Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My greatest skill is giving wedding/rehearsal dinner toasts. I
haven't yet figured out how to monetize this, but I've realized it
says a lot about me, and not just that I'm a ham. It combines
nearly all my favorite things: Parties, friends, words, wit, slight
impropriety, and of course cocktails.
Which is to say, I'm generally gregarious and fun-loving but with a
twist of seriousness and sentimentality. I contain multitudes:
Extreme extrovert who often likes to fly solo; dedicated city boy
who looks for any excuse to get away to the beach or the country;
obsessive planner who loves spontaneity and serendipity.
Opposites attract, Paula Abdul tells me, and I have no reason to
doubt her. But it's not what I'm looking for. I'd like to meet
another guy who's smart and funny, articulate and confident,
professional and put together, who's into culture and travel and
many of the self-parodic mild pretensions of the modern urban gay
bobo class. Let's be self-parodies together.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Manipulating words; eating and drinking with friends; singing
poorly but enthusiastically; finding good deals on fancy hotels.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Planning trips. Also, editing copy. But the first is more fun.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My charisma. Now stop looking at my charisma.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
If I've learned anything from OKC, it's that we all like David
Sedaris and Tina Fey and HBO. I do, too. I also like (not
particularly unusually, either)...
Books: Lately I've been on a gay-literary-fiction kick, though
nothing I've read since has outdone "The Line of Beauty," which is
gorgeous, or "Call My By Your Name," which is devastating. ("The
Swimming-Pool Library" is delightfully dirty, though.) Most often I
read nonfiction, whether in book or periodical form. I'm still very
proud of myself for finishing "The Power Broker."
Shows: My TV-watching has dropped off quite a bit; I don't really
do reality, and as scripted favorites have exited I haven't picked
up many new ones. Now I'm left with just the usual HBO suspects.
And "Mad Men." Theater-wise, I see an awful lot and have a much
longer list of favorites. A few of them: "Company," "Guys and
Dolls," "The Flick," "Other Desert Cities," "Buyer and
Music: I sometimes fantasize about living in New York in an earlier
era, when everything was elegant and cocktails were stiff and taxis
had jump seats. (It was probably less fun to be gay and Jewish
then, but whatever. It's a fantasy.) This leaves me with a strong
taste for music typically more associated with old people, whether
pop standards or '50s crooners or Broadway. Also, I grew up in New
Jersey, so I love Bruce Springsteen.
Food: Yes, please.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends; family; cliches, apparently; a good mattress;
chocolate-chip cookies; exciting things to look forward to.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Seinfeld dialogue and Sondheim lyrics, though usually not together;
exciting things I'm looking forward to; chocolate-chip cookies.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Carousing, in one form or another, most often involving a
combination of cultural activity and alcohol.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Despite the whole witty-urbane-ironic-sophisticate thing, I'm
really just a nice Jewish boy from the suburbs who's looking for a
guy he can take home to mom and dad.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're smart, fun, and enjoy good punctuation. A fondness for good
restaurants, culture-based day trips, and beach vacations wouldn't
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