Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi! I'm Dan. I recently moved to Chicago from Atlanta. Currently in
grad school at the U of Chicago, and off to CA for summer 2015. I'm
a skier, Cleveland sports fan, aspiring astronaut, former band geek
(marching, jazz, symphonic.. you name it), amateur cook (only good
at a few things, but I do them well), and lots more.
I'm sarcastic and fairly eccentric/outgoing. I use parentheses to
excess when I write informally (as evident in this sentence and the
rest of my profile). I do lots of stuff, as I'm sure many people
do, but happy to go into more detail if you ask!
Oh, and my Myers-Briggs is ENTP, or the "Rational Inventor". Fun
fact: I am believed to share a personality type with Walt Disney,
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Ray Kurzweil!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Generally a combination of sleeping and eating, with some other
random stuff thrown in the mix.
Also in grad school.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I get wrinkles around my eyes when I smile a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Book: Dystopian-themed books, Ender's Game, Start-Up Nation, The
Giving Tree, Barbarians at the Gate, Goodnight Moon
Movies: Everything. Disney and sci-fi, in particular
Shows: Cosmos, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, I Love
Lucy, Planet Earth, Boy Meets World, Firefly, Star Trek (TNG, DS9,
Enterprise), Breaking Bad, Community (just renewed for 6th
season!), Parks & Rec, South Park, House, The League
Music: Everything, mostly 90s and alt rock
Food: Thai, Mexican, Italian, Indian and most others too. Will
never eat: pickles, mushrooms, olives, mustard, pork
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Comfortable and/or snazzy socks
My bed and everything that goes with it
Something fun to do
Purell / soap & water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
You know that box at the bottom right of someone's Okcupid page
that shows other users and comparisons (i.e. "Less adventurous" or
"More kinky")? Well, I occasionally wonder what it says about me on
other people's pages... more awesome? Less intelligent? More
spiritual? I guess I don't spend a lot of time thinking about it,
but it crosses my mind when I see that box on someone else's
On that note, I'm pretty sure their algorithm is flawed. I swear
I'm less aggressive and (slightly) more romantic than the rating
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
who I am.
Also, possibly playing a rousing game of Settlers of Catan,
enjoying Netflix/Amazon Prime, or in a location designated for
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you got the reference in my "On a typical Friday night I am"
section without googling it.
Bonus points if you're Jewish and/or a little weird (not totally
crazy, but just the right amount of weirdness).
Or if you're Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
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