Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
First thing, my profile is long, but it's okay if you message me
after reading only 10% of it. Long profiles can feel like lots of
Second, though online dating is a great tool, I do like to meet a
woman either in person or through online chats after exchanging
only a few emails. Creating conversation is much more natural and
effortless with quick, real-time responses. A great conversation
can feel like a thrill, getting me at the edge of my seat.
So, about me, I lived in the SF bay area for the past 6 years, and
I'm a grad student in international economics. I loved growing up
in Hawaii, my original home. I love city life, warm weather, and a
diverse body of people. My church life keeps me rooted in community
because there's always a chance to serve, and my friends have
really been there for me. Though I struggle with faith, I draw so
much meaning and identity in it. If you'd like to chat on that, I'm
all for it.
Things I love: riding my bike, watching and discussing movies. In
music, I play some piano, some guitar, more of drums, bass guitar
too. I love singing songs. I'm extroverted although I'm not super
talkative; I like hearing quiet people speak more than loud people
As far as my match, I'm really looking for someone who can help me
to be the person I truly am. I don't always know what that is, and
I've accepted that often that's clearer from an outsider's
perspective. I seek someone who can set me free.
We all have a story to share. What's yours?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
graduate student in international and development economics.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
figuring out musical instruments. organizing socializing events.
I'm good at communicating and committing when I have to attend or
cancel something. I'm good at making to a plan, adjusting when
necessary, and not taking on more than I can follow through with.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I like to eat. I make people laugh and I feel like I brighten up
the office when I show up. I enjoy socializing much. I like to
treat and respect people well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
awesome author: Haruki Murakami. Life of Pi, Tuesdays With Morrie,
Curious Incident of the Midnight Dog or something (LOL), Count of
Monte Cristo. Also books on econ/economic development, numerous
Christian literature titles, and National Geographic Magazine,
movies: there are WAYYY too many to name. Films with Matt Damon,
Denzel, Clooney, Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson. films directed by Chris
fav food: Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian, Thai, Italian.
music: I think 80s and 90s music is much of my fav. I love
listening as well as playing it. I tend less to go to pricey
concerts; the jazz/folk/alternative/indie artists often amaze me
much, and they can often be < $5.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
prayer/meditation/spiritual exercises; having a few hours each week
to relax and organize my room/calendar; fairly warm weather; live
music; bicycling; Korean food!!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How my worries are always put into a much healthier perspective
when I think of the concerns of others: friends, family, and even
strangers who struggle and suffer.
How each person's personal life story is made up of where she is
from and where she's been
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
either: hanging out with friends, recuperating from the work week,
watching a movie at home, yes pretty low-key. Grad school puts me
on a tighter-than-before budget. I love a good, whimsy adventure of
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I'm alone and in a great mood, I sing my head off!
There's tons of private things we all know about ourselves, and
they are so much fun to share with someone we trust. (in other
words, I'll tell you when we reach that point)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you have a personal life story you want to share. sometimes you
never know how amazing your story is until you share it with
someone who wants to hear it.
- you're from Hawaii or have spent significant time there
- you have an affinity for music, especially classical, like Chopin
- you get excited about staying in and watching movies, or even
just talking about a ton of them!
- you also like to go sightseeing in random places that are not
always well-known or popular
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