Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Finishing up my first semester of grad school after moving out from
Austin, TX. Still getting to know the area.
How about this--I like to wax all existential and absurd and roll
this little world around and around in my brain until it all seems
like a beautiful, strange and subtle joke. I do that more often
after a couple of drinks. It's an odd life, and not as cruel as
I'm a dilettante, or I've had that tendency in the past. I dabble
in whatever happens to capture my interest. Lately, I've been
I'm a good and loyal friend, and good company, though a little hard
to pin down. It's nothing personal.
I despise laughter.
I don't think I come across as pretentious.
I don't have many pictures of myself, for whatever that says about
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I am cheerful and cynical. I'm less cynical than I was when I was
What I’m doing with my life
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Working toward energy independence, by drilling for oil in the
vacant lot behind my apartment building. If all goes well, I should
have no use for Saudi Arabia within the next six months.
New to town, from Austin, TX. Working at this "being a writer"
thing. I've had a little success at it. I've published a couple of
stories, I've won a few prizes, and I'm here in Virginia on a
creative writing fellowship at Old Dominion. Graduate school,
because even successful writers don't make any money. You have to
have a teaching job. I want to do all of that.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sounding like I really know what I'm talking about.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile. I think I've got pretty eyes, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I like the modernists. Joyce, Kafka, Camus, Virginia Woolf.
Lately, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salmon Rushdie, and Thomas
Pynchion. I discovered Bruno Schultz recently, and I've been
enjoying the hell out of him.
Film: I've been on an old, silent movie kick. It was a different
artform; a lot of good stuff. I like Fellini and Godard and Bergman
and all those heavy-hitters. Woody Allen's great. And trashy
Trash is always fun.
Music: I'll always have a soft spot in my teenage heart for all
those ninties inde-rock bands like Pavement, Sebadoh, GBV, Sonic
Youth, etc. I like a lot of psychedelic, experamental music. I like
noise. I like a lot of other stuff too.
I like punk rock and bourbon.
I like all kinds of food. Total trash or brilliant gourmet. I like
dishes in between, too, but don't notice them as much.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I've done without most things at one time or another. I don't think
there is any particular thing I could never do without. I value
supportive company more than I used to. Maybe I'm getting weak.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the world, politics, history, art, litterature. You know, all
I also think a lot about food and sex.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having a drink with a couple of friends. Or a couple of friendly
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once designed a device that could destroy the world, then I ate
the blueprints to keep it out of the hands of a self-destructive
and nihilistic humanity.
You should message me if
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You should definitely message me if you're a spam-bot who wants to
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nothing but a condescending list of things you don't want/don't
need/are sick of hearing from men, without saying anything about
what you do like, want or might have to offer in a relationship.
Seriously, ladies--you've got a lot of profiles like that out in
Cupidville. It's the equivalent of a man's profile that has nothing
but a picture of abs. By all means, be clear about what you're
looking for, but don't assume I want to get to know you just
because you are a woman. We fellas aren't all that desperate. Most
of us have choices. Tell me why I should be interested in
*And I don't really despise laughter.
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