Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Friends would describe me as genuine, down-to-earth and always
smiling. Wherever I am and whatever I'm doing, it's the company
I'm looking for someone who shares the same values, someone with a
big smile and an even bigger heart. I'm always attracted to people
with a good sense of humor and a positive outlook. I appreciate the
little things in life, and find common ground with people who do
I've lived in Paris, DC, Vermont, Colorado and Connecticut, and now
I'm happy to call Boston home. I've met some great friends and have
explored lots of areas, but there's still so much more to see and
learn. I love being on, in or near the water, whether it's biking
by the Charles, swimming at Walden Pond, or sailing in the harbor.
I also love to canoe, kayak and waterski, and in the winter I love
to snow ski. The mantra for my mid-year college graduation ski down
was, "Some are born to walk, others are born to ski." Ask me about
I recently just got back from teaching a January term course at
that alma mater, which was an incredible experience. I now teach
seminars at Grub Street Writing Center while I work on my second
As a writer, I love learning other people's stories. What's yours?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
-I'm appreciating each day and relishing my time in Boston
-I'm spending as much time as possible with friends, new and
I'm an author, working on my second book.
I'm an educator, teaching creative writing courses at colleges and
at Grub Street.
-I'm trying out new restaurants, and also working on my burgeoning
-I'm reading, writing and learning
-I'm looking for ways to pay it forward
--and I'm looking for you. ;)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Laughing; Making people smile; Making the best of bad situations;
Appreciating each day; Making and keeping friends; Expressing
myself through writing; Working with kids; Eating chocolate
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My smile, my sense of humor
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, All But My Life, Animal Dreams, Cold
Movie: Good Will Hunting, When Harry Met Sally (no shame), Ferris
Beuller's Day Off, Back to the Future
Show: Grey's Anatomy (it's time for it to go, but I'm loyal)
Music: 90s, pop, classic rock, indie rock; pretty much anything but
country, heavy metal and rap
Food: Sushi, Italian, chocolate
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My friends
2. My family
3. Time outdoors
4. Time to write
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Totally depends! Might be out with friends for dinner or a drink,
might be at the movies, might be at a comedy club, might be in a
coffee shop, might be on my couch with a good movie or book.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-You're intrigued, and would like to learn more
-You are kind, patient and funny
-You have a fully developed prefrontal cortex, and some experience
-You know what a prefrontal cortex is
-You think lots of back and forth emailing is kind of silly, and
would like to just meet for a coffee or a drink
-You think you could make me smile and laugh
Who are you looking for?
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