Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
For Myers-Briggs groupies, I'm an INTJ. Pretty sharp, pretty funny,
a little goofy. Big 'ole nerd. Lots of physical energy ("let's go
bike for six hours!"), usually followed by a desire to do my own
thing. Definitely not a romantic. Wit, humor, some verbal sparring,
that kind of stuff revs my crank, though tempered with some serious
Friends are important, but best in small numbers and eating food I
made. Big parties where people yell at each other over the stereo
are not for me. Also, I like being home, particularly if there's
someone to merge into on the couch who is not a dog. Travel is fun
sometimes, though I don't seek it out unless it's to do something
outdoorsy when we get there.
All that aside, it's hard to predict chemistry, and that
overcomes... almost anything, really.
What I’m doing with my life
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Writing, businessing, geeking, cycling, and climbing.
I just moved into the city, so the list now includes 'walking.'
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
A lot of physical stuff that doesn't require hand-eye coordination.
Skating, rowing, biking, climbing, hiking, all fun. Baseball,
football, tennis, it's like watching a drunk person hula-hoop.
Doing is (way) better than watching.
Listening and analysis. My job is to figure out what people want
and write it down. Before that, it was lawyering. Both require a
sort of empathetic, logical approach to things. That carries over
to my relationships.
Writing, talking, and teaching without being a douche about it.
I've made a lot of people better speakers with Toastmasters and
generally like helping folks excel. I also like condensing
knowledge, so I write a lot of long product guides on Amazon.
Graduating from space camp. Did that fo' realz, yo. Flight suit
currently fits my left calf.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My skin tone, which is like really nice copy paper speckled with
brown paint. Height, probably. I'm good at reaching tall
Also, I have red hair. Depending on the season and my inclination
to drag myself to the gym, I may or may not have an imposing
chestal region. At present, my chestals are impressively touchable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books -- anything I can learn from. I love diving into capsule (or
not so capsule) topic summaries. Historical fiction ('Pillars of
Earth') is also lovely. If I'm standing in line somewhere, I'm
probably on longform.org.
Movies -- most anything with a decent script that isn't horror.
Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner are inexplicable weaknesses.
Music -- not free-form jazz, not 70s. Everything else is cool. Solo
vocals from female singers who smoke and/or are alcoholics are a
big pile of win. Brandi Carlile is making this sentence more
awesome by being in it.
Food -- anything not super spicy. I have boring tastes that tend to
be protein-heavy. My default wine choice is 'the house white.'
Italian, Mexican, both great. I like to cook for people.
Dessert should come first and be made of brownies. Thanks to
unfairness, I can eat stuff like that without turning into a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Chocolate, stuff to read, the internets, my family, whole milk, and
sunscreen. Really powerful sunscreen. Like
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I still have the furniture of a freshman college student.
This will be fixed, soon.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably catching up on reading. Maybe climbing or being naked, or
at a friend's place with a small group. Playing pool? Comedy clubs
and other live shows are fun too, though I'm just as likely to
enjoy staying in.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I secretly admire/envy people with good posture.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you like pasty gingers and you're cute, smart, and kind.
Physically, I seem to go for shorter, boyish guys. If you have
those three attributes at the start, I'll probably want to talk
soon (with actual phones and stuff or in person) so we can see if
... you're not intimidated by people with a lot of letters after
... you have a live penguin.
... unlike other Robin Hoods, you can speak with an English
... you will not judge me for the entire pig gracing my pizza. He
would have wanted it this way.
... you represent Publisher's Clearing House and a man attached to
a camera is following you around like a cyborg duckling.
... you would like to weigh me to determine if I'm made of
... you like climbing or biking or think you'd like it, and you're
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