Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The self-summary: Probably the single hardest aspect of life.
Forget everything else, these next few sentences could make or
break our chances at true love!
Here goes nothing...
My name's Jake and I'm a born and bred New Yorker who loves people,
cultures, and languages. I feel most at home with a group of
friends discussing current events or social issues, and try to seek
people who enjoy the same. Continually learning, in general, keeps
me going each day. Oh, and I like books, and food, and music, and
cities, and breathing, and water, and walking, and flags (bet you
didn't see that one coming).
Note** I'm looking for someone who I can laugh with at the small
things, and discuss the big things. Someone who I feel relaxed
with, but still wants to be romantic. Someone who believes in my
dreams so I can support theirs. Someone who isn't afraid of opening
up because we're all so busy, closed, and guarded. The best part of
life is by far the meaningful connections we make. Let's make a
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Economic policy analyst finishing my last semester in economic
development planning. Calculating my way into City Hall.
Additionally, an aspiring writer. Currently working on a collection
of short stories and a few poems.
And other stuff and things
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Empathy. Helps with writing
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Junot Diaz, Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, Paulo Coelho,
Daniel Alarcón, Jonathan Safron Foer, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel
Garcia Marquez, Jonathan Alter, Etgar Keret, Raymond Carver, Jules
Verne, Rudyard Kipling, Markus Zusak, John Green, Tolstoy, Thomas
Friedman, history books, biographies.
Movies: Good Will Hunting, The Pianist, Goodfellas, A Bronx
Music: classic rock mostly. Hip hop a close second. Southern blues
Food: I particularly like Asian and Latin style foods because I'm a
big fan of rice.
Tv: Not a huge TV person...but I do enjoy House of Cards, Friends,
Jeopardy, Seinfeld, The Good Wife
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My friends and family would be highly offended if I didn't include
them, so i'll just exclude them and list these other things
Pen and paper (having one without the other really just doesn't
make sense, so they're a set)
Meeting new people
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Languages (including their history).
Design and the urban environment.
Spirituality, religion, equality
Solutions to said issues
How the people we meet change our lives. How I change theirs.
Hopefully we open it up in some way.
I meditate on circumstance and serendipity a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to perfect the self-summary!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I was a child, I used to watch The Jungle Book on repeat and
yell at the television to warn Mowgli not to get all the feels for
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You don't like clowns.
You can help me learn Spanish.
You're part of a clandestine organization that saves the
You want to go in a hot air balloon (I've never been, but it looks
You like to read.
You've got yourself together
You understand the importance of communication and
You're passionate about something--Passion is very sexy
Who are you looking for?
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