Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
(I wrote this profile over some time, meaning it's an evolving
thing. Some things still hold; others have been laid aside. In
short, ask me if you have a question.)
I never liked these in college entrance applications and I sure
don't like them now. But ... Decent guy, flawed but interesting.
Had my ups and downs, but learned something from all of them. And
that's the important thing, right? I've been a war reporter in
Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan, but have been traveling for the last
two years. For the first time in years, I had only to guide myself
by what comes my way. "First star to the left, and straight on
Just spent a year in Bogotá, and have returned to NYC and hoping to
meet some cool folks to hang out with. Who knows... maybe
I should also say, with fair warning, I'm VERY liberal. Not commie
liberal, but if you consider yourself "traditional", Republican,
think guns are cool for something other than hunting, or believe in
some higher deity, crystals or whatever, you and I will likely not
get along that great. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but life is short
and I want to be around people that I don't feel the need to mix it
Huh. I just took a Meyers-Briggs online test and I'm INTP, the
rarest personality type. Weird.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Oh, boy. This is a tough one. I'm working on that, but in the
meantime, I'm re-establishing myself in NYC after traveling all
around Asia and then through Australia and South America. Just
seeing what there is to see, who there is to meet and what there is
to eat. I love the variety and experiences that come with
wandering, but it's time to come back. Yes, that means my apartment
is a bit spartan.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Solving problems, fixing things, landing on my feet, improvising,
boiling things down to their essentials. I'm a reductionist!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My intensity? I have no idea. My eyes, perhaps. They're pretty
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Jazz and most Asian cuisines. Love Chinese, Thai and Indonesian. A
good wine, chilled and white, to go with it all. Sounds nice, eh?
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
blah. The whole point of my new life is to boil things down to
their essentials. But, because I'm a journalist and photographer, I
need my gear. But, I'm going to flout the rules here and just go
1. Dear friends who I haven't seen in a long time.
2. MacBook Pro, Camera, phone... (my gear)
3. Books, books and books
4. Music, of almost any flavor. I'm in a Latin mood these
5. Good, good coffee/wine, and a companion to enjoy it with.
6. Conversation with someone fascinating.
I suppose I should also include passion, intelligence and great sex
just to keep up appearances on this site. (Although I want and need
all of those very much.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where to go next and what to do next. I know I should really be
more mindful of the moment, and I'm working on that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Unfortunately, my job since landing in NYC has kept me chained up
indoors on Fridays and Saturdays. (No, I don't work at a fetish
club.) I have a fairly crap schedule at the moment, but I'm willing
to work at rendezvouses if you are.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm afraid of heights, sorta.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want a fun adventure with a cool guy who won't drag you
You want to hear stories from all over.
You're non-American, or at least have traveled enough to get out of
the typical American mindset and can think globally. (Sorry if this
annoys, but still...)
You have a unique perspective on life.
You keep up with current events, politics, media, etc.
You have a dark sense of humor, or at least can banter with the
best of them.
Maybe you're a bit nerdy or academic. You worship books and knowing
things, at any rate.
You're not put off by my pickiness.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.