Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
It's difficult to avoid sounding immodest when nearly every
sentence will begin with "I," but here goes:
I am fucking awesome.
Just kidding. I was born and raised in a Caribbean/ West Indian
community in Brooklyn. My parents and maternal grandmother
immigrated from Trinidad. I moved back to the area in August 2012
after finishing up grad school in Connecticut and seven months
living in Central America.
Un pensamiento que me hace sonreír: Quisiera sentarme afuera de un
café con una mujer bella, tomando un cortado, mirando a la gente, y
disfrutando el silencio entre nosotros dos.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Risking friendships while playing Taboo. Worth it. Tilting my head
back, closing my eyes, and slapping one of my knees when I
I organize and lead international immersion opportunities for
university students. A few times a year, I travel abroad, learn
about the world with my students, and try to do some good back
home. I also teach an intro level religious studies course.
I'm also trying to keep up my language studies. If anyone wants to
speak Spanish together, the first round is on me. The first two
rounds if you're willing to teach me French. So serious about this;
including totally platonic encounters.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking charge when needed. Balancing my assertiveness with a
thoughtful openness. Wearing bowties. I'm really bad at: tying
bowties (big fingers).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read a lot for work & personally. It's mostly nonfiction
I'm listening to whatever comes on my Nina Simone, salsa, and
bachata pandora stations.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good coffee/ drinks/ food, good books, my important people,
curiosity, my journal, and my passport. Honorable mention: Soul
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Mischief. Sex, race, gender, food, politics, justice. And of
course: Yo mama jokes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cliché about not having typical Friday nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have the voice of an angel.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Do it. It's better than skulking and leaving without a "Hi, it was
nice to creep on your profile for five minutes."
You own a pug. Seriously.
You are fabulous. The adjective, not the rapper. Well, the rapper,
too, I guess. Pause.
Who are you looking for?
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