Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
If I could be anywhere right now, it would be with you, in a yurt,
in the middle of Kyrgyzstan, looking at a map and planning our next
adventure. Or in Budapest, soaking in a hot spring in view of the
castle. Or right here in New York, holding hands and walking around
SoHo, popping into the shops to look at interesting things.
I believe in intimacy and adventure. I want to see the world and
meet the people in it, and I want to form genuine, deep connections
-- especially with a partner. That feeling of being vulnerable and
open and totally in love? Yeah, that.
So my story: I grew up in Northern California, the child of hippies
who became Orthodox Jews. I love the natural beauty there, but I
came to New York for college and ended up staying. I've always been
a writer of one kind or another -- technical, marketing, diplomatic
speeches -- except when I was teaching English in South Korea. When
I got out of college, I went off to India and Nepal by myself for
four months, and I still love that kind of experience: deep
immersion in a challenging, surprising new place. But I also love a
week in Paris in the spring, or relaxing on the beach in Playa del
When I'm not galavanting about the globe, I'm usually out with
friends, or meeting new people, or spending some time at home in
Brooklyn Heights, probably reading a history of China and listening
to Radiohead or watching The Daily Show. I love music and have
catholic tastes. I'm fascinated by the Silk Road and by East Asia,
and I'm hoping to go back to school for a master's degree in Asian
Studies (but without quitting my corporate job). I'm a decent swing
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working on an MA in East Asian studies. Working as a tech writer at
. Learning to
live better and more confidently. Planning a trip somewhere. Going
to the museum.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing, editing, grammar. Knowing obscure facts. Synthesizing
ideas. Thinking up new ones. Making you laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I have a goatee and that I know something about whatever
country they're from.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
by David Foster Wallace
The Heart of
the Buddha's Teaching
by Thich Nhat Hanh
, anything by
Movies: Not really that big a movie buff, but I could watch
over and over. I like movies that stand out as
different and unique: The Party
, This Is Spinal Tap
, Being John
, anything by Bong Joon-ho
Music: I love Beck
classical music, Air
, James Brown
, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
sort of all over the map.
Food: I'll try most things and have widely varied taste (as I do in
so many areas of my life). I know a good Uighur place.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends, something to read, the dream of the perfect burrito, good
shoes, art, music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
interface design. International affairs
. Spirituality. Art.
Music. Subway routes. India
and its history. Travel
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either home or hanging out with friends. I'm not a party animal. A
good conversation beats a bar any day of the week, especially
considering that I don't drink.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A good friend told me to edit this section, and I'll admit she was
right about that.
You should message me if
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You're awesome. You think I might be awesome. Or you happen to know
the historical origins of monasticism.
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