Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
(Turning from a mantle in front of a roaring fire, wearing my
evening robe). Why, hello. You’ve caught me at a slightly
inopportune moment – I seem to have run out of bubbles for my fake
pipe. Please excuse me as I refill it. (pouring solution into pipe)
There, that’s better. Please, take a seat, make yourself
comfortable. (sitting down opposite you in a high-backed chair).
Welcome to my OkCupid profile. (blowing bubbles through pipe). Tell
you about myself? Very well. I’m often pleasurable company, as I
enjoy making people laugh, although my humor tends to be salted
with a twinge of cynicism. I am honest and direct, but I also try
to be tactful. We must maintain our social graces, no? (Chuckling)
I thought you’d agree. Aside from this indulgence (gesturing toward
fake pipe), I’m responsible, fit, and an engaging
conversationalist. Please, peruse the (slightly less goofy)
sections below at your leisure.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a doctor! Wait, not that kind of doctor! I just earned my Ph.D.
in film and television. So naturally I spend a lot of time
watching, reading, thinking, teaching, and writing about media. If
you have a medical concern, I'd be happy to analyze for you the
documentary you make about it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Exploring new foods (which I guess means I'm gastronomically brave,
or a foodie), Scrabble, fielding requests for movie rental advice,
and finding that perfect, pregnant pause in a conversation and
spicing it up with a witty bon mot, self-deprecating jab, or
otherwise hilarious (sometimes caustic) statement.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can be very straightforward, which gets some comments.
Occasionally, my beard. Favorite comment about it from a random,
female stranger: “I like your beard. If I had a beard, I’d want to
grow one just like yours.”
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Honestly, is this going to make it or break it for you? I guess I
glance at this on others’ profile, so here it goes:
If I had to choose one cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, it
would probably be Indian, although I also like Thai, Vietnamese,
Italian, Chinese, Korean, Mexican, American, and Middle Eastern
cuisine. Ethiopian is also great. I’ll eat nearly anything.
I like science fiction, and I remember liking the Choose Your Own
Adventure stories back in grade school.
Filmmakers whose work I've enjoyed: Robert Altman, Jean-Pierre
Melville, Johnnie To, Lau-Kar Leung, Budd Boetticher, Henri-Georges
Clouzot, Eric Rohmer, and Harold Lloyd, among many others. I think
the two most interesting contemporary Hollywood filmmakers are
Christopher Nolan and David Fincher.
I love television, and some of my favorite current shows include:
Mad Men, Community, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, and
Parks and Rec.
I have pretty diverse music tastes: jazz, blues, hip-hop, and
classical sometimes work their way into the more steady mix of rock
and alt-rock. Lately I'm on an electronic rock kick.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Aside from obvious stuff like sustenance: my laptop,
toothpaste/toothbrush, a good sense of humor, frequent study
breaks, and running shoes. I enjoy running and other exercise that
I can practice upon setting foot out the door (after a day of being
cooped up inside, it can be quite exhilarating to literally run
away from your work).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My interpersonal relationships, latest infatuations. What it’s like
to get older, my direction in life.
How much work I need to do today to be able to relax in the evening
without feeling guilty about it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either going out with friends, staying in for a movie or catching
up on television, or banging out pages (or, more accurately,
banging my head against the keyboard).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The thing that annoys me the most about this site is the religion
box. I was raised Jewish, but I am not at all religious anymore. If
anything, I am agnostic, although culturally I still identify as
Jewish. How am I supposed to convey that through the options
provided? “Judaism and laughing about it” doesn’t really seem to
cut it, but neither does “agnosticism and laughing about it” nor
does leaving it blank. So I guess I’ll complain about it here.
Also, my Italian has atrophied so severely that it if it were a
limb, a (medical) doctor would recommend amputation.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I strike your fancy.
You don't use "4" and "u" to stand in for "for" and "you" in any
form of written communication.
You are an open communicator who is able to have mature discussions
about relationships. These things are complicated enough without
having to try to guess why some things are hard and others easy.
Also acceptable: immature discussions.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.