Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
You may be thinking that this profile is too long, so since you
might not want to spend time reading it, I'll summarize my profile
in one sentence first: I'm Bill, I'm a Christian who accepts people
with other beliefs, I give out bookmarks to random people, I'm
quiet at first, I like "How I Met Your Mother" way too much, I
misquote Lincoln on my OkCupid profile, I like Rebecca Black's
"Friday," and for some reason I mention Justin Bieber on my OkCupid
Now for my full profile:
My name is Bill, and I live south of Atlanta. I am 26 years old,
and I enjoy running, reading, and watching the Braves.
I am a Christian and am serious about my faith. That being said, I
do believe that religion is a personal choice, and I have no right
to say that my beliefs are any truer than those of anyone else. I'm
a Christian because my own background and experiences have caused
me to believe that the Christian faith is true, and it's fine that
others experiences have shown them something else. I may be wrong
in thinking that, but that is what I believe (Don't interpret that
to mean I'm not devoted to the Christian faith, though).
I think the most important and universal principle is the golden
rule: Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Another good rule (though not as much as the golden rule) is: Don't
think you know all the answers.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I am working with a nonprofit organization working
towards dropout prevention. After my current contract is over, I am
considering getting certified to teach.
Outside of work, I give bookmarks to random people. If you meet me,
I'll probably give you a bookmark. So if you're reading a book now
but don't have a bookmark for it, you should probably try to go out
with me. Sure, you could just use a piece of paper or receipt or
something, but wouldn't you rather go through the trouble of
meeting up with me so you can get a free bookmark? It's 2"x6" on
card stock and has a picture of a pond and the golden rule written
So, yeah, that's why you should go out with me...Free bookmark!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I try to be easy to get along with, and I think and hope that I
I also like to think that I'm good at running; not great at it, but
not too bad.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Physically I guess it's my beard. I've had it since 2012 and don't
plan on getting rid of it.
Socially, it's that I'm very quiet in new settings and when first
meeting people. Once I finally get comfortable in a setting or with
a person, I often talk and joke around a lot, but it takes a while.
People who don't know me too well think that I am super shy and
socially awkward, so if you ever meet me, be prepared to think that
Once, after a socially awkward first (and last) date, I called my
fat friend, and he told me that to be better on first dates, I
should act around the girl the same way I act around him. So I
asked him, "So I should call her fat on our first date?"
So that's why I'm quiet at first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Most of what I read is either mysteries or religious books.
My favorite mystery authors are Agatha Christie, Dennis Lehane, and
My favorite books are: Curtain by Agatha Christie, How to Win
Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, A Stone for Danny
Fisher by Harold Robbins, The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos
Kazantzakis, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, The Case for Christ
by Lee Strobel, The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers by Amy
Hollingsworth, The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie, Candyland by Ed
McBain/Evan Hunter, Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane, and The Christ
Commission by Og Mandino.
My favorite books of the Bible are the four gospels. My favorite
translations of the Bible are the New King James Version and the
New International Version. I listen to the Word of Promise Audio
I like a lot of different types of movies.
Some of my favorite movies are: The Dark Knight, The Purple Rose of
Cairo, Faraway So Close, Field of Dreams, The Naked Gun, The Truman
Show, and The Last Temptation of Christ.
Music: I am a huge fan of Elvis Presley. I also like country
My favorite TV Show is How I Met Your Mother, though I'm still
trying to come to terms with the ending of it. It's a great show,
though, even if I haven't completely accepted the ending of it yet.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
God, family, friends, Braves, books, and running.
One thing I could do without, though, is drama. It's like Abraham
Lincoln always said: "Save the drama for your mama."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend a lot of time thinking about what my future holds.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, at 7:45 I'm driving on the highway, cruising so fast I want
time to fly. Fun, fun, think about fun, you know what it is.
(If you don't know what that's referencing, see the next section of
Real answer: Currently, I am involved in a church ministry every
On other nights I'm either watching a Braves game (or listening
to/following because of blackout restrictions) or watching a movie
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've probably watched Rebecca Black's "Friday" music video over 100
You should message me if
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Anyone feel free to message me if you think we could be a good
match based on what you see here or if you'd just like to get to
know me. I would enjoy getting to know anyone who would like to get
to know me, too. However, we're probably not going to be a good
match long-term if any of the following apply:
If you have any pictures on this site of you shooting a gun, we're
probably not going to be a good match.
I don't mind whichever side you are politically, but if you are
extreme in your politics (either side), we're probably not going to
be a good match.
In order for anything to work long-term with me, you must be a
Christian. However, if you're not accepting of people of other
beliefs and/or think that everyone must believe exactly as you do,
we're probably not going to be a good match.
If you spend a lot of time criticizing anyone, we're probably not
going to be a good match. This includes criticizing your friends,
your boss, your ex-boyfriends, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Miley
Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Fox News, MSNBC, and anyone else (of course,
by saying this, I realize that now my profile will come up if
anyone searches for Justin Bieber in a keyword search on Okcupid,
so maybe I should just remove that part). I'm not saying I don't
want to go out with you if you ever have a negative opinion about
someone, but some people just get obsessed with how much they hate
Of course I know that any relationship needs compromises, but I'm
just listing a few things upfront that could be issues later on if
you get to know me.
God bless you!
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