Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I asked my three best friends to help me out on this. The first one
said I was a combination of Einstein, Gandhi, and Elvis, in that I
had the IQ of Elvis, the sex appeal of Einstein, and the wealth of
Gandhi. The second, a prison guard, said he’d "reckoned he’d known
worse," while the third looked at me blearily from his bar stool
and said, “Do I know you?”
Clearly I am going to have to do this on my own.
I'm literary and political. I think about right brain stuff with my
left brain, and left brain stuff with my right. My high school
aptitude test said I should be a philologist. I've smoked pot
twice: once with Allen Ginsburg and once with pygmies in the Congo.
I care about the way sentences are put together, the secrets to
making a good paper airplane, and the fate of the seahorse. I
sometimes wonder what line of poetry or prose I would get tattooed
on me, were I the sort to do that sort of thing. Oh, and I have a
daughter, adopted from China. The first time we met, I felt I had
my whole life been a bell, and not known it until at that moment I
was lifted and struck.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Well, I just killed an hour or so running famous quotes through
several languages on the google translate machine before
recapitulating them into English. Here's what OkC's most frequently
cited poem sounds like after a run thru Hungarian, Chinese, Welsh
Destroying observation, such as "Do you dance in the car!
If you've never been hurt, like, love
There is no way to play, do not ask
Live like it's heaven and on earth.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Filling out small text boxes.
Using "Whom." This is--and I'm not making this up--supposed to be
catnip to the ladies. A recent study showed that "men who use
'whom' in their profiles are 37% more likely to get responses,
regardless of whether they used it correctly." So to all you lonely
ladies out there: Whom loves you, baby?
The first things people usually notice about me
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The complexity of my syntax.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Wouldn't it be more fun to talk about what we dislike? Can't we hit
it off by having common aversions? You'd flee the country if we had
a Santorum administration? You thought Forrest Gump was a
sentimental sinkhole? Let's get it on....
But, fwiw, I have crushes on Zadie Smith, Tina Fey, Elizabeth
Warren, and Christina Hendricks; love the writings of Alice Munro
and Donald Justice; and rock out to Glenn Gould and Sergei
Rachmaninoff. I read and reread the first two pages of the Sun Also
Rises and the last three of Ulysses; groove to the music of
Rachel's and Toumani Diabate; and recalibrate my sanity via liberal
doses of Jon Stewart and Paul Krugman. My fortress of solitude is
located on an island off the coast of Kenya. And I like trees, both
sedulous and seditious.
 Oh, and these days Hilary Mantel.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Perusing OKCupid, apparently.
You should message me if
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You're one of us.
You're in this to get out of it, permanently. I am.
Who are you looking for?
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