Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm happy to be living in DC after many years of travel and living
abroad in places like Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Burma and
China. I'm kind and I tease. I am interested in people who
over-analyze, are open about their foibles, laugh hard, communicate
easily, find joy in talking to just about anyone, and actively give
a damn about other people. Banter makes me swoon.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am building a non-profit that is exploring how to use labor
migration as an alternative solution to refugee resettlement. I'm
really excited about it. Although I'll be traveling a bit to the
Middle East over the next year, my wanderlust is mostly fulfilled
by exploring DC and meeting new people. I love hiking, biking,
museums, delving into conversations, live music and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being open and not judging, communicating, forgetting things I
already told you, traveling light and without a plan,
vulnerability, forgetting what I've told you, empathizing, making
friends from various walks of life, and singing. I'm fantastic at
stapling, opening up a can of soda, staring at people on the metro,
and many more things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I wear scuba diving gear everywhere, except when I'm riding a
tandem bicycle while teaching monkeys how to play the tambourine.
So, you know, people notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music: I would wither away without music. I listen to jazz/swing
(Ella, Sinatra, Dean Martin) and indie rock. I love live Balkan and
I will dance to anything, any time, anywhere.
Picture shows: TED talks, documentaries and feature films,
including BBC's The Blue Planet, Waiting for Guffman, The Constant
Gardener, God Grew Tired of Us, There Will Be Blood, Jesus Camp
(scariest movie ever!), and Waiting for Superman.
Words: I read a lot of books about cultures, history, philosophy,
psychology and sometimes books with which I disagree (such as
"Atlas Shrugged"). Favorite books include "King Leopold's Ghost,"
"The Ethics of Ambiguity," and "Man's Search for Meaning." I also
read the news (NYT, Al Jazeera, BBC) and The New Yorker.
Food: I once ate boa constrictor in the C.A.R., but I don't really
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Aside from Maslow's hierarchy of needs, I need open and/or funny
conversation; music to sing and dance to; lists of things I want or
need to do, listen to or read; and podcasts (Radiolab, Dan Savage,
This American Life). Apparently, all I need is conversation, music,
lists, and podcasts. OH! I also need ice cream. So, I only need
five things! And I need humility. That's six things! Now where did
I put my dignity? I'm looking around... I know I left it somewhere
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Myself. Work. What's going on in the world. My family. MYSELF! YOU
(when we start dating). Death. The future. When you're going to ask
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am not a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I
am, however, a member of the *Reformed* Church of the Flying
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are at least a bit sarcastic. You are progressively
progressive. You are open. You enjoy discussing the reasons why we
do what we do. People have told you that you're intense. You find
adventures. You live in DC or within a few miles of DC.
Who are you looking for?
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