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Leah, 33 | Date these singles

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Photograph: John Cary
Leah J



What makes you a good catch?
After nine years in the city, I can give your out-of-town guests great directions to places tourists would never go. I'm a great storyteller (ask me about going to a karaoke bar with Jello Biafra) and have been known to host one helluva dinner party. Other than that, just your typical tall, Jewish, cycling, former stand-up comic who works at a start-up.

What’s your idea of a perfect first date?
Throw away the coffee cup and wine glass, I want to ride my bicycle! I think riding bikes together is the perfect way to get to know each other and a great activity rolled into one.

Favorite hangout
You won't find me there on the weekends when it turns into a club, but for a mid-week drink you'll find me at Matilda.

Secret talent
I bake incredible challah (braided bread) from scratch. I don't do much else in the kitchen, but baking bread from scratch makes people forget that's the only thing I ever bring.

Describe your ideal match
He's a cyclist or he's Jewish (my two main interests, so we need one in common) who loves Chicago, but isn't afraid to use his passport and vacation time to get out of the country.

Name one thing a date could do that would make you go crazy (in a good way).

I'm a stickler for stopping at red lights on my bike, so if he's patient while we wait for the light to turn green, he'll win me over. (Clearly, he also planned a great route for us to ride on this date).

Name one thing a date could do that would make you go crazy (in a bad way).

I hate when I take a guy to one of my regular places and he doesn't tip well. Please, please, please—treat the waitstaff well!

Ask Leah out! E-mail leahj@tocpersonals.com