Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
At this point in my life, I'm not looking for anything more than a
good friend. The only relationships that last in life are
friendships. Whether those friendships have additional labels
attached is mostly irrelevant to their longevity.
If you sincerely want to know me, you will find my true self
waiting in the quiet moments between words, at the pause in a great
conversation when words become unnecessary and silence wraps itself
around us like a soft blanket.
Honesty is a strength of mine, deception is not. My inward mind, my
self as I feel it in my clearest moments, is not always
evident to others. It is difficult to describe.
Some specific interests of mine include photography, poetry,
philosophy, graphic design, and sign language. I love to read and I
don't watch much television, although I do occasionally watch
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am trying to live as I think a good person should live, to be an
example to others who are in need of encouragement, to help those
that I can, to forgive easily, and to show kindness and
understanding at every possible opportunity.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm kind of a jack of many trades. I can hit a nail with a hammer
and assemble that annoyingly complicated piece of furniture you
just bought. I can usually explain that convoluted philosophical
argument you've been struggling with for days. Basically, I am good
at seeing how things (and concepts) fit together and making things
fit together. I've also been told I'm great with kids (which is
awesome because I hope to spend my life surrounded by
I consider myself to be a good writer. I've been concocting stories
since before I could write them down myself and I spent many years
in junior high and high school improving my skill at writing
poetry. My college papers received compliments from my professors.
I am relatively good at spelling words correctly and I enjoying
both editing other people's work and finding errors in published
One of my favorite hobbies is graphic design (making birthday and
holiday cards, event invitations, thank-you cards, flyers,
bulletins, business cards, etc.) and if I may be so bold, I have
never failed to receive compliments on my work. This kind of work
especially brings out the perfectionist in me and I take delight in
making each work something I am proud of.
The first things people usually notice about me
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It used to be quite noticeable that I was quiet and withdrawn, and
at times you may still find me that way, but in the last year or so
I've become significantly more outgoing and assertive. I'm still
honest almost to a fault and I have trouble catching onto people's
jokes sometimes, but most people seem to find me personable and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Stranger in a Strange Land, The Tao Te
Ching, Diamond Age, The Golden Compass, Beggars in Spain, Zen and
the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, the Xanth series, and everything by Orson Scott Card (my
Movies: The Life of Brian, Whale Rider, Adam, The
Time Traveler's Wife, Up, Pineapple Express, Simon Birch, Yes Man,
Sicko, The Princess Bride, August Rush, Juno, Stranger Than
Shows: I don't own a TV and I do not watch TV and
I really don't like being places where there is a TV on, especially
a loud one. I find televisions very distracting and bothersome.
But... sometimes I do watch Doctor Who or a few other shows
Music: I mostly listen to rock. I will
occasionally listen to pop, but I am not into rap or jazz.
Food: I think my all-time favorite food is cooked
apples, maybe caramel rolls. I'm not usually a picky eater, but I
don't enjoy pickles or olives or peppers or spicy food. Ignore that
'picky eater' bit.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Happiness: I believe that deep, abiding happiness
is something that is good to strive for. Maybe it's selfish, but I
want to be happy, to love the life I'm living, to have a life full
of laughter and good memories. I also want to make others happy. We
are all tiny, insignificant blips in the grand scale of the
universe and yet we have such passion in us. We have one short
life, one brief existence, within which we have one chance to make
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I worry about money and the future, like most people who have not
enough hope for either. I think about beauty and about philosophy.
I dream of a life surrounded by people who care about me and whose
lives I am able to change for the better.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Holding my son, wishing he would go to sleep so that I could spend
some time on the computer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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This will depend on how well I know you and how receptive I think
you'll be, but here's something to chew on.
Sometimes I find it hard to let go of people entirely, especially
people I've been close to, even though I know that they're no
longer a good influence in my life. They still appear in my dreams
sometimes and if I run into them in person, it can be very hard to
just walk away despite knowing that they have not changed and will
only hurt me more. I don't make any effort to contact them or see
them, but my memories of people haunt me at times.
You should message me if
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If you think you might be one of those people in my dream-life, or
you just want to talk, send me a message. If you're kind, I'll get
back to you, even if I haven't been on in a while.
Please keep in mind that I'm more likely to respond to messages
with coherent, complete sentences.
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