Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
As I write this, I've just landed in St. Louis after four years in
San Francisco. I went to Wash U, but I'm looking to meet new people
and explore a bit. It's a big city! Well, okay, not really. But
there's a lot of it that's still new to me.
Also that means that, for the moment, I'm sans vehicle (never
needed one in SF). I'll buy one soon, but it seems like a fair
warning to give in a dating situation.
Other stuff? I fell in love with snowboarding (which makes it
really dumb that I moved to the Midwest again!). I cannot be
trusted with chocolate milk or Imo's Pizza. Desperate to travel
more than I have in the past (going to Korea/Japan in the spring!).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I run the customer service team at a small tech company. We're
growing a bunch and it's super stressful and lots of fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Tall, sarcastic, shaved head. I don't know. This seems like it's a
question for you, not me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Anything/everything by Haruki Murakami,
Infinite Jest, East of Eden. I don't read as much
as I should or as much as I used to. Trying to fix that. Just
started Gravity's Rainbow. We'll see how it goes.
Shows: I watch my beloved St. Louis Cardinals on
my computer almost daily during the season. Otherwise, I'm the guy
who doesn't get everyone's Arrested Development references.
Currently the only contemporary shows I'm caught up on are Sherlock
and Game of Thrones.
Music: Used to be into rock in my angsty youth,
but I've mellowed out a lot. Lately: Bastille, Imagine Dragons,
Everything Everything, X Ambassadors, Nine Inch Nails, Magic Man,
and an unabashed love of Top 40s pop.
Food: I love sandwiches and Korean food. Bibimbap
is my desert island food. Mushrooms are gross. I'll try most
anything and people who won't weird me out.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm only doing three of these, because I'm a renegade.
1. My phone -- Typical millenial. Pretty reliant
on my phone for directions and podcasts and so forth. Especially
since I don't really know my way around STL.
2. My baseball glove -- I don't use it much these
days (particularly since my throwing shoulder is kinda busted), but
in thinking about which of my possessions I'd least like to lose,
it came to mind. It would make me sad not to own a glove,
particularly my glove from college. Feel free to psychoanalyze
3. Body pillows -- FUCK YES body pillows are the
best. They are gigantic and soft and you can spoon with them.
I have lots of other things I'm attached to or use every day (my
computer, some old pictures, my snowboard), but almost nothing that
would really crush me if it disappeared in an apartment fire or
something. Most stuff can be replaced. You can't take it with
I guess it would suck to lose all of my clothes, though. Why can't
I back my clothes up to the cloud? Get on it, Dropbox.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I can't type a goddamn em dash with a normal button on my
keyboard. It's 2013! Give me an em dash key you bastards!
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On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopefully eating some sort of delicious food at a restaurant with
friends. Failing that, hopefully hanging with said friends later
on, either at someone's house, or at a bar, or whatever. I am
likely to be drinking, because I do that "socially," like it says
over on the side there.
If it's a quieter night, maybe a movie or cooking dinner or
something more low-key. I suppose I might be on a date, also.
That's what this thing is for, right? You should probably message
me so that I can be on a date, maybe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I find writing messages on OkCupid totally exhausting. So if you
got one from me, I'm probably napping. Shit's stressful and I
overthink it like whoa.
You should message me if
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You like to explore the city and find the local treasures, because
that's what I intend to do. New restaurants, dive bars, clubs (the
less snooty, the better), live music venues. If you like to have a
good time in either hiking boots or high heels, we'll get along.
Who are you looking for?
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