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 that are typical of a young urban
professional. I suspect that advertising them on my profile, in an
attempt to highlight my individuality and make me stand out, might
be futile... as I am afraid those activities will make me sound
exactly like 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 was structured around being in my 20s.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a software engineer at a large tech company working on
distributed systems that power large cloud services. I spend most
of my time writing C++. While I consider my assignment a great
privilege to work on, as it is much better than the vast majority
of mundane tasks that the young exploitative class coerces software
"ninjas" into slaving on, it is not my true passion. I feel more
strongly about the design and implementation of programming
languages, especially in fixing the horrendous obvious flaws of the
current status quo.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
having a manic style of creativity that is the source of my ideas
and inspiration. This drives all of my endeavors. Also, I am a
swing dance geek, covering the dances of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and
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
makes it charming and stimulating in the end, but I don't have much
faith in my people skills and neither should you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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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 show Better Call Saul.
Music is good, especially old jazz, but I think the music industry
nowadays churns out a product that shouldn't actually be called
music. 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 involve me 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:
great reliance on psychiatric medication, lack of establishment in
their careers (often in artistic fields), and hyperactive
playfulness. Perhaps I am destined for someone of this type, but I
wonder why I am stuck in this pattern.
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