Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I feel as though there are a million ways to paint oneself, and I
can't even find the goddamn brush.
I am first and foremost a human being. I suppose that's as good a
start as any. Beyond that, it depends very much on the moment at
which you catch me. I might be an artist, a programmer, a musician,
a teacher, a gamer, a lousy sleeper or a terrible cook. The two
generalisations I'm confident in making are that I am creative, and
I'm here because I despise the idea of trying to "pick up" out
there, in the social wilds, and this has always seemed like a more
reasonable alternative. In truth, I don't much like the idea of
dating in general. It's a game I'm not great at; despite getting on
well with most people I meet, I can be rather nervous at first.
Alas, as I near my 30's I'm beginning to think it's one of those
things that may never change - so, you know, if you're looking for
someone who's super-confident off the bat you're probably in the
wrong place. On the flip side I've picked "university lecturer" for
my career, and I think that might give you some idea as to my
willingness to fight my own stupid nerves. I'm definitely not so
anxious once I get to know my audience.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
No, really; I spend much of my spare time designing and developing
games, though I've so far kept it noncommercial. For the monies, I
work at a university where I lecture in games programming, design,
animation and various other multimedia-ish things.
Eventually I plan to commercially release some of my own titles,
but I suspect I may keep teaching even during/after that either
way. I like helping people to develop the skills they need to
realise their creative ambitions. It's rewarding.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Neat, self-contained challenges where the rules of reality don't
apply; like videogames and university
I am fundamentally lazy. As it happens, thinking of ways to avoid
hard work takes a lot of hard work.
I have a good mind for solving problems, and I love to create
things, though most of my skills could broadly be considered
useless when it comes to real life - I play a few instruments,
draw, design and program videogames, and do various other
multimedia things. I cannot cook or drive - though I'm pretty
decent at MacGyvering broken things around the house, for what it's
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been told my eyes are rather striking... so I'll run with
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The intelligent ones, the fun ones, the difficult ones, the British
ones, and those which are full-flavor.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Hope. More specifically; the hope that arbitrary lists of
superficial nonsense will one day cease to exist.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to get out of the rain.
42, and all those other overused-but-distinctly-relevant
Every time somebody lists their cat or dog or whatever as one of
the things they could never live without, I think "damn"... 'Cause
I'm only interested in people who plan to be around for more than
*But I love my dog, too.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Staying up way past any sort of reasonable bedtime (perhaps my
Hanging out with friends, possibly checking out bars in the city -
where I flip wildly between feeling like I'm a part of something
and feeling like I'm just in some messy room with bright lights and
crazy people. Not that there's anything wrong with crazy people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Whenever somebody describes themselves as a ‘happy’ or ‘upbeat’
person, I secretly hope that something bad happens to them. Not
really bad… but, you know, ‘bad enough’.
I am a little cynical, a little dysthymic, but the frustration I
feel with the world gives weight and meaning to the things I like.
Despite a dark sense of humor and occasional negativity, I'm still
kind to the people around me - and fiercely loyal to the people I
You should message me if
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... you want a break from the usual - which, if you've gotten this
far, certainly seems to be the case.
She said only one or two people would likely appreciate the
mathematical wordplay. I said, "odds are... not even."
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