Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Not a summary, but a collection of things:
I am an emotional creature, and easily pissed-off. I like to think
that I can see through to most peoples' sweet and honest sides
pretty quickly, and I like to think that that a lot of that can be
credited to being an introvert. I have an investment in radical
politics, and this is very important to me. I tell inappropriate,
self-deprecating jokes. I apparently like short, declarative
sentences that make me seem pithy and deep. I have a healthy
appreciation for swear words, street theatre, tattoos
, pop culture, and
under-handed vulgar jokes that take people awhile to clue into. I'm
passionately idealistic. I love to teach, and am always, without
fail, concocting some workshop or another in my head. I’m an INFJ,
according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and I take that very
seriously. Language was my first love, and we have a continuing
romance to this day.
I am Expressive, Witty, and Inquisitive
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Happily tending to my home and the lovely human and non-human
creatures living in it. Reading. Cross-stitching. Reading neat
things on the internet.
Trying to hold a anti-capitalist collective care framework safe and
cherished in my heart while working in institutional mental health
promotion, teaching teachers how to be good to their students.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Solving problems, helping people figure out their own solutions to
Carrying a tune, and soapboxing about the social importance of
Advocating for myself and other people, being steadfast.
Communicating and expressing ideas, and getting to the
hard-to-articulate ones through creative hand gestures and extended
Understanding my own and other peoples' feelings.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Friends always tell me after they get to know me that they thought
I hated them when they first met me. I guess I'm kind of hard to
read? It takes me awhile to open up sometimes, and I get kind of
nervous/unsure with new people. There are some people who I just
click with, though, and that's what I really look for -- people who
are able to see beyond my nervous chatter and mysterious face, and
cut straight to the good stuff (and I promise I will try to do the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I find this difficult because these things are always changing for
me. Suffice it to say:
- I watch a LOT of TV. Seriously. A lot. And I like to talk about
it if you do too!
- I like music with words in it. As a singer, I love listening to
music with killer vocalists that I can aspire to be like, and I
really appreciate well-written lyrics.
- I'm a sucker for memoirs and essay anthologies. I like reading
theory that helps me understand life better (not just theory for
its own sake).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- Books, blogs, and good conversation (I'm lumping that into
- Some opportunity for creative expression.
- The Internet.
- Space for rampant idealism/the possibility that maybe radical
social transformation is still possible
- Coffee. Sooooo much coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future, next steps and big plans.
Politics and social justice.
Conversation. How being an introvert with social anxiety can be the
bane of my existence, sometimes.
How to cut down on the blogs in my blog reader.
When the hell Jack and Sawyer are going to FINALLY hook up on
Consent (sexual and emotional) and accountability.
Self-determination and body sovereignty.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Preferably spending time with friends over beers and/or good
conversation. Maybe seeing a play?
Likely at home, writing a paper and/or shamelessly marathoning
episodes of The Vampire Diaries or The Bachelor.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm a bit of an OkCupid bottom. I'm on here a lot perusing
profiles, but I usually can't muster up the guts to actually send
people messages. So please, message me!
I have a chronic pain condition that makes my life interesting. I
feel like it forces me to be creative about the way I do many
things, but I'd be lying if it wasn't hard sometimes too.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You've got an eye for the shy ones. You take a second, third, and
fourth look at things (and people). You're not interested in being
'cool'. You're a good communicator. You think of people with many
'onion layers' as delicious challenges rather than writing them off
immediately. You understand exactly what I mean when I say 'people
with many onion layers'. Your politics are important to you (less
crucial for casual connections, but definitely preferred), bonus
points if you would categorize them as 'radical'.
I'm not gay, I'm queer; I'm interesting in
dating/seeing/fucking/fooling around with folks of all genders.
It's just that every time I list my sexual orientation on here as
bisexual, I have the worst time. Seriously, the worst. So, I hope
you'll forgive me employing a bit of strategic labelling in order
to have a better experience. If you're a guy and you've managed to
make it to the bottom of this profile, welcome!
You should message me if you're interested in smart conversation,
consuming caffeinated and/or alcoholic beverages, and seeing where
p.s. I'm not really interested in meeting new friends on here right
now (although of course, if I meet somebody and we click as friends
and not otherwise, that's cool!), only really for dating purposes.
So unless we've stated otherwise, I'm going to assume that if we
meet up we're on a date! One of my favourite things about online
dating is that it helps resolve some of these ambiguities. ;)
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.