Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a Midwesterner, but educated on the East Coast. I've spent
inordinate amounts of time abroad, and I love traveling and
learning about/experiencing other countries and cultures. I hate
standing out. I'm no longer interested in galavanting around the
world, but I still like a good trip. I love Paris, Morocco, Brazil,
Beirut, and Kobe (best. beef. ever). I am fasting half the year,
but generally love meat and dairy and probably could not be with a
vegetarian or vegan. I don't understand people who eat simply to
live. I am morally opposed to biking or other generally outdoorsy
activities with the possible exception of brief hikes, camping in
the desert, or safaris. I think people who enjoy running are
genuinely insane, but I love sports. I think enjoying reading is
the most telling indicator of intellectual intelligence, and I
could never be with someone who couldn't have a real intellectual
discussion. But straight-up intellectuals often miss the importance
of compassion and generousity in life. An appreciation of art,
dance, and music is essential to truly enjoying life. I think
living in the suburbs would destroy my spirit. I discover truth
through heated debate, but am laughing it off the next second. I
smile always. I am extremely outgoing, but have major introverted
moments as well. I am an only child. Like the kid in James Joyce's
Araby, I love love. I thrive on human touch. I respect others, but
am not impressed by position or status or wealth. I think idolizing
money or materialism is one of the worst ways to live, but I like
nice things. I am complicated.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have had it good, so I feel beholden to give back. Public
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Laughing, smiling, listening, talking, debating, soccer (well, at
least once upon a time), cooking, cuddling.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile and (sometimes) how over the top/loud I can be. My warmth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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In no particular order, Lost in Translation, the Screwtape Letters,
Rent, Mediterranean food, The Wire, House, Top Chef, American Idol,
So You Think You Can Dance, Adele, Ingrid Michaelson, Mat
Nathanson, Matt Kearney, Jars of Clay, Owl City, Coldplay, 9
Crimes, Kate Nash, college football (Go Buckeyes!), the Cleveland
Browns, Pad Thai with no egg, Malbec or dry Riesling, a dirty Grey
Goose martini, a good Islay scotch (currently I'm working through a
bottle of 18YO Laphroig).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My faith, my family, my never-ending curiosity/desire to question
everything, interesting human beings, others who believe in putting
others before themselves, and access to music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
why we're here, how to prove that to others, and how to make the
world a less dysfunctional place.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
with friends at a restaurant or bar, staying in and watching tv or
a movie, reading, working, or traveling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have high standards and fall way short.
You should message me if
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you want to. I'm not big into the game/chase. If you are, we won't
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