Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
INFJ, which doesn't really mean anything -- but it's fun to
Let's start with what matters to you: I'm kind. I'm loyal. I'm
great at communication. I'm affectionate. I'm engaged and
(hopefully) engaging, interested and (hopefully) interesting. And
I'm fully aware of how much more rewarding life can be with the
Sorry -- I meant "panther." A guy's gotta have the right
And then the broad strokes:
I'm easily delighted. I love making people laugh, and I'm instantly
fascinated with anyone who can make me laugh. Conversation is maybe
the most important thing to me. If you're someone who can talk
intelligently and enthusiastically about anything or everything,
you've got my attention. I love smart, interesting people -- clever
and witty are even better.
I'm really curious about the world around me and love learning new
things (useful, practical, or Trivial Pursuit-random). Lately this
has been manifesting as me reaching for the rewind button while
listening to NPR (there isn't one, or a fast forward).
I have curator tendencies: growing up tackling and getting bored
with every artistic outlet has left me with a passion for admiring
and sharing books, music, art, and whatever else with everyone.
(You'll have to be okay with me saying "You've gotta see this! It's
amazing!" because I'll do it all the time.)
I'm drawn to old things - the more character, the better. My place
is full of bizarre antiques and I may be turning into some kind of
collector or grandma. I think I want to be a Bond villain, or the
bad guy from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"... but more
poorly dressed and less evil (in that order).
insta - i.am.i.m
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day I'm a copywriter and marketing strategist, and by night I
fight crime. Small crimes. Breaking up shoplifting and cockfighting
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Balderdash. For real. I'm way too strategic about it (taking into
consideration what your professions and interests are when sizing
up which lie belongs to whom), until it turns into...
- Bad Balderdash, where all my definitions are puns. What is
farobank? Where an Egyptian king deposits all his mummy.
- I'm pretty darn attentive, and have an awesome memory. I'm like
an elephant that really cares about what's going on with you.
- I pick out amazing gifts, thanks to the above.
- Photo captions.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The clever. The witty. The wordplay. The banter. Probably followed
1. I look significantly less like a Muppet in real life.
2. My hair is brown, my beard (which I haven't had for years) is
red, and my eyebrows are blonde. All natural, potentially
terrifying, and probably contradictory to item #1.
3. I do a fantastic imitation of Kermit the Frog's singing voice.
My current preference is for Hall & Oates, AC/DC or Johnny
Cash. This definitely conflicts with item #1, and I can always do
my awful Louis Armstrong impression if you prefer (trust me, you
don't prefer that).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Let's just list recent favorites. And maybe longer-lasting
Books: All John Hodgman. All Tom Robbins. All Erik Larson.
All Glen David Gold (there's only two, but still... wow). Sarah
Vowell. E.L. Doctorow. Mark Dunn. I bounce from Fiction to History
to neuroscience. And nerdy books about language, like "Alphabet
Juice" and "English As She Is Spoke."
Movies: I just watched "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
two nights in a row. With commercials. It was awesome.
Music: Folk, blues, bluegrass, anything that walks that
weird line of balkan / klezmer / southwestern, jazz up to the
1950s. Music used to be a huge, huge part of my life and how I
defined myself, but not so much anymore. I like anything that with
character and quirk that grabs me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Good conversation / real connections
2. A creative outlet
3. Something to read
4. Something to admire and get really excited about
5. Time to myself (I really enjoy quiet mornings with tea and apple
fritters and a good book)
6. Just this ashtray! And the paddle game! And the remote control!
And these matches! And this lamp! And the chair! And this
And that's all I need. I don't need one other thing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- How I became a "Type Z" personality (this article describes me in
eerie detail --
- Is Will Smith even TRYING to help parents understand?
- Whether or not online dating is just a cosmic joke meant to make
us as neurotic and wildly unsure of ourselves as this:
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Honestly? Asleep on the couch by 10, awake again around midnight,
and getting much too excited about Monk or
Ideally? Spending time with friends, doing something cultural (a
play, a trip to a museum, heckling polo players), or settling in
with a good book. I'm usually burnt out from the week, but I always
perk up for good company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm really suspicious of people who don't list any favorite
books... and I'm totally confused by people who don't add captions
to their photos. It's the funnest part!
Or, the whole truth: my girlfriend of 2 years died in a car
accident just after Thanksgiving 2011, and I've (mostly) been
single since. I promise there's no drama there, nor does it make me
a special kind of project. But! At some point you'll say "So how
come you're single?" and I don't want you to feel awful (though,
admittedly, it is a LITTLE funny to watch very nice people feel
very bad for asking a very innocent question).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're kind. You're funny. You're creative. If you're interested in
the world around you and take a lot of joy in simple things, that
sounds great too.
Oh, and I'm a sucker for curly hair and/or short hair and/or
glasses. Preferably attached to a human female body, but whatever.
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