Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It's (I'm) complicated. Or maybe you're a whiz kid and completely
understand my personality already. That would impress me. A lot of
my friends and family have independently theorized I have Aspergers
(seems to be a trendy diagnosis these days.) I'm definitely less
social than average, but when did being an introvert come to mean
that you’re farther along the “autism spectrum.” I like
intellectual discussion and find small talk excruciating, but I try
to take conversations in a direction I find interesting, I
sometimes make people uncomfortable. It's my special gift.
My best friend gets a bang out of speculating what sort of girl I
could end up with. She's of the opinion that I'll have to give up
my superficiality (probably sage advice, but easier said than
done), since the chances of someone finding me really attractive
once they got to know me, and being highly attractive themselves,
are pretty slim.
It's not that I'm unlikeable or think I'm unlikeable – plenty of
girls seem to find me appealing and I’ve had a reasonable number of
relationships and flings and whatnot, which have generally gone
alright – I'm just unsure how to articulate what endears me to the
people who like me. They seem to find me very interesting to talk
to, but if you ask me what I did on any given day, I’ll rarely have
an interesting answer.
I think some people in my life appreciate that I keep them
guessing. Maybe they stick around out of morbid curiosity to see
what will become of me.
Oh, and while I’m probably stranger than most people you meet, I’m
way more normal than I’m making myself seem here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
A lot of things actually. I'm very talented. I'm just not
overwhelmingly talented at any one thing, and I'm not very good at
self-promotion. I tend to feel overwhelmed by all the things I
could be doing and end up wasting time doing puzzles on facebook or
something- The modern dilemma. I'm pretty good at those facebook
puzzles though, but who cares! I suppose I have an ego, but no more
than most people.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well, actually, it’s probably that I'm kinda cute (I'm probably
like a 7 or 8) And, yes, this really is the thing that I hear the
most regarding my appearance. However, that's partly because,
through some fluke, I look a lot better than I did when I was
younger, so people who haven't seen me in a while are surprised.
And also because people are nice.
But, as you've no doubt gathered, I'm sort of dark and inscrutable
and standoffish, and that comes across too. If I'm attracted to
someone I'm meeting, then I usually get shy (which is often
interpreted as disinterest.) If I'm not attracted, they can usually
sense my disinterest and I may seem cold and rude.
I change my hair and facial hair a lot too, and it makes me look
surprisingly different. I'm like the Madonna of unaccomplished
straight males in their early thirties.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I always liked the ones they made us read in high school. I
just read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but I hated it. I think
the author has fantasies about abusing women but disguises it as a
something he's crusading against.
Movies: Silence of the Lambs, porn, The World According to Garp.
Short Cuts, Boogie Nights, Bully, Kids
Shows: Louie, My Little Ponies: Friendship is Magic, Glee, The
Daily Show, Family Guy, In Treatment, Game of Thrones, Little House
on the Prairie
Music: It pains me to hear people say they listen to everything –
you don't. Nobody does, and this response gives no insight into
your listening habits. Why do people care about having "eclectic"
tastes? Here, I'll pigeon-hole myself: I like up-tempo, pop-y songs
that are harmonically interesting, well crafted, and feature catchy
melodies and good singing. Lists of bands are boring and
self-indulgent. Here's mine: Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Julie Andrews,
myself, Metro, Silversun Pickups, and many more.
Food: I appreciate great food, but I'm not usually that picky. I
don't like to cook. It's cool if you do, but don't expect me to. I
can do it -- It's not rocket science -- it just doesn't interest
me. I'm a little worried that all the girls who list cooking as a
passion (there are TONS of you) would expect me to join in or
reciprocate. I mostly eat T.V. dinners and throw some extra
vegetables on them. I also eat a lot of nuts and fruit and cereal
-- simple, healthy, bachelor-y stuff.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Lists are boring. Right? Unless they're top-ten lists or something
specifically designed to entertain. Yeah, I love my family and like
my friends and I spend too much time on digital media and I enjoy
the arts (like eeeeveryone else.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How well my profile would go over if I was brutally honest about
myself and made (almost) no attempt to be charming.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Filling out these kind of things, apparently. Sometimes I hang out
with friends, but usually I'm at home doing whatever I've been
doing all day up until that point. Weekends vs. weekdays don't
really matter to me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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This question is like the "What are your weaknesses" question at
job interviews. You're being asked to admit something that by
definition you don't want to. And you probably have a good reason
for feeling that way. So people try to find something that they
really know is charmingly quirky, or respond with some
self-contradicting statement like "I'm an open book, all you have
to do is ask." Sure, you're so open that you won't give a real
But who can blame you? You can't win by admitting something really
gutsy, because that will probably make you seem flighty.
I'll admit I find it incredibly disappointing how many girls on
here find astrology "fun to think about." I think it's utterly
stupid. It's no better than palm reading or any other superstitious
crap. Seriously, girls?
And I'm kind of neutral on traveling. It's okay, but I couldn't
call it a passion.
So that's cooking, traveling, and astrology. I've got other pet
peeves, but based on the profiles I've seen, those three alone
should weed out 95% of you. I could probably weed out the remaining
5% by sharing my opinions on tattoos.
You should message me if
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you want to. What compels you is not for me to say.
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