Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Regardless of age, gender, color, or creed, I believe the thing
that unites us is the belief that we would absolutely kill it if we
were invited to a weekend at Clooney’s villa. That’s my social
Grew up in Oklahoma but have lived in DC since college. I love it
here, but go back and forth on whether or not I’m a lifer. I have a
political communications-type job that keeps me busy and interested
… rooted firmly in DC but travel for work off and on.
My favorite weather is shorts and a sweatshirt, I don’t trust
people who won’t wave from boats, and I have no idea what your
Meyers Briggs type says about you. I own a tuxedo but spend more
time trying to keep my wine rack full. I take excellent travel
photos, believe “Terrapin Station” lasts the perfect amount of time
it takes to make a good roux, reclining your seat in coach is
inconsiderate, and guacamole should have a little garlic.
And of course I’m not perfect. My biggest personal failings include
an inability to passably speak a foreign language, read music,
drive stick shift, or water ski. I’ve never been entirely sure how
to use semi-colons, and I talk out loud to my Tivo when it butts in
with a horrible suggestion.
There’s a lot of talk around here about “living every day to the
fullest” – you should know up front that for me some days the
“fullest” is just going to be a bottle of wine I shouldn’t afford
and some good conversation. Or maybe a TV marathon. These aren’t
low standards, they’re small pleasures.
Like most people, I have my contradictions: I’m ok with 4 stars or
Five Guys; I despise emoticons but am coming around to the idea
that emojis may possess comic utility; celebrity culture is
ridiculous but if I’m getting on a plane I’m buying US Weekly; and
Martha Stewart gets a pass but Gwyneth Paltrow is a lifestyle
tyrant in need of a comeuppance.
I would rather cook than do the dishes, but I hate the word
“foodie.” I consider myself well-travelled but consider anyone who
says that about themselves a little obnoxious. Related, I’m not
against an occasional calculated risk.
I love adventures. Anything from a new restaurant to an overseas
destination to meeting a crazy family. Paradoxically, while I’m
really good at enjoying and recognizing adventures, I’m not so good
at planning them. (bright side: this leads to more adventures) I’ll
travel anywhere once, and most places more than that (bad news if
you’re dying to go to Bratislava). While I’ve had some amazing solo
adventures it’s become clear to me that I’d rather have someone to
travel with: you have to have people to talk to at the end of the
I'm interested in anyone that finds meaning in small things, needs
to find humor in sad and scary ones, and would prefer to deal with
it all glass in hand.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Big picture, I’m a consultant working on the
campaign/communications side of politics. I’m not a crusader,
periodically worry I’m “part of the problem,” and suspect I’ve
chosen this line of work because I can’t play professional sports.
Rooted firmly in DC, but travel fairly regularly.
More immediately, I’m concerned that somewhere in this profile I've
mixed up my they're/their/there's.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Standardized tests, ages 14-18. Struggling to recapture the magic
... worried I peaked too soon. Also, changing the subject.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Physically I have no idea, but most people ultimately realize that
while I can waiver between charming and inappropriate in the same
sentence, I generally get the benefit of the doubt.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Movies/Books/TV: Nothing that should impress you. I’d rather let
you rummage through my medicine cabinet that explore Season Passes
on my Tivo.
I’ve come to realize that I prefer to be challenged by art, not
entertainment. For me, movies/books/TV are for entertainment –
unplugging my brain.
So generally speaking, I prefer movies to films (“Armageddon” over
“American Beauty”, and I tear up every time I watch “A Knight’s
Tale”), have a soft spot for TNT/USA programming, and the last book
I read was some borderline ridiculous piece of historical fiction
that reaffirmed my belief that should I ever forget my Kindle, I
can take 5 minutes in an airport bookstore and find something to
read on a plane for under $15.
I suppose it’s important to note I’m not actively avoiding art as
entertainment – always up for something heavier than the usual –
just putting it out there that it’s not my default setting.
Music: my plan was to just check “most played” in my iTunes, but
that was straight up embarrassing. Default selections for albums
will always be the Dead, Springsteen, and Paul Simon. Beyond that,
I’m a “playlist” guy … my iTunes is filled with playlists like
‘Campfire,’ ‘Cooking,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘NOLA,’ and ‘Workout.’ I’m
tremendously proud of my work with 80s pop, and weighing whether or
not I want to get into vinyl.
I love all food, but it's more about the company. (oh, this is
important: a meal of tapas/small plates should be limited to groups
of 4 or less – I hate competing with my dinner companions)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Loving your family, friends, travel, good food, and laughing are
the “R S T L N E” of dating profiles: I'm giving you those for free
(but definitely please let me know if you're actively plotting
against your family or hate to laugh). So …
My portable battery pack charger
The remote control (seriously, life before these really
And I always take sparkling water to bed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
If I’m actually similar to these guys over here --->
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On Monday, I’m thinking I’d like find a quality group of people to
drink with and laugh about our lives. But that usually ends up
being Saturday. On Fridays after work I'm often thinking more about
making a nice dinner and buying a bottle of wine I can’t afford.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
In the 6th grade, I played the flute for two years. That’s where my
first girlfriend decided we should go out. To this day, I can't
explain either one.
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