Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Half-German, half-American, living in São Paulo.
Você pode me escrever em Português, mas é mais fácil para mim para
responder em Inglês.
I know what I'm looking for (and equally what I'm not looking for -
read on)... but... I don't have a specific "type". I'm laid-back,
open and honest, and in return I'm looking for an equal amount of
laid-backness, openness and honesty.
Economical (e.g. backpacking rather than five-star resorts)...
but... generous (e.g. treating my friends on a night out). Ever
read "The Four Hour Work Week"? You don't have to be a
gazillionaire to live the lifestyle of a gazillionaire...
Well-organised... but... also very spontaneous, living one day at a
time (e.g. showing up at the airport and booking a ticket on the
next available flight, to Jakarta, Nice, San Francisco/Black Rock
Looks matter - especially on a dating site like this one (bonus
points for tall and fit)... but... if you consider yourself high
maintenance and don't feel comfortable leaving home without
excessive make-up once in a while, then I may not be the right guy
I'm happy with my life, not desperately looking for a
relationship... but... the best things in life are better when
shared. I'd like to find someone to share my life with eventually.
So if you've read this far and feel the same way, then get in
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Last year I left behind a career in finance in London to focus on
entrepreneurship, currently in Brazil. Even though I'm as busy as
ever, working for oneself is a much greater motivation!
When I'm not working, I love to travel, backpacking across
different continents. When I'm at home, I enjoy concerts, time with
friends, walks in the park, hanging out at a local cafe having
coffee and home-made cake! I also enjoy a quiet night in from time
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My smile? (Or so I'm told)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Too many favourites to mention.
Music - mostly anything, from Aretha Franklin to Pink Floyd, from
Marley to Mozart. Most of all jazz though, as I enjoy playing
Food - I've been mostly vegetarian/vegan for the last ten years or
so, but that doesn't mean I'm not adventurous when it comes to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I just got back from a number of unplanned trips without any
luggage and these are what I relied upon the most:
1) Smartphone (Android all the way)
2) Passport (in order to get past immigration)
3) Enough cash or credit cards to get me through the day (mainly
for food and drink, but a dry place to sleep helps)
4) Toothbrush (twice a day)
5) Change of underwear (for obvious reasons)
6) House keys (in case I ever make it back home)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
... oooh, donuts!
No, but seriously... I wonder about what I'm doing with my life. My
recent career change has opened many new doors. But there are lots
more places I'd love to visit! And eventually I want to start a
family. So how can I best do all of these at once...?!
Question: What is the best way to meet people online? Individual
personal messages or lots of generic copy/paste messages?
I believe a personal message is a thousand times better than a
generic message. And I would send a personal message to everyone
whose profile I like - if I could expect an answer. Unfortunately
most of my messages go unanswered - regardless of whether they're
personal or generic. And it seems I'm not the only one with that
experience: 95% of online dating messages go
I do believe that dating is a numbers game
. In order to meet one
of the few people on this planet on the same wavelength (dare I use
the term soulmate?), one has to cross the paths of lots of
potential matches. (Do you agree?)
So if I occasionally send a generic copy/paste message, don't take
it personally - I'm trying to find my soulmate. And if I get a
reply, you can be sure I won't be copy/pasting any more...!
*** P.S. I'm not on here very often any more, but I do check my
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... either recovering from a long week at work, and having an early
Or I'm ready to hit the town with my friends. I love exploring
familiar and unfamiliar parts of São Paulo. Any recommendations?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have an old pair of Lederhosen, which I wear to the Oktoberfest
once a year. Check out the photo in my gallery!
Also, I think I've figured out what I'm looking for: someone with a
good heart, education, humor, optimism, looks, spontaneity and
energy to make me want to leave my single life behind. Until then
I'm hoping to meet interesting and fun people and have a good
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you are interested in finding out more about myself, and want
to meet up with me.
After all, life is only half the fun when you're not sharing
Also, if you've read this far, would you mind sending me a quick
message, regardless of whether you're interested or not. I'd just
like to find out if you think I'm doing anything wrong...
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