Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I recently read that these are the top ten things women do not like
to talk about on dates:
2. Other dates
3. Past relationships
4. Science fiction
#1 - This explains a lot about my dating success. Although less
than I used to, given our new boring mayor.
#2 - but what if the other dates were funny? Everybody likes a good
#4 - I'm not really a sci-fi fan myself, but I hear that nothing
makes a woman melt like a few soft words of Klingon whispered in
#6 - This is a lie. I don’t know any person who doesn’t talk about
celebrities, at least a little bit. They might feel kind of bad
about it, but they still talk about it.
#4, 5, 6 - So my personal fascination with Scientology is probably
out as an opener then?
#7 - I assume this only applies if you actually know something
about science, so I will ignore this
#8 – I promise to restrain my unbridled enthusiasm for my
collection of Louis XVI fish forks
#10 - Unless it's about battleships. Chicks dig battleships
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've got a job I enjoy, and most days I feel as though I am at
least trying to help people, even if I'm not always
After being an itinerant, I've settled down in Toronto. Toronto is
good but requires some work get outdoors. I grew up in the West and
so I'm used to having lots of places to go hiking, cross-country
skiing and snowshoeing. I like the outside.
That being said, I am a city kid. I love the people, the noise, the
tumult, and just the wide range of things that are only on offer in
a big city.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Hitting my head on things, suppressing profanity.
Exponentially increasing the volume of my voice when drinking.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Please see "height"
Facial expressions that reveal every thought that happens to be
running through my brain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - hard to say. I read a fair bit both non-fiction and
fiction. Endless stacks of books to be read on night tables.
Love the NYT, Slate, the New Yorker, Outside, and various podcasts
about the world, architecture and design.
Movies - Barcelona, Stranger than Fiction, Great Escape, Bull
Durham. Good documentaries, I like hot docs.
Food - All sorts. Love to cook. One of my friends says my cooking
creates good "mouth drama".
Brunch - Made by me or someone else. There is something joyful
about starting the day with delicious immoderation.
Music - Varied but trending toward alt-folky hipstery. I seem to
have a thing for Icelandic indie-pop these days. Also Head and the
Heart, The Tallest Man on Earth, Craig Cardiff. Fan of live music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Swimming and running around a lot
My awesome and quirky family
Making people laugh and laughing with other people
Dinner parties – wine, food, friends, and loud talking
Books and ideas
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Clouds. Big fluffy clouds.
How to make things better, generally.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Pinting and dinner, a dinner party, and sometimes just sleeping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I read William Shatner's autobiography and it was awesome.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have a bit of an intellectual bent, are curious about the
world, and you can talk about what you find interesting. Doesn't
have to be inflation or monetary policy, but it has to be something
- art, international issues, brit pop, hot air balloon technology -
I have a bit of a lefty job, and so a certain degree of lefty-ness
and agreeableness to social justice is important to me.
You like going out and trying new things, but are also able to just
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