Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm really not that good at breaking the ice, but I'm awesome at
keeping the water warm so the ice won't form again. I believe in
quality of conversation, not amount of it, so when I talk, I
usually am trying to communicate, otherwise I prefer to say nothing
before I've thought about it. If you can handle the intensity of
quiet moments and the depth of interesting conversations, then look
Sometimes I feel like a Knight Errant: scouring the world for
Truth, Adventure, Challenge, Honor, and, of course, Beauty. My
friends sometimes perceive me as being a "white knight", but that
is not how I imagine myself. I'm curious, intense (sometimes
uncomfortably so), imaginative, creative, respectful and
My passions in life revolves around a search for wisdom,
understanding, patience, peace, and calm and I find that personal
sports like Martial Arts (I practice Tai Chi and Systema),
swimming, hiking, biking, help me reach those goals.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As a linguist, I love languages and culture, and as a philologist I
enjoy learning words and phrases. That's why I'm an ESL Teacher at
the moment, and why I continue to study Japanese as well as other
languages that capture my interest.
I'm involved in a poetry group (music + language = <3) as well
as a few geeky groups for computers/tech. I continually try to stay
computer-literate and have a deep interest and fascination with
I try to travel once a year to somewhere, but I'm not touristy. I
prefer to integrate myself into cultural or natural surroundings
rather than hop from crowded hotspot to crowded hotspot, clambering
over people to get a picture of some thing. I was recently
in France, staying with wonderful people (that's why I travel). I
was the best man at my best friend's wedding in Rodez! After that,
it was Paris, wine, Montpelier, more wine, castles, wine again,
Toulouse, and even a short trip to Pamplona for the running of the
bulls. Did I mention the wine?
In my daily life I exercise, tutor, and try to enjoy the company of
my friends as much as possible. I prefer to be a good friend to a
few rather than merely familiar with lots of people. Schedules at
the daily level are hard to work around, but I do what I can to
meet new people and stay active, socially.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I don't like to toot my own horn or to "sell myself," as business
folk say. You'll see when you meet me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a bit introverted, quiet, but intense. It can put people off,
but it's not my intention; I just look for something to say rather
than blurt out anything to start conversation. In fact, I'm not
that good at initiating contact, but if you start up, I'll keep it
going for hours and hours. I promise you will enjoy it. (:
I'm fairly analytical, rational, and calm. I don't broadcast my
emotions / passions for all to see, but they are there, boiling
beneath the surface, waiting for expression.
Trust your gut with me, don't let my shy exterior fool you into
thinking I'm not interested or I don't like you, don't over-analyse
my actions (or inactions); just relax, then I'll relax, and we'll
have a great time together.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Never understood this field. We'll find stuff in common when we
chat/meet, no need to unload on you here.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
4. Pen & Paper
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Goals, plans, friends, the universe, the mind, the soul, reality,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working, tutoring, and going home to sleep for more of the same on
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have an uncanny sense of other people's character, so I fall for
ones I know I will like quickly and easily, but I don't feel that
it's always such a good thing, so it creates conflict and
hesitation in me.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
These are random thoughts about the kind of people I admire, which
I add to when I think of something. If you have even one of these
traits, and still want to get to know me, I encourage you to send
me a message.
You are comfortable with initiating conversation;
you do battle against your own comfort;
shopping, tv, movies, and other passive entertainment have no hold
over your life;
you are brave enough to go see what's out there;
you require no one's permission to pursue passions or do what you
you appreciate beauty wherever you find it, and seek it out;
the word 'passive' is not in your vocabulary;
you are not a cat person (I'm terribly allergic, sorry...);
you know what you like and you like to share it;
you don't take pictures of, nor glorify, food;
you like to smile;
you are hopeful;
you are honest about what you want from others;
you are non-traditional;
you see past the "foreigner" mask;
you are helpful and compassionate;
you communicate when you talk;
you have interesting suggestions;
music means more to you than just dance fodder;
you value thought;
you laugh at your own jokes;
you are good with people;
your idea of a good life does not revolve around staying
dependency irritates you;
you are unashamed of sexuality;
you value quiet;
a bike trip, a hike, or a jog in the rain makes you feel glorious.
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