Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
For anyone taking the shopping list approach, I'm an Irish guy
living in New York for the last few years. I studied English and
History of Art in Trinity College in Dublin, then did a masters in
Multimedia, and I recently wrapped up another graduate degree at
Columbia here in New York. I've had a bunch of different careers,
most of which paid terribly but were loads of fun, and now I'm
gainfully employed like a good responsible adult.
Beyond the shopping list, good people, good conversation, and the
occasional bit of mischief make my world rotate. Work is just one
part of life - more than a means to and end, but it's definitely
not the only thing that matters. Some of the true pleasures in life
include a perfectly made grilled cheese sandwich, a run by the
water when nobody is around with some music blaring through your
headphones, a drink with a good friend and good conversation in a
dark and cosy bar, a book you keep thinking about when you stop
reading, or that guilty film you're not supposed to like but you do
I have my solidly pretentious moments where the world revolves
around high-art, music, theater and literature, but I can always be
tempted away by anything that gives an adrenaline rush or a good
belly-laugh. My happy place is the top of a mountain somewhere with
a few friends, looking down on an untouched snowy descent.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've had a pretty weird career, doing everything from working as a
chef, an art teacher for kids, a part-time snowboarding instructor,
a writer, and I've spent the last few years working at Google in a
number of different roles and countries. I also run a property
company on the side with my two brothers (and clearly I get bored
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Spotting things that most people don't
Making the perfect food to match any craving
Getting myself into heated debates, and just occasionally admitting
that I'm wrong.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The fact that I can hold a conversation with just about
My accent - Irish (although I'm told that Americanisms are starting
to slip in - why did you take the I out of aluminium?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Ahhhh, the stuff that matters.
All kinds of music, from the Black Keys to Daft Punk to Big Black
Delta. Shockingly, not a big fan of Taylor Swift, so there are some
Was an English major and a writer, so I read a lot, and love
anything by Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Kurt
Vonnegut. Recent pleasures have been 'Diary of an Oxygen Thief' and
I don't have a TV connection because I find most of what's on
absolutely terrible, but I do like a good film and have been known
to stream the occasional episode of something exceptional like
Breaking Bad or The Wire.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music that gets under your skin
Conversations that flow
Something to read
Occasionally getting out of Dodge and finding some space
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why things work the way they do
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
This is a ghastly question. I do what most of us do - I'm out with
a bunch of friends for a couple of drinks, some food, some live
music or following someone's harebrained scheme for the evening.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm kind of afraid of/repulsed by styrofoam.
You should message me if
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You're willing to throw caution to the wind once in a while and get
involved in a half-baked plan for hijinks, like to talk about
everything and anything from the nature of the universe to why dogs
are better than cats (or the reverse if you're into it), are
passionate about something, even if it's something you think nobody
else will be interested in. Trust me, if you're passionate enough
about anything, even if it's stamp collecting or your quilting
hobby, it's far cooler than being uninspired.
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