Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Me: Hi, I'm April.
Drunk dude at a party in college: Meatball?
Me: No, April
Drunk dude: MEATBALL!!!! (then he picked me up and kept shouting
The nickname stuck.
I'm really good at looking silly. Sometimes on purpose; sometimes
not! But would rather have fun than be afraid of looking
I won't say no to a game night! I love playing games or turning
normal things into games or puzzles. Unless they are number pattern
puzzles or wordplay puzzles (suck at those too!). I just like
problem solving and turning everyday life into play whenever
appropriate and possible.
I love conversation especially about why people do the things they
do or think/feel the way they do. Or how the world works. I like to
think and I like to share those thoughts and I love to listen to
others thoughts. I wonder if that sounds really simple...maybe it
I am a very empathetic and curious person. This makes me feel
things deeply and be rather attuned to others' feelings. It is my
best and my worst quality. I think often our best and worst are the
same thing. My curiosity makes my brain go and go...often having 5
more questions after the rest of the room may be over it. I don't
always voice these questions cuz of the aforementioned
I love to be challenged. I'm very generous and a care taker but
also a strong independent person so I like when someone has a
backbone and can challenge and push back on ideas but always with
the same generosity and care as I try to do it with.
I love NYC and I love CA. Wish they weren't so far apart!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Promoting play and trying to change education as we know it!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing interpretive dance as back up for karaoke!
Prying! But only because I am genuinely interested. I can't tell
you how many times I've heard "I don't normally tell anyone this
but...". I just tend to ask a lot of questions and people start
But I'm also good at procrastinating whenever I can get away with
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my smile, maybe...I have a very full smile and smile a lot.
My mom has a large mouth and teeth and my dad has a small mouth and
teeth. The result for me is getting 4 teeth pulled because my mom's
teeth didn't fit into my dad's mouth. I like to think of this as a
metaphor for me. Got a lot of conflicting things from each of my
parents and it has occasionally resulted is some tricky situations
but after I work it out (ie. pull some teeth) I end up with a smile
(And a person) I am happy with!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Terrible with favorites but some stuff I like:
Books - I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb; 100 Secret Senses -
Amy Tan; Fortune's Daughter - Isabele Allende.
Non-fiction - Things about the value of play, chikdhood,
comparative religion, psychology, myths, sprituality, or
art/creativity. I just love to read and do it as often as
Music - I am moved by music and singing at the top of my lungs is
my happy place. Too bad I'm no good at it!
TV: Sometimes I think TV is a colossal waste of time and other
times I just love it! I don't pay for cable so I hulu or netflix
Favs: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sports Night, Sopranos, Arrested
Development, Friday Night Lights. My friend and I are re-watching
West Wing when we have down time together...that was a good
Food - home-cooked meals of any kind, Thai, Sushi, and chocolate
chip cookies (Levain Bakery!!!) - I love to cook.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I hate these kind of lists but I really do like rules so this
question is a perfect example of my conflicts!
Getting out of town
Something to read
Something to write on/with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Who we are, where we came from and why...It's exhausting!
Or figuring things out - how they work, why, how to solve the
And what I have to read this week and when I am going to get it all
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
no such thing as typical but I enjoy cooking/hosting friends, wine
club, lectures/discussions on interesting topics, Theater (that i
am actually choosing instead of obligation), taking improv class,
Shambhala meditation, Hash House Harriers.
Good food, good wine and good conversation and I am likely having a
good Friday night.
I also love talking to strangers or new people. Which makes okcupid
really work for me. Even if we aren't a good match, I will probably
enjoy talking to you.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I want to be Tami Taylor.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you can laugh at yourself.
You love yourself enough to love others well.
You see the value in being known and loved well by one romantic
partner rather than casual experiences with many.
And nowhere on your profile does the phrase "bonus points if..."
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