For me (like many of you, I'm sure), joining Match is an attempt to get beyond stilted happy hour introductions or shouted conversations in loud bars. Don't get me wrong, I like to go out with my friends, but I think going out is rarely a good way to meet people. And sure, I've been on dates with some friends if friends, but it hasn't clicked. Maybe it's because I'm not willing to just settle for whatever is convenient. If this sounds familiar, read on:
What I do to pay the bills: Attorney-turned-political wonk
Where I'm from: Seattle, WA
Where else I've lived: Walla Walla, France, Connecticut, Argentina, San Diego, and now NoVA/DC
Where I'm going: Not set on staying here
What I'm looking for: someone who is smart, motivated, intellectually curious; confident, outgoing, assertive; tolerant, open-minded; fun, interesting, friendly; and physically active, and who has a sense of humor.
Bonus points if you like dogs, don't smoke, travel, cook, and like spontaneity and adventure.
I'm looking for a partner in crime who can transition from vigorous debate to cuddling on the couch in the time it takes to move from dinner to dessert; someone laid-back, fun to be around and considerate of others but who isn't a pushover and who isn't intimidated by smart, assertive women (i.e. me and all of my female friends); and ideally, someone I wouldn't be able to beat up if I tried (not that I would). High standards? You bet. Obviously I'm not looking for perfection -- just solid effort. ;) Don't worry - I expect the same from myself!