I have no idea how to write a decent online dating profile. The biggest section is the "about me" and I'm copying/pasting it here. I think it's decent, and I've given compatible guys enough to go on, but help me, hivemind! I tried really hard not to be too intense (which I totally do) and keep it light. As much as I'd like to put in a long list of "don'ts" in, I don't think that does anything except make me look negative and angry. So here we go...

In no particular order, here are some things I like.

  • Mutts
  • People who adopt mutts
  • Neil Gaiman
  • The Coen Brothers
  • Coconut water
  • Cardio
  • Pilates
  • Deadwood
  • Making huge batches of chicken stock
  • Dancing
  • Astral Weeks
  • Brunch
  • Riding boots
  • Fresh beats
  • Sparkly jewelry
  • Uncontrollable giggling
  • Used book stores
  • Bacon

So as you can see, I've got a lot going for me! ;) I've got a great smile, a healthy body, and a fun career. I have interesting things to do, like concerts and acting classes and nights out with my friends, and I have a whole world to explore.

I'm a little restless and always looking ahead. I'm open minded and enthusiastic and ridiculously optimistic, which you would think means I'm not sarcastic and dry and quirky, but nope, it doesn't. I like to keep busy, but I also love my downtime with a good movie or a novel. Big ideas fascinate me, but really small things make me happy. Like flowers. Flowers are the best. I am very sorry to report that I'm not a sports fan, (Sorry bros!) but I will throw down on Buffyverse trivia. (Bring it, nerds!) I don't drink because I'm allergic (imagine your worst hangover, multiply x10, and then imagine getting that from one drink), but I don't care if anyone else does.

Aside from the usual things, (kindness, common interests, physical attraction, responsibility, fun-loving, and emotional intelligence), I'm looking for that spark. Call it chemistry or magic, you know it when you feel it."

I have to say, I haven't gotten any awful emails yet. No good ones, but no dick pics or solicitations. So that's something.