Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm one year short of being an official New Yorker, but I'm brand
new to Brooklyn after having lived in Harlem for several years. I'm
looking forward to exploring my new borough but trying hard not to
become one of those Brooklynites who refuses to leave it.
I like to travel (I'm sure you're never read this before on
OkCupid), but I'm also pretty satisfied sitting in Central Park
with an everything bagel and the New York Times. I have a pretty
dry sense of humor and am a sucker for a man who can engage in
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 used to work for a humanitarian agency, but now I'm trying my
luck in the for-profit sector doing public health communications.
My work doesn't define me, but I find it interesting a lot of the
time. Over the years it's also allowed me to travel to some pretty
fascinating places--D.R. Congo, Sierra Leone, and Honduras to name
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people feel at ease. Scissor kicks.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
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 like: 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 (How old does this
make me sound?). 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.
Writing OkCupid profiles? World peace?
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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
This is best left for pillow talk, no?
You should message me if
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You know the difference between your and you're. You're genuine and
kind to others and curious about the world. You want to.
Who are you looking for?
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