Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm pretty much your typical Ivy League, divorced, father of three,
who has two chickens in his back yard, and a large furry dog, and
eight siblings, and a summer cottage in Michigan, and who grew up
on a small farm, and can talk a blue streak, and who doesn't wear
socks, and who lived in Australia for a year, and has been to 47 of
the 50 states, and writes for a newspaper, and still hasn't quite
lost faith in the notion of love.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
These questions have a way of cutting to the quick, don't they?
What AM I doing with my life? I'm frittering it away on a dating
site, plainly. Beyond that, I'm raising three boys (whom I have
every other week), and enjoying my work, and thinking I could use a
few days somewhere distant, possibly with a good woman, certainly
with a good book.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm good at conversation. My ex wife still says I'm the best
conversationalist she's ever met. And I can play tennis, and sail,
and ride a horse, and whistle, and I'm a pretty fantastic father.
But if you want a guy who can fix things, or even assemble things,
you're looking at the wrong profile.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My dog? I bring her with me a lot, and she's really pretty
gorgeous. Beyond that, who knows? I have good hair, I suppose. At
least, the people who cut it always say that. But I bet they say
that to everyone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Book: A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Movie: The Sound of Music. Hey, I'm a sap.
Music: James Taylor. I said I'm a sap.
Food: Anything but eggplant. And I like a little adventure. Ethnic
is good. I really like that little Ethiopian place, Abyssinia.
Brother Juniper is tremendous. Get the San Diegan and thank me
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee. My dog. (I'm going to leave out kids and family and all
that stuff because they're not things, right? So, continuing right
along....) Newspapers. I suppose my phone, at this point, though
that's a clear weakness. And, um, let's see, world peace?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Work and kids. Kids and work. Let's be honest, here. That's what
consumes the bulk of my time and my thoughts. But I have other
thoughts. About politics and life and philosophy and the Buffalo
Bills and sex and all kinds of stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Still every bit as dashing as I was on Thursday night?
Naw. That depends. If I have the kids, I'm hanging with the kids.
If not, I'm out and about. At a movie. At the Shell. At the
Orpheum. At the Shelby Farms dog park.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I once had a pet raccoon?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You should message me if you jolly well feel like it. Or, if you're
on the fence. I mean, what the hell?
Who are you looking for?
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