Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The weather is turning cold and driving us back inside to endure
the long, dark months, and so I have returned to OK Cupid to
continue the eternal struggle to find a compatible partner.
I'm basically a Minnesota farm boy who moved to Boston for school.
I'm also ex-Mormon, an Iraq vet, a musician, a Harvard student, a
computer geek, an entrepreneur, an occasional gym rat, and an
aviation fanatic. I have lived and traveled internationally and I'd
like to be an expat again some day.
I guess what I'm saying is that there's a lot here and some of it
is contradictory and unexpected, but like Whitman I am large, I
In a relationship I am sincere (as opposed to sarcastic / snarky --
that works for some people but not me), emotionally open, and
committed. I don't jump into things quickly, but when I do decide
to get involved with someone I will do anything I can to make it
work between us.
Also I should say that I'm looking for something long term --
possibly even the big M. I'm too busy to chase one night stands or
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working full time and learning to play the violin / fiddle. I'm
also learning Swedish and I occasionally brew beer in my
Oh, and returning to the gym now that I've (mostly) recovered from
getting my back messed up in Iraq. I seriously cannot wait to get
some of my strength back.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening sympathetically, the English language, and learning
things about computers or aircraft. (I am a huge aviation
I've often heard that I'm good at reading people, but I feel like
everyone thinks they're good at that so I'm skeptical.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I often hear that I have kind eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Almost anything by Neal Stephenson. Roger Zelazny
. Chicken tikka
masala, or anything Moroccan. (I lived in Morocco
for two years.)
I don't usually watch TV but I'm a sucker for Game of Thrones and
The Avengers. The Blacklist, too: even though the writing could be
improved I've fallen in love with James Spader's portrayal of
Tom Waits, Roger Zelazny, and Clive Barker are giants in their
field and can do no wrong.
My tastes are generally pretty eclectic, to be honest - especially
in music. But I absolutely adore Dvorak's Romance in F Minor
and Chopin's Opus 9,
particularly the first
In closing... are there rocks ahead? If there are, we'll all be
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My violin. Books.
A text editor and a compiler.
Conversation partners. I don't just mean "friends" generically; I
mean people with whom I can have long, engaging discussions on any
of several topics.
Proper grammar and punctuation. My mother drilled it into me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How well I would do, given my knowledge and skillset, if I were
randomly transported to a different time in history. (The ability
to communicate comes free with the thought experiment, but cultural
sensitivity does not.)
I've decided that showing up right around the time of the Chicago
World's Fair would be optimal.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Honestly, I'm kind of a homebody. I do go out with my friends
occasionally, but going out drinking every weekend is getting old.
I'm starting some new projects that will keep me busy and I
practice the violin a lot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm an ex-Mormon, and I am so much happier now that I got out of
that religion. It's still a pretty big part of who I am though. I
guess it's hard to be raised in an oppressive cultish religion
without it having an impact. Go figure.
You should message me if
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