I know this is long. And my eyes are blue, if that's holding you back.
Let's start positively. "Damaged goods", "surviving combatants", "mixed bag of pictures", and "DTF" were some of the phrases swirling in my mind when I thought of the stigmas surrounding online dating. Having been in long relationships (background info slipped in), I thanked cupid many times for not letting me near these black-box websites, nor the inviable suitors masked behind computer screens ;) But really, the easiest way to start this seemingly narcissistic profile-making venture is to take the focus off of me, of course. A few of my close, and apparently normal, friends have met his or her very significant other online, and it seems to have worked out wonderfully. Naturally, only after their success (and enduring success), did I learn of this. But believe it or not, the deal maker for me was not Match's enthralling advertisements with statistics about 1 in 5 relationships starting online, it was going to my friend's recent wedding. The animated groom pronounced during his reception speech about his first meeting with his (gorgeous and successful) now-wife. "I thanked God she looked like her profile picture." Whaaa? Profile picture? My jaw dropped a little. My happiness for my newlywed friend turned in to awe. The new couple had a sense of normalcy, rewarding careers, with looks and personality to match. Gosh, trying to be ever-adapting, I just felt so suddenly antiquated. I had to get on the train, so here I am. Neither with expectations of the (likely equal probable) possibilities to be eaten by the wolves, or whisked away by a prince on horseback, one not much unlike the guy in the Old Spice commercials.
About me, I'm originally from the midwest and started to fall in love with New York City once I went to college not too far away upstate. After school, my first move was to Chicago, and have since been in the city here.
Many friends have told me that they call me up first when making plans. They say I'm up for anything and active, and I would agree my manners affirm that. I enjoy the subtleties of day-to-day life as much as I do the spontaneous thrills. But on any given day, I take pleasure going on runs in the park, yoga, tennis, catching up on reading, and watersports. To go out, I love checking out a great concert (from Dave Matthews to jazz to the Philharmonic), an outdoor rooftop, a museum, or a sports game. Traveling and exploring are my favorites, I read everything from finance to fashion to philosophy, and I'm in the middle of learning how to golf. It’d be great to have a coach or partner.
In terms of "my date", I'm looking for a kind heart, ambitious drive, and an adventurous spirit. I enjoy a healthy lifestyle both within mind and body, and would like to find someone who shares a similar fulfillment. My weaknesses are attributable to intelligent men who can also crack a good joke. I enjoy the company of those who like to constantly learn, be active, and try new things. Being open-minded is simply more fun, but of course, if you're not, maybe I could change your mind. ;) That's what meeting other individuals is all about. My idea of true companionship is partners bringing out their best qualities and pushing each other to become the greatest versions of themselves.
All that being said, I'm not wed to a long-term situation, or to just casual dating, or any other category of a relationship. I truly have no preconditions with the online dating scene as I’m fresh to this. I'm content to see where things simply go.
And you'll get to see my eyes and the hot pics once we start chatting. I hope you’re having a great day.