I am originally from Michigan and relocated to California for graduate school, pursuing my masters in Art Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy. I'm still adjusting to the california lifestyle, gaining a more relaxed mentality. Music . . .hmmmm. . .I'm pretty open to different genres, but stay clear of country and hardcore screamer metal. Definitely a retro girl at heart, loving classic 60's and 70's rock, with a twist of 80's pop.
I consider myself an empathic person, which motivates my desire to help people and better understand them. I love art, and merging it with psychology has only deepened my appreciation for creative expression. Honestly, I would love to make a genuine connection with an independent freethinker.
Although I should spend more time painting, I spend a lot of my free time running through the city. Running has become a big part of my life in the past year, and after finishing my first marathon this past March, I've realized how it's much more than just a physical activity. Nothing beats the open road.
I'm going to be real for a minute, and admit to feeling jaded by this whole online dating thing. I'm looking for someone to explore the city with, a man with a sense of adventure and strong integrity. Confidence is key. *Note: confidence is not synonymous for arrogance, and overcompensating is a huge turnoff.
So, I'm tired of the creepy/annoying messages. Don't expect me to respond if you fall into any of the following categories:
-Generic sentence or paragraph that you send to a slew of women.
-The objectifying and degrading messages, ugggghh! If you were to meet a woman in person, would you instantly comment on how she looks and demean her to only being worth the ass you can't stop staring at? I know some of you would, so please stay the hell away from me. But, maybe others, if you actually read this, should think about how commenting solely on physical appearance in a derogatory manner reinforces sexism and reduces women to being valued only based on their attractiveness. I'm not saying that men aren't objectified as well, but I am voicing my disdain for that type of dialogue while speaking from my experience as a woman.