I hate dating. Let me clarify. First dates especially often seem like job interviews. You’re trying to instantly be funny but not too funny, sincere but not too intense, impressive but not intimidating. But despite all of that, I do absolutely love getting to know new people and am looking for a partner in crime to go on adventures with, laugh with and generally be up for a light-hearted but real relationship.
A bit about me: I grew up in the Chicago area, went to school in Boston, and am happy to be back in this fantastic city. I love finding adventures and being introduced to new things, especially when those things are out of the ordinary. I'm quite silly at heart, though that doesn't keep my wicked sarcasm from popping up from time to time. There are tons of other things that I love: live music, sunny days, nights rehearsing with my band, creative ideas/schemes, and am definitely a huge Chicago sports fan (born and raised a hard-core Bears fan, and good luck tearing me away from a Blackhawks playoff game). I'm always up for any sort of outdoor activity or pick-up game (tennis, soccer, etc.) and still love to curl up with a good book or movie when the occasion calls for it. And I won't lie, I'm a big nerd (you can ask me how; I won't try to scare you with that here).
In terms of personal characteristics, I really value honesty, compassion, generosity and overall personal integrity. And witty banter - I'm pretty sure there's almost nothing better than witty banter. A good friend asked me once what it is I'm ultimately looking for in someone - I told her that at the end of the day, I'm looking for someone who helps me be the best version of myself, and vice versa. I think that's what the best relationships are like anyway, be it friends, family or romance.
I know profile summaries are fairly limiting in terms of what you can learn about a person, but I guess it's a start. If there's anything else you'd like to know, I hope you'll investigate for yourself!