Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
There were mainly two rules to my childhood: 1. Change into your
play clothes 2. Don’t go farther than Mom can yell. It was a big
backyard with plenty of mud and fun.
As Calvin would say, “If your knees aren’t green by the end of the
day, you seriously ought to re-examine your life.”
High school was for athletics, clubs and friends. The success I
enjoyed there still contributes to who I am now.
But in college, I was determined to find myself. I wore ragged
Goodwill clothes when it was cool to wear A&F. There was
poetry, philosophy and politics. There was the depression one feels
when mourning the loss of youth.
In a desperate plea to do something outside of a hopeless cubicle,
I hopped on a plane and taught English in Bangkok for three years.
Southeast Asia became my backyard; there were still dirty knees but
there was also weird food, ancient history and a perspective you
can’t get being bound by our united states.
I returned for a MA in Psychoanalysis and turned my idealism to
save the world into a concerted effort to make a small difference
one person at a time. I consider myself very fortunate to do work
that I find meaningful and engaging.
Now, I’m on OkCupid. *pause* Cambridge is my backyard now - and my
play clothes are for rock climbing, reading, hiking, yoga and
But when I meet someone like you, I promise I’ll dress up. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I direct a program at a non-profit dealing with children's mental
health. I've heard the call (and sometimes the occasional
Also, I live in a Zen Buddhist community. It's a different
lifestyle and I'm grateful for that.
Ultimately my life, professional and personal, is oriented around
human development. I lead a contemplative lifestyle. I'd like to
share that with someone.
(Read: I'm super uptight. Help!)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Observing. Questioning. Reflecting. Growing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once asked a girlfriend what was different about me on the first
date compared to the other guys she had dated and she said, without
hesitation, that she could tell I was "genuine."
Then she said, "but I'm with David now. Goodbye."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Lately I've been reading magazines: this month's Esquire is
dedicated to a discussion of gender in culture - it's refreshing to
have the topic appear in this context.
I just enjoyed an article in the Economist about the future of
higher education in the US - namely it's excellence vs equity
Movies: Somewhere, The Visitor, Big Lebowski, Man on Wire, Vicky
Christina Barcelona, Her, Stranger than Fiction, Jiro Dreams of
Sushi and documentaries in general.
Music: Bonnie Tyler - "Holding Out for a Hero" - infinite
Food: I got a grill for Christmas.
Places: My old apartment in Bangkok, the frog pond behind my
childhood home, Central Sq. (I said it), Angkor Wat
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
As long as it seems like an adventure, I could suffice with
Apparently my love life is an adventure.
What brings you here? :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What influence, if any, what I do, say or think has on my mind or
the minds of others.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
My week is pretty demanding - I found that yoga is a good way to
unwind. Prana Power!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think masculinity means getting up out of bed in the middle of
the night when there's a crash in your girlfriend's kitchen.
I'm ready this time.
You should message me if
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You'd like to swap intellectual conversation and intrepid adventure
for playful affection and goofy-filled shenanigans.
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