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#1
The Basics
Sex: Female
Age: 26
General location: IL (USA)
Ethnicity: Anglo-Norman ("white")
Describe your personality: Melancholic
Your likes and dislikes: Choleric people drive me crazy. :LOL: Not a fan of feminazis or LGBTQRSgestapo either.
Your hobbies and interests: Reading, science, gaming, drawing, praying, the Bible, archaeology, rocks and minerals, making rosaries, liturgical calendars, almanacs, medieval history, English Catholicism, iconography, history, trading card games (Magic the Gathering), collecting books, birds, technology, apologetics, church history, catechesis, etc.
Favorite food(s): none in particular but vegan black bean brownies are delicious. NOTE: I'm horrible at cooking/baking.
Favorite music, television, films, etc.: The Dark Crystal, Gladiator, The Neverending Story, Blade Runner, Excalibur, anime, old 80s/90s cartoons, old black and white cartoons, archaeology shows/documentaries, Gregorian/Byzantine/Sarum/etc. chant, medieval (Latin) music, alternative, etc.
Any other information you'd like to share: I am single and have never been married. I value honesty, because people tell me I'm "brutally" honest and too hard on myself (just FYI). I also have plenty of things or problems I need to get sorted out in my life currently, so I hope people can understand that.

The Faith
Your favorite saint(s): St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. George, St. Edmund the Martyr, St. Edward the Confessor, St. Patrick, St.Mary Magadalene, St. Timothy, St. Jude Thaddeus, St. Joseph, St. Edith Stein....too many to count.
Your favorite devotion(s): praying the Little Office of the BVM/Office for the Dead/etc., the rosary, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jesus Prayer, etc.
Describe how you found tradition: the internet and personal inquiry.
Where you currently assist at Mass: Although I was baptized in the Roman-Rite and previously attending a Catholic Church offering the Ordinary Form of the Mass, I am currently attending a Byzantine Catholic Church. I will not disclose locations.
Where you would assist at Mass if you had your choice of the options: I have yet to attend an EF Mass yet; I need to learn more about it before planning on attending a local parish that offers it twice a month.
Describe your understanding of the sacrament of matrimony in regard to daily married life: Absolutely sacred and beautiful, even though I don't fully understand matrimony yet.
Describe your ideal family life, including jobs, children, family traditions, etc.: I currently am paying off tens of thousands of dollars in debt from student loans and credit card bills. I have a lot of crap I still need to sell or get rid of. My priorities aren't the best right now, I openly admit. I am really the only practicing Catholic in my family. Currently I am working and had to take a pay-cut in the last half-year due to being unemployed. As a Catholic I am open to having children (obviously, duh) but don't currently have the understanding for thinking about ideal family life ATM. One step at a time...

Your Future Spouse
Physical qualities you find attractive in a potential spouse: glasses, some facial hair, tallness
Other qualities you look for in a potential spouse: devout, able to joke (I give nicknames to people I like), masculine but not "macho", good with mathematics (at least better than me :grin:), enjoys gaming but not to the point of avoiding responsibilities or relationships, must like birds :)
Qualities you will not tolerate in a potential spouse: extreme laziness or extreme workaholic, excessive controlling, dressing in tight clothing ("feminine"), long greasy hair (sorry, that's a physical pet peeve of mine), sarcastic attitude all the time.


Well I think that's it. I am not a perfect human being so don't expect a perfect woman. I also am not expecting a perfect man. I have many faults.
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#2
You seem like a nice girl until the "must be good with  mathematics" thing  :LOL:

Could you tell us why one of your favorite movies is Excalibur? What did you go to school for?
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(06-12-2016, 12:57 AM)JohnTherese Wrote: You seem like a nice girl until the "must be good with  mathematics" thing  :LOL:

Could you tell us why one of your favorite movies is Excalibur? What did you go to school for?

Excalibur is considered the best media adaptation of Le Morte D'Arthur and best Arthurian legend movie. Unfortunately, an idiotic soft-porn scene was included in the movie (where Arthur's biological father commits adultery with another king's wife, thus resulting in Arthur's conception).. There's also some interesting symbology that was added to the movie ("the dragon") that was not present in Le Morte D'Arthur. I haven't seen the movie in a couple years now....I need to re-watch it again. :grin:

The math part thing is just sort of a joke...I'm really not that good with finances or budgeting, so a man who may be good at it would probably be helpful for me.

I went to school in a STEM field, doing something in physical science.
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#4
The "M" in STEM bothers me :LOL: Budgeting and finances, not so much.

I've heard Excalibur the best adaptation too. It was always one of my favorite movies. I watched it for the first time in a few years recently and it can get a bit cheesy now, but I don't think that takes anything away from it. I've meant to read some of the older Arthurian legends but haven't gotten around to it. Have you read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? And what are some of your favorite books from any period or genre?

Can you see yourself continuing to attend a Byzantine Rite parish? There's a Church about an hour away from here and I think they use the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and I've wanted to go since I came into the Church in 2014.

Aside from an Aunt (in IL) I'm the only practicing Catholic in my family too. Did a conversion experience bring you "back" to the Church, or have you always practiced your Faith?

