Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm 26 and have lived in the Atlanta area most of my life. I'm very
open-minded, laid-back, and empathetic. For example, I know how
you're feeling right now, and yes, I do sound like a pretty great
I have absolutely no felony convictions, although I did get a
speeding ticket once.
I've been fortunate enough to have had some amazing adventures. I
have taken a zip-line off the Great Wall of China, hung out with
Anthony Bourdain in rural Thailand, jumped out of an airplane, and
eaten at the finest restaurant in New Orleans. And while I do
appreciate down-time, in general I think there's a pretty good
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've got a solid job with a telecomm company, but I'm still kind of
searching for a more long-term career path. Outside of work, I have
a great group of friends in Atlanta who I spend time with, and you
can't keep me away from a good book.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
When I keep up with practicing, I'm a pretty good swimmer, if not
quite on par with Michael Phelps (yet?).
I cook a mean chicken piccata, as well as a few other choice
I love writing, especially humorous observations on the absurdity
I have a great ear for languages, although I can't for the life of
me reproduce a good southern accent (despite having lived pretty
much my whole life below the Mason-Dixon line).
The first things people usually notice about me
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Well aside from, of course, my dashing good looks and regal
bearing, I try to let my sense of humor lead first impressions.
Also, I come in at just over six feet, so to some people I may
appear to have a certain "tallness" about me. But I've spent a fair
amount of time in China, so I may have an inflated sense of height.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (but anything by him,
really); John Donne's poetry; The Hitchhiker's Guide series; The
Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Movies: Once; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Snatch; American
History X, The Usual Suspects; Mulan
Shows: The Daily Show; Slings and Arrows; The Twilight Zone; The
West Wing; Arrested Development; Firefly
Music: Counting Crows; Mumford & Sons; Rachel Platten; Johnny
Cash; Lady Danville
Food: Beijing roast duck; Freshly made banh mi with all the fixins;
Painfully spicy Thai curry; Medium-rare filet mignon with a side of
asparagus and a glass of good red wine
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Potable water; swimming pools; podcasts (for my commute); family;
my sense of humor; delicious food in the company of friends.
But why six? Is there some kind of algorithm for figuring out a
person's personality where you need the six favorite things, and
five just isn't enough? But I digress....
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I can while away hours thinking of deep philosophical issues like
consciousness, the afterlife, and what did I have for breakfast
this morning? Was it eggs? No, that was yesterday.
I also think it's fascinating that I have a device that can let me
communicate with essentially anyone on the globe, freeze an image
that can then be seen by all my friends, and allow me to update my
OkCupid profile when I should be working. Technology is amazing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends, teaching swimming lessons (in the warmer
months), cooking dinner, or playing around on the internet
(Cracked.com makes me very happy).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have an irrational aversion to oxidized pennies (or any other
gunkified coin). I am in no way a germophobe, but handling grody
money makes me feel like someone is running their nails along a
You should message me if
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...You have a functional keyboard, the ability to hold a decent
conversation, and no plans to kill me in my sleep. Look, as a male
on this web site I know that I'll be doing more sending than
receiving, so I won't limit the latter too much.
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