Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Disclaimer before you read any further: If you give me your phone
number to either set up a date or we actually go out and it goes
well, I will call you (not text). I'm not a teenager. I'm a man.
And men call.
Alright, here goes:
I've recently returned to Ann Arbor. Grew up in Detroit and moved
to Chicago for nine years after law school. A job opportunity took
me out to LA but now I've decided to relocate back to Ann Arbor to
be closer to family and friends.
I'm a good guy (aspiring to be great) who tries to surround himself
with good people. My family and friends are extremely important to
me. I definitely try to laugh at pretty much all aspects of life,
I guess I'm fairly typical guy/man in some of my major interests:
sports, movies (by far one of my favorite things to do is to go to
the movies, which I try to do at least 3-4 times per month. Also,
I'm the kind of person who likes to sit through every preview if at
all possible), reading (I wish I read more books although I do read
the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Politico, and Grantland on-line
almost every day) and music (in my opinion the right music adds to
pretty much any activity). What makes me different is the level of
passion I try to bring to these interests as well as to everyday
My goal for this year is to follow the lead of Jim Carrey's
character Carl Allen from the movie "Yes Man" and try more new
things (if you haven't seen "Yes Man" then maybe YOU need to try
more new things starting with seeing "Yes Man"). A sub-goal I have
is to try and grow another inch to get to 6'0 even. I'm doing this
by trying to eat more vegetables as well as stretching.
I get along with most people unless they're jerks, mean-spirited,
pessimistic, or overly negative (so if you're any of those things
we're probably not a good match). Also, I have to warn you that I
will most likely make you smile (and probably even laugh) at some
point the first time we meet. If you hate laughing, or have some
kind of medical condition where smiling and/or laughing isn't a
good idea, then we probably aren't a good match either. I'm just
saying, I thought I'd be honest.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a lawyer but don't practice law. Instead I work at the
University of Michigan helping the University and its faculty try
to use digital education tools to teach their students
It's challenging and sometimes fun. But not as much fun as being a
pro athlete would be. Or a rock star. Or a movie star. But as
as "regular" jobs go, it's not too bad!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Going to movies
playing and watching sports
telling and laughing at jokes
listening to music
making fun of my friends (but in a nice way)
trying new things around the city
creating iPod mixes
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm optimistic, funny, supportive of friends and family,
passionate, interesting, and physically fit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell, "The Man With The Gold" (the
autobiography of Mr. T), "John Adams" by David McCullough,
"Boomerang" by Michael Lewis.
TV: Parks and Rec, Veep, How To Make It In America, The
Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Parenthood, Mad Men,
Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Happy Endings,
King of Queens, The League
Movies: I need to put some more thought into this one b/c it's a
much tougher list to decide on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My iPod is full of lots of bad music that I still love. 80's and
90's one hit wonders. If you want to know some specific examples,
feel free to ask.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're interested in the possibility of meeting someone who will
help you get after it. It = life.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.