Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Firstly, I realise that questions like these invite a pretty
selective self-appraisal. Rarely, I feel, will we acknowledge our
most intimate details, despite the fact that those details are what
truly define us.
That being said, I'm a climber, a runner, and a reader, who loves
wit and intelligence above all things but doesn't always need to
intellectualise. I prefer the letter s to the letter z, and will
add a u to any word if I can get away with it. I'm never ready for
summer to end, but I love the winter once it gets here, and I spend
as much time as I can outdoors.
There are probably more illuminating details that I could share,
but it's more interesting to save them for conversation.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trying not to be too boastful.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My accent. It's all over the place. I spent my formative years in
England and Saudi Arabia, and I went to school with a lot of
American and Dutch kids. So, I sound like I'm from South Africa.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
At Swim-Two-Birds, Pale Fire, Alice in Wonderland, If On a Winter's
Night a Traveler, Unpopular Essays, Neuromancer
Vertigo, The Usual Suspects, Wall-E, Citizen Kane, Dazed and
Anything good, but recently Amon Tobin, Glenn Gould, The Naked and
Famous, The Limousines, Air
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Shoes and ships and sealing wax
Cabbages and kings
Why the sea is boiling hot
Whether pigs have wings
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out having fun, in doing work, away in a different city, climbing
at the MIT gym or just enjoying a glass of wine with a friend.
There's no such thing as typical.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have something you'd really like to tell me.
You think we'd get along and you want to go on an adventure.
You have a chalet on Ross Island, and you'd like to invite me down
there for a week this winter.
You know which is lower of -40 Fahrenheit or -40 Celsius.
Who are you looking for?
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