Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Lars, and I'm a recovering graduate student. I was doing
a PhD in the humanities in Boston, but the private sector has put
its prongs in me. I give advice for a living, I think too much, I
eat really spicy food, and I read like I'm dying of thirst. I want
to write a novel.
Myers-Briggs: INFP ("The Healer").
Enneagram: Seven wing-Eight ("The Realist").
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now, I'm an education consultant working for a company in
Vancouver. I invest great energy in exfoliating my beard.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at making lasagna, but I'm even better at agonizing
over the cost of ricotta cheese. You see where this gets me. I'm
indecisive in "imagination vacuums" - those places where
decision-making is entirely subjective, and you could easily forego
the ricotta and make the goddamn lasagna more cheaply.
I also swear fantastically. A shout out to my New England chums for
shepherding me through the training process.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have an intense gaze, and I like to ask intimate questions
quickly, even if I appear to warm up slowly. Finding out what's
most interesting about someone can rarely be done through casual
conversation. This makes some people feel a trifle awkward.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Ernest Hemingway saved my life. I'm not kidding.
My favorite film is "Lawrence of Arabia," which is the most erotic
movie about the desert ever made, and also the greatest celluloid
meditation on being alone. On TV, "True Detective" terrifies me
exactly right. In music, I lean toward shiny indy pop ( say King
Charles), melancholy rock (The National), and folky hybrids (The
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Mom. 2. Skepticism. 3. Running. 4. Cheese. 5. Books. 6. Those
conversations you have when it's just the two of you and it's
raining outside. Anyone from the Pacific Northwest will know of
what I speak.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I think a lot about how to remain uncivilized while living at the
apex of liberal civilization. Also, death. Both are extremely
serious topics, but also very funny.
I also think about how, after a very long adolescence, I have a lot
of love to give. The trick is finding a good investment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hauling a boom of cedars down the Salish Sea in my battered
tugboat, quietly crooning "Moon River" and blazing a fat one. What
other compelling options are there in this town? Talk to me about
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have three: (a) You would not believe how much I tingle
vicariously from the emotions of other people. (b) My mom is sort
of my best friend; but not in a creepy way, I promise. (c) I am the
High Priest of Over-Sharing.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You should message me if you have a sophisticated sense of the
absurd. The funny test is silly but real; sarcasm, puns, dry humor,
and bad jokes are swell, but this fruit basket is bigger than the
sum of its parts.
And please do so if you like to say yes. Many people in this town
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