Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a recent transplant to the Twin Cities and looking to meet some
people my own age. I moved out here from the southwest and when I
tell people that they like to ask me if I'm looking forward to
winter here. Then they usually laugh like some sort of Bond
I moved out here post-graduation for work and to be near family
while I pursue graduate school. See, I'm in the process of doing
something with my life that is either very brave or very stupid:
I'm pursuing a dream of being a writer, and working as a teacher in
the meantime. It's a solid day-job, and it keeps me grounded from
my overactive imagination.
If I were to say one thing to best describe who I am, it'd be that
my favorite hobby is sitting in on college classes I'm not enrolled
in. It's all the fun of school without having to worry about grades
or your future.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in private education as a teacher. It's a cool job that lets
me bend a lot of rules of normal teachers and it gives me the time
to focus on my other interests.
I'm an aspiring writer. I read at least two books every week and
spend thirty hours a week on my work. My long term goal is to
become a professor of Creative Writing, and I'm extremely
passionate about what I do. My favorites are short stories and I
will geek out about almost any book at all.
I also have a biology background and am working on figuring that
into my life as more than just a hobby.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making things into jokes. Especially puns. I love those.
But I've got a ton of hobbies that I'm either sort of good at or
bad at but enjoy anyway.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My tie and what I'm reading. Because I'm always carrying a book.
Like, all the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Too many to list, but I'll do my best.
Books (Authors): Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro,
Lauren Groff, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, David Mitchell,
Junot Diaz, Yiyun Li, Stuart Dybeck, Michael Chabon, Denis Johnson,
Flannery O'Connor, Douglas Adams, Mo Yan
Movies: My favorite film of all time is Back to the Future and I
consider myself something of an expert on Time-Travel movies (If
there's one you can name that I haven't seen I'd love to hear about
it.) But I'm a big film buff and like pretty much all genres. I've
even written and produced some short films of my own!
Music: I love Jazz and Classical, but I used to do radio and I've
heard a lot and liked a lot of it.
Food: I've never met a meal I didn't like. (Well, okay, that's not
true, but the point is I'm adventurous and not picky.)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My Family
2. My Friends
3. My Books
4. My Laptop
5. My Tea
6. My Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
And you're like "pfft, what does he mean by 'everything?' Total
cop-out." But I'm serious. I'm fascinated by everything from
quantum mechanics to Argentine exports to languages invented by
identical twins and beyond. I've gone on binges over neurogenetics
and south African oral traditions. I've re-translated stories from
Japanese just to get a sense for how hard it is. So far the only
thing that has bored me is somebody who isn't passionate about
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I like to think that one should try and avoid a "typical" Friday
night, which I imagine to be a pint of ice cream and some Netflix
(Don't judge, you've done it, too).
But those Fridays I enjoy most have me out at a performance. I like
Jazz clubs, theatre, poetry readings. Something where there's a
creative artist at work and I'm in the room with them. I just find
that way more energizing than a moive. Though I do watch a lot of
movies, don't get me wrong.
You should message me if
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You're an intellectual and proud of it. You like to read and you
get bummed out if you didn't learn at least one new thing every
Your idea of a perfect date is less Dinner-At-A-Nice-Restaraunt and
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