Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Writer. Book reader.
Trash TV watcher.
Homebody. Dog owner. City girl.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Taking the dog on long walks. Reading good books. Trying to fulfill
champagne tastes on a Miller High Life budget. Drinking too much
wine, smoking too many cigarettes, because that's what La Boheme
taught me writers are supposed to do.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Throwing up without anyone noticing.
The first things people usually notice about me
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If they can see me? My smile. If they can't? My laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Contemporary fiction, mostly. Man Booker, Pen/Faulkner, National
Book Award winners and nominees are usually good by me. Recent
favorites include The Orphan Master's Son, The Country of Ice Cream
Star. Wolf Hall. Anna Karenina. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
is an all time favorite. A. A. Milne poems. Roald Dahl short
stories. There are so many more. I hoard books.
I get the New Yorker. Someone in my building gets the Economist and
leaves it in the hallway, so sometimes I read that, too, for a
change of pace. Someone else gets Cosmo. I don't read that.
Mostly documentaries. My go-to is anything about cults or drag
queens. Also: North Korea. Ballet. Dogs. Prison life.
Artichokes. Gummies. Black licorice wheels. Soup. Oysters and
Bob Dylan. Joni Mitchell. Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline. Billie
Holiday. Jolie Holland. Verdi, Puccini. Bach's choral music.
The three men I'd like to go back in time to sleep with:
William Shatner, 1969
Bob Dylan, 1970
Paul Newman, 1967
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Felt tip pen
Dresses with floral patterns
A good book in my bag
But the only thing I would rescue from a fire would be my dog. I
can live without anything else.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why do I never have any money?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Avoiding crowded places. At home with the dog. Sharing a bottle of
wine with a friend. Sitting in the nosebleeds and watching an
opera. Maybe a baseball game? I'd like to go to more baseball
games. Maybe reading at a quiet bar where the people are awkward.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're smart and creative.
You want to drink wine and talk about silly things for a few
You like doing nothing.
You're a man in his 30s with a beard. I will be inexorably
attracted to you.
Can I list dealbreakers, too?
Voluntourism. Camping. Vegan diets. Spelling mistakes. Queens and
the Bronx are probably too far. New Jersey is definitely too far.
And if you're under 25, you're too young for me.
Oh, and please leave me alone if you're about to tell me it's sexy
that I smoke.
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