Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Disclaimer: I hate the okcupid app. This thing about locals and
deciding if you like them or not off of a pic was the reason I
joined okcupid and not something sleazy like Tinder but now it's
going that direction. How are you supposed to decide if you like
someone without reading a profile? Just ranting... probably not the
best intro to my "essay," but maybe worth saying because if you
agree with this we'd probably get along all the better. Moving
Since moving to Seattle I've found I really like it, but everything
is more fun when doing it with someone else. I should probably
start off by saying that I'm more looking for someone to explore
the city with than anything else. I did move here with a friend,
but there are some things that are best suited for dates - I'd like
to check out some shows (music or comedy or whatever), visit new
restaurants (there seems to be a lot of nice ones around here) or
go to the aquarium and museum. Stuff like that. And if you are from
around here you probably know of some cool stuff to do that I
wouldn't otherwise have ever heard of. I also like to hang out at
dive bars... that's almost an ideal first date for me because it's
so relaxed. But I should mention up-front that I am mostly looking
for new friends. I am totally open to dating but that's where I'd
like to start, and honestly, I don't think relationships that don't
start with friendship work as well anyway.
Instead of trying to turn this into a cleverly worded set of
paragraphs, here's a list of what you should know about me:
I hate trying to choose a username for websites
I have a dark sense of humor
I love awkward situations
I make friends easily
I am overly honest
When I want to relax, I prefer to do it at a bar, or just walk
around getting lost on purpose
I hate Fridays, there's just too many stupid people out
I like almost any movie; from V for Vendetta to Cars to Lock, Stock
and Two Smoking Barrels
I get along really well with shy or creative types. By creative I
don't really mean artists, just people who see the world a bit
differently than most others
I've been a vegetarian for 16 years, but I don't care if you
I'm new to the area, I live in Belltown now and have been really
liking it but I tend to walk up towards Queen Anne or Capitol Hill
That's enough for now, if you have any questions you know how to
get a hold of me :)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I wish that there was an easy answer to this question. I know what
I *have* been doing, I started my career quite early. It's been
awhile now, and after being in the same field for so long I'm sort
of evaluating if I want to move forward with it or mix it up. I
love learning and always moving forward. Luckily, the world is a
big place with a lot to learn and a lot to explore...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Forgetting which color of Jelly Belly I just ate even though I just
looked at it
Keeping any promises or commitments I make, no matter what
Cooking (No not like just following some online recipe, I like to
have fun with it)
Anything technology related - I was the six year old that was
helping my parents program their VCR and it just kept going from
there - nowadays if I get bored enough I've been known to make an
iPhone app for the heck of it
Getting along with dogs
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably that I'm oddly comfortable to talk to. I'll strike up a
conversation with pretty much anyone. I talk to strangers like I've
known them my entire life. I've never had a bad reaction to this
but it does throw people off sometimes, I end up hearing a few too
many life stories...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
There's just too many... (I mostly work from home and I like to
watch stuff in the background) Shows: Doctor Who, Dexter, Breaking
Bad, 30 Rock, American Horror Story, Sherlock, The Killing,
Damages, Archer, uh I could do this all day so I'm just going to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Not in order:
1) Friends and other people I care about
2) Laptop (so I can work)
3) Cellphone (I suck at directions, I need a GPS)
5) My amazing ability to make lists of exactly six things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The present and how it relates to my future. People I miss after
moving. Also a lot of little things, sometimes I stare at a
reflection on a counter thinking about how long it took for it to
get the light to get here and pass through the glass of water then
bounce back to me so I can see it. There's plenty of tiny things to
think about that I believe most take for granted, or just walk by
without giving a second thought. Yeah, I'm kind of a nerd like
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Avoiding nightclubs and seeking out a relaxed bar full of regulars.
Or staying in and watching some downloaded TV shows while failing
at trying to be productive.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
A lot of the time when I get lost in thought it's having an
imaginary conversation with someone I know. Then come a week later
when I actually see that friend in person I don't know if I already
told them the story I'm about to say or if it was one of my
Let me add another... I kind of want to meet up with someone from
okcupid that's a 0% match and a 100% enemy to see how accurate this
site is. What's the worst that could happen? A friendly debate? (I
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You post no more than one photo of your cat per week on
You actually are interested in meeting in-person, I'm not looking
for sending a ton of emails back-and-forth - not just because it
only takes a couple minutes to figure out if you get along with
someone when you meet - but because I have enough digital
friendships staying in touch with the people from where I moved
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