Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an upbeat, fun and intelligent guy, looking to make new friends
in the city and eventually find the right guy for longterm.
I'm looking to try out new activities, and get back in to some of
the ones I've neglected - I love exploring places, people and ideas
and I think random bike trips or urban hikes are great ways of
getting to know someone new. I've recently rekindled a love of
exercising at the gym, swimming, jogging, coffee shop chats, walks
and learning new things.
I'm very approachable though can sometimes start off a bit awkward
with new people, but when we're more comfortable I'm a lot of fun
to hang out with and a great friend to have. Drop me a line and
let's meet up and do something fun!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I *just* finished my M.Sc. in Planning, combining my love of cities
and travelling into what I hope will be a fantastic new career. I'm
insatiably curious about how things work and I'm an introvert who
loves people, so I'm hoping that this is what I do for the next few
Recently, I've been satisfying my travelbug a bit - checking out
some fun cities and trying to learn more about how I can
participate in building communities that I would want to be a part
of. I'm just finishing up a bounce-through Europe and am ready to
stay home for a while... A short while anyway.
I'm very close with my family and hang out with my siblings a fair
bit. I jokingly call myself the "sparent" of their kids, and take
the niblings on adventures around the city or just to movies on the
weekends. While having kids of my own is not something I feel like
I have to do, it's a door I don't quite want to close yet.
If this seems interesting and you wanna chat - make a friend, maybe
something more - let me know. I'd prefer if it's more than some
variant of "Hey" but I'm not ideological about these things -
though face pictures are pretty much mandatory.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- learning new things
- keeping a conversation going and interesting
- finding the funny or absurd aspect about about almost
- (related to the point above) putting my foot in my mouth, and
then removing it quickly
- figuring out complex things and then coming up with short, simple
metaphors to describe them to someone. I think my Irish genes
predispose me to that.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm tall, I smile a lot, and I like to laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This is always a bit awkward... I love good books and movies, but
they always change when I've read a new one. Here are some
consistent ones I recommend to people.
Books (Non-fiction): The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi and
Multiculturalism by Charles Taylor
Books (Fiction): In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje, Unless
by Carol Shields, Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor, and the Cornish
Trilogy by Robertson Davies
Movies: The Royal Tannenbaums, and the new Transformer Series (I
was obsessed when I was a kid and the movies are like a childhood
dream come true!).
I have pretty bad taste in music and am grateful for the privacy
provided by my iPod :-)
I love finding great new food spots around the city. Asian cuisine
always seems to satisfy, and I have a special hankering for Korean
Soup though I also love Chinese and French food. Just starting to
get more into Arabic and Persian, and would love to try more!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My family
3. Access to the Internet/News
6. My bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Politics and "big ideas"; the latest episode of The Walking Dead;
where I want to travel to next and memories of where I've been;
what I want to do next; and, often something will remind me of a
friend or family member - so I text 'em "hello". Oh, I also
probably have the "I Dream of Jeannie" theme or "The Girl from
Ipanema" lurking just below my consciousness, causing me to hum or
whistle part of the melody and random, sometimes inappropriate
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Still trying to figure that out! Seems to be mainly hanging out at
home or meeting up with friends for food and drink after work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
For my entire life I have an affinity for rabbits.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want to meet and hang out with someone with a sharp mind and a
sunny disposition without being a flake, loves trying new things,
enjoys laughing and making other people laugh, and can be a great
friend when you need one. Friends for now is best, but I am open to
seeing where a new relationship goes.
Don't message me if you're dour, see the downside of things all the
time, or constantly seek compliments through false modesty and
public self-flagellation. Insecurity is a bit of a pet peeve of
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