Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a product of Western New York. Born and raised in Buffalo,
school at the University of Rochester studying Computer Science
, and Dance
I can be painfully honest at times, especially if I know you can
take it. I don't believe there's a point in anything else. I'll
respect you much more if you just tell me, good or bad.
If I look at your profile/rate you highly but don't wind up
messaging you, it's likely because I'm a fairly outspoken
non-monogamist, and if that's not something you're okay with I'd
rather not waste our time. If I'm wrong in that, let me know.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
UX Designer/web developer by day, entrepreneur by night, dancer by
passion. I also spend time in a handful of hobbies including
, and homebrewing
I spend a lot of time teaching/mentoring entrepreneurship as well,
which involves working with anyone from high school students to
Fortune 500 companies. I also like to give as much of my
time/knowledge/skills to benefit non-profits as well.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
listening, problem solving, creative thinking, critical thinking,
retro video games, attention to detail, being blatant/honest,
helping people, entrepreneurial things, user-centered design,
making beer pancakes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't watch TV, but I am a Sabres and Bills fan. "Born to Run"
and "Sex at Dawn" were both amazing and everyone should read them.
Books about design and/or psychology are generally a hit.
I like most foods/styles of food. Spicy is always good. I've yet to
find one type of cuisine I don't like.
Music? Queen and the Barenaked Ladies are some of my all-time
favorites. I have sort of an eclectic music choice....it's not
uncommon for me to listen to Jazz, Capoeira music, Techno/House,
and Oldies all in one sitting.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why people do things they do. Why we think the way we think. How
society functions. Why do we like certain things. Where
humans/life/consciousness came from. How could I be doing better
right now. The psychology of human sexuality. Sex (if this isn't on
your list you're probably lying).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
isn't very private. I'm a very public, open person. Ask me
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You like what you see or what you've read. You'd rather get
together sooner rather than later. You're looking for fun
experiences with new people and open to seeing where it takes
I have a soft spot for gingers and girls on bicycles. Let's not
even talk about gingers on bicycles.
Also if any this resonates with you:
Dr. Harry Reis's "User's Guide to Online Dating"
1) Minimize use of searchable attributes. Spend time imagining
spending an evening talking to them.
2) If you send someone a message, make it personal and make it
3) Keep the list of rule-outs to a minimum. Don’t rely on
similarity. New experiences are good.
4) Get off-line quickly. Experience them as fully as possible
5) Expect lots of first encounters and lots of failures — one hit
is worth many misses
6) Give each encounter time to be an experience. Have a full, deep,
enjoyable conversation. Don’t be in an evaluative mindset. You can
evaluate later. Don't give up in the first 2 minutes - people
usually say dumb things at first.
7) Don’t expect “experts" to know who would be a good match for
you. Nobody really knows.
Who are you looking for?
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