Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The morning I signed up for this site, I put up my pictures first,
and had a dozen messages immediately before I ever had a chance to
say anything in my profile, which leads me to wonder whether I
would be better off just leaving it blank. ;-)
I can tell you that I'm funny, full of energy, good to talk to,
outgoing, and interested in all sorts of things one wouldn't think
could go together in the same head -- but really none of it would
matter, because it all comes down to how we would relate to each
other when we meet.
Write me a note. Start a conversation. My friends say I'm an
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
50% helping my children grow into happy, well-adjusted, fulfilled,
30% helping university researchers get funding so they can be
happy, well-adjusted, fulfilled, successful professors
20% being a happy, well-adjusted, fulfilled, successful adult
(well, at least, working on it)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
anything with instructions (IKEA furniture, Photoshop, a Julia
keeping my head in a bad situation
throwing caution to the wind
translation (between languages, cultures, genders, generations, and
seemingly incompatible sets of expectations)
The first things people usually notice about me
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my confidence and my openness
My best friend once said "Anyone who spends 15 minutes with you can
tell that you are brilliant," but, you know, she's my best friend.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: Being John Malkovitch, Blade Runner, Donnie Darko, Bringing
Up Baby, The Lives of Others, Goodbye Lenin, Edward Scissorhands
(however Jackie Chan and James Bond marathons on rainy Sunday
afternoons are not out of the question)
TV: Firefly, Breaking Bad, West Wing, Mad Men, Dr. Who, Rescue Me,
Ugly Betty, Better Off Ted, Dead Like Me (don't watch TV, but watch
shows on Netflix)
Books: anything about cognitive behavioral processes, especially
the odd ones (Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; The Tell-Tale
Brain; Thinking Fast and Slow); and I'm a sucker for a good murder
Music: Love all the local indie venues: The Cedar, Aster,
Amsterdam, etc. Will listen to almost any genre as long as it is
well-crafted, interesting, and doesn't sound mass-produced; grew up
with classical and jazz, so that goes without saying
Shows: If it's from a foreign country, has multi-media, crosses
genre boundaries, and involves putting actors in extremely unlikely
poses in a small black box theater in the back of a warehouse, I'm
all over it. But nothing beats watching Shakespeare in London,
Brecht in Berlin, and Wagner at the Met.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Internet (until they invent a way to teleport to far-off friends
Music (no, wait, I can get that on the internet . . .)
Something beautiful in my vicinity
The voice of a loved one
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My current projects at work
How to get my children to eat more vegetables and spend less time
on the computer
The cognitive processes behind how people think and behave
How language works
The latest book I'm reading
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with one or two friends listening to live music, or seeing a
performance, a reading, a movie . . . Afterward, we'll have a drink
and talk about it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is that I have very few inhibitions and will probably answer any
question you pose with far more private details than is prudent
You should message me if
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you are seriously looking for more than a one-night stand and are
not put off by the fact that I have some intellectual interests
that you may not necessarily want to share in
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