Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
- I once Tinder matched with Chelsea Clinton and didn't even say
- I can play the accordion... but choose not to.
- Gluten is sensitive to *me*.
- I barely cried after the intro to Pixar's "UP".
- Your parents already like me.
- I invented dubstep... at my 5th grade recorder recital.
Probably the most fascinating part of these personal facts--and
many others like them--is they're completely un-true! But, you
know, that hardly makes them less interesting! And now that I have
your attention let's continue to true-er things...
How about we talk about what we both like?
Since there's a chance that you and I may go on a date someday,
that seems important.
Here: this is a list of some things I think are—or might be—totally
awesome. I'm not saying we should do them on our first date; I'm
just saying that I hope you're excited by these ideas too:
- SCUBA diving the Great Barrier Reef
- Spending, like, way too much money on a Bay to Breakers
- Waking up early to watch the sun rise
- Thoroughly reading the Wikipedia entries on "The Donner Party",
"Relativistic time dilation", "Origin of the domestic dogs".
- Backpacking the entire Pacific Crest Trail
- Jumping off a cliff (into water)
- Watching the movie "Sharknado"--a movie about a tornado hitting
Los Angeles that is full of killer sharks
- Bicycling through Europe for three months
- Doing a bunch of drugs at Burning Man
- Driving a VW Van to all the Western US National Parks
- Internet. Cat. Videos.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to balance two somewhat opposing desires: I love my life and
friends and career in beautiful San Francisco... but I have an
intense desire to see the rest of the world.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking about dating if time ran backwards...
I would see you for the first time as your train pulled into the
station. We would then tearfully say hello. As we grew younger
together we would drift apart emotionally—un-sharing experiences.
We would un-climb Half Dome together, un-watch Zoolander once a
week and un-meet your parents.
Outrageous apartment rent prices in San Francisco would fall to be
slightly less Outrageous. Progressively slower and slower iPhones
would be released. Baristas would methodically suck frothed milk
back into latte machines. I would carefully delete lines of code at
We would slowly un-discover each other's little flaws and
As we get less and less serious our lives would slowly untangle
from each other; we would un-meet each other's friends. Eventually
we would kiss for the last time. The final time we see each other
would be over drinks a few days before messaging on OKCupid.
...Sooner or later you would start dating your ex-boyfriend.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I make love like an eagle falling out of the sky.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Star Trek: The Next Generation had a profound impact on my youth.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like spicy food.
You talk to strangers.
You're opinionated—but are considerate enough to have thought about
*why* you have those opinions.
You can parallel park like a badass but don't own a car.
You call people out on their bullshit—but in a totally nice
You can disagree about something without getting angry.
You think grammar is important; I think I might be using the em
dash (—) wrong—sorry.
You think most arguments can be settled with some judicious
Googling and Wikipedia-ing.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.