Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a government worker who plans on having some grand impact on
life one day, but who just moved to the UK to get some new
experiences and travel in at the same time. I almost always accept
challenges, and I enjoy witty humor particularly if it includes
banter. Being outdoors in nature is fun, especially for hiking or
camping; I've had fun everywhere I've hiked, but the best times
were in Yosemite and around the Colorado River.
I generally prefer to spend my time exploring restaurants, museums,
festivals, and historic sites. I enjoy wandering around new places,
which earned me a traditional Buddhist monastery in Hong Kong for
the cost of an asthma attack, and blisters in Rome from trying to
see all the major monuments in one day. It was worth it though! At
the same time I value the mental exploration I get from downtime
just as much if not more than what I get from physical exploration;
I'm quite happy reading a book or watching a documentary at
I love testing new ideas and experiences and trying to figure out
how they fit in the world, so when my friends suggest doing
something that I haven't done (like help build a race car) I'm
usually down for it, even when I know nothing about it. I have a
favorite historical period (Rome), a favorite philosopher
(pre-Wagner/Ayn Rand Nietzsche), and a favorite sport (UFC), which
makes for a pretty interesting list of friends. I'm always up for a
good restaurant if you have a suggestion, and I try to emulate the
eating techniques of Andrew Zimmerman, but I put my foot down at
fish sauce; I can admit when I'm beaten. Thankfully, I enjoy
working out as well.
The kind of woman I'm looking for is self-confident, intelligent,
affectionate, and has no problem laughing at any Americanisms I
make. She is a little quirky, but thinks that makes life more fun.
She doesn't have to go to the gym every day and eat tofu, but she
takes care of herself. She also has mostly, but not entirely, the
same interests I do; it means we have fun and see life in different
ways, and can introduce one another to new things.
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m really good at
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I'm excellent at thinking on my feet, which has helped me build
computers without burning them out, and deal with greedy taxi
drivers in Italy who suddenly forget they speak English. I'm also
good at public speaking, but that's more through repeated,
amusingly humiliating exposure more than anything else (I remember
once during a work speech asking the crowd if I was doing okay).
The first things people usually notice about me
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If they hear me first, it's my deep voice. If they see me first, I
don't know, I've never asked.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I have a lot of favorite books because I love a good story,
but most of them are world histories and novels. If I had to choose
two it would be the Dresden Files because the main character
actually goes through the process of figuring stuff out, and 1493,
which is about how the Columbian Exchange impacted the entire
world, not just Europe (which the book largely avoids).
Movies: Thirteen Days, the Hunt for Red October, and Kingdom of
Heaven. I love a well told, well crafted story, but I also really
enjoy the 13th Warrior for some reason.
Shows: Archer, Rome, Supernatural, Hell on Wheels, the Daily Show,
and the Sherlock series from the BBC. Otherwise, BBC documentaries
are pretty good overall.
Music: Hip hop of the 90s and the last few years (I never really
got into the Dirty South), R&B, and hard rock (Lacuna Coil and
Stream of Passion are old favorites, as are A Perfect Circle and
Tool). My music taste goes from Azam Ali to Two Steps from Hell to
Food: Indian (Dishes of India) and Sushi (Mikaku Sushi), bar none.
I like most foods, but those two are my favorites. There is a place
in Alexandria with the best milk tea I've had in the US.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A problem to solve
A story to find (I say find because it's just as cool to craft a
story as it is to tell it and see what people think about it)
Passport (cliche, but true)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how events, places, and people connect and leave impressions of
that connection. It's why I really like reading about history; it
provides much of the background and even reasoning for why we do
what we do and where we are going. It's also why I enjoy people
watching; you can learn so much about someone just from what he or
she is doing at one particular time in one particular place.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'd have to say 60/40 split between staying in and going out. If
I'm going out with friends, then we are probably going to a bar to
drink, maybe see a movie. My going out is usually spread through
the week, and if I'm going to drink a ton on Friday I don't want to
do it on Saturday, and vice-versa.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I did karaoke once in a high pitched voice once, even though I
sound like Dennis Haysbert (black guy from the Allstate
You should message me if
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you smile at the thought of getting lost in a conversation while
people watching during a lazy afternoon, or if the idea of going to
Rome makes you wonder why you haven't bought a ticket yet.
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