Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, I'm Matt.
If you share the feeling that a night in is better than a night at
the club, we'll probably get along. If you agree that spending
several hours planning and cooking food for that night in is
completely appropriate, then it's pretty certain that we'll get
The point is not that I'm planning a life for two revolving around
Pecorino Romano and Chianti although actually that sounds pretty
good. Maybe we should plan that? The point was supposed to be that
this says a few things about me:
1. I'm an INTJ. My scene is with a group of close friends, with
people I know and care about. If you want to bring me to a
nightclub, just know that you might be dragging me a little bit
(although I'll hit up Blackbird any day!).
2. I put in effort for the people who mean a lot to me. Two weeks
planning a party for friends is not uncommon for me. Neither is
going far out of my way to see someone I haven't seen for some
3. I do love cooking. I've cooked a lot of French food the last 4
years and now I'm playing around to see if I want to change my
focus towards Italian. The winter and spring is my busiet time of
year so I haven't gotten too far into it yet.
So, that's a start. True, I can be pretty direct, intense, or
inwardly oriented sometimes. But I'm also caring, focused,
hilarious in rather ridiculous ways, cuddly, supportive and strong.
If this sounds at all appealing to you, send a little message and
maybe we can start something.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in tutoring and test preparation, and I'm self employed,
which is great because I'm able to be independent and set my own
schedule. I think I need those things, which is probably why I've
never had a normal 9-5 kind of job. I'm not sure what I'll be doing
in ten years, but I'm very happy with what I'm doing now.
Outside of work, my biggest interest is golf. I compete at a pretty
high level — if you know golf handicaps, I'm a +2 — and I've been
playing since I was 4 years old. It offers just about everything
that I could want - it's social, competitive, and athletic, it's
outdoors, and it's something I really enjoy, although sometimes the
competition brings occasional heartbreak along with all of the good
stuff. Golf keeps physical fitness on my mind as well. People say a
lot of things about golfers as a group, but I've made a lot of
great friends through the game.
Cooking is the other pursuit into which I'm putting a lot of effort
these days. As I mentioned, I'm in a bit of a transitional period
right now, trying a number of different things. Cooking French food
the last few years was a perfect foundation, because not only do I
have a pretty strong repertoire of those dishes, but I've also
figured out the secrets to tons of stuff like spinach dip,
meatballs, spring rolls...anyway, it's a lot of fun.
I enjoy trying new things and having a good time, but in the end I
don't have a long list of hobbies like some people do. Basically I
do a few things - I work, I play golf, I cook, I keep fit, and I
spend quality time with my friends - and I try to do each of those
as fully as I can.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I can make people laugh and make them keep laughing. It's one of
the things I'm really glad that I can do. I'm good at mental and
intellectual kinds of things. I can usually solve just about any
sort of problem I'm faced with. I'm a pro at explaining things
because, well, that's my job - I'm actually a pro at explaining
things. And I'm a champion at grammar.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm smiling. On work days, that my shirt and tie are
impeccably matched. That I'm a great listener. And that I give
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Honestly, I need to read more, but one of the good things
about my job is that I get to spend a lot of time with some of the
classics. I've been through Romeo and Juliet four times now and I
get more and more out of it every time. Still, I hope to be a much
more well-read person a few months from now.
Movies: Igby Goes Down (my intellectual side), Office Space (my
funny side), Caddyshack (my golfer side).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My backpack. Essential gear for a tutor.
2. Facebook. You can laugh at how often I check it, but I really
value being able to stay closer to people whom I don't get to see
3. My good silicone scraper/spatula. Seriously, I can't stand
leaving all the good stuff in the pan!
4. My extra iPhone charger. I listen to a lot of internet radio and
I basically have to recharge everywhere I go.
5. A few close friends who I know care a lot about me.
6. A sense of humor in good times and bad.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A lot of things! I'm a thinker. But typically I'm thinking about
what I can do for one of my students, what I'm cooking for my next
meal, and whether the joke I just thought of is funny or just
dorky. In a more long-term sense, I think ahead months, not years.
I'm not exactly sure where I'll be in a few years but I'm planning
the ride, not the destination.
Also, I love the Instagram feed on here but it would be even better
if they showed the captions too, right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Meeting a couple of friends for a drink, maybe hanging out at
someone's house. Might be getting ready for a long night out, or
might just as easily be chilling on my own at home just winding
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I keep my cereal in the freezer. What's the point of cold milk on
room-temperature cereal, right?
You should message me if
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You've made it this far and you think we might get along. I'm nice,
I promise. :o)
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