With two older brothers, all boy cousins, being raised in a neighborhood of all boys, and choosing to go into engineering on top of having all guy roommates in college (I guess I have no one to blame but myself for that one) I have evolved, as to what I assume is a result of my surroundings, to be a self-assured independent person whose inner tomboy is well disguised by embraced femininity. i.e. I know my way around a machine shop but can scrub off the grease and look flawless for your best friend's wedding :)
I've never been able to really categorize myself and have never put boundaries on my interests. I've been a ballerina my entire life, but had a stint of break-dancing while I was in college. (who else can say they could spin on their head at one point in their life?) I play classical violin and grungy guitar. I studied engineering but I ran off to Spain to learn Spanish. Now i'm challenging myself with a triathlon and settling into a new job.
I am driven and focus on my work quite a bit, but my friends and family are the world to me and truly make me happy.
Who i'm Looking For:
Character means a lot. I tend to be drawn to old souls who like a good laugh and who seem to never be able to quench their curiosity of life and their surroundings. Someone who is driven and loves what they do is magnetic. I love someone who is passionate. Passionate about work, world affairs, people, their interests, the amazing cup of coffee they're drinking, checking out that new restaurant that just opened, the new Moma art exhibit, the amazing bike ride they just finished, the interesting conversation they had with a stranger on the bus...
Also not being overbearing, controlling, dramatic and appreciating my independence and being trustworthy are pretty essential. I also highly believe this goes both ways in a relationship. A relationship "golden rule" I suppose.
Some other things, in list form:
-I love a man that can cook but if you can't it’s not a deal breaker.
-I've dated a lot of engineers. For one, they've always been in close proximity (maybe i'm just being lazy?hehe). But more importantly they tend to be low drama and are practical which I appreciate. Regardless you by no means have to be an engineer, its the personality characteristics that are attractive.
-I find myself being attracted to eldest siblings. It may have to do with me being the youngest and it ends up being a good fit.
-I am looking for something a bit more serious. Although I believe anything is possible, if you're re-bounding in a brokenhearted state we're most likely not on the same page