Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an intellectually curious, beer-loving, NPR-listening,
Economist-reading, bike-riding, rugby-playing, surprisingly
I'm a surprisingly good dancer for a white boy, and a shockingly
good snuggler. Auto-correct wanted me to brag about my smuggling
abilities, but I haven't run coke since the 80's.
I have traveled to over 25 countries. So, there's only something
like 170 more to go. I've also been to 46 of the United States; I'm
okay with never visiting Nebraska.
Music is an extraordinarily large part of my life, especially
considering I have no musical talent whatsoever. Same goes with
My hipster friends call me a yuppie; my yuppie friends call me a
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spent two years as a corporate attorney in Big Law and hated damn
near every second of it.
Now, I'm a journalist. I love it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
useless trivia. My quizzo skills are world renown. Sadly, useless
trivia is about as valuable as anything else with the word
"useless" in its name.
Additionally: inadvertently offending people. Like, I'm the kind of
guy that would say "Man, there sure are a lot of dogs on OKCupid"
to a (virtual) room of girls on OKCupid, thinkingly only about that
statement literally (seriously, lots of you have puppies), and
being blithely unaware of the negative connotations people took.
The first things people usually notice about me
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that I'm probably yelling (but not angrily - excitedly). Perhaps at
them. Generally, I'm quite loud and animated.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Things by: Nietzsche, Camus, McLuhan, Locke, a few other
Fiction: Lolita, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Catch-22,
One Flew Over a Cuckoo's Nest, Crime and Punishment, White Teeth (I
don't read enough fiction, and rarely new fiction). I read almost
every Tom Clancy novel in middle school and early high school,
because that cold war spy shit is fucking badass when you're
What I read the most these days: the inky, The Economist, my alumni
magazines, historical biographies, histories, and books on
behavioral economics, sociology, social psychology and the
Movies/TV: I don't go to the movies often and don't watch a ton of
TV. Game of Thrones is the first series since The Wire to hook me
into regular viewing.
Food: I love damn near everything and enjoy trying new things all
the time. Except for tripe - that shit is gross.
Music: generally the stuff you'll hear on All Songs Considered,
WXPN, KEXP and classical (Classical, Romantic and Modern; not so
much Baroque - it's the bad 80's hair metal of classical music,
except shredding guitar solos are replaced by stuffy harpsichord
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.
public policy, Philadelphia, sports, writing, aesthetics and the
meaning of life. In about that order, too.
When I'm on here, I do wonder about 3 things:
1. Why so many girls have a picture of them in zombie makeup. Are
some guys into the decaying look? Is necrophilia in these
2. How so many girls apparently have professional photographers
following them around. My shots are all way lame
3. I also don't get the fake mustache thing. I'm not into hirsute
women or old time-y curly 'staches. Why is this a thing?
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
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I've been arrested. In Tijuana. And then deported.
You should message me if
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you live in Philadelphia.
To be brutally clear: I most likely will not respond if you live
outside Philadelphia. But I will feel guilty about not
Because people keep asking: it's more than mere logistics. If you
are relatively young and unattached, yet decide to live a car
dependent, detached life in the burbs, then we clearly have a
different set of interests.
Also, regardless of your romantic inclinations, if you have
something terribly interesting to say. I'm always looking for new
Who are you looking for?
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