Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm fairly new to all of this on-line dating stuff and honestly
find meeting this way a little awkward... but here goes...
In terms of "me", I'm very honest and easy going. I like to do just
about anything and I'm always up for adventure. I like to travel
and don't get bored of airports. I don't play games. I'm very
generous and kind-hearted. I stay away from cruel, obnoxious,
egotistical people - life's too short to have a mind filled with
I'm goal oriented and like to think long term, which means I tend
to have a basic plan of how I'm going to get to some objective.
This doesn't mean that I'm not spontaneous - I actually think that
being spontaneous is a lot of fun! Some of my best memories have
come from spontaneous decisions - particularly when they involved
road trips! :)
I'm a fairly busy person and have a very demanding job, in addition
to completing a thesis in economics on the side. Both of these are
important to me, but so are relationships and connecting with
people so I make time. I try to keep fit - I love trail running and
bike practically everywhere I go to the point where I'm thinking of
selling my car. I've seen people on the river with kayaks or canoes
and would love to try that with someone.
I've travelled and moved around a lot - Canada, South Africa and
the U.K. I've been in D.C. for just over a year and have really
enjoyed it and would like to call it home.
Me me me,... so now in terms of what I'm looking for and "you" -
ultimately, I'm looking for love and happiness but life's an
adventure and a journey and I'm happy to play it by ear. I'm
looking for someone who enjoys life, is good-natured and has a
sense of humour. Someone who takes care of themselves and either
has a job or is studying full-time. Someone who has a 'joie de
vivre' and can also be spontaneous while pursuing some kind of
overall goal would be an added bonus. I would love to meet someone
who shares similar interests in sports and the outdoors. I realise
that this is pretty general but I find it hard to describe the
person I'm looking for,... I think I'll just know when I meet
This isn't a very comprehensive summary and it skips over my
history, what I do for a living and specifics about what I do for
fun. I will fill this in more detail as soon as I get a chance,....
In the meanwhile, any questions you may have are very welcome.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm happy with my life but could always be a little happier if I
found someone to share it with.
I work for a large multilateral development organisation and really
enjoy it. I love working with developing countries and after a
career in the private sector it feels good to be using my skills
well,... quite frankly,... for those people who couldn't normally
In my spare time, I'm either trying to finish my PhD thesis,
exercising, travelling, chatting with friends,... or,... in the
case or "right now",... trying to think of "what I'm doing with
my life" :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...procrastination.,... in fact I think I'll fill this out
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
..this one can wait too....
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favourite book of all time - Crime and Punishment. The book I'm
currently trying to finish - War and Peace, but it's slow going.
The book is excellent, it's just finding the time that's difficult.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
1. friends & family
4. the radio (NPR or BBC Int'l)
6. my bicycle
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
,...unfortunately, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking
about calculus. (For the PhD) But when I'm not thinking of that,
I'm either clearing my mind or thinking about random made-up
scenarios/thoughts,... I have a pretty good imagination and can
keep myself entertained for quite a while. (This last part
should also count as my answer towards "the most private thing I'm
willing to admit".)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately there has been no such thing as a 'typical Friday night' but
activities range from travelling, parties, meeting old friends,
entertaining out of town guests, drinks with colleagues,
:-( bbq'ing :-) or just chatting with family on the phone.
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