Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi there. Name's Jon. Thanks for clicking.
Just stopping in the Bay Area for a few weeks before going down to
LA to start a PhD program, so I'm not looking for anything
long-term. Would always be glad to make new friends, though!
I need a beach to take a long walk on. Also was (am) a fat kid, and
never lost the love of great food.
The journey has been long (insert interpretive dance). I was raised
deep in the Midwest, where the land is sold in acres and the
horses, cows, and chickens outnumber people.
Went to California for university, gradumacated, worked in Japan
for a few years, and then the wind blew me to Seattle.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In life? Trying to find a purpose, or rather, trying to determine
if there actually is one. Attempting to find stability and balance,
and for one reason or another, both have eluded me. Goddamn
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Eating. You can take a boy out of the farm, but not the farm out of
the boy. I have the amount I normally eat, and then the amount I
eat when I'm at a buffet. Captain, we need to expand the stomach
Finding pleasure in the mundane. Like how highlighting stuff on
OkCupid turns everything blue. It's the little things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It's not my eyes. They're kinda a dark brown/black so it all blends
together and looks like a pool of tar. They have been lasik'd, but
no one notices that except for me.
It's not my height. I get it; you're all really tall here.
It's not my shyness that turns into gregarious sociability once I
get to know you (I would be worried if this wasn't true for most
It's not my smile. Re: profile pic.
I'm not an INTJ, though apparently 90% of Seattle is, in which case
an online dating site makes sense for all y'all.
I don't change my clothes with the seasons; the seasons change to
fit what I'm wearing.
I love sour foods, so when life gives me lemons, that's a good
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Aliens, Resident Evil (just the first
one), Amadeus, Zoolander, Bridget Jones's Diary, Iron Sky... I
watch basically everything.
Mozart, Beethoven, Lady Gaga, Mika, Capital
Cities, musicals, whatever is playing on the radio. I like a good
beat. Come and get this va va voom voom!
David Sedaris, Eric Nylund, Ursula K. Le
Guin, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Classical Japanese texts
I also just wrote a book, so if you're a literary agent looking for
a 110k word sci-fi novel, hit me up. Right now it's on Amazon, so
give it a gander if you're interested. More than happy to give you
a free copy if you message me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books/kindle, video games, weight rack, piano, fresh water supply,
Throw in some self-doubt and a smattering of OCD and we're all
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What it would be like to play Mozart's piano concerto No. 10 with
What it would be like to have a normal schedule and sleep when
everyone else does.
The phrase, "I got all the arils out of this pomegranate for you,"
is a sign of true love.
I just stayed up till 4AM yesterday looking at Groupons for
liposuction. I believe that says something about my life, but I
don't know what.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Perhaps writing, locked away in my tower of words.
Perhaps out on the town, seeing what new places there are to
Perhaps at home, my hands sweaty from trying to beat a tough
Perhaps at the gym, working off all that I ate earlier.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I love to dance naked when I'm alone. And I don't know how to
dance. I also dance in the gym while lifting, but not naked.
I'm not a grammar nazi, but I do appreciate people who put effort
into the English language.
I have an extremely childish sense of humor. If you think Glitteris
is one of the best band/child names, we'll get along.
I'm that one shirtless runner that does a loop around the
Kirkland/Redmond area. If you see me, say hi! If I'm listening to
the Charlie's Angels theme while running, I will have my hands
clasped together making a gun, pretending I'm Cameron Diaz chasing
a bad guy.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
The fact that you got to the bottom means that hopefully I've kept
your interest and possibly piqued it a bit. Now all you need to do
is move the mouse down a few pixels and click on that Message
button and see what comes of it. I think there's also that bar that
scrolls down with my profile that you can type in. Marvelous
I make an effort to respond to all messages, but please include in
your message something that caught your interest in this long
Also if you want a free copy of my book.
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