Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a Canadian-American West Coast kid.
I'm pretty mentally healthy and I don't lack anything vital in my
life. I live in a cool place, I do cool things, I know cool people.
I'm gainfully employed, adequately housed, and self sufficient. I
love first dates but don't take them too seriously, I am fairly
direct about what I like and if I'm interested, and I'd really just
like to meet people operating on a similar wavelength. I also can
come across as kind of a jerk in text form because it's hard to add
levity to a textual self summary, but re-read this paragraph again
and imagine I have a sense of humor.
I can talk to you about gardening, sociological theories of
structural inequality, proper care of amphibians, what it's like
living in Canada vs Portland vs SoCal vs The Middle of Goddamn
Nowhere, or how to cook authentic enchiladas.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Kicking ass, taking names, standing out like a sore thumb in the
I work with foster kids and their parents to help put families back
together. Sometimes I get to hold babies or play legos. Most of the
time I get to send faxes and wonder if it's 1994.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I paint tiny birds in watercolor and I grow a hell of a houseplant.
I have strange pets that thrive, too.
I also balance spreadsheets pretty well.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I will be the one to introduce myself at a party, grab a beer, and
make a new friend. I am tall, the right kind of chubby, and
I am also a enthusiastic story teller, and I love those who are the
same. Thank you, OKC, for providing endless "bad first date"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Embarrassing paperbacks with dragons and werewolves on the cover,
coupled with maudlin New England-based literary fiction and
inscrutable 1960s science fiction.
Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer, Dad Movies of the Nineties, and Wes
Anderson as a whole, The Life Aquatic in particular.
I can lose whole weekends to high budget premium channel dramas,
David Attenborough harassing animals, and every horrible TLC
documentary ever broadcast at 3am.
Neutral Milk Hotel, Hole, Interpol, Bright Eyes, The Pixies,
Telekinesis, Built to Spill, Bikini Kill, The Smiths, Modest Mouse,
The Magnetic Fields. I call this the "Caucasian Mid Twenties
Ethnic food is ideal, preferably spicy. In fact, it's close to
Sidenote, I love the hell out of podcasts right now and am taking
recommendations. Favorites of the moment are Judge John Hodgman,
Sawbones, Savage Love, and Skeptics Guide to the Universe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I need a clean home, green plants, fluffy pillows, min. 5 hours of
sunlight, 7+ hours of sleep a night, and constant internet access.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether I mailed those court documents, phosphorous-calcium ratios,
whether to walk or drive, and whether my dog really loves me or is
just happy to be fed.
To be fair, I do feed my dog really fancy food, so I'm not against
buying her love.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
With friends, we cook and hang out and watch movies and play cards.
Sometimes we get drunk and go dancing, more often we engage in
ruining friendships with wii Mario games and good natured gossip.
Or I'm at home with the dog watching Jurassic Park. Again.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am deathly afraid of velociraptors.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... You can hold a conversation and speak passionately about at
least a few things, and I promise to do the same.
... You are a coffee snob and want to direct me to a new
... You want to argue with me about some pretentious bullet point
in my clearly too-long profile.
... You're open to my body type. As is clearly evident, I am plus
size, and no matter how cool I am and how well we get along,
without mutual attraction things will only end in
Respect and confidence are both appreciated.
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