Joanna: Passionate, Sensitive, and Honest

Where are you from? What brought you to Boston?

I grew up in New Jersey, but moved to Boston for college in the late 1990s.  I left for about 6 years, residing in Rome, London and Washington DC, before returning in 2003.  When people ask what brought me back to Boston, I always say, “The city.”  I found myself visiting here all of the time so I thought it made sense to move here.  Best decision!


How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Three words to describe me:  passionate, sensitive, and honest

Tell us a little about your blog, how/why did you start it?

I started my blog in January 2012 after several friends suggested I start documenting my active and funny adventures in dating.

What makes you a Bostonian?

I love my city very deeply and passionately.  Every time I go away and return, I feel such a sense of pride driving down the Mass Pike and seeing Fenway, the Pru, and WGBH.  I’m a volunteer for the Greenway and talking “Boston” to strangers makes me giddy!

How do you want your blog to impact the greater Boston community?

While I originally started my blog as a place to share my stories, it has since become a place for me to connect and identify with other people in the same boat both locally and around the world.

What’s one piece of dating advice you would give to our readers?

Don’t give up!  If I did, I wouldn’t still be dating and looking for my soulmate.
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