Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a non-conformist, slightly cynical idealist. I tend to be quiet
and not extroverted, which may put some people off. Even so, I
think everyone, is fundamentally worthy of respect and capable of
greatness, a conviction which underpins my philosophical and
I enjoy technology, science, power pop, reading, tomatoes,
limericks, beer and wild weather. Even opera and Mahler, on rare
occasions, but beware: my tastes are not particularly highbrow in
general. My sense of humor is whimsical and a bit earthy. I dislike
formality, slow drivers, fundamentalism. I'm also not real keen on
writing about myself, so it's better to just ask questions.
Then there's the sense of humor thing. Everyone likes a "good sense
of humor". What I mean by that is that I find humor in lots of
mundane things, not that I can always make everyone laugh. And my
sense of humor is odd. Childish, almost. For example, this skeleton
walks into a bar and orders a drink...and a mop. Now, see, I think
that is hilarious! Most folks think it's marginally amusing. As I
say, I'm a bit off. Whimsical.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Formulating a long-term strategy for surviving economically while
pursuing my interests. Beyond that, I'm working to become
unconditionally happy and help others to do the same. Yeah, I know,
it sounds pretentious, but it's a natural consequence of my
involvement with Buddhism.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Spending lots of time reading stuff on the Internet. Well, who
isn't? OK, how about writing light, rhymed verse. If you piss me
off, I'll write a limerick about you.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Is that I'm there, because they didn't see me enter the room.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Sci-Fi novels by the late astrophysicist Fred Hoyle,
Islandia, dictionaries, graphic novels (e.g., From Hell), Paul
Krugman. Haven't read much classic or contemporary literature. I
tend to stick to nonfiction. No particular reason other than time
Movies: Dr. Strangelove, Cook and Moore Bedazzled, American Beauty,
Clerks, LOTR, Avatar, District 9, The Social Network, The King's
Speech... On TV: Stewart and Colbert, Chris Hayes. TV fiction:
Breaking Bad was awesome.
Food: my own bizarre cooking.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Air, food, shelter, music, electric power and the Internet. OK, the
last two I could live without, theoretically, but after having to
do just that at home for days at a time after Irene and Sandy I
can't say I'm eager to repeat the experience. I also value my time
alone, strange to say.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
politics, lately. And life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Home alone wondering where everyone went.
You should message me if
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1. You realize "message" is not a verb.
2. You're intrigued by my profile, have progressive views, and are
looking for a man who thinks that the set of one's lovers must be a
proper subset of the set of one's friends.
3. You've answered at least 100 questions and have a match
percentage over 80 and an enemy percentage less than 25. The
percentages are far from definitive of compatibility, it's true,
but they're a reasonable starting point.
Also, if your entire comment is, "Hello. I liked your profile.", I
may not respond. Ask a question. Express an opinion. Let's make it
a two-way street.
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