Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Here's me in a dating-profile nutshell.
I am pleasant to be around; you'd enjoy my company, and could leave
my side at parties with your friends or coworkers around without
worrying. I'm pretty self-aware, for what that's worth, and don't
seem to be as narcissistic as most guys on here. I am confident,
but not arrogant. I think there are lots of guys that are sweet,
but they're pushovers; and there are lots of guys that are fun, but
they're self-centered jerks. I'm a nice person, but am no passive
But wait! Here's more. I detest astrology, cringe at the thought
that creationism could be taught in public schools, am horrified
that otherwise educated people misuse "its" and "it's," and spend
more time thinking about my dog's happiness than my own. I'm
annoyed by pretentious people who think they have the answers to
everything. I know I'm smart, but spend most of my time laughing at
how stupid I can be about some things. I have a great sense of
humor, though sometimes it veers towards the morbid (not the
If I had to randomly list some words that apply to me, I think I'd
pick intelligent, goofy, charming, geeky,
(yes, that's a compound word - it has hyphens), dependable,
undramatic, and thoughtful.
Oh, one last thing. I may be an agnostic, but my ethical code is
clear. I'm not a cheater. I don't play games. I won't lie to you. I
am solid in a crisis. I will support you in your decisions, even if
we may sometimes disagree. How many men can (honestly) say
One last-last thing: I am the primary caregiver to an elderly
parent. My mom is living with me until she transitions to assisted
living some time later this year. If you can't understand that
concept, I don't think we'd be compatible.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm the head of the appellate practice section of a corporate
litigation firm. I also try to be a good companion/parent to my dog
(update: unfortunately, my dog just passed away. But I can't bear
to edit her out of my profile yet).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trivial Pursuit. Let's just say when the teams are picked, you want
to be matched with me, even if Ken Jennings is in the room. I'm
passable at scrabble and most other board games, and I love playing
them. I can also kick your ass at chess. Of course, since women
generally don't play chess, I'll add this: remember the last guy
you dated? I could kick his ass, too. I'm pretty passable at
tennis, and would love to play with you even if you aren't sure if
we're a match (I'm about a 3.0, if that means anything to you).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Lots of women seem to like dimples, so I'll say that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read all the time, so the books change constantly; I like just
about everything. Since everyone on okcupid seems to enjoy reading
lists, here are some of my favorite writers: H.P. Lovecraft, Neil
Gaiman, Edward Gorey, Agatha Christie, and Arturo Perez-Reverte.
Yes, I've read all the books in the "A Song of Fire and Ice" and
"The Hunger Games" sets.
I tend to like horror movies, noir, and classics, but also like
cheesy pieces of fluff; favorites include Casablanca, Memento,
Mulholland Drive, Battle Royale, Blue Velvet, Audition (the
Japanese make way better horror than we do), and anything by the
Coen brothers. If you've ever seen Bloody Pit of Horror or Hobo
with a Shotgun and enjoyed it, I will likely propose on the spot.
Because I'm a guy, I like Monty Python and can quote it if need be,
but don't because that's just too geeky. I don't watch much current
television; everything I like tends to get canceled (Arrested
Development, Mr. Show with Bob and David, etc.).
For music, it's mainly the '80s. I've seen Depeche Mode live over
twenty times, and am actually proud of that fact. I also enjoy New
Order, Joy Division, Roxy Music, and similar groups. I love Sinatra
and most jazz/standard singers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Starbucks. I know I should be patronizing a local coffee shop,
but I'm addicted.
2. A television. I don't trust people without one. Most of the time
it's just background noise, but it helps me feel connected.
3. Eating out. I cannot cook to save my life, and this is one of
life's greatest pleasures (with the right companion).
When I think of three more, I'll add them . . . .
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I'm still single. Whether Radiohead is really any good, or if
people just say they like Radiohead to sound cool. Whether I think
about things too much or not enough, and which things fall into
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going out to eat with friends, relaxing after a difficult week,
taking care of mom (see above), or reading. Occasionally I have a
drink with a friend, but generally don't go to many bars.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're smart, stable, communicative, and minimally fun to be
around. Or you'd like to play tennis, whether it's freezing cold or
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