Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I will wow your friends, impress your parents, and swoon your
You're talented, driven, and tired of frat boys with topless
We will skip the small talk. We will paint the town red (and
black). We will be memorable.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Learning the secrets of the universe.
Installing linux on your toaster.
Wearing a lab coat at work.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Kissing. Talking about whatever. Giving you my undivided attention.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My "dressed like I just don't care" is your "Hey, did you just come
from a wedding? You look so fly."
One exception -- plain black T-shirts are my crack.
And by crack I mean facebook. And by facebook I mean that I keep
wearing them without even remembering typing anything in the URL
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My favorite movies are books.
My favorite books are instapaper.
I listen to hipster music circa 2010. AKA indie music, soul train,
and radical folk songs.
Yes, I will take your mixtape. No, I probably won't listen to it
Milkshakes, Wine, or GTFO.
If you love Tamora Pierce or Terry Pratchett hit me up right now.
Yes, now. Why are you still reading this I can guarantee that we
will get along.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The barter system.
Meaningful relationships with the people around me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
You don't fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like
falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private
planet to visit someone else’s planet. And when you get there it
all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colours people
wear. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you
had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in
a way, but then somebody signalled to you across space and the only
way you could visit was to take a giant jump. Away you go, falling
into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to
pull your two planets together and call it home. And you can bring
your dog. Or your cat. Your goldfish, hamster, collection of
stones, all your odd socks. (The ones you lost, including the
holes, are on the new planet you found.)
And you can bring your friends to visit. And read your favourite
stories to each other. And the falling was really the big jump that
you had to make to be with someone you don’t want to be without.
PS You have to be brave.
( Thanks to Jeanette Winterson)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sample of 4 consecutive Fridays:
Friday 1. Using my skills to help Wikipedia get donations.
Friday 2. After a board meeting in NYC, swagging up a socialist
magazine launch party.
Friday 3. Dance. Machine. (Conference in DC)
Friday 4. Move to Oakland. Take care of my friends' geckoes.
Friday 5. Put on my monocle, post up in the Met lobby and cackle at
the pleibsns searching for culture.
(This is the part where you ask me out to dinner)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I ran away from school once.
Forgive me! I was young, and reckless.
Here's the story
It was 2nd grade. I won a meaningless competition; won the right to
lead the milk line into the cafeteria. Little did I suspect that
line of children would become a line of betrayal.
Noon. We form up. I move to the front. Teacher ushers me aside.
Lisa will head the line today.
Anger. I storm out of the room, and out of the building. It took a
couple of hours for the police to find me.
Don't worry, I had the last laugh. My parents were furious that it
took so long to realize I had left. They transfered the whole
family out of the school.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Message me if "meeting up for coffee" sounds a little too obvious
for a first date.
Message me if you're against Chill.
Don't know what to say? Here are some ideas:
1. What have you been thinking about lately?
2. Complete this sentence: "How about we _____"
3. Tell me I'm beautiful.
If all else fails just insert the word "avocado" somewhere and
everything will work out.
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