Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I just read an article about the ideal online profile. Based on
that I will tell you that I surf and do yoga and like cats (but
don't have any) and ski and love the ocean. I watch Homeland. I
have a flat stomach. And I'm unbelievably rich (keyword:
OK, so I think 7 out of those 9 things are (or have been) true.
See, it's like a game! You pick the ones you hope are true, and
then I show up with a beer gut and tell you I forgot my
OK, here's my real profile:
Some words that describe me: Idealist, music lover, thoughtful,
goofy, serious, laid back, honest, sarcastic, healthy, loyal,
creative, forgetful. I think I'm an "ambivert."
I grew up near Santa Cruz and lived in California until I was 28. I
lived in Wisconsin and Colorado for 19 years, and moved back to
California In 2012. Because I lived out of state for so long I
really enjoy exploring new places in the Bay Area and
beyond--especially festivals, hiking & other outdoor stuff. I
love wandering & biking around SF, just watching people and
checking out areas I've never seen.
I think I have a pretty good sense of humor. I crack myself up
sometimes. That's normal, right? I'm not a social butterfly or a
life-of-the-party type, but I love good conversation, a good
debate, parties and get-togethers with friends. I also value my
I exercise pretty regularly. I'm not much of a cook but I am an
adventurous eater. I read mostly nonfiction. I don't have kids but
I'm a good uncle. I love "Shark Tank." I'm still friends with
people I've known since Kindergarten. I play Ultimate. (It's a game
with a frisbee, not ultimate fighting. Maybe I should say I do
I don't care much about the exotic places you've visited, your job
or your past. I care about how you treat people (including me),
whether you really listen when they talk to you, what you believe
your purpose is. And that's how I'd like to be judged too.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Always learning. Ttrying to make things better for myself and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm an excellent driver. I also write pretty well. I'm good at
being there when you need me. I usually appear pretty calm under
pressure even if I'm freaking out inside.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My long, supple tail. Also that I look like some celebrity or
someone they know. Recently I've been told I look like the guy from
Breaking Bad, the Mayor of San Jose and "someone in my family." In
the past it has been Tom Hanks, Vanilla Ice and Arnold
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Current reads: The Mentee's Guide, The Charisma Myth, a science
fiction novel from the library, The Atlantic, NYT, WaPo and a bunch
of education and politics blogs. Don't really have favorites in
Music: Eliane Elias, Foo Fighters, Jaime Cullum, Nickelback (guilty
pleasure), Jeff Hamilton Trio, Matt Nathanson, Cal Tjader, Emmylou,
Mingus, Bill Evans, Kings of Leon, Mumford & Sons, Mat Kearny,
Virginia Coalition, Roy Hargrove, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Belle
Brigade, Little Jackie and Kate Nash. I love Pandora, Earbits,
JazzRadio.com & podcasts from NPR, BBC & KQED.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've found I can live without a lot. But my life would be pretty
miserable without friends, music and things to read. And change,
and learning new things. And lip balm.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Face down in the gutter with my pants around my ankles.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The first record album I ever owned was by Barry Manilow. I think I
still know all the words to Avenue C.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
* You pay attention to what's going on in the world, but you can
also let go and have fun.
* You're looking for someone to explore with--the Bay Area,
Northern California, the world, life, ideas, etc.
* You can teach me something.
* You avoid phrases like "working on my stuff" and "speaking my
* You can make me laugh.
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