Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, studied English at the
University of Michigan, studied abroad for a semester in England,
and lived in Paris for year after graduating. I moved to San
Francisco sight unseen, no apartment, no job. I didn't like it at
first (is there really only one underground line and what's this
strange entity called the "Bay Area"?) but I got hooked on the
weather, the beautiful hills, and the food, like we all do, and
haven't looked back.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm living the dream of every English major--working in good
old-fashioned print-on-paper book publishing. We keep hearing the
death knells, but so far books are still here. I think they're here
for good, but that said, to me, stories are what count, and it
doesn't really matter whether they're printed on paper or read off
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking classes. I only work four days a week so that I have time to
take them. I've recently been learning watercolor, Italian, and
project management. If I had all the money in the world I'd go back
to school and get degrees in all the topics that interest me. Given
that working only four days a week in book publishing pretty much
guarantees that I'll never have all the money in the world, I'll
settle, next, for learning to surf.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I hope they notice that I'm easy to talk to, curious, thoughtful,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Oh geez, I can't fix on favorites, but I can tell you this: I like
nonfiction more than fiction, quirky independents more than
blockbusters, jazz more than rock, cocktails more than wine, sushi
more than steak, and eating more that cooking (I like doing dishes,
though, so friends don't seem to mind).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Water to swim in
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next trip. In the past few years I've managed to get to India,
Thailand, Turkey, Italy, Greece, and Malta. This past fall I spent
two months in Rome. (Although it doesn't pay much, book publishing
does sometimes grant sabbaticals.) While there, I took Italian
classes, of course. I didn't get very fluent at the language but
luckily you don't need much Italian to order gelato!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At the movies or out for a drink with a friend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I don't like red wine (I'm whispering because here in Northern
California this seems to be some sort of a sin).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're willing to have patience with an online dating neophyte. I'm
not all that good at electronic communication. Yes, I have an
iPhone, iPad, Kindle, and MacBook like everyone else on this coast,
but I have yet to figure out what in the world to post on Facebook
that I'd want all hundred-plus of my "friends" to read.
But I don't think that's what I'm supposed to write here. I think
I'm supposed to say, you should message me if you are curious,
thoughtful, funny, enjoy people and having long conversations, have
decided opinions but aren't too serious about them, stay fit but
more for health than looks, think there's definitely something to
all this Buddhist/yoga/Brene-Brown-vulnerability stuff but don't
make too big a deal out of it, like to get out and do things but
also like to sleep in, and maybe even would like to teach someone
like me how to surf. Not necessarily in that order.
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