This game is going to be won or lost based on profile pics and whatever I write here, right?
I never carry a camera other than my cell phone, and I'm NEVER going to say these words out loud: "send me a copy of that picture for my online dating profile!" Grainy cell phone photos, it is. Sorry.
On to the words... Self-promotion time, boys! Let ME tell YOU why I'm FABULOUS, why you should DATE ME, and why YOU'RE TOTALLY MISSING OUT IF YOU DON'T!
So, me, in no particular order:
I want to get married and have kids. Stop reading now if you don't.
O.K., now that we've filtered out THOSE guys...here's what you need to know...The 411, as it were...
I'm actually smart. I don't say that out of some crazy sense of inflated ego. I had nothing to do with it. Learning and the love of it always came easily to me, and hopefully always will. Thank the parents for good genes. I have standardized test scores and a MENSA membership to prove it. I. AM. SO. COOL. If you don't like smart and you aren't smart, then we aren't going to wind up happily ever after.
I'm a total smartass. No, really, I mean it. Boggles one's mind, no?
I know when not to be a smartass. I move gracefully through every social situation. You can take me to your local neighborhood dive, to dinner with your parents, to meet the Pope. I was raised to value dignity and grace.
I love music. Hate t.v.
I like to have fun. Life is short, and I want to spend as much of it as possible laughing. I love people who can make me laugh. I've been told that I'm pretty funny. I do crack myself up pretty regularly, and EASILY laugh at myself. I will laugh at you, too.
I grew up in the Midwest, the first-born daughter of Greek immigrants...a double dose of solid, down-to-earth values. I'd like to believe that I know what's really important in life: family, friends, love, living fully, maximizing your experiences, leaving the world a better place than it was when you arrived, being kind, having integrity, pushing yourself to keep growing and beyond your comfort zone. Never giving up. I like those qualities in other people. No, my dad doesn't spray Windex on everything. Most things, not everything.
In 50 years, I want to be the old lady with the wicked grin on her face and a lot of REALLY, REALLY GOOD STORIES.
I loathe drama, especially because most of it is self-created. I don't participate in it and hate having it brought to me. If you havent sorted out your mother issues or gotten over your ex, I'm not your girl. No time for that.
I believe in karma.
I'm not afraid to fail. I am impressed by anyone's courage to try. The outcome is incidental.
I like very nice things, but money doesn't impress me. It comes and goes. We had none when I was growing up. I've seen what hard work and determination can do. I can live with very little or with a great deal, and it won't change how happy I am, how grateful I am for the wonderful life I have or WHO I am. You must have a healthy sense of self, so that you're still you with or without it. Sometimes we forget that, living in our little bubble in SF.
I'm a great listener and non-judmental, so people confide in me. I'm honored by that.
I ask a lot of questions. I'm fascinated by the answers.
I value loyalty above all else in all my relationships, not just the romantic ones.
I'm looking for someone smart, genuine, kind, loyal, honest, with a huge appetite for life, tempered with a healthy dose of humility.
You're ambitious and competitive, but not in a way that has anything to do with anyone around you.
You just "get it."
P.S. I really need a partner for "Amazing Race." I would totally CRUSH IT! So, if you're ultra-competitive...here's my number...call me maybe?