Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a smart creative guy looking for smart cool girls. I own my
own business, listen to too much NPR and have lived enough places
that "where are you from?" kind of confuses me. I can say with
certainty that after being back in Nola for my second stint, it is
a place I feel most at home. I recently moved back to Nola for a
consulting gig and am happy to be back, but need to re-build my
circle of friends, and explore the many new places (moved away in
I am going to keep this simple-
1. I am tall, you can wear heels.
2. I have good parking karma.
3. I make a wicked Mojito and a better caiphirinia.
4. I'm good with my hands.
5. I have a vespa and an extra helmet.
6. I run...I like people who run.
7. I understand the beauty of indulgence, but also admire
8. I am a kick butt make-out partner.
9. I think everyone should be passionate about something.
10. I am very close to my family, but not a mama's boy.
11. I have lots of toys, but I know how to share.
12. I cook without a recipe but love cookbooks.
13. I am a mid-western boy with southern sensibilities (and the
occasional "fuck all y'all" in my vocabulary)
14. I can eat burritos, sushi and Middle Eastern food pretty much
15. I still think I can change the world…I would love to find
someone who wants to help.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I wonder how many people get to this step and are like, fuck, what
the hell am I doing with my life...falling into a crazy mid life
Well somedays I am not sure what I am doing with my life....but I
seem to have direction, and varying amounts of movement, so I cant
complain. I started my own firm two and a half years ago in
Washington, DC. Its a pretty big change and not exactly how I saw
my existence a few years ago, but it also has taught me a lot, and
brought me some real challenges, and I still continue to have
projects there. In January I decided to go back to consulting to
supplement the starving artist lifestyle, so the two gigs keep me
busy. I have taught architecture and design at the university level
(as well as professional education classes) which I really love,
and hope to find ways to work that back into my life. I love
design, making, and talking about ideas and the opportunity to
encourage others to understand that passion, and find their own is
a pretty amazing thing.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
design - Architecture (its what I do), graphics, information,
Federal disaster policy and how it applies to public
cooking and drink making
building stuff / using my hands/ fixing stuff
Metabolizing alcohol (hangovers are rare)
saying whats on my mind
biting off more than I can chew...and then finishing it
I have also determined that everyone thinks they have good taste in
music, are good in bed and are funny. So those things too.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My size...which usually sounds like " you're really tall" "wow,
what size shoe do you wear" , (random stranger in grocery) "Can you
get that for me" pointing to the top shelf, "lets not stand behind
that guy"(at a concert), or my all time favorite, "P1:where should
we meet? P2: Just find Matt."
Also my hair. It's pretty long these days and gets curly. Girls
sometimes have hair envy. I am not sure how to react to it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Arcade Fire, Wilco, Beach house, Band of Horses, Phoenix,
Middlebrother, Andrew Bird, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes,
Feist, Galactic, Kings of Leon (dont hate), Man Man, Massive
Attack, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Neutral Milk Hotel,
Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekend - just to get started....
TV on HBO and Showtime
Any thing with infographics (its design porn)
Thunder storms, the smell of summer rain, 4 seasons, runners high,
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I have had a pretty diverse life, and I can say there is not much I
"need" but there are lots of things I would prefer not to be
Friends and Family
good sex/physical intimacy
dreams & ambition
strong intelligent women
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
absurd things that amuse me.
beautiful making, objects, and architecture
Tiny Houses, Airstreams, and other hacks on traditional
weird things I am going to make/invent for no good reason
that I should be working on X but want to do Y
New Orleans, or some other city that I could fall in love
My friends who I dont get to see enough.
That DC is better than it used to be, but still has a long way to
The number of girls complaining about boy's grammar in sentences
that are constructed with bad grammar.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
having a drink with friends, or out and about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Its boxer briefs or commando
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Chemistry is everything. If you are looking for a typical dude, I
am probably not a good fit. I dont play fantasy football, own a
game system or quote sports stats. I can, however, rebuild a
carburetor, renovate a kitchen, and bake bread from scratch and
talk about fashion, art/design, music, food and travel.
I want to meet fun, young minded girls...
So here is my shot at what I am looking for:
1. You're smart (and creative is a plus)
2. You try new things and are open-minded to other points of
3. You can teach me something, anything.
4. You value friends and family, and your independence.
5. You are comfortable in your own skin.
6. You are a kick butt make-out partner.
7. You are healthy, mind and body.
8. You like music, but aren’t a total snob about it (but if you
are, you can back it up).
9. You understand how it indulge at least once in a while.
10. You own a passport, and realize that there are travelers and
11. Seeing a show, going to a gallery or a nice dinner are all
things you enjoy.
12. You like tall, creative, glasses wearing guys who are smart and
lots of fun.
You want to meet for a drink and figure out if we click rather than
spend a 1000 emails back and fourth.
Also you don't list "straight only" sorry I don't support
Oh also, feel free to contact me it you need a tall glasses wearing
architect for your next project....may as well put that out
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