Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
According to the personality assessment I completed for work,
people like me "value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and
typically have high standards in those regards, which they
continuously strive to fulfill. To a somewhat lesser extent, they
have similar expectations of others."
I’d say that’s about right. As for my chances of fulfilling those
expectations on an online dating site, I’m not too sure; alas, here
In general, I’m drawn to people who are authentic, inquisitive, and
comfortable with their own peculiarities.
Right, so more about me: My “plan” for after college was to read
periodicals all day long and somehow find a way to get paid for it.
Inexplicably, that didn’t end up happening. I now work in data
processing, and I strangely enjoy it.
I still read, though. In parks when possible.
Footnote: the username – not deliberate. I was just mashing 1s and
0s. I now realize that there's another 1010110010, on Slashdot.
This 1010110010 isn't me. I'm far more interesting. I also realize
now that I missed a grand opportunity to actually spell out a
secret message in binary. Damn.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend a lot of time meeting the incessant demands of my cat,
Emily. She wants to play forever, and ever (and ever). When my
feline companion allows me to leave my apartment, I also enjoy
hiking. Also, music and film and those sorts of things that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Identifying (and making) obscure Aki Kaurismaki film references,
and generally not fumbling in the process. Planning.
Troubleshooting, in a very general sense. Listening. Entertaining
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People tend to think I look Irish, which I am partly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: My taste tends to be eclectic. I get excited by unusual
sounds and influences. Recently -- Raymond Scott, Morton Subotnick,
Gilberto Gil, Steve Reich, the Cocteau Twins, the Smiths, Brian
Eno, Laurie Spiegel. I also have a thing for opera and Italian
Food: Plant-based. I've been vegan for 13 years.
Movies: I've been on an Ingmar Bergman kick for the past few
months. His movies are stunning. UPDATE: I've moved on to Pedro
TV: Most of it isn't very good, right? Exception for Peep Show (an
English comedy, with which I identify maybe a little too
Books: Generally non-fiction, with extra points for literary
non-fiction. Recent reads -- David Graeber, Jon Ronson.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Seems like a lot of people list coffee, which I also like, I guess.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The things we do today that might alarm future generations.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The possibilities are limitless. Well not really. Generally I can
be found somewhere between downtown, where I work, and uptown,
where I live. Likely ingesting music/ film with glass of cabernet
in hand. Bowie albums often feature prominently in my Friday
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'd rather take the real-world route. I hope I have inserted some
good keywords, but there is more to a man than the text he types.
BONUS: I have a several port-wine birthmarks on the back of my left
leg, I imagine they look like a series of continents.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You live deliberately and seek someone who does the same. I am also
accepting revelatory messages.
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