Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Executive Summary: I'm an odd combination of Ron Swanson, Ben
Wyatt, Marshal Ericson, and Ted Mosby. If you understand those
references, keep reading.
I'm a morning person, lover of autumn and winter, and an introvert
at heart. I think traveling is one of the best things in the world
(14 countries and counting), but find myself always a bit nostalgic
for DC whenever I'm gone. I think IPAs are a bit overrated, but
good beers, wines, and bourbons always make for an enjoyable day. I
love books, podcasts are my audio accompaniment for being out and
about (though none are NPR-based, which baffles some people), and
I'm equally comfortable watching a football game or a Kennedy
Things I like in a person? I love when someone is independent and
smart; when they have passions and interests that make them tick.
The type of person who can get asked a question about something and
goes on and on in their answer because they're so excited and
wrapped up in their interest that they forget they're in a
conversation. I love confidence and openness to the world. I like
when someone shows they can be equally stubborn and empathetic. And
though I would love to find someone who has similar interests to
me, I'm looking for someone that can expand my view of the world,
not just share mine.
Since this is DC, I should give fair warning that I'm a huge
Progressive. Intersectionality, feminism, etc...it's all good
stuff. Most people's Left is closer to my Center. I also have way
too much snark for my own good.....which I try to severely tone
back when getting to know someone.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day, I work in human rights-focused international development in
the Middle East. And on weekends, I wait tables at brunch to help
pay those student loan bills.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
sarcastic humor....I've also always been the "reliable guy" that
people go to.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I usually get eyes as this answer. Blue eyes.
I was also recently told by a number of people who just met me that
I'm the easiest person to talk to and that I make people feel
comfortable around me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies: (500) Days of Summer, Love Actually, Spy Game, I Love You
Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall ....that should give you a good
TV: Archer, Scandal (though it's gotten too over the top this
season), New Girl, the Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers,
the Daily Show, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Archer, and Parks
Books: I read mostly nonfiction and history..WWII, the Middle East,
American Revolution....I love it all! My Kindle is a well-used
staple in my life.
Music: I'll listen to everything but country. Yea, I loathe
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where should I travel to next? Should I change careers? Why are
people so infatuated with cupcakes or bacon? I mean they're both
delicious, but not obsessively addictive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not ashamed to say I like having comfortable Friday nights. Movies,
cooking dinner, a book - really anything that lets me be home and
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've never seen an episode of West Wing....and I feel like a
terrible DC-ite for it.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Let me save you some energy; Just message me. I place a huge value
on someone taking a risk and sending a message first. And if you
don't know what to say, then just tell me the worst pick up line a
guy has ever used on you. There. I just gave you a prompt.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.