Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Philly ed reformer. Handsome pragmatist, serial absurdist. 5'7" (I
know, I know..) but have the manners and charm of a guy who is at
least 6'1". Hungry and foolish. Lookin' for a not-so-nice girl to
have a nice argument with. Fitness/tattoo friendly. Open to a
relationship if things go well but if not, that's okay too. 215
hustle for life. I'm also a beardy mcbeardytonface.
I like punctuating extreme activity with unstructured down-time.
Spur of the moment road trips, Faustian overreach, lazy
conversations about social structures under the stars, movie
nights, passionate learning of new fascinations, trying to live in
the moment, and nursing drinks to rockabilly or blues music in
dimly-lit places. I love the silly, the surreal, weakness,
over-thinking about things, and owning awkwardness. I also like to
take a good risk, as evinced by me trying to find meaningful
connections over the Internet.
Character references upon request.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in public policy and Philly education reform, but plotting a
career transition to return to higher education. I do a lot of
volunteer work around political campaigns, chair a programming
committee around social justice work as and well as double as a
local representative of the Democratic party in my spare
Coming up in the next few months: Students Run! Totally excited.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Putting one foot in front of the other, annoying waitstaff by
ordering things without bread or potatoes (I'm the worst).
I'm not really good at writing interweb dating profiles, ho ho.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I am not Ira Glass.
I know, I'm disappointed too.
However: jewy nose, big glasses, well-knotted necktie or bow-tie,
obnoxiously big vocabulary.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Robert Heinlein books. Calvin and Hobbes. A Song of Ice and Fire.
Wes Anderson films. Born to Run. Light on Yoga. Mel Brooks films.
Woody Allen films. This American Life. Radiolab. Planet Money.
Freakonomics Radio. Mad Men. Sleigh Bells. The Go! Team. Those
Darlins. The Ramones. CCR. Led Zeppelin. Rhapsody in Blue. Johnny
Meister's blues show on WPXN. The Wire, duh.
Avocados all day, erry day. Doughnuts after footraces; corned beef
specials from Famous 4th Street for spiritual sustenance.
I love ice-cream more than anyone with lactose intolerance ought to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
QUEST PROTEIN BARS (if you know what these are we will be friends
The keys to a 2004 Honda Civic
coconut butter tahini butter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you
don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward,
you’re always in the same place."
Gender roles, race, privilege, labeling, and the trial of miles/the
miles of trials. How many avocados it'll take before I end up
Trying to decipher the correct non-verbal cue for when you're
supposed to go in for the handshake instead of the hug.
I also think about meathead shit an awful lot..
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I named my car and I know that guacamole costs extra.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I've got a type (feminist, loud, no-fucks-given, maybe tall) but
type is just an excuse we give ourselves to keep us from taking a
chance. Or you're just interested in being an occasional +1 to fun
Odds are, I'll be the one that messages you first. Wish me luck!
Risks are exciting as hell.
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