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I don't believe in "guilty pleasures". If it gives you pleasure and
makes you happy, I see no good reason to issue it guilt. As long as
you're not preventing others from attaining happiness or avoiding
suffering in the process, go ahead and get weird.
I like games nights and costume parties. It's never a bad idea to
dress up silly with your friends for a laugh. I took up
snowboarding last year as a means of finding something to enjoy
about winter; it worked. I found an old murder mystery dinner game
while thrifting and I intend to play the hell out of it —
characters, costumes, terribly-executed accents, etc. I used to get
down with karaoke more than I probably should, but that's taken a
back seat lately to more physical activities like rock climbing and
Everything can be funny.
I'm not treating this with any sense of urgency — more of an "If we
have a lot in common, awesome, let's chat/hang and see where things
go," than an "I'm lonely and looking for someone to complete me."
I'm quite happy on my own, or surrounded by people that I love, but
am nevertheless open to meeting awesome new people and opting to be
individually awesome together.
I'm also into polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. If you already
have a partner, their input and feelings are important to me, too.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Confronting my fear of heights daily.
Overdressing for the occasion.
I'll be returning to academia in the fall in pursuit of a degree
with which to become a relationship counselor (with a focus on
non-traditional dynamics). Anyone with experience in the field who
would like to take a crack at encouraging/dissuading me, have at
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...making my friends friends. I really like inviting people from
different corners of my life out to do things together, and
discovering afterwards that they've since started hanging on their
own outside of my company. I get friendship compersion.
...taking a genuine interest in people. People are fascinating. I
feel that I can get along with anyone and share a natural
compassion with most human experience.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
B: Dawkins, Palahnuik, Harris, Hitchens, Ellison, Lama, etc. To be
honest these days, most of my reading consists of articles via RSS
feeds or Reddit. In preparation for future life ambitions, I'll
read pretty much anything relating to psychology.
Mo: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Slasher/Horror, High-/Low-brow
Comedy... I'm not above the odd RomCom, but you may have to sell me
on it pretty hard.
S: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is the best show nobody I know
watches. Honourable mentions to Arrested Development, Breaking Bad,
Louie, Archer, The Boondocks, Tim & Eric, etc. For nostalgic
reasons, I'm about to start revisiting '90s sitcoms, probably
starting with the awkward pilots and feeling like a psychic because
I know what's going to happen in everyone's near and distant
Mu: Tonnes. Rock, electronic, hip-hop, blues, metal, acoustic,
indie, and assorted pretentious things that make eyebrows raise. I
may have enough music to live out the rest of my life with a single
playlist which never repeats. Think you're into something I've
never heard of? Try me. If you show me something I'm blown away by,
I'll buy you a drink.
F: All. Stuff my face, plz. I'm also not one to turn down a meal of
any sort that I've never tried before — I tried Guinea Pig without
hesitation while in Peru this past winter; it was... underwhelming.
But I'm glad I tried.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I maintain the delusion that I could "do" without anything.
No, wait... music. And self-reflection. And deep, hearty belly
laughs. That is all. I'd probably just waste the last three on
something dumb like flavours of Crispers, anyway.
On second thought, All-Dressed, Ranch and... oh, let's say
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How awesome it is that our brains just perform complex tasks like
decoding language or physics without consciously thinking about it.
I've never been hit by a car in my life, but I've never actively
calculated for velocity or inertia before/while crossing the
street. If you don't think that's fascinating, you're doing it
What the person on the bus next to me was like as a child (or what
they'll be like as an adult/elder). I'm curious about the personal
stories of the background actors in my life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
6/7 of the way through the calendar week.
I don't like 'typical', but I could happily make TED Talks &
old-fashioneds my default fallback.
I'm a big fan of whimsy. Let's have an adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Given the chance, I will totally snoop your iTunes/music library
and high-five you for your guilty pleasures.
Hyperbole is literally worse than Hitler.
You should message me if
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...you have a suggestion as to who should play me in a film about
...you have a TED Talk you want to recommend to me.
...you want to play a real-life game of "Where's Waldo?" — get the
appropriate costume (glasses and all), head downtown and I'll find
you. Or vice versa.
...you want to join me for wine and Scrabble/Jenga in a nearby park
during the afternoon, or play surprise flashlight tag with the
people attempting to have discrete sex in the bushes at
Ultimately, though, these are just fun ways to meet new people. I
don't take OKC meet-ups too seriously, always going in with the
notion of "No pressure, no expectation, no worries". If we share
chemistry, cool; if not, cool. Either way, it should be relaxed and
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