Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
-Former army guy with an MBA, motivated probably to a fault :) ,
and constantly feeling the travel bug
-My daily reads are a reflection of my personality and interests:
ESPN and Bleacher Report, CNN and the Wall Street Journal, but also
IGN, GigaOm and TechCrunch to feed my inner closet nerd :)
-California boy at heart, but definitely happy to have lived in New
York (college), Japan (Army), and London (grad school). I’m new and
still discovering Seattle! What am I missing so far?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Current life: I just moved here from Europe and I’m super excited
to be in Seattle, but I could definitely use a good tour
Career aspirations: well, since my childhood dream of becoming an
astronaut was snuffed out by reality (damn those super amazing
people and my infatuation with having fun instead of studying
sciences), I'm now working at Microsoft in a surprisingly fun and
not nerdy area - I swear! :) I live and spend my time in Seattle
proper because I’m a city guy, but I have strong affinities for
great views, foliage and the water.
This is really cheesy, but I can relate heavily to the movie “The
Family Man;” IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218967
enjoy my job for now, but I’m yearning for something that 1.) does
something for the greater good and 2.) gives me more time to spend
on the MMA mat. And deep down inside I want to be a US Senator, but
these are #FirstWorldProblems, and so my cushy tech gig will have
to do for now :)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm an awesome (drunk) dancer. I'm starting to take salsa
lessons...but dancing sober isn't working out so well hah.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably that when I meet you, I do the two kiss thing. It’s a
holdover from European life that’s really fun =p
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Enders Game. I also end up reading a lot of pop science. I
loved Fabric of the Cosmos, and I’ve been meaning to read Blink –
even though I basically live “Blink.” But honestly, I haven’t had
the time to read lately!
Movies: Top Gun, Armageddon, and SpiderMan2… so clearly I have a
total hero complex, haha. That’s probably why I joined the
military! Otherwise, I gravitate towards action and comedy. An
action-comedy (like 21 Jump Street) is basically a guaranteed good
Music: I’m not that musically savvy. Yes, even though I hate
silence - I always have something playing in the background. A
quick peek at my iTunes purchase history shows some Calvin Harris,
Kanye, Drake, Timberlake, EDM and Bruno Mars – basically
Food: When I’m alone, I eat boring food (food is fuel = lean
proteins and vegetables) so I can basically eat whatever when I’m
out with friends. Drinks! I like a good beer on draft; vodka tonic
(with Belvedere) if we’re doing mixed drinks, and martinis for
special occasions. And if you order wine I probably will too –
ladies first, of course.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Gym clothes! Working out mostly still feels like “work” even
though I enjoy the benefits it brings. But on the rare occasions
that I get on the mat, MMA is actually fun.
-Inspirational quotes. My iPhone case sports a giant “DO EPIC SHIT”
sticker, and I have a “Wake Up, Kick Ass, Repeat” poster on my
-I’ll think of four more things to tell you on our first date.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future - I mean, don’t we all? I foresee being a totally
dedicated family man someday, but that’s so removed from the life
experiences I’ve had to date: running all over the globe, saving
the world :), and serving in the military.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to have at least 1 weekend day/evening every two weeks to
just relax, but other than that, I’m out in the city having a drink
or maybe dancing with friends (who are mostly all other people new
to Microsoft, so I seriously need to expand that circle haha).
Staying in and watching a movie with someone is also really fun and
high on my list.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Is that I will totally notice if you wear the same earrings two
dates in a row, or if you’re wearing colored contacts, or any
number of weird little details; I will ALWAYS notice if you get a
haircut or are wearing something new. I’m just really good at
noticing (and like to notice) small details, you know?
You should message me if
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-You’ve got some ideas about what I need to see and do in the
-You’re passionate about…anything lol… or constantly get called
“driven,” when in your head you’re just like “What are you talking
about? Isn’t this just what people do?” I can relate. ;)
-You want a date where you’ll 100% have a good time and laugh out
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