Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Me: I'm endlessly curious about the world. I take long journeys to
see the world (9 months around the US and Canada in 2012, 3 months
in France, Germany, Spain, etc in 2013). I like to see the
non-tourist side of things and prefer the countryside to the
In summer 2013 I moved to PEI. I have an absolutely beautiful spot
by the water that I've completed winterizing & making cozy.
Here I love to sail, have bonfires, work, and just enjoy the
I like intellectual pursuits - lectures, documentaries,
non-fiction, historical analyses (Jared Diamond), symphonic
orchestras but not operas or musicals.
I'm pretty active, but not sporty. Health aware, but not a
You: Curious about the world. Semi-Portable: able and interested in
travel and happy on the road (or plane or train!), comfortable in
moderate hotels: Holiday Inn Express in the US & Canada, Ibis
in Europe. Prefer being out in the countryside rather than in
cities. You are fairly easy-going & low maintenance, thoughtful
and open minded enough to have a good discussion, but with
principles and a sense of "right" and "wrong". Nerds and dorks are
just fine with me - I'm not worried about or interested in being
cool, hip, or "in". No tattoos or excessive piercings please, I
like a natural look.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I explore: geographically, intellectually, interpersonally,
socially. I prefer intellectual conversations where I will learn
something. I'm very playful with words and in other ways. I have a
tee shirt that says "I make stuff up" and when I wear it, I'm well
I have my own business which allows me extraordinary freedom, that
I'm taking good advantage of, and want to do more with before the
jig is up!
I've begun exploring Europe, Australia, South America and intend to
spend a lot more time in each over the next few years. A goal is to
be fluent in Spanish & French, and maybe German and Australian
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a good listener.
I'm a good question asker.
I'm good at my work in solar energy, and take pride in my work and
I'm good at seeing both sides of an issue, and the good in others.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I'm very serious OR
That I'm never serious.
I like to joke around, but also ask a lot of serious and thought
provoking questions. I have an excellent dead-pan expression, which
ends with a glimmer, smile, and wink.
I've been called "the life of the party" more than once, and I like
attention and having fun, but I'm not a 'party guy'.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Collapse, Dreams of My Father, Wealth & Poverty of
Nations, Guns Germs & Steel, The Tipping Point.
Online TV: Daily Show, News Hour, documentaries
Movies: Heat, Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects and many
Music: Rock (Classic & variations), "New Wave", Alternative,
some Hip-Hop, Classical
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Besides the normal essentials, I've discovered how unhappy I get
when I don't have good internet access. I need it for my work so I
can travel & work from anywhere I have access, but I also like
it to sate my various curiosities (Google Maps and Wikipedia seem
Beyond the above "essentials", I'm a lot happier when I have:
Travel & Exploration
Regular visits to places with beautiful views
Quiet & alone time
Maps & atlases
A certain amount of change in my life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next trip or visiting spot and future trips
What makes us tick: psychology, anthropology, sociology,
Solar energy (my current work)
Maps, atlases, satellite images, geography and geology
Politics (for fun and only sometimes seriously)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
No Friday is typical due to my constant travel and thirst for
novelty, but common themes are:
Exploring a new town
Going to a lecture or speaker series
Out for dinner or a drink with a friend (I don't got to bars alone)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have an enormous...
... mischievous side. ;-)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Want to and are able to (have your own means) travel to Europe,
Canada, Australia, and/or South America, or don't mind an
intermittent relationship with someone who does.
You have a good spirit, are caring, and have a positive attitude
(ie. you're an "up" person).
You are curious and mentally adventurous.
You are a conversationalist.
Who are you looking for?
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