Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I take great pleasure in the little things--reading a good book,
listening to music, and walking around on a nice day with a cup of
coffee and nowhere else to be. I like going to bars, but boozing
for sport can get old and I’m always looking for new inspiration -
which is one reason why I recently moved from Chicago to NY. (So if
you have any ideas for my "Things to do in New York" list, send 'em
I like to run, swim laps and generally stay fit, but I'll gladly
scrap it all for an evening of great food and drink with my best
Everyone who knows me well would probably say that I enjoy making
people (including myself) laugh, and I think I’m good at it. But
I’m not one of those people who are always “on” - in fact, the
older I get, the more my introverted side rears itself (primarily
in the form of needing some alone time to recharge). I usually have
a creative side project going, whether it’s something I’m writing,
photos I want to shoot or a home design project.
I'd love to meet someone who can take me somewhere I've never been
(that'll be easy) or introduce me to my next favorite band, and is
always up for something new. I've always been turned on to creative
types, whether it's their full-time job or something they do in
their spare time, like writing, playing music, designing, etc., but
I'm open to meeting a smart, funny actuary.
Travel is very important to me and I like meeting people who are
well traveled or have ambitions to be. Past trips include Thailand,
Argentina, Belize and a two-week solo trip to Europe. I would
definitely travel alone again, but there’s a lot to be said for
having someone to share it with.
I try not to be too judgmental, but I should mention that if any of
your photos are of you, shirtless, I'll probably think you're a
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day, I work in advertising. It's a good job, but the hours are
longer than I'd like and I value my life outside the office much
more. Back in Chicago, I had a side gig as a contributing writer to
various local magazines, which I enjoyed a lot more.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
keeping plants alive
asking questions and listening to the answers
incurring library fines
writing really good/shitty R&B songs
taking real movie names and turning them into dirty ones
throwing BBQs (back in Chicago)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Last book I read: The Orphan Master's Son.
Favorite movie: this one's easy, Meatballs. I loved Bill Murray
before you did and I can probably recite the entire movie (not that
I would put you through that).
Last show I went to: Beach House at the Riviera (Chicago)
TV shows: Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Mad Men, The Wire, Six
Feet Under, Arrested Development, Girls.
If I were going to be executed my last meal would probably be filet
mignon, mashed potatoes, something chocolate, and red wine.
However, my tastes are usually not that vanilla. I try to eat
healthfully most of the time, but will eat almost anything and love
Indian, Asian, seafood, etc.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee, chocolate, running shoes, reading material, music and wine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next trip.
Yoga - how I wish I liked it and that I should go more often.
My niece and nephew (4 year-old twins who, rightfully, think I'm
Recipes (70% of which I'll never get around to making - especially
now that I live in NY).
Canceling my cable.
Friends and family in Chicago. No regrets about moving here, but I
My list of "Things to do in NY".
Getting the F out of the city.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually dinner/drinks with friends. Occasionally a show or
But I might have spent a recent Friday night with a bottle of wine
and a Jeffrey Dahmer documentary. Sometimes the work week just gets
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.