Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a journalist based out of D.C., but currently in Nairobi
through October on an assignment. Lover of strong coffee,
handwritten letters, witty banter, animals, great American novels,
tennis, volleyball, campfires, unexpected conversations,
international adventures, obscure pop culture references, bad puns
and soul music.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Covering global women's rights and working on a TV script on the
side. Also watering my plants on a semi-regular basis, slaying
crossword puzzles and scrabble boards, and trying to keep life a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Parallel parking, writing, making the perfect mixtape, peeling
crawfish, twerking, solving other people's relationship problems.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been called a "tall drink of water," but I have yet to figure
out what that means aside from the tall part. It's a compliment,
right? I don't even care.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Ohhhhh man here goes. Books: Wuthering Heights, The Sun Also Rises,
The Great Gatsby, The Phantom Tollbooth (#TBT), anything by Junot
Diaz, Tom Robbins, Toni Morrison, or Hemingway. Really into
non-fiction and biographies at the moment. Favorite movies are Pulp
Fiction, Royal Tenenbaums, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting
("It's not your fault!") I watch True Detective and House of Cards,
and I'm devastated that Breaking Bad is over. I'm all over the
place with music, but I especially love 60s soul, 90s hip-hop,
Robyn (yasssss!), Holy Ghost!, Van Morrison, the Beatles, the
Stones, and Radiohead. D'Angelo's new album is incredible.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Oxygen, sunlight, food, water, exercise and guacamole.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What the one thing is that Meatloaf wouldn't do for love. Whether
cheesecake is technically a cake or a pie. Why Congress is so
fucked up and has so few women in it. Maybe I just answered my own
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I try to avoid typical Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I absolutely hate online dating, like probably more than you do.
But I am willing to do this to expand the universe of awesome
people I might meet.
That said, if one more person writes "u" instead of "you" in a
message to me on this thing I might go insane, quit my job, move to
a deserted island and throw all my electronic devices in the ocean.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You've got soul. You know who you are and what you want. You know
what it feels like to laugh so hard actual tears come out of your
eyes, and to get so absorbed in a book that you read it standing up
on the metro. You are genuinely curious about people and difference
cultures, and you're plugged into what's going on in the world.
You're kind to waiters, you respect women, you can laugh at
yourself, and you don't take shirtless selfies at the gym. You seek
out adventures. Bonus points if you like to dance.
Who are you looking for?
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