Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Part Joan Holloway, part Joan Didion. For those of you who don't
get that reference, allow me to explain. I'm a writer who is
cerebral and socially aware, but not so much that I don't enjoy a
good cocktail and innuendo laced conversation.
I spent my first month in NYC living in a convent. True story. No,
I was not considering taking a vow of celibacy. But it's a great
I am passionate about various forms of expression and art and
inquisitive about what makes us tick. I'm equal parts carnal and
creative and believe wit is far more arousing than sarcasm and
prefer grit over machismo. I can offer a sympathetic and objective
ear and a solid shoulder on which to lean. I believe in the art of
Some fun facts about me:
*I try to learn a few new words a day.
*I wear bold colored lipstick when I run. Just because.
*I really want to check out an absinthe bar. For writing research.
*If Zoolander is on TV, I set aside whatever I'm doing to watch
*My friendships are ride or die, most spanning back to
*I own maybe 8 pairs of shoes but wear my sneakers the most.
*I added a Pee Wee Herman sound clip app to my phone and play it
when stressed. My favorite? "Why don't you take a picture it'll
*I moved to NYC 20 years ago by myself without knowing a
*I can walk 65 Manhattan blocks in 45 minutes. If Madonna is
playing on my iPod, I can do it in 42 minutes.
*I volunteer to walk dogs who have been abused.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I started my own business several years ago that flexes the more
logistical/planning part of my brain. It also keeps me financially
self-sufficient and stable. My business allows me the time and
flexibility to write.
Setting goals and achieving them.
I started to write my first book in Jan 2014. The second draft of
my novel is just about complete.
Three months ago I started interval training. Running was always
something I wished I could do, and now I'm up to a 12 minute
Waking up at 6am, making coffee, and using my vocabulary app to
learn new words.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being objective and empathetic.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my skin, eyes and hair when I wear it curly. My
While this might not be something that people notice about me off
the bat, they come to learn that I know who I am and what my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Sex, Death & Money podcast
Nerdist from time to time
Masters of Sex
The Good Wife
American Horror Story
House of Cards
As for movies - Anything that involves David Fincher, Christopher
Nolan or Alexander Payne.
Dead Poets Society for the lessons it taught about the power of
words and finding your voice.
Silence of The Lambs
The Usual Suspects
The Social Network
Good Will Hunting
Jeepers Creepers 1 and 2. I know!
Music? I grew up listening to Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Dean
Martin. (No Italian grows up without hearing That's Amore on a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A walking or running path
Dogs (Animals, really)
A couple of hours to get lost at The Met each month
Grammar & Thesaurus apps
My Surface Pro 3
A great glass of Prosecco while revising a submission
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It all depends on how the rest of the week went. I'm perfectly
content getting under the covers and catching up on my reading. Or
maybe I'll head to the movies. Or I catch up with a friend for an
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're comfortable in your skin and know who you are. I like flaws.
Flaws make us interesting. Flaws are okay.
You're comfortable with your age and where you are in life and
don't feel the need to qualify or justify either.
I'm looking for a guy with whom I can develop something substantive
and physically satisfying.
You have thoughts and opinions and you know when and how to voice
them. Diplomacy is far more attractive than radical honesty.
If you like tooling around the kitchen and heating up some stir
fry, having someone to bounce ideas off of or act as a sounding
board after a long day, or like discovering new wine bars we'll
probably have a lot of fun.
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