Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love my life and make the best of every day. Everyone has rough
mornings, bad afternoons and crappy nights, but I strive to move
out of funks and away from negativity. If you find yourself
dreading going to work every day, upset with yourself on a regular
basis or generally discontent, are general life approaches are
probably different enough that we are better suited with others in
our lives rather than each other.
I believe happiness is a choice and that a person is in control of
many more aspects of his life than a lot of us are willing to
admit. I have high standards for those whom I bring into my life,
friends and otherwise, and I strive to hold myself to those same
standards. I have friends who are Christian/atheist,
democrats/republicans, yogis/engineers and everything in between,
and I think the good-natured core of those people is what makes
them a welcome part of my life.
So many of our emotions are what set us apart from animals, and I
am a proponent of self-awareness, including being able to laugh at
one's self, improve one's self and love one's self. David Foster
Wallace's"This Is Water" was life changing for me (check it out if
you haven't heard of it! ), and I've since made a conscious effort
to live my life to the maximum.
I embrace wit, sarcasm and quirkiness, and I feel I have honed my
abilities in these areas.
A wise and close friend of mine recently commented that I have
little concern for or awareness of normal social boundaries; that
is to say, I really am comfortable speaking my mind almost to the
point of confrontation, and I don't prefer e-based communication to
a phone call or in-person meeting, and I'm terrified at how
damaging technology has been to interpersonal communication skills
and the dating world.
I love being caught off-guard and surprised in a good way.
Juxtaposition is sexy as hell.
I swear like a sailor and believe in an extremely small
I mean what I say, and I say what I mean. I hold others to the same
standard. I have no place in my value system for lying,
passive-aggressiveness or avoidance of an issue when avoidance is
I value communication in all sectors of life. It's the foundation
and cornerstone of truth and honesty, clarity and learning,
teaching and self-awareness.
I have great, open relationships with my nuclear family. My
"friends-family" is comprised of few people with deep, connected
I graduated from a liberal arts college near Orlando, FL, and I
loathe humidity and heat like that in Orlando; I'll take the snow
and cold winds to that heat any day of the week (and cuddling in
temperatures below 60 degrees is amazing).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an executive assistant, and after having seen "The Devil Wears
Prada," I can attest to the complete truth and reality in that
movie (only I work for an awesome and kind executive). I love what
I do and understand the value of having a job that makes me happy.
Second to that, I value time both with myself and with friends,
both new and old. I can just as well enjoy a night at home, cooking
dinner and watching TV, as I can getting to an improv show.
I don't see the point in wasting any moments of my life in
stressful or less-than-quality situations, so I try not to surround
myself with negative people or jobs or investing time at events I
don't enjoy or scenes I don't love. I value smiling as often as
possible, and exploring the city and new hobbies are definitely fun
in my eyes.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking, making decisions to maintain happiness, eating cookies and
milk, working double entendre into conversations, typing at fast
speeds, reading people, math, and getting ready quickly in the
morning (but I'm awful at waking up; I tend to set six or eight
alarms, starting an hour before I need to wake up). I'm great at
over-analyzing situations and playing Devil's Advocate, as I always
believe a person should know why he believes something or feels a
particular way about something. My memory is damn-near great.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a strong mastery of words. I love and appreciate language,
so I'd say my speaking style stands out.
I'm also pretty quick on my feet and can get a good laugh out of
someone who's truly laid back with quips and comments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Television - Orange is the New Black, West Wing, Golden Girls, Law
and Order: SVU, Will and Grace, RuPaul's Drag Race...
Books - The Virtue of Selfishness, Men Women & Children, The
Average American Male, Children of the Sun, The Secret
Movies - The Heat, Olympus Has Fallen, Prime, Shortbus, Mona Lisa
Smile, Alien Resurrection, Mrs. Doubtfire, Sister Act, In the Land
of Women, Seven, Strangers, Crash, Weekend (the list really goes
Music - I'm soaking up fun. a ton as of late. I also listen Frank
Sinatra and Jay Brannan to Sugarland and Terri Clark, No Doubt to
Ke$ha. I appreciate a wide range of music, particularly jazz,
alternative, house music and country. I'm not big on rap.
Food - I absolutely love to cook. I'm great with Italian but love
to try different foods (in my own kitchen and at new restaurants).
I'm a huge fan of hole-in-the-wall places and random fare.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
2. Time for myself
3. Hot showers
4. Cold pillows and blankets (I sleep in freezing temperatures and
don't understand how people manage in 70+ degree temps under
5. Unplanned, late-night talks about life, the universe and
6. Personal, inalienable rights
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what new dish I can cook for dinner, how to better articulate and
defend my points of view, what business I could successfully start
with a significant profit margin, what it would have been like to
attend a Frank Sinatra concert, what my two-hour stand-up show
would include if I went on to become a comedian, how awful
advertising has become, the shortest route to take from point A to
point B, and what tattoo I want next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hopefully a shining example of atypical. Routine can be welcome at
times, but I like to keep things varied. Some Friday nights are
spent by myself, in bed early, watching Golden Girls. Other Friday
nights, I like to go to new or familiar bars with friends and enjoy
drinks and dancing. Other Fridays I'm cooking for a guest or two at
home, or maybe I'm out at a new restaurant, or maybe I'm working.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
For now? I can down at least half a pack of Oreos or Chips Ahoy in
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you can keep up. I'm confident but not unapproachable, and I expect
the same in people whom I invest my time getting to know.
Also, take the time to check out at least some of the questions I
answered (nearly all of which I've answered publicly).
If you're in a position to get to know a great, self-aware, mature
guy, drop a note. Forewarning: I have the potential to be charming.
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