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Meet Raven

Raven's Bio:

My friends call me Dear Abby and I can spot a dead relationship at 50 paces (unless it involves myself...then my powers are useless).

I've worked for 2 different area newspapers in the past 2 years, and also have a few published works.

My Relationship

I prefer to be in a long-term relationship, but, I just initiated a "break" from my fiancee of 3 years because I felt like I didn't know who I was anymore. I'm starting to really like the person I'm becoming, and actually enjoy being by myself.

My Philosophy: Be True To Yourself

There's a great quote from a song that goes something like "I believe that trust is more important than monogamy" I believe that, above everything else...I believe in staying true to yourself and there is no excuse for abuse, of any kind (I learned those two the hard way).

My Point of View

I feel that I may have a younger perspective than many of the panelist (I'm 20). I've been living in the Real World since I was 17, so I feel I don't have a "bright-eyed, love is blind" view...but I haven't been soured by too many bad situations. I also coached high school cheerleading for 2 years and helped many young girls (and all of my friends, co-workers and family members) through the melodramatic roller coaster ride that is pre-exquisite to finding "THE ONE".

I'm Pretty Happy

I'm pretty happy where I'm at in my life. I purchased my own home at 19 and have been working (in writing fields and otherwise) since I graduated from high school at 17. I also dabble in freelance work, both writing projects and also graphic design.

I am currently working as a Customer Service Representative for a statewide utility company, since, as we all know, writing doesn't pay very well unless you're Stephen King. I would like to be a full-time writer some day, but I'm OK with keeping it as a hobby while I have bills to pay.

My Fears

Fears...what fears? I am woman, hear me roar...well, ok...I am afraid Ill never find "the Right One"or end up with "the Creepy One" or "the Hairy One"...But I'm young, so I'm not too worried about that right now.

My Family

I have an older sister named Amanda, who lives in Las Vegas, and has a lifestyle that makes me tired just thinking about it. My brother, Trenton, is an artist and lives at home, with my parents, Kim and Kris, who are actually still married to each other. The small zoo-family I live with is made up of 3 cats (William, Rossalyne and Max), a chinchilla called Gert, a fish named Steve and my dog Codey.

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