Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up and went to college in the Midwest and still think of
myself as a Midwesterner at heart, even though I've lived in New
York for eight years now. For the most part, I love the city and am
happy here. Still, I have a fair amount of wanderlust.
I like to travel off the beaten path, but I'm also pretty satisfied
sitting in Central Park with an everything bagel and the New York
Times (I'm a news junky and into politics.) I have a pretty dry
sense of humor and am a sucker for a man who can engage in witty
I do cliched New Yorker things like eat at food trucks, make fun of
hipsters, spend Sunday afternoons at The Met, and stand in
ridiculously long lines for mediocre brunch. I do some non-cliched
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work for a humanitarian agency. My work doesn't define me, but I
find it interesting a lot of the time, in part because it lets me
travel to some pretty cool places (Sierra Leone, Congo...). I spend
a decent amount of time wondering what I should do next.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel at ease.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have an expressive face. Needless to say, I'm a terrible liar.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorites are hard, but here are some authors I'm into: Milan
Kundera, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Geoff
Dyer, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joan Didion, and Nicholson Baker. I read a
lot of non-fiction too but will spare you the drudgery of reading
through a bunch of titles.
I lived in Latin America for a while and got into the music, or at
least buying really cheap CDs off the street. I like a lot of other
stuff too, and I also like when people introduce me to things I've
never heard of.
I have pretty eclectic food tastes and will eat just about
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I could technically live without these things, but they do make my
life a lot better: Great friends, family, delicious food, The Daily
Show, The New Yorker, and NPR.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where Michael Bloomberg learned to speak Spanish.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Meeting up with friends at a restaurant or bar, going out with
co-workers for a happy hour drink, or at a concert. I'm usually
pretty social on weekends, but occasionally I'm in the mood for
staying home and reading a book or watching something trashy on TV.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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This is best left for pillow talk, no?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You know the difference between your and you're. You're genuine and
kind to others and don't take yourself too seriously. I'm not much
of a game player, so it would be lovely if you were a straight
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