What alternative music or other secular music do you listen to? I'm 26 too, so we both grew up with the 90's and early 00's alternative music.
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(06-12-2016, 01:46 PM)JohnTherese Wrote: The "M" in STEM bothers me :LOL: Budgeting and finances, not so much.

I've heard Excalibur the best adaptation too. It was always one of my favorite movies. I watched it for the first time in a few years recently and it can get a bit cheesy now, but I don't think that takes anything away from it. I've meant to read some of the older Arthurian legends but haven't gotten around to it. Have you read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? And what are some of your favorite books from any period or genre?

Can you see yourself continuing to attend a Byzantine Rite parish? There's a Church about an hour away from here and I think they use the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and I've wanted to go since I came into the Church in 2014.

Aside from an Aunt (in IL) I'm the only practicing Catholic in my family too. Did a conversion experience bring you "back" to the Church, or have you always practiced your Faith?

What alternative music or other secular music do you listen to? I'm 26 too, so we both grew up with the 90's and early 00's alternative music.


Probably better to private message at this point. See your inbox.
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#6
I tried online dating on Catholicmatch.com for about 6 months and ultimately was a waste of money. Other than maybe 2 or 3 serious online conversations with Catholic men (and many red flags to boot)  there were no "dates" and not a single friendship made.

So I'm still on the market.

But I'm warning you, I am extremely NOT perfect...I have some serious sins I am currently dealing with right now, and I need a man who could not only be a true friend to me, but an "accountability partner" as well since I am currently going through this valley of thorns before I make it to the golden castle. I'm telling this so I don't scare anyone off and I'm being very honest about this. These things are not easy for me to deal with, and I don't know that I can openly divulge them early on-but I'm sort of messed up right now.

I am a fairly average woman who is not stunningly beautiful or amazing physically attractive; I have chronic acne and to top things off, I shaved my head about 2 months ago. So my hair is growing back, and I will probably keep it very short for a while. If you're looking for someone who is plain and average look no further. :grin:

Some other things about me:

1. Besides birds, I love arachnids. I have no idea how I have become obsessed with spiders, tarantulas, scorpions, etc. but they are fascinating and beautiful. I love handling them. Now instead of fear when I come across one I want to catch them and love them. I plan on buying my very first tarantula in spring of next year, so you must not be completely afraid of God's special creatures that have 8 legs and fuzzy wuzzy hairs. What glorious, enigmatic, and bizarre animals found in God's creation that radiate beauty and love!

2. I have a very strong interest in first/second/third class relics, their histories/origins, how they are housed in reliquaries, their preservation, how to rescue them from desecration, etc.

3. I like religious icons and collect them.

4. Although I am a Roman-rite Catholic, I attend a Byzantine Catholic parish. Unlike many people who choose either East or West, and find faults in either one, I love both and see their theologies complementary to each other (rather than opposed).

5. I'm currently discerning whether holy matrimony is my vocation, or if I'm called to the consecrated life some day.

6. I have a strong interest in English Catholicism and English Catholic devotions, as they existed before the English Reformation. I love the strong Catholic culture that existed and even continued into Tudor-era England.


I don't care about what background you come from, what your skin color or ethnicity is, etc. but you must be a practicing Catholic man between the ages of 22-35 and be willing to at least learning about English Catholic devotions.

PM me if you're interested in striking a conversation with me!
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#7
Figured I would update or add some new things:

1. One of my ongoing interests is trying to learn how we can rebuild Catholic culture, and adopt a Catholic cultural identity (compared to people identifying themselves by ethnicity, for example).

2. I do struggle with doubts and do suffer from some scrupulosity, so I would need a strong man who could help walk with me in my faith journey. I am communicating with a spiritual director.

3. As many of you know, I have a rather large collection of invertebrates-tarantulas and 1 baby scorpion now-that I care for. Afraid of creepy-crawlies? You won't be once you say "hello" to my spiders. They are colorful, cute, fuzzy, and one of my spiders even has "pink eyebrows!"

4. I'm thinking of making a medieval costume or dress, though I don't really know how to sew. Would like to go to one of those medieval/renaissance faires.

5. Currently I'm trying to re-learn French.

6. I have a strong interest in Celtic/Anglo-Saxon Catholicism and Saints, as well as a devotion to Our Lady of Walsingham.

7. My idea of "having a good time" may be to go on a local pilgrimage, going on a fossil/rock/mineral dig, or visiting a museum.

8. I'm not a fan of traveling, but one place I would really like to visit is Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. It's probably the only place in the world where you pay a small fee to dig for diamonds (which you can keep!).

9. Some fast food places I like to eat out at are Chipotle, Panera Bread, and Sonic.

10. I am a frequent visitor to used bookstores.
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#8
Sequentia, are you still looking? If you need someone to talk with, don't hesitate to message me. God bless!
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(07-29-2017, 08:25 PM)GodFirst Wrote: Sequentia, are you still looking? If you need someone to talk with, don't hesitate to message me. God bless!

Yes.
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