Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I like short, angry walks
on the beach
. I also like irreverence
, and non-sequiturs
. Parents and animals
tend to like me – unless there's something wrong with them. My
baggage fits in the overhead bin.
I just moved here from San Francisco (though I'm originally from
NYC), where I loved the hilly forest islands rising above the
I like anything on two wheels. I bicycle camped from Berlin to
Copenhagen, rode my scooter from down the Pacific Coast, and
motorcycle camped up the coast with my dad for his 60th birthday. I
hope to be that cool at his age.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I lead the product design team for a music startup. They're
fantastic, and I thrive on creating a good environment that
I'm also pretty active but pretty mellow about it. Did my first
triathlon and first half marathon in the last two years. Learned to
ski last year and love it. And I should really start training for
the Berlin marathon.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Baking bread, breaking bread. Listening. Having a poker face.
Parallel parking. Spelling. Grammar, sometimes. Finding a spot on
cats' ears that makes them twitch their hind legs like dogs. Having
lucid dreams, waking up, and drawing a map to remember it all by.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Bright eyes! Glossy coat! Shiny teeth!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
US West coast? Mexican, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese.
US East coast? Chinese, Indian, Italian.
Berlin? I'm open to your suggestions.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Two-wheeled transport, friends, access to nature, home cooking, the
capacity to appreciate the present, and my ankle monitor.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
People and culture. Being present. Lengthening my neck and back,
dropping my shoulders, lowering my center, and bending my knees.
Framing problems in ways that provide the most insight into their
solutions. How people will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Yearning for the vast immensity of the sea.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Over Easter weekend I rode my bike from Dresden to Prague with five
friends. It rained the entire first day, we had three flats and two
crashes, and after three hours of calling around to find a place to
stay ended up in a five star French hotel smoking cigars and
drinking whiskey in a sauna.
That was not a typical Friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Living outside of your native culture has a way of quickly making
you re-evaluate the frameworks you have for dealing with the world.
Also: human bodily functions.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You've read this far and laughed at least once. And you're tired of
playing games and selling yourself, and can handle someone who can
be direct, and is strong enough to be vulnerable.
You're ambitious yet compassionate; kind yet assertive; silly yet
practical; active yet decadent. You can make me laugh or make me
I'm ultimately looking for someone who I can connect with
intellectually, emotionally, and physically. But I know that it
takes time and space to get there, so let's just start with coffee
or a bike ride.
Who are you looking for?
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