Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Always great to meet new people. Anywhere, local or otherwise.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Creative arts and teaching. Trying to be aspiring, imaginative,
inspiring, and productive, while hoping it makes for a better
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Though it can be just dandy, whether someone likes a film or song
or something else I like isn't crucial. I am curious what they
like. I think I sometimes surprise people with how
disconnected I can be from certain parts of, even moreso from
certain people in, popular culture. Off the top of my head, though,
I like anything Stanley Kubrick, Howard Armstrong, The Man Who
Mistook His Wife For A Hat, the homemade coconut lime sorbet with
strawberries and fresh mint at Ashmont Grill is the best ever, and
really good pumpkin pie. But I've got very few unequivocal
favorites or 'bests.' A friend and I once decided to try and pick
the 'best' pop music melody of the 20th century. After months we
finally chose one, and whereas the discussions were lively, funny,
and even revealed a lot about us, it became this knockout-dragout
thing, the decision itself unnecessarily agonizing. 'Bests' are
overrated, and it seems America is really hung up on them.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A while back I moved from a 3-bedroom with full basement and full
attic into a temporary place that has neither. 2 U-Haul truck trips
to Goodwill, several Craigslist sales, a driveway full of items
marked 'free', and a big pile of curbside trash later, I discovered
I could do without a whole lot. Utterly liberating. I want to do it
again. I suppose a toothbrush.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
amazing to me how so many people don't want to answer this
question. oh well.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Your message is well-intentioned .. Your sense of humor banks
toward dry, but can veer wild and absurd .. You're optimistic ..
You sing / play / write / design / direct / paint / sculpt /
animate / broadcast / sew or tailor / are otherwise creative, but
don't overdo the ever-popular tortured artist vibe (I navigate okc
for possible collaborators / projects) .. You teach .. You don't do
any of the aforementioned things but are open-minded,
non-judgmental and like meeting people who are different from you
.. You have more questions than answers .. You don't think the way
to engage someone with a different political viewpoint is to try to
condescend to, insult, or infantilize (I'm speaking generally — not
hinting that I have some strange affiliation) .. You think the
world is haywire but find much of it hilarious, and have stories
about it .. You have a lot of patience, compassion, and empathy ..
You like stuff.
If you write I'll respond, but apologize in advance that I can
sometimes be slow. I'm not here a lot, but will make an effort
to correspond. I prefer e-mail, and won't ever IM you without prior
e-mail correspondence. Also, it may appear I'm here when I'm not. I
can forget to sign off, or my phone seems to keep me logged on even
when I sign off. If you IM me and I don't respond, it's probably
the same — either presently not at my computer or forgot to sign
off or my IM is turned off or .. I am not a rude boy. If I do see
your IM but can't talk at that moment, I will respond to let you
know. See? Not rude!
Please though.. Absolutely no 101-year-olds. OKCupid understands
this, and I can't imagine you wouldn't too.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.