Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I graduated from college in New York and decided to go somewhere
new. Seattle was new! Didn't have a job lined up, barely knew
anyone, and only had a bit of savings and the (standard) mountain
of student loans.
Three years later... I'm loving Seattle. I'm running my own startup
company, I'm a regular at a couple restaurants (with some secret
off-the-menu specials), and in my spare time I run four or five
different events all over the city.
A few months ago, the local parkour (PARKOUR!) gym was hosting a
huge international competition. A bunch of my old parkour friends
from the east coast were coming into town. One of them called me up
and asked if he could stay in my apartment. "Of course you can!" I
Then he asked if our other friend could stay too. Definitely. Then
on the way to the airport, the gym's head coach called and asked if
I could pick up this kid from Mexico City. "Sure. Why not."
By the end of the day, I had 11 people sleeping in my apartment
(and crammed into my 6-seater person hot tub). Which was almost as
impressive as when we fit 5 people into "The Party Bus" (aka, a
(Pro tip: A Car2Go can't make it up Denny Hill with 5 people in it.
Definitely found that out the hard way.)
What I’m doing with my life
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I don't think I've ever had two days that felt the same.
In February I laid myself off, went to Palestine to mentor
startups, traveled through Israel and China (managed to lose my
passport in Israel. Ask me about that story!)
Came back to Seattle, did a stint as a consultant for the State of
Washington. Just wrapped up that project and now finishing up
writing a book about the experience.
Priceline.com had a... glitch... a few months back, and long story
short, I have a big trip coming up in November. NYC, Milan, Prague,
Paris, Bangkok. Then maybe Burma, India, Turkey, Egypt, and
Morocco. All for $177. Glitches are the best.
If you catch me in Seattle, I prefer speakeasies and pubs over
bars, eating tasty food over shitty food, and being outside over
Maybe we can go slacklining? Or juggling? Or to that awesome
trampoline gym on the east side?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
backflips and cooking meat loaf.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My shoes. And not because I always wear two different colored socks
(Why do I wear mismatched socks? Well, why do you always wear
matching socks?), but because they're over my head. Because I'm
doing a backflip.
Sometimes I backflip because I'm happy. Sometimes because I'm sad.
Sometimes I backflip on the Great Wall of China.
But more often, it's because backflips are actually legal tender in
some places. On the way back from a surprise road trip to Portland,
I was pretty hungry so we stopped at a Sonic. I wanted a banana
split, but only had enough cash for my burger.
After a bit of arguing, an appeal to the manager, and maybe a
little bit of flirting (okay, a lot of flirting), they agreed. If I
could do a backflip out next to the road and get two cars to turn
into the rest stop, they'd give me a free banana split.
Victory has never tasted SO good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Some of the best movies in the world include: Six String Samurai
, Harold and Maude
(which my dad
made me watch when I was 6. If you've seen it, you'll know how
traumatizing this was), Run Lola Run
Food: Anything spicy. Last time I was at Thai
Tom, the waitress asked how many stars
I wanted, "1 through 5." I said 8 stars. She gasped and took a step
I'm pretty sure it was worth it, but the jury is still out on that
also great. If you're weirded out by eating large piles of food
with your hands whose ingredients you can't discern and names you
can't pronounce, then move along. I'm not for you.
Midnight happy hour sushi
isn't too shabby either. I know a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I think a much more interesting question is "What could you live
For example, I could live with having a pet monkey. I could also
live with only having mexican food every day. I probably could not
through a sharknado though.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What those "BLINK" stickers all over Seattle mean. Have you noticed
them? They're white stickers with BLINK in black bold lettering. I
see them everywhere, I have absolutely no idea what they are or
what they mean, and the weirdest thing is I've never met anyone
else who's noticed them before.
But once I point them out, you'll start to see them everywhere.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
dancing, shooting a viral video with my friends, writing a proposal
for a new client at work, speaking at an event in Madison or
Atlanta or Louisville or Beijing, or hanging out at a coffee
Or sometimes I'm sitting on someone else's rooftop watching the
city. Not unlike Batman.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Between kindergarden and twelfth grade I probably had, on average,
two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a day.
You should message me if
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You're spontaneous, but not flakey.
You're athletic and can keep up - or force me to keep up.
You're planning on doing something awesome with your life and
there's a long line of kicked asses of those who've stood in your
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