Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
To be totally honest, online dating scares me a little. For the
most part, that's associated with the fact that I don't know how to
summarize myself with the right balance of pride and humility, not
to mention humor and sincerity and whatever else is supposed to go
into it. But here goes...
How bad could I be? I'm a neuroscientist (taking a temporary jaunt
into policy, but a scientist at heart). I lived in Paris for a
while. I love ridiculous action movies (my good friend says it's
because I secretly wanted to be a spy... Alas, I am a terrible liar
and this would never make it for a moment in the clandestine
services). I collect old books and antique baseball paraphernalia.
My favorite color is teal, and if you don't know what that is, our
relationship will never work, because you have obviously never
played with crayons (I'm willing to give a little, here, but if you
don't like crayons, there's something more seriously wrong than a
lack of familiarity with the complex color wheel). Politically, I
lean left - quite far to the left. Let me say that again in another
way, in case it wasn't perfectly clear: I AM VERY, VERY LIBERAL.
Socially and fiscally. That won't be changing soon. My favorite
game is trivial pursuit. Or Balderdash. It's so hard to choose!
Travel is essential to my life, even though I haven't done as much
of it as I'd like. I love my family and my friends; they are my
anchor, and they mean the world to me. So yes, I am smart, sweet,
and funny. I think that makes me a good person to get to
There's more, but I think it's best to stop there. Thanks for
making it to the end.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to live up to my reputation.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
... lots of things. Like badminton. And crossword puzzles. And
rotating objects in visual space.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My laugh. I've been told I have the laugh of a person at least
twice my size.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Too many to count. Last conquest, "A History of the World in
Movies: likewise. I love movies, sometimes even bad ones.
Music: this changes with my mood.
Food: FRUIT. Love fruit. Nearly all kinds of fruit. Except honeydew
melon. Can't stand honeydew. And why is it EVERYWHERE? It's like
there's some massive conspiracy by the honeydew lobby to monopolize
fruit plates across the nation.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family, my friends, my sanity, my library card, my bathtub, and
the oxford comma. It might not hurt to have my contacts, too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Science. Thought. Law. Interpersonal/societal dynamics. Aesthetics.
I also occasionally like to think about what major male celebrities
and members of government would look like dressed as women. It
helps relax me before presentations. Props to Jared Leto for
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have an unnatural aversion to umbrella usage. (Seattlelites
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... You're funny, silly, and interesting and don't mind if I'm the
same. If all or much of that applies to you, please, let me know.
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