My childhood years were deeply affected by Atari, comic books and Star Trek. And as much as I'd like to think I've grown out of it, my repressed geeky side still rages within – kind of like the Hulk. But I've come to embrace who I am. I think geek can be chic.
I realize this is not the best way to introduce myself, but I imagine you'd find out sooner or later.
I'm an editor, aka Word Nerd. It's a dangerous lifestyle. Seriously. Splitting an infinitive is like splitting an atom! Speaking of atoms, I work at a national science magazine. Science!
I'm clever and quirky, and a bit out of step with the world perhaps. I tend to be more cerebral and introverted, but that doesn’t keep me from letting my guard down and having a good time every once in a while. A friend once described me as "90 percent metro and 10 percent robot." Is that a compliment? Sure, I'll take that.
Outside of correcting grammar for a living, I take in a variety of nerdtacular activities. This includes teaching my cat how to high-five. (Update: He can high-five. With both paws.)
I also run -- for healthy reasons. And when chased. Also: when chaste. (Har, har.) My New Year's resolution is to participate in more 5K races.
I'm a Wisco native and a UW grad. So yes, that means I'm a Packer fan and a Badger fan.
Cooking is my favorite way to unwind. So if you're ever craving bananas Foster, I'm your guy. If you ever need your computer fixed, or if you have quibbles with technology, I'm also your guy.
I don't take myself too seriously. (Heck, my idea of dressing in the morning is to pick up whatever's laying around when I roll out of bed). But the things that are important in my life -- career, family, action figures -- I take very seriously.
I'm looking for someone with a good head on her shoulders. An optimist. Grounded. Career-minded. A little bit of sass. A little bit of class. A healthy dose of confidence. Open-minded. Capable of laughing at dorky jokes. Inquisitive. Assertive. A dreamer. Kind-hearted. Independent spirit. A slow jogger. (I mean that literally. I don't mind a challenge, though!) Good-humored. Loves her family. A welcoming circle of friends. Good (kitchen) knife skills.
Also: A good communicator. (I'm not talking about the ones from Star Trek.) If you can't articulate how you feel and be honest with your own feelings toward another person, we're not going to be a good fit.
So if you think we might be a good match, drop me a line. Oh, and I was only kidding about the action figures.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I am looking for a relationship that can go the distance, but I like to start out as friends. (If you can't even be friends, how can you be a couple?) In my experience, online dating sets unrealistic expectations. There's so much pressure for each person on that first date that you really can't be yourself. So I prefer to look at first dates as just simply meeting someone new. No agenda, just conversation.