Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Bringing in the new year at a bonfire in the snow in rural
Colorado. Programming a mobile game (for fun) at 2 AM. Visiting a
Renaissance Festival in East Texas. Spending a Sunday afternoon
hiking Mount Tam. Waiting those last few moments before watching an
awesome new blockbuster at a local independent theater.
Random moments are one way to summarize a life so far, I suppose.
Another way is to talk about traits:
I'm super open to new experiences -- I love visiting new places,
listening to stories, hearing points of view different than my
I love the mountains. Skiing and hiking are my go-to weekend
I get excited about space, politics, movies, games, programming,
design, stories, technology, philosophy, morality, psychology and
.. a lot of things, really. I get excited about things. It might be
a book or podcast or article or game I've just consumed, technology
thing I've discovered, or new thing I'm working on.
I try to make people laugh. Like, all the time. I spend quite a bit
of mental energy trying to make the people around me giggle.
Above everything else, I value honesty, kindness, and
understanding. These are the most important things.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
> Programming! I work at a little startup.
> Weekend adventures! Hiking, exploring. Skiing in the
> Relaxing! You know, because it's nice to just chill out
and watch a movie.
> Projects! I'm always working on something.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
> Caring for other people; thinking empathically; putting
myself in someone else's shoes
> Thinking creatively; coming up with new designs, new
ideas, new ways of approaching things; dreaming up fictional
worlds, people, stories
> Games; strategy; thinking three moves ahead
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
A strong nose, squarish glasses, brown hair, and an expression that
oscillates between deep concentration and goofy exuberance.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
> Scifi/fantasy like the Heir to the Empire
(a.k.a., "Thrawn trilogy") by Timothy Zahn and The Name of the
Wind by Pat Rothfuss. I have a special place in my heart for
dystopian fiction, especially 1984 by George Orwell.
> Scientifically-oriented nonfiction like The Black
Hole War by Leonard Susskind
> Books on ethics/philosophy like Moral Tribes:
Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua
> Memoirs like Magical Thinking by Augusten
> Sci-fi dramas that try and say something interesting
about us as a species like Star Trek, Battlestar
Galactica, and Black Mirror
> Dark, character-driven, plot-heavy epics like
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and House of
> Documentaries like Cosmos
3:10 to Yuma, A Man From Earth, The Dark
Knight, A Single Man, Pacific Rim,
Cloverfield and many more. Recent favorites include
Frozen, Her, Edge of Tomorrow, and
Things that are edible. I tend to enjoy the context of food more
than the food itself, to be honest.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
> People to care about
> Freedom of travel
> Outdoor adventures
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
> Global politics/news
> New projects
> Travel plans
> Programming-related things
> Orbital mechanics
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can be terribly impatient. Can't wait to get over that.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
> You have something in common! Wanna go skiing together?
Perhaps play some board games? Go to a microbrewery of excellent
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