I'd like to think that I'm a very genuine and caring person. I'm family oriented and care for people easily. I'm extroverted, but only mildly so. I love being around people and will try to befriend everyone, but I don't like lots of small talk and tend to try to get to know one or two people well at parties. I really enjoy intelligent, philosophical conversations. I like getting dressed up for dinner parties and evenings out, but also love lounging around at home, watching movies and relaxing. I'm an eternal optimist.
I work at a tech startup in SF that is building software for the developing world. My self-deemed title is "Business Operations," which comes from the fact that I was the 4th employee and wear a ton of hats. I'm now moving towards project management, which is what I really love doing. I absolutely love my job, have really high ambitions and am well on my way to achieving those ambitions. I constantly strive to be happy and attract a lot of people because of that. I never stop wanting to improve all aspects of my life, all while being grateful for what I already have. I feel pretty darn blessed to be me.
Some random stuff:
I'd rather go to Night Life at the Academy of Sciences than to a night club. I'd rather go for a hike with my pup than go to the mall. I prefer tea to coffee. I like dogs better than I like cats. I can't tolerate people who use misuse adverbs, or who mispronounce "bruschetta." I'd rather travel to India than to Hawaii. I'm one of those kids who always started clubs or became the president of any club she joined.
Who and What I'm looking for:
I'd like a long-term relationship because I don't see a point in dating someone if you already know you're going to break up with them. I like falling in love, but I know that having a long-term relationship requires a lot of work after the "in love" stage ends. It's fun work though, and luckily, I love pampering my partner :)
I need someone who is a great communicator. By that, I mean someone who at least tries expressing his feelings instead of just keeping them bottled up. Someone who likes communicating on a daily basis is perfect, and who is not afraid to speak his mind. I have strong opinions and need someone who challenges me and expresses his own, even if they don't align with mine. I'm open-minded and love learning from others.
I am usually attracted to people who may not always open up, but do with me, and I usually tend to go for athletic nerds. I have a soft spot for engineers. I like guys that are clean-cut, outdoorsy, and inspire me to be more active (because I love being active when I make the time to do it). I need someone who is adventurous and loves to travel and want a guy who values "us time", and will take me out on dates even when we are all old and grey :)
I need someone who is highly ambitious and wants to impact the world in a HUGE way.This means I'm usually attracted to entrepreneurial types.
I also need someone who is Christian. I am now more spiritual than anything else, but I go to an awesome non-denominational Christian church and want someone who wants to go with me and believes in God (even if it's not in a traditional way).
A similar sense of humor is a must.
P.S. I read the 5 Love Languages, and apparently, I'm a Words of Affection type ;)