I'm a native Washingtonian having grown up in Maryland. I own a a 4 1/2 year old Miniature Schnauzer named Wylie who is currently the center of my world. I've also been working for a union called the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union) for 7 1/2 years this coming May at their International Headquarters in DC.
I consider myself a huge film buff and know lots when it comes to movie trivia (I look forward to spending with the right person on those night's in, when we're both too exhausted from the day, watching movies that I possibly haven't seen yet). I also love being involved in my community. I've participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer for 4 years (and actually registered for the 2014 Avon Walk back in October) and walked to honor of one of my aunts who is a breast cancer survivor. So, if anything makes me unique, those things would be it.
I am a passionate, die-hard Steelers fan, so be warned! LOL! You might be wondering how a native Washingtonian is a die-hard Steelers fan?... Well, my Dad grew up right outside of Pittsburgh, so I grew up watching Steelers games. I've been a fan since the days of Mark Malone and Bubby Brister.
I consider my taste in music to be pretty varied. I love listening to artists like the Eagles, Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Huey Lewis & The News, U2, The Police, Moody Blues, Paul Simon, James Taylor (and, yes, I will at times listen to Nsync - hey, they were huge back while I was still in High School). I think you're probably getting the picture as to my taste in music with the list I just gave. The only genre I tend to stay away from is rap/hip-hop.
On a finale note I would like to make it clear that if your criteria for being on here is either "wants to date but nothing serious" or "isn't seeking a relationship or any kind of commitment" then we're probably not going to be a good fit/match, so it would be best to not waste the time and energy contacting me. I'm sure there are plenty of women on here who are okay with meeting someone with either of those criteria and are okay with just "hooking up" or not having a relationship develop into something long term/permanent, but I'm NOT one of them. If you're undecided about whether or not you want children, that's perfectly fine, but if you flat out know that you don't want children then we definitely won't click or be a good fit/match. Likewise, don't even bother to message me if you plan on your message being short or just one word. I will NOT respond to short or one word messages, so if you're TRULY interested in getting to know me, please put some degree of effort into a message you send me.
Anything else that you're curious about, drop me a line!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
The only thing that is off limits for me for a first date is a movie (you can't really get to know someone in a dark theater where you have to be quiet). Otherwise for a first date something casual and relaxed in order to get to know each other better and where we can both hear each other.