we come up with!