Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A few notes to start:
If you're here because I visited your profile; Hi, I'm John. Yes, I
saw your profile. Chances are, I read the whole damn thing, as is
my habit. If you're interested in talking, I'm all for it.
I am a thirty-something Geek
, NPR fan
amongst bits of arbitrary
pigeonholing. Give me a flannel shirt and a PBR and I would look
suspiciously hipster-ish, though oddly enough I have also been
called a "Bro" on more than one occasion... Given my no pretenses
admission of nerdiness, being called a bro is particularly
I'm a useful person to have around, this usefulness comes both in
the form of useful tools carried and information. this is
especially true in places I've had time to explore. I am also
doggedly loyal to my friends, family and lovers.
I am also nigh allergic to dating site clichés. It's fine if you
really do like to have fun (with Friends or without, though it is
entirely redundant. If
You didn't enjoy it, it wouldn't be fun.) listen to music and in
general think you are an easy going person, in fact, most people do
all or most of those things however it must be asked if it's really
necessary to mention in a dating profile given said redundancy?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am on a mental health break from Pitt. As it turns out, I was
clinically depressed and didn't realize... I figured I should not
be trying to prep for law school while I and my doctor puts with my
brain chemistry. I should be back to classes soon, but until then,
I hate to admit it, but I'm sort of at loose ends... I'm not a fan
of being so sedentary so any distraction offered by interesting
people will likely be gratefully accepted.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
That depends upon whom you ask. Yes, I know that's a cop-out, but,
honestly I don't know. I know that I have a large vocabulary, so I
guess I could say I am good at the word... Thing. I'm hell on
wheels at Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tall, broad and often look irritated in public. It's not that I
am actually irritated, but that's frequently what people think.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: "The Rookie"- Scott Sigler, The "Golden Age of the Solar
Clipper" series- Nathan Lowell, "World War Z"- Max Brooks,
"Starship Troopers"- Robert Heinlein and hundreds of others, not
all of them in podcast form.
Movies: My taste in movies is generally pretty broad, but I am
really picky about comedies.
Music: If you keep me away from the top 40, the bad hip-hop and the
country, I'm sure I'll find something I can listen to. Though I
have been re-acquainting myself with jazz lately.
Food: As long as there aren't peanuts (I'm mildly allergic...) I'm
happy trying about anything. I've lately gotten into tapas, which
has been an interesting experience.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Useful tools: Like any other highly evolved great-ape, I am a
dyed-in-the-wool tool user. I like having things on me to cover the
needs of most daily situations.
2) The internet: I'm a bit of an information junkie. This condition
has only gotten worse since I got an iPhone. I prefer to be able to
look up information when I need it, so I will always have some sort
of internet capable device on me.
3) Food: I know, it sounds cliché, but, Food or more precisely,
good food makes me happy.
4) Something to keep my hands busy: Take that as innocently or as
lasciviously as you like. I mean it in all of those fashions. The
old saw about idle hands being the devil's playground is often true
5) Bags: I know this will sound odd, but I like bags. I like having
something on hand that I can carry stuff in and that contains all
of the enormously useful crap I tend to lug around.
6) Sex: This should be totally unsurprising. Like other well
adjusted, relatively decent men I have a sex drive. Unlike many
other well adjusted, relatively decent men, I'm willing to openly
admit it. This does not mean that I am only looking to get laid,
nor does this mean that I am going to start messaging someone
asking if I can pretty please have sex with them. You
shouldn't have to put up with that bullshit and I couldn't imagine
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
If you want the honest answer: Sex and more sex and literature...
Politics, current events, pop culture and sex.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a friend's house or something, or I could be home. Really, it
all depends on the particular Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I spent a long time being a not so great person. It's because I had
a lot of growing up to do, and that immaturity had a lot of
unintended repercussions. I am getting a lot better, but I guess
you could say that I can still improve.
You should message me if
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If you got all the way to the end of this profile and you don't
have a perfectly good reason to break the ice, I really don't know
what to tell you. It's not like I bite. (Unless it's requested...)
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