Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I moved here 15 years ago mostly because this was The Replacements'
old stomping grounds. The fact they had already been broken up the
better part of a decade didn't bother me; actually, late to the
party kind of fit their M. O.
Best decision I ever made. I love the Twin Cities. I love my life
here. I love how it's green in the summer and pristine in the
winter and actual seasons exist in between.
Personality-wise, I'm pretty gregarious and always like to include
shyer folks in whatever conversation I'm having (though I am good
at taking hints if that's not your bag). People compliment me on my
vocabulary, even though most every book I read, I'm floored by how
many words I don't know. I appreciate silence. I love to dance;
what I lack in technical skill, I make up for in enthusiasm and
tend to be much more graceful on the third drink than before the
I actually like dating. I like meeting new people, engaging in
verbal repartee with pseudo-strangers, checking out new places with
ample vegetarian options, taking in more and more of the cultural
landscape. Not every date is a step closer to a soul mate.
Not scared of being obvious. Just scared of being predictable.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a project manager/business analyst for an IT company that
deals in algorithms, which is fortunate, because I love saying that
I'm back in the lap pool now due to a nasty bout with plantar
fasciitis post-half marathon. I love swimming; not a huge fan of
the chlorine aftertaste, but life's a series of trade-offs, isn't
Said plantar fasciitis also has me in a removable cast for a month
or two. Hope you're cool with dating a limping cyborg.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've been known to turn a phrase or four.
Flip turns in the shallow end. My spine and skull are still intact.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am an animated conversationalist. Some would say flamboyant. I
wouldn't disagree with them. But I can be chill too, as the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Taste in music isn't the litmus test it used to be (thank you, Nick
Hornby), but it's still incredibly important to me, and the
building of intimacy with any new people will undoubtedly feature a
killer soundtrack. The Afghan Whigs is my all-time favorite band.
Wild Beasts, Lydia Loveless, and Merchandise are among my current
obsessions. Absolute sucker for anthems.
Favorite films include The Royal Tenenbaums, The Assassination of
Jesse James, The Fountain, The Talented Mister Ripley, The
Immigrant, and Bresson's Pickpocket.
Books, books, books: I try to finish one a week at least.
Knausgård's My Struggle clogged up the timeline a bit but was well
worth it. Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky is my favorite novel,
with Laurence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet pulling up the rear.
Pema Chodron is comfort food. I missed several meals because I was
so immersed in Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See. I've
been meaning to reread Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad
because it's just that good.
Poetry: Thomas McGrath, Jack Gilbert, Anna Akhmatova. Reading poems
is the closest I can come to stopping time.
Restaurants that send me over: Northeast Social, Hazel's, Fat
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends/family, obvious. While I wouldn't die without my library
card, I'm not sure life would be worth living without it. My
bicycle. My bicycle helmet. Words. Possibility.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
which fictional character best defines me as a dating profile so I
can appropriate his name for my handle.
How I can make a living without compromising my values.
How much I spent on my stereo and what that says about me as a
What the next track should be.
How to make the next sentence sing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My dog has a white mohawk. (By nature, not design.)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I couldn't hope to summarize what I'm looking for, but a few common
denominators among any potentials: a strong social conscience, a
smile whose corners crack me up a little every time I see it, a wit
that can bite without drawing blood. A devoted friend. Fingertips
like fuses. Appreciation of sly bon mots and a neverending search
for the mot juste. Tolerance for people who pepper their
conversation with misappropriated French phrases. Someone who's not
scared of being obvious.
Oh, and if you're Caitlin Moran.
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