Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My name is Steve, and I'm a pretty happy guy. I've had some amazing
experiences in my life and look forward to many amazing ones in the
future. Right now, the main thing missing from my life is an
incredible person to share those experiences with!
I am a huge fan of storytelling. I'm an avid reader, though
unfortunately less consistently than when I was younger (life
always seems too busy now!). I really enjoy aural storytelling. I'm
a bit of an NPR nerd, and This American Life and Snap Judgement are
two of my favorite series. I'm a big fan of movies and TV shows
that feature unique, interesting stories rather than cheap laughs
or big explosions - though those things can be fun on occasion as
Music is a constant companion in my life. Anytime I'm not listening
to someone speak, I've probably got music playing. I enjoy a pretty
diverse range of music. Though my collection is primarily focused
on indie rock/pop, it varies from the quiet, contemplative stuff of
Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, and Explosions in the Sky to some
poppier stuff like Architecture in Helsinki, She & Him, or
Belle & Sebastian to some punk like Face to Face, No Use for a
Name, or MxPx. I've taught myself a little guitar, but haven't
worked at it enough to play more than fractions of several songs.
I am a runner, and now that I live so close to great paths, I've
gotten back into the best shape I've been since college, which I'm
really excited about. I hope to work my way up to a marathon
sometime next year though I still have a ways to go!
I am a gamer as well and love games that allow me to create
something. I am currently playing a pen & paper RPG with some
college buddies online because we now live spread all over the
country. It's a great way to stay in touch, and I love the
collaborative storytelling element of it. We've been playing the
same campaign for over two years now and there is quite a history
with the characters we've created. I'm also a big fan of building
games like Minecraft. It's a fun and simple way to do a little bit
of design, and it's amazing see the things other people
Finally, I love experiencing new things and new cultures. I love to
travel. There is nothing like seeing the diversity of life
throughout the world to open your eyes.
I am not necessarily looking for someone who shares ALL of my
interests and passions, but someone who has passions of their own
and can at least tolerate mine. :-P
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am passionate about design. It is the root of all of my other
interests and hobbies. I love the beauty of things natural and
man-made. My love of design lead me to study architecture.
Unfortunately, I had the misfortune to come out of school at
exactly the wrong time. With the collapse of the housing market and
building in general, it has been extremely difficult to find work
in the field which has lead me to a career in IT. Though I am not
as passionate about it, I do enjoy my job, and instead pour my
passion into my hobbies.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am really good at most things. I know that sounds a bit
conceited, but it is kind of true! When I find something I like, I
work hard to be good at it - I'm competitive that way. I'm kind of
a jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
I am really good at games. I love competition of all kinds -
sports, board games, card games, video games, racing from the
restaurant to the car, breath holding competitions, thumb
wrestling, and especially staring competitions. :-) Some say
"everything isn't a competition". I beg to differ, but I am also a
good sport - gracious in defeat and humble in victory. I enjoy the
competition, but the results aren't what's important to me.
I am a very good listener. I do really enjoy listening to what
people have to say. I love figuring someone out, understanding what
makes them tick, and where they're coming from. I think I am very
good at understanding other people's perspective most of the
I also believe I have exceptional taste. I see beauty in many
things, but the things I truly love are amazing. Friends and family
trust my taste in music, movies, art, design, and writing. I
recognize that not everyone likes the same things, and can
generally find the portions of the things I like that I can share
with a particular person, the things they will also like.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People usually notice my eyes. They are very blue.
The other thing people typically remark about is how skinny I
The final thing people most often comment on is how quiet I am.
When I first meet someone, particularly in a group setting, I am
typically relatively quiet. Like I wrote above, I am a good
listener and I like to observe. I don't speak just to say
something. I wait until I actually do have something to say. I like
to get to know someone new, and I find the best way to do that is
to listen. Also, I hate to interrupt. I am much more open and
talkative in one on one conversations.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
J. D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume
Cervantes - Don Quixote
George Orwell - 1984
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Jon Krakauer - Into the Wild
George R. R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire series
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lost in Translation
The Life Aquatic
Back to the Future
The Science of Sleep
The West Wing
Friday Night Lights (Just finished it on Netflix)
Game of Thrones
The Appleseed Cast
Belle & Sebastian
Built to Spill
Death Cab for Cutie
Explosions in the Sky (listening to right now)
Guided by Voices
Iron & Wine
She & Him
I am willing to try anything and like most things.
Some of my favorites:
Pizza (Chicago Style thin crust, deep dish, or stuffed - Anything
else can hardly be considered good)
Pasta of any kind
A recent favorite has been peanut butter, nutellla, and banana
sandwiches on toast - so good!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something beautiful to hear
Something beautiful to see
My computer / the internet
Hope for the future
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking about what's going on in the world
around me. I think about how the things that happen affect me, how
I truly feel about what's going on, and what I might be able to do
to improve it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately it seems my Friday nights are taken up by weddings. When
there isn't one of those, I've been going to a movie, watching
something on Netflix, or playing games/chatting with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I think to this point my profile has revealed plenty of private
things! If you'd like to know more, you should message me!
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You should message me if you're looking for a caring, respectful
man who will listen to and care for you. Also, I'm fun - not as
boring as that last sentence made me sound!
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