Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The Myers Briggs says I'm an INTJ, so I'm somewhat introverted. I
make conversation easily, but after turning on the charm, I need
space to recharge. The T and J mean I'm detail-oriented. I make
checklists, map the connections between things, and like to know
what led to a decision.
I have a snarky, self-deprecating sense of humor that draws upon
the tangential relationships I see between things. It usually
emerges as a quiet, unexpected one-liner.
I have my shit together, and I appreciate when a man has his in a
reasonably tidy pile. I want to meet a man who's ready to be in a
I have three sons, ages 17, 20, and 26, of whom I'm intensely
proud. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on my
parenting years, so I'm looking forward to less responsibilities
and more travel.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm learning to sail. I found winter to be a good time to get out
on the water and learn from experienced sailors, and I love it!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Holding hands. Love that. On our first road trip, I'll put a hand
on your thigh while you drive. I just like to be touching.
Drawing and coloring, but I believe in going outside the lines. I'm
artistic, but I can also help you figure out the net present value,
internal rate of return, and payback period of an investment.
Just chillin'. We don't always have to talk, do we? I like to just
sit together hanging out in silence, maybe while holding
Finding the humor in any situation. Some of the worst experiences
make the best stories.
Collaboration. Years of doing team projects have made me a good
team player, and I can consider all sides to a problem.
I can take a cheap cut of meat, put it in a pot, and make you
believe you're at a French bistro. I also took cooking lessons in
Italy ten years ago, so I've got mad risotto skills.
Music. I love to sing and play piano. I'd love to meet a man who
plays guitar or can sing a duet with me, but it's not a
I'm also good at advocating for the underdog...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - Boys in the Boat, Fierce Conversations,
Leadership on the Line, The New Jim Crow, The Outliers, Orbiting
the Giant Hairball
Movies - Pan's Labyrinth, Amelie, Man on Fire,
When Harry Met Sallie, Pursuit of Happyness (Yes, that's how they
spelled it.), Shawshank Redemption, National Lampoon's Vacation
(classic), Happy Gilmore
Shows - The Voice, Modern Family, The Mindy
Project, Better Call Saul, Downton Abby
Music - I will listen to just about anything, but
I enjoy music I can dance and sing to. Favorite artists are Bonnie
Raitt, Rihanna, Stevie Nicks, Christina Perry, and Lady
Food - Dark chocolate salted caramels, osso bucco,
Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia, and ceviche (Andina in Portland is
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family (that includes the dog)
Technology (though I hate to admit it)
Morning espresso (served black with sugar)
A good book (or two at one time)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
whether or not I'm a serial entrepreneur, a serial dater, or a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I've had an intense week, I need some down time. If not, I'm
probably enjoying a happy hour with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I stuck a button up my nose when I was three. It stayed there for a
week, because I was afraid to tell my mom what I'd done.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
The man I'll invite into my life will be someone who will be
supportive and encourage me in whatever I am doing. I would do the
same for you. You have your own goals and can understand how
important it is to offer a nudge or an occasional pat on the back.
That said, I'm not looking for someone to take care of me, and I
expect my partner to have his own ambitions. Life is difficult
enough without a boat anchor.
Intelligence turns you on.
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