Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've been told many times over that I don't uphold peoples first
impressions, so before you start clicking into my photos to make
snap judgements of my love of suits and blazers and deem me a WASP
(okay, I'm a little WASPy), or now that you've taken the time to
read this write up, give me a moment.
I don't ever feel like I fit into any one group, which is just fine
for me because it has come to mean I fit everywhere. I am
comfortable anywhere, and I truly mean anywhere: sporting event,
gay bar, lesbian bar, dance club, parents homes, Nebraskan
weddings, shooting ranges, dive bars and fine dining restaurants;
you can take me anywhere and I'll thrive. My interests are varied
and come paired with a childlike curiosity and a lack of pretension
that affords me the ability to fit in almost anywhere.
Part of the reason I am on this glorious site is because it's not
very often I come across someone who I'm interested in; online
dating helps narrow the gap a bit.
On the surface, I'm looking for someone with a creative side, who
isn't religious, is outgoing, is nice to mostly everyone, has a
sense of humor and a little bit of an edge. Oh! You have to love
food. Please, LOVE ALL food. These, though are less important,
really I want to spend my time with someone who is passionate about
something and works hard towards that end. It is not imperative to
me that we share all interests, in fact I'd prefer we didn't. If
you challenge me and I value your opinion I'll be on your side for
life. I want to date someone who brings out my support. My aunt
said something to me a while ago that really stuck, she said she
loves my uncle most because he's her greatest cheerleader. I'm
looking for someone who makes me their cheerleader.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work: I'm an architect. I design modern buildings for the public
and housing for low-income individuals.
Non-Work: Cooking, Eating and Drinking.
These are my two true passions. I think we undervalue the impact
that both the built environment and food has on our happiness. Life
is too short for bad design and uninspired food.
Note: I will not date a vegetarian, or someone who won't try food
because it's unfamiliar.
Note II: PLEASE, do not write me asking if I really mean this about
dating vegetarians, or pescetarians, or flexitarian (yes, this
exists) or whatever you've deemed yourself. I want to share a meal
with the person I'm dating. I want any family that I may or may not
have to share meals. This is very important to me, so you asking me
if I'll make an exception belittles this. No vegetarians, no
As Norah Jones says:
"It's him or me that's what he said
But I can't choose between a vegan and a pot head
So I chose you because you're sweet
And you give me lots of lovin' and you eat meat"
Yes, it's about her loving her dog, but the point is valid.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Looking like I'm not listening when I really am.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm tall, I'm loud. Hey, I can't help it, I'm from the East Coast!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: In order of the Best Concerts of 2012
David Byrne and St. Vincent (Best Show of my life? Still processing
Buke and Gase
Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Peter, Bjorn and John
etc. etc. etc.
Food & Drink:
Hitchcock on Bainbridge
Loretta's Northwesterner (Tavern Burgers)
Rancho Bravo (Tamales)
Maximillien (See-Food on a summer day)
Paseo, but for their scallop sandwich
Walrus & Carpenter
etc. etc. etc.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Lumocolors, A Sketch Book, My Kitchen Knife, My Bottle Opener,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why so many people overuse the word wanderlust here on OKC, and why
half of them don't know it is a noun only.
We get it, you're an easy going person who loves music, food and
travel. Really though, we will meet and you won't really love food.
You'll likely be self prescribed allergic to something; not eat
meat off of a bone, or with a face, cause it's "yucky", and will
get grossed out when I order the sweetbreads because "we" only eat
the prime cuts and stay away from all things offal.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You should message me if:
-you aren't boring
-you will try anything more than once
-you are creative in some capacity
-you enjoy getting dressed up
Who are you looking for?
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