Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am an obsessive computer nerd with many unresolved issues. I have
various hobbies and interests suited for a young urban
professional. I suspect that advertising them on my profile, in an
attempt to make myself stand out, would be counterproductive: the
list would sound exactly like those of everyone else on here. I
live in an expensive apartment in an overpriced borough, and fret
about the money I spend. I have turned 30 and don't know what to do
with myself, as my entire identity is structured around being in my
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a software engineer at a large tech company working on
distributed systems that power cloud services. I spend most of my
time writing C++. I consider my assignment a great privilege, as
few programmers get to work on this kind of stuff. This mode of
work replaces some of the mundanities of a typical programming job
with far more substantial technical challenges. However, what I
currently work on does not constitute my true passion. I feel more
strongly about the design and implementation of programming
languages, especially in addressing the obvious flaws of the status
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
fostering an energetic style of creativity that is a wellspring of
ideas and inspiration. Also, I am a swing dance geek, covering the
dances of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston.
The first things people usually notice about me
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my intelligence. It comes off as a know-it-all-ness that can be
very annoying. Hopefully, there's a redeeming spontaneity that
ultimately renders it charming, entertaining, and stimulating, but
I don't have much faith in my people skills and neither should you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't have the attention span for books, which I consider most
unfortunate. Currently, my favorite movie is What We Do in the
Shadows. I am very excited about the TV shows Better Call Saul and
Silicon Valley. Music is good, especially old jazz, but I think the
music industry nowadays churns out a product that doesn't live up
to its name. Regarding food, I am very very adventurous, and have
wide interests, but I hate cilantro.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A decent command-line interface
Various supportive people in my life
Transport that does not require my driving
A heater that works in the winter
The amazing thought-organizing capacity of language
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how I got to where I am, and where I am going next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
drinking with one buddy or two, privately or in public.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I feel pretty smug about a lot of things.
You should message me if
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I want to date someone substantially different to those I have
dated. The women of my past have certain characteristics in common:
marked reliance on psychiatric medication, lack of establishment in
their careers, and having a chip on a shoulder. Perhaps I am
destined for someone of this type, but I wonder why I am stuck in
this pattern. I'd like you to show me that you are different in at
least 2 out of 3 of these categories
Who are you looking for?
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