Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*** MOVING FROM CHICAGO TO PORTLAND IN SEPTEMBER ***
Disclaimer: I am moving to Portland in a couple of months, so
unless we really hit it off there's a good chance this won't be a
long term thing. That said, I'm not just looking to hook up. I'm
honestly just looking to meet new people and have some fun here
during my last summer in Chicago (for a while at least).
I'm on here because I got tired of trying to meet girls at the bar.
You girls at the bar are meeting 'two-drink-me.' Two drink me loves
to dance, and knows a magic trick. Zero drink me loves biographies
and has serious opinions about wildlife. Five drink me enjoys
dancing with wildlife.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Like many of you I suppose, I've changed careers more than once. My
first career choice as a kid was to be a professional Oreo taster.
After Nabisco would simply not open this position to me, I
begrudgingly widened my scope and worked as a chef for a while.
I've cooked for many years and have worked with extremely talented
chefs, including James Beard winners and even a Michelin starred
chef. Being a chef though is life-consuming... there is simply too
much sacrifice to be had for a low-paying, thankless, and draining
occupation. If I was still a cook I would never have had time to
make this profile.
I am now a software engineer and work in a cushy office job
building cool software and helping people with their endless
computer problems. Did you click on a link and break your laptop? I
can probably help :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Boiling water. Tying my shoes. Washing dishes (for real).
Configuring a web server. Starting books but never finishing them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm tall, easy-going, and sometimes will talk endlessly about
something I'm interested in.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
As far as music is concerned, it really depends on my mood. Some
days I like old blues and motown: B.B. King, Sam Cooke, Otis
Redding, Muddy Waters. Other days I'm in the mood for metal: Opeth,
At the Gates, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage. Some artists/bands I
can always listen to: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison,
Phil Collins, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats and more.
I spent a lot of time in school reading books on philosophy and
political theory. These texts helped shape the way I view and
understand the world today, but I read a lot less now than
Creating a list of movies and tv shows that I like is a somewhat
daunting task on this not-entirely-sober Friday evening.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family and friends are an obvious choice.
As much as I hate to say it: My PC and cell phone
A sharp chef's knife
Something else random and ironic that I could absolutely live
without but sounds funny.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can teach my cat to solve a Rubik's cube. What I'm doing with
my life. Social and political issues. Whether or not OkCupid will
really help me find companionship.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to go out with friends or co-workers for happy hour. I'm
also totally down with staying in, watching a movie, playing board
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a great sense of humor but I'm terrible at telling jokes.
You should message me if
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You don't have quotes like "Work hard, play hard" or "If you can't
handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best." or any
variations of this kind. If I can't handle you at your worst, maybe
you should stop being so terrible.
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