Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Curious, nomadic, analytical, impulsive, polyamorous, verbose,
intelligent, kind, ethical, and many other adjectives.
My latest performance review states, "Exceptionally high quality of
thinking. Stubbornness needs some work."
If you're in to the Myers-Briggs, I'm always an N and a P, but the
E/I and F/T change regularly.
If you're in a hurry, skip down to the "You should message me if"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I have a career that lets me be equally technical and
business-oriented. I'm also spending a lot of time in the pool, and
have just gotten back to weight lifting after long injury.
Previously I was doing international development volunteer work,
and tech entrepreneurship, and building up my relationships with my
chosen-family folks. I've also lived in a number of foreign
countries, including the Midwest.
I've moved to and from Seattle several times, and my latest attempt
has verified that yes, the Seattle Freeze is a thing. It's very
easy to make quick friends at an event, but very difficult to
generate ongoing social activities. Massive bonus points to you if
you have a giant social circle and/or a ton of social activities
available at a whim. I will unashamedly use you for your networking
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Answering questions on the internet, apparently. Unless conciseness
is required for being considered "really good at" that.
I'm really good at analyzing ideas and making them better.
And willpower. I have a lot of it.
And thrift through procrastination.
And forgetting. It's my special talent. Seriously, I will have no
idea when our anniversary is. You know that scene at the beginning
of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, when Brad Pitt is saying, "We've been
together for five years.. six.. five or six years," and Angelina
Jolie says, "Seven!"? I'm Brad Pitt.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My guess is either, "Redhead," or, "Nice boots," depending on the
direction your eyes travel.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Just assume, for purposes of both media and food consumption, that
I am a dude who lives on the west coast.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can do without pretty much everything, at least until I die of
But I really like having the internet. It's where I keep my stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I just spend a lot of time thinking, period. No particular subject,
or maybe all subjects. I daydream and analyze, learn and teach,
create and disassemble.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Touring the facility. Picking up slack. Sitting in bridge traffic.
Drinking beer. Sleeping. In that order.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm willing to admit many private things in person. Not so much on
But I'll use this space to counter a common set of assumptions
about me: I look like somebody left Christina Hendricks in the
dryer too long. But I've lived out of a backpack, worked in
dangerous areas of the developing world, and (when un-injured)
could deadlift most of my female friends. I'm proud of all these
things, and amused that they're stealth attributes.
Okay, one thing requires an admission: I hate nature. Not as in
"oil spills, fuck yeah!" but as in camping or hiking. I'm a city
person. If you find me in the woods, the zombie apocalypse has
However! Does not apply to the ocean; I love being on, in, or under
water. I own a wetsuit and kayaking gloves, and am a certified
scuba diver. In June I competed in my first swim marathon and made
it 3.5 to 5 miles depending on how you count it. (Next year's goal:
6 to 8 miles. Actual length of course: 12.5 miles.) Still, this is
Seattle so being anti-camping might be the closest thing we have to
Also, I work in the tech industry but I am not a geek. Yes, I've
seen Firefly, and it was entertaining. Let's move on.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you prefer to make the first move. I do enough of that at
you do martial arts/Tough Mudder/GoRuck/weight
lifting/rowing/[fill-in-the-blank physical activity.]
you know what Byrnie Utz is and/or have developed an appreciation
for bespoke suits. Bonus points if you own a pair of cufflinks and
fewer than two black t-shirts.
OKQ believes we are approaching the second standard deviation of
you're world class at the thing you do, whatever that thing
you're willing to write a message that doesn't comment on my
appearance. You're doing lots of interesting stuff. You're witty
and literate and have opinions on the way the world works. Message
me about that.
you read at least half my profile. You must be at least this
literate to ride this ride.
You should NOT message me if:
-you're a couple. No really.
-being a "nerd" or a "geek" is an important part of your
-you're old enough to be my parent. This is creepy, happens a LOT,
and will never result in a message response. Don't do it, dude.
Back away from the keyboard.
-OKQ doesn't think we make a good match
-you make or play video games as a full time activity. This is a
weird stipulation, but let's just say it has to do with ethics in
-you wear costumes at times other than Halloween or for some kind
of performance art.
-there is an actual ocean between your residence and mine. People
of Pakistan! Hi. Um. This is awkward, but why are you messaging me
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