Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
For the next few weeks I'm trying an OKC experiment! I quit this
site a while back because while I was lots of fun and meeting tons
of great people, I wasn't meeting the right ones. But I recently
had a thought. Out in the world, I rarely just walk up and start
talking to random people unless there's at least some
acknowledgment of interest (a lingering glance or the like). The
online equivalent to this is the Quickmatch or "4/5 Stars" thing.
So starting now I'm giving this a shot. If I look interesting, give
that little button a click. Who knows? Maybe our virtual eyes will
And now, the actual profile:
Just like this essay, I’m a work in progress. Unlike this essay,
I'm hoping that continues for the rest of my life. If I was to
describe myself in two(ish) words, it would be "deep-thinking
goofball." I’m always trying new things, including sailing,
dancing, music (listening and playing), cycling all over the city,
learning to shave with a straight-razor, ice skating in Bryant
Park, studying all kinds of things, and finding any excuse to dress
to the nines. Most recently, I started self-publishing children's
books, picked up the didgeridoo, and have a love/hate relationship
with the foam roller so many of my running friends do.
Among my proudest (material) possessions are more sportcoats than I
can count, six hats in semi-regular rotation (and a few that
aren't), three ukuleles, three bicycles, and an adorable shih-tzu
who thinks he's a cat.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
For my chosen career, I utilize words that have been invented by
other people by coalescing them into new and interesting
combinations for the purpose of persuading people into entering a
monetary arrangement with a third party which will deliver them
goods or services, which are also invented by other people, and
which may or may not actually be necessary for the person I am
attempting to persuade. (In other words, I write
As I mentioned above, I have just started a side business
self-publishing children's books. Two so far, and hopefully more to
come later (maybe non-children's books as well). I'm also gradually
dipping my toe into the world of voice-overs and audiobooks.
Hmmm... I wonder if I can combine those somehow.
For fun, see the previous section.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Ironing (see the sportcoat comment above).
Taking myself seriously.
Not taking myself seriously.
Doing good words and sentences structured interestingly.
Buying books faster than I can read them. The iPad is not helping
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmmm... the most compliments I get are about the smile and curly
hair. Followed by, "Oh my god, I wish I had your eyelashes!" Also
most people seem to think I'm 8 years (give or take) younger than I
am, and are quite shocked when they hear the truth.
I also have a great voice, and on the recommendations of both
friends and random people in the street I'm looking into a voice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Rumi, Alexander Dumas, the Mahabharatta, C.S. Lewis, various
mythologies, Shakespeare, Herman Hesse, and Rumi (yes, I said Rumi
Movies: Godfather (duh), Time Bandits, Muppet Movie (the original
of course), Joe vs. the Volcano, Lord of the Rings,
Firefly/Serenity, Network, Fisher King, basically any Steve Martin
or Albert Brooks film.
Music: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Chet... basically people who don't
require a last name. Except for Bach. But then he doesn't require a
Food: Let's just say I know the difference between "Italian" and
"Eye-talian." Also a huge fan of cheese, even the stinky kinds.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-My puppy - yeah, he's 6 years old but he's still a puppy to
-My bike - I use it pretty much anytime I'm not dressing up for a
night out or when the weather is really awful.
-Learning new things.
-Some sort of creative outlet.
-Water. Not just the drinking kind. If I don't get out and see a
beach, river, etc. every once in a while I go a bit batty.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Too much to list, so I'll limit it to stuff related to this
-How I can have the same answer to a yes/no question as someone and
still have it highlighted red as a "wrong" answer.
-How so many people on here seem to just want to email back and
forth forever. Isn't the whole point to MEET?
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 bought my couch based largely on whether or not you could spoon
Also, I'm occasionally jealous of my female friends because they
have much better "bad online date" stories than I do. I've had
everything ranging from her becoming a girlfriend to, "We just
didn't click," but never anything thing worse than that. Most
people would consider that lucky, but I wouldn't mind having one
good story to share in return for all of their hilarious ones.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're curious about me, the world, yourself, or preferably all of
the above. I don't particularly care if your taller than me. Or
shorter for that matter.
You can talk about meaningful things or goof around endlessly (can
you hold your own in a conversation about Homer's Odyssey OR Homer
Simpson?). You'll both inspire and challenge me. You who know the
difference between growing stronger and growing harder. You think a
relationship has more to do with two people looking in the same
direction, than just looking at each other.
You're ready for your last first date.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.