So. Dating site.I figure you're probably wanting to get to know me. By vocation, I'm a writer, so be prepared for the dazzling use of adjectives specifically tailored to dazzle you. (Did I mention that I write... audit and investigative reports? Yeah. Now you know--I'm *that good.*)I live in DC--and have for 6 years--which, in DC years (equivalent to "dog years") puts me at about 37 years... The fact that I live in Arlington is a technicality. We all call ourselves DC locals, here. It's a lot of fun, a lot of work, and a lot of great food to distract you from the horrible weather. (In all fairness, the weather might not be awful, but I grew up in Newport Beach, the land of perfect weather.)I value personal, one-on-one friendships over those in vast quantities. And while I like to travel, nothing beats familiar haunts and loved ones. Even though I've got a 5-year travel plan including Morocco, Iceland, and Peru, I'm a bit of a homebody. Successful trips, successful relationships, and successful hobbies are ones where I feel totally at home. I have four older siblings and two fantastic parents, 17 energetic and gorgeous nephews and nieces.Some personal favorites: I love the beach (but sharks make me angry--I have my reasons), am passionate about Jerusalem, love mangos and popcorn, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, late night talks with friends, and sleeping in. Singing and performing gives me a thrill. Listening to new (good) music makes me feel like I'm discovering a new traveling companion for the long commutes to work. I love Led Zeppelin and folk rock. In other people--particularly in people I date--I admire above all else compassion, patience, and engery.