Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm settling back into the District after a few years abroad. Vices
include overuse of the phrase "to be clear" and a tendency to drink
one additional cup of coffee than is truly necessary in a given
What I’m doing with my life
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After a stint working in Liberia and grad school in the UK, I'm
back in the States. I loved being abroad and have come back with a
couple of happy English habits like putting milk in certain types
of tea and an appreciation for ridiculously dry senses of humor.
But I'm glad that my next step is US-based (albeit with an ability
to frolic internationally with some regularity).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
staying in touch. A bunch of my close friends have moved West. Then
I moved to a place where it took half an hour to load a youtube
video and still managed decently well. And now I have all these
Brits to keep track of...
Also, everyone always loves my birthday presents.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I love to laugh. I also walk REALLY fast.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: My best friend gave me an autographed Doris Kearns Goodwin
for my 21st birthday. It's among my most prized possessions. But my
all time favorite books are probably Graham Greene's The Power and
the Glory and Mrs. Dalloway. And Coetzee's Disgrace. Also most
anything by David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith.
Movies: To Have and Have Not and The Birdcage were what quickly
came to mind. There are others however. Big fan of Air Force One
for unknown reasons.
Shows: Explaining to people how The Wire tracked reality in
Baltimore (my home town) is one of my favorite conversations. I'm
also a big fan of almost anything on the Travel Channel.
Music: Am I allowed to say the Mariah Carey Christmas album? That
and Elvis Costello
Food: I'm obsessed with Indonesian food, but obviously can't find
any in this city.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Laughing with my sister, public transportation, running by some
sort of body of water, travel, my electric kettle (I promise you.
They change your life), and a really strong cup of coffee first
thing in the morning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lately I've been weighing the pros and cons of buying a car. Mostly
I'm just worried because it's going to cost me $250 a month to park
the thing. On the other hand, having one means I can go to Costco
and Target WHENEVER I want!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
meeting three or four old friends for dinner and drinks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I listen to songs I like on loop at the gym.
I’m looking for
- Guys who like girls
- Ages 23–36
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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any of this is interesting to you, and you don't take yourself too
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