I’m a San Francisco native, but I spent most of my formative years on the East coast in a suburb of Philadelphia. After years of helping my parents shovel snow in the winter, I left my shovel behind and returned to the Bay Area for college. I worked in Oregon for a couple of years after college, but I moved back to the Bay Area a few years ago to continue my career in high tech. The Bay Area is a great place to live! I’m still finding new places to go and things to do. I enjoy wandering around museums, trying new restaurants and cuisines, shopping and people watching, dressing up for a night on the town, seeing theatre (Broadway musicals, opera – particularly Puccini, Cirque du Soleil), hiking and taking walks along the beach. As much as I like to keep busy, I also enjoy quiet times -- planting flowers in my garden, feeding the squirrels and birds in my backyard, relaxing with a good book, watching a movie or a Korean soap opera. I admit I’m not really into cooking (does making frozen pizza in the toaster oven count?), but I like baking and decorating cakes. Bonus points if you can cook; I’ll make dessert.
I enjoy sports and being outdoors, but I’m not a lounge-by-the-pool-to-get-a-tan kind of girl. My sleeve and sock tans are earned from long runs along Sawyer Camp Trail and walking 18 holes of golf in warm, sunny weather (a really good day involves 36 holes!). I love any sort of athletic activity, and I’m always up for a new challenge. Last year I trained for my first marathon and actually ended up running 3 of them! This year I'm taking it easy and only doing half marathons. I recently tried ice climbing for the first time which was great!
I love to travel. I’ve seen a lot of the U.S (both coasts and lots in between) and have been to several countries abroad, but there’s still lots more to see and places to go! I've gone to Thailand and Cambodia so far this year -- trying to figure out where else to go now :o)
I’m easygoing, but I’m also pretty independent and tend to march to the beat of my own drummer. I’m conventional in an unconventional kind of way. I’m a good listener. I respect honesty in communication and will give you my opinion in straight speak – direct and to the point. I hope you’re the type of person who can do the same. I love to laugh and engage in clever, witty and mocking banter with friends and family.
Minutiae: I never know the names of songs I listen to on the radio. I’m directionally challenged so I have GPS in my car. I played field hockey in college. I love bread. I can drive a stick shift car. I believe in handwritten thank you notes.
I’m looking for a guy who is intelligent, confident, responsible, athletic and possesses a sense of humor that makes me laugh. Someone who will challenge and inspire me to be all that I can be even if that means stepping outside my comfort zone to take a risk. Someone who I can inspire to be all that he can be. A guy who has purpose in life – he knows what he wants to do and achieve, he’s comfortable with who he is. Someone who is fun, gentle yet strong, serious but not so serious that he can’t laugh at himself.
If the description above fits you, send me an email and maybe we can grab a cup of coffee together