Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an evolutionary anthropology (bit.ly/1ckO7Yn) PhD student at
Durham University, originally from Brooklyn NY.
Before I came to the UK I had been spending my days in museums
mostly, but now I can be found walking my greyhound Woody through
the Durham countryside and reading books over a cup of coffee on
During the summer, I'm usually waist-deep in the dirt of a foreign
country. Think of a blonde, female Indiana Jones without the
I'm looking for someone who would enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of
the Museum of Natural History in NYC (I can give you one), who
doesn't mind the antics of kittens, and who understands the use of
the Oxford comma. The last one is optional.
Intellectual curiosity and the appreciation of good whiskey are
preferred. The ability to make banana (American) pancakes is
prioritized. Hopefully, you'd find my annoyance with the passive
voice in the last two sentences endearing.
I'm in desperate need of an opportunity to go camping again (give
me one)! I love hiking, but it usually takes me a while because I
stop and draw everything.
I can be convinced to have a Lord of the Rings extended edition
marathon. If you haven't read Harry Potter, I might make you.
You'll thank me later.
Important information to know:
My favorite color is blue.
My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin.
My favorite ice cream is cookies and cream.
I have a soft spot for men who have soft spots for kittens.
P.S. I'm not currently looking for a one night stand.
P.P.S. Overly groomed mustaches make me feel uncomfortable.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a BA in Physical Anthropology and an MSc from Durham, but
I've studied at Cambridge and University of Dallas too*
Right now I'm studying the civil war in Guatemala and the effects
of genocide on communal identity.
*studied at, not graduated from. No, I do not have 3 undergraduate
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I ride horses whenever I can and I absolutely love it. Drawing and
sculpture are some of my favorite hobbies, as well as writing
(prose mainly but some poetry).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Lord of the Rings
The Modern Prometheus
The Monkey's Paw
The Yellow Wallpaper
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Pride and Prejudice
The Da Vinci Code
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
A Very Long Engagement
North and South
Beauty and the Beast
The Silence of the Lambs
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Lord of the Rings
The Princess Bride
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Pillars of the Earth
Almost every Disney movie
Sense and Sensibility
All of the Pride and Prejudices
The Dark Knight
The Daily Show
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Law and Order SVU
How I Met Your Mother
The Idan Raichel Project
Mumford & Sons
I've recently been on a Southwestern U.S./Latin American kick,
experimenting with some organic spices I picked up at a farmer's
market in Santa Fe. I'm also getting ready for an Indian inspired
cook off, so I'm getting into curries too. I've been told that my
carrot cake is the best carrot cake ever, and that my apple pie is
pretty awesome too. Definitely willing to live up to those
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My favorite book
Cookies and cream ice cream
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I do my best to avoid typical Friday nights. Typical has a tendency
to turn out uninteresting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a dedicated Harry Potter fan. If you like Harry Potter, we'll
almost definitely get along.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
A series of unfortunate dating events has led to the creation of
the following list of suggestions:
-Be nice. No seriously, don't antagonize me in your email. I will
not respond and you shall remain lonely. (This includes telling me
that I can't be smart because I'm pretty, that I would be a good
trophy wife, that I am too tall, that Harry Potter is overrated,
that I am a man etc.)
-Have at least one book in your "favorites" section. Please.
-Ride a motorcycle. (Optional of course, but totally
-Don't use the word "panties" in your first email to me.
UPDATE: Don't ditch me halfway through our first date to buy
cocaine and then get high in the dirty bathroom of the bar. You'd
think I wouldn't have to say this.
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