Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hi, I'm glad you stopped by!
First, allow me a couple of quotes that express my thoughts on all
this much better than I could on my own:
"...the highest mental health is not liking myself but being
joyfully interested in everything but myself." - John Piper
"You may have noticed that the books you really love are bound
together by a secret thread. You know very well what is the common
quality that makes you love them, though you cannot put it into
words:... Are not all lifelong friendships born at the moment when
at last you meet another human being who has some inkling ... of
that something which you were born desiring?" -C.S. Lewis
"Friendship arises. .. when two .... discover that they have in
common some insight or interest.... As Emerson said, Do you
love me? means Do you see the same truth? - or, at
least, Do you care about the same truth? The man who
agrees with us that some question, little regarded by others, is of
great importance can be our Friend.... That is why those pathetic
people who simply "want friends" can never make any. The very
condition of having friends is that we should want something else
besides friends. Where the truthful answer to the question "Do
you see the same truth?" would be "I don't care about the
truth - I only want [you to be my] friend", no friendship can
arise. Friendship must be about something, even if it were
only an enthusiasm for dominoes or white mice. Those who have
nothing can share nothing; those who are going nowhere can have no
fellow travelers." - also C.S. Lewis.
I have a wonderful life as a single person, but I think life would
be even better if I were to find a best friend who could become a
spouse. And - as the quotes above probably gave away - I seek a
high degree of resonance out of any contacts that I may make here.
Certainly not 100% similarity or agreement (how boring would that
be?), but that thing that clicks when a profile is read or a person
is met; saying "Ah! You see the world as I do!"
Here's what you might like to know about me:
I'm serious, silly, and even seriously silly sometimes.
I'm well-educated, well-employed, and generally happiest when I'm a
Definitely an intellectual.
Kind of a foodie.
A decent cook - especially if I don't have to follow a recipe
I'm a Christian, and my faith is really important to me. That said,
I'm only a goody one-shoe and come with a healthy dose of snark and
I love kayaking and inline skating.
Conversations that evolve across wildly disparate subjects make me
I have strong opinions on what makes for a good pen.
I'm always up for an adventure.
I love puns, and irony even more.
My Myers-Briggs type is ENFP.
I appreciate well-designed objects (houses, coffee cups, you name
it...) as pieces of art.
I believe investing in people can lead to some of the greatest
returns in life.
I've been to 35 states and 16 countries, and look forward to making
those numbers climb right on up.
One of my most favorite places on earth is Edisto Island in the
There are very few occasions where it is appropriate to start that
many sentences with "I". This happens to be one of them, but rest
assured this is not my typical speech pattern. Indeed, I look
forward to hearing your story.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a great job with a big "corporate America" company,
communicating about software. But while I work hard, it doesn't
define me. I prefer to think about volunteering, reading, assisting
at my church, spending time with my friends and creative pursuits
when I think about "what I do with my life".
Also, I've been bought with a price - that of Christ's blood - and
my life is not my own. I do - as best I can - what I believe God
would have me be doing. And only by His help and grace does that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making my own Halloween costumes. Thinking I can read all the books
in the world. Inline skating. Social media. Coordinating things.
Losing my keys. Random trivia (the more random, the better).
English grammar. Finding Waldo. Knowing just a little about an
awful lot of things. Deciding various things need to be invented,
whether or not they already exist , or whether or not they're just
wishful thinking(e.g., libraries, pizza delivery, self-mowing
lawns). Reciting the first half of the Gettysburg address.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
* Shawshank Redemption (I know, that answer is positively cliche.
And yet, still so true)
* Love Actually
* Fight Club
* Being John Malkovich
* Slumdog Millionaire
* The Goonies
* The Princess Bride
* Guy Ritchie flicks
Authors of books that I love:
A. A. Milne
Lie To Me
Wallace and Gromit
Yes. Love it. Especially:
Greek / Mediterranean
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. No, really. I love thinking about all sorts of things,
and how they work.
How people work/psychology
Where to find the perfect pumpkin beer
Whether or not I can snooze for 7 more minutes
Road trip possibilities
How I don't think any language actually follows its own rules 100%
of the time. Every last one is a "well, you sorta had to be there"
inside joke. Yet, they're fascinating.
What the next steps in life might be. I have a suspicion that I'll
move out of "corporate America" eventually.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Assuming my second identity and leaping tall buildings in a single
bound to save the world from an evil monster who 'fesses up to his
devious plan right before I best him.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am not fond of cooked carrots.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
We're at least a 75% match, and no more than 20% "enemy".
You have an active, faithful, obedient (even if not perfect)
relationship with Jesus (the best adventures in life lie here,
You have a touch of the zany.
You can articulate the points where you sense a resonance between
(For what it's worth, I often find this resonance I seek in those
who work in the engineering, architecture, IT, design, ministry
and/or web-related fields - or who at least enjoy them, even if
they're a barista or janitor by profession. That's not to say that
you must be in one of those fields, but it bears mentioning, and it
didn't come up in any of the other questions.)
Extra points for proving you've read all the way to the bottom of
this profile by mentioning one or more of the following words in
your message: xylophone, gestalt, teacup, gusto, smudge.
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