Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
As a kid, I always loved activities that involved making
predictions. That left me with the perfect dream job—weatherman.
It’s probably a good thing I didn’t pursue that career, though. I
don't think I would have liked having everyone hate me (especially
after last winter).
What do you get when you combine a type-A personality with a love
of travel, learning, and baseball? Answer: Someone who's been to a
game at 39 Major League ballparks. Over the course of those trips,
I was able to visit some really cool cities—Chicago, Seattle, San
Francisco—and some not so cool cities—Atlanta, Cincinnati, Tampa.
(No offense if you're from one of those places. Well,
I'm pretty sure I have an unhealthy obsession with the show House
Hunters. Seriously, there's no better way to end the day than
hearing newlyweds wonder whether their L-shaped couch will fit in
their potential new home. #firstworldproblems
So why am I on here? Because the town I grew up in has no bars—it
is a dry town—so there was nowhere to meet people. While having
nowhere to meet people may have been a bad thing, at least it kept
out those tacky chain restaurants and grew my appreciation of
In all seriousness, I'm on here because of the inspiration of my
friends who told me that I need to put myself out there. After
going to college in DC (go Hoyas!) and law school in Boston (go
Eagles!), I'm back home to start the next phase of my life. I've
got a great job, great friends, and a great family. I'm just
looking for that special person with whom to share all of life's
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm currently completing a one-year judicial clerkship. Until
August, I work for a court. Beginning this fall, I pretend to be (a
friendlier version of) Harvey Specter at a firm in the city.
It also seems like I'm always playing the role of reader at my
friends' weddings. I'm flattered that they'd ask me to play a part
in their weddings, but isn't it ironic that a person who is on
okcupid is the person they'd ask to speak about love? Who knows,
maybe they just think I'm a good public speaker. "Love is kind,
love is gentle..."
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Umpiring. I've been umpiring Little League games since high school.
Being good at umpiring doesn't just mean being able to call balls
and strikes well. It also means being able to stand up to angry
parents. I guess that means I have patience...and good
I'd like to think I have a really good sense of direction, but my
parents never let me live down the time I got us lost in
Chicago...or…Kentucky…or…New Hampshire…or...when I got lost taking
the subway to Brooklyn. That was the worst one.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My positive outlook. You'll never hear me complain...except at my
annual Festivus party. During the airing of grievances, I let
people know what's bothered me over the past year!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: The Social Animal, Baseball as a Road to God
David Brooks is my hero.
Shows: Jeopardy, Seinfeld, West Wing, House Hunters, Survivor,
I just finished watching Sopranos. I'm pretty sure my NJ
citizenship would be revoked if I never got around to watching
Music: Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen
Only the good die young.
Sports teams: Mets, Jets, Georgetown basketball. None of those
teams has won a championship in my lifetime. Clearly I'm good at
making life choices.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Long, scenic runs while listening to a good podcast. I got spoiled
running along the National Mall in DC and up Heartbreak Hill in
Boston (well, technically Newton). I think a half-marathon is in my
-Reading (and laughing at) the NY Times wedding announcements. Who
knew there are so many Mayflower descendants getting married
(sometimes to each other) in New York?
-Screaming out answers during Jeopardy! It's vindication for being
-Following politics. I can't be the only one who's excited for the
2016 primaries, right?
-Good grammar/style guides. After doing way too much editing the
past two years for law review and work, my goal is to master the
CMS hyphen rules.
-A blog I regularly read on the aesthetics of sports. Jerry
Seinfeld says sports are all about rooting for laundry. Shouldn't
we just admit that?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-How I can do my part to make our world a more just and gentle
-The epic road trip I'm considering for September. Is California
-What neighborhood I should move to in the fall. Suggestions are
-Why people put so much faith in hourly weather forecasts (Maybe I
should have become a meteorologist!).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Heading down to my parents' beach house in Point Pleasant (they
just bought it). I'm really looking forward to spending weekends
there this summer.
You should message me if
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-As a kid, you wanted to be a contestant on Legends of the Hidden
-You think visiting a museum and going to a baseball game are great
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