Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Ekin!
(And if you’re interested in being featured as a Reader Revealed, shoot me an email with “Reader Revealed” in the subject line!)
Please state your name or avatar, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
I am Ekin, 32 and I live in New York
How did you find the site?
I stumbled upon it on my Twitter feed. So many of the people I follow retweeted from Frisky and I was intrigued!
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work as a Finance Manager at Coach during the day. (Yes, the perks are awesome!) In my spare time I design shoes and work on my business plan. My days are equal parts brains and creativity — if I get my daily fix of pop culture that is.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I like opinion pieces and experienced based articles the most. Any article tagged First Time for Everything and Girl Talk are my default favorites. Lately I am obsessed with spring cleaning so thanks for the “Astrology 101: What’s Your Sign’s Approach To Cleaning?” article. As a Taurus I mapped out a cleaning plan in Excel and proceeded with eating all the snacks but my somehow apartment is still a mess. Oh wait, I was supposed to clean it too?
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
I am obsessed with Grumpy Cat. I celebrated his birthday and had a “what’s wrong with me?!” moment immediately afterwards. It is embarrassing really but isn’t he the cutest thing? I also follow celebrity gossip so much that I saw Olivier Sarkozy walking down the street by himself one day and knew right away who he was. Yup, it’s that bad.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
Oh, Frisky where do I begin? Let me take you back to my first love affair as all my dating woes can be explained by this original story. I liked a boy and he liked me. It was a match made in kindergarten heaven. (That would be the sandbox). He invited me to his house one day and I was on cloud nine. It was the perfect date idea except maybe for the fact that both our moms were to be present. Anyway, one thing led to another and we ended up in his bedroom. We were holding hands when all of a sudden I noticed a broom leaning against a wall. A light bulb went off in my head as I had a brilliant idea on how to score my first kiss! So naturally I smacked him in the head out of nowhere with my newfound toy. But it didn’t go as expected and he started crying really loudly. Our moms walked in and chaos ensued. It was horrible and awkward. That said, I still chase after boys with a broom to this day.
Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not?
I believe in equal rights for everyone regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or any other perceived difference. In that sense I am absolutely a feminist. That said, in certain aspects of life that don’t interfere with my independence or equality, I enjoy the traditional roles as well. I won’t argue with a guy who wants to carry my groceries and hold doors for me. I cherish my femininity and have appreciation for masculinity (and all things in between!)
If The Frisky staff came over for dinner, what would you serve us?
You’d find my cozy apartment very charming. I hand picked all my furniture from flea markets and created a rustic/shabby chic atmosphere in a small place. I have an old wooden table that I only take out for special guests and all of my plates are from Anthropologie which perfectly complements the decor. My apartment smells like fresh roses and sweet music plays in the background at all times. I used to work at Diageo prior to Coach, so I still have access to excellent wine and/or any drink of your choice. We’d be drinking and laughing so much that you’d forget what you had eaten by the end of the night … which is exactly the way I prefer it since I can’t cook to save my life.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
I want to say I lounge in matching lacy underwear complete with garter belt and thigh highs at all times. But since ain’t nobody got time for laundry, I am down to the bottom of the barrel — a neon sports bra and boy shorts.
What is your secret talent?
I can touch my nose with my tongue, but I keep it a secret because it gives people ideas or just freaks them out.
What’s an amazing book or movie that other Frisky readers absolutely must get their hands on right now?
Read Sex At Dawn. It is a mind blowing book about evolution of sexuality. Once you learn how promiscuous baboons are you’ll feel better about your own sex life. Guaranteed.
Which celeb would you most want to get in bed with? Which celeb would you most want to marry?
I’d take Harrison Ford circa his “Indiana Jones” days in full costume any day. These days I like Andrew Garfield and I have a girl crush on Kate Upton. As for marriage, don’t we all want to marry Ryan Gosling?
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
More experience-based articles, please! And please give me more of the top 10 lists because I need to know the “16 Things Women Think Turn Men On, But Don’t.”
Want to be included in Frisky Reader Revealed? Email me at Jessica@TheFrisky.com with Reader Revealed in the subject line.