Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I woke up a few days after New Years Day and made a conscious
decision that 2014 is going to be the best year ever. Not a
resolution, but a conscious decision to look at the positive side
of everything yet allow a few moments to acknowledge and process
life's challenges, to look at what life has to offer rather than
what it doesn't, to focus on the big picture and be objectively
honest when necessary. So here we go!
If your search for your soulmate can be described as a search for
your best friend, a desire to fall in love, and a goal to live
If you believe building relationships is more important than
building a career, a portfolio, or a wardrobe;
If you describe yourself as a doer, not a watcher;
If your first ride in an airplane was a skydiving excursion, and
your first passport stamp is a 3rd world country;
If your first trip across the big pond included 7 countries, 8
airports, and 4 weeks of chasing your best friends around
If you'd rather go big than go home;
If your life philosophy includes any of these case studies, then
we'll get along just fine :)
My dad is second generation Polish, my mom is second generation
Slovak, so I guess I'm third generation awesome :-). Not sure where
the olive toned skin came from...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Presently I'm filling out this OKC profile and wondering why there
are so many selfies taken while driving. Did I miss
When asked the inevitable "what do you do?" question that most
Washingtonians ask within the first 45 seconds of meeting you, I
quickly respond "Oh, I do triathlon. You?". I'm also an avid
cyclist, so I can be found on my road bike or mountain bike on most
All joking aside, I'm a structural engineer - which means I work
with architects to design the structure of buildings. If the wind
blows, if the earth shakes, if snow starts piling up on the roof,
if a room is intended to hold 100 people sitting in a cube farm,
it's my job to make sure the building structure can accommodate it,
with some capacity left over just to be on the safe side. To the
engineer, the glass isn't half full or half empty, the glass is
twice as big as it needs to be. My job also includes some
historical preservation/renovation/adaptive reuse, which is always
interesting. Although I LOVE telling people about what I do and the
projects with which I'm involved, my job hardly defines who I am.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
True friendship. And, to a slightly lesser extent, fixing bikes.
I've also become the person in the office who proofreads
engineering reports for proper grammar, spelling and structure.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Given my height, that I have an unusually large height-to-width
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Malcom Gladwell's Blink. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For
Meaning. Mike McIntyre's The Kindness of Strangers.
Movies: Back to the Future is the only thing that comes to mind at
the moment. That, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Shows: Do I lose points if I say South Park?
Music: A wide variety.
Food: Pizza. Definitely pizza. And Thai.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Aside from food/water/shelter/clothing?
2. My friends & family.
3. My bike.
4. A job.
6. A few sunny and 72 degree days in the Spring and Fall.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Friends, family, faith, my job, my next bike ride, Subway
sandwiches, how early I can eat lunch and still call it lunch, if I
should reach for the banana or the sleeve of double stuff oreos at
2:30 in the afternoon, why common sense isn't so common, what my
life might look like in 5 years, why it took OKCupid's auto
conversion for me to realize 6'-2" tall converts to 1.88m, why
everyone on this site seems to think they are "laid back and easy
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Red lining home from work, relaxing, planning out the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
OK, maybe it's not so private, but I eagerly look forward to the
day when I meet "the one" who makes staying single seem like the
foolish life option; then we can delete our OKC profiles and put
each other out of our online dating misery. Who is with me?!
And the private admission? Although it wasn't exactly a conscious
effort, I once equated my age in years to the total number of
Danish butter cookies consumed in one 8-hour workday.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-you want to go out with someone who obviously didn't lie about his
-you're willing to tell me three things I'd have to do on a first
date that would make you never want to speak to me again :)
-you're looking for a heart of gold but don't want to dig very far
or get your hands too dirty in the process.
-you think chivalry still holds a place in today's modern
-the number of iPhone "self portraits taken while looking in a
mirror" in your profile sums to zero.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.