Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a serious-minded
guy, with a good
, reserved at first but affectionate
. I'm a professional
job I love. I try to work out daily, and do yoga
a few times a week, though I wish the
results were a little more obvious!
But love me for my mind! I try always to be learning, and I have a
deep interest in the
, particularly music
. Book and antique stores
attract me, as do museums
, arts festivals and good, simple
neighborhood restaurants (and there are far too few around!). I
love to cook.
I have a lot of interests, and would love to share them with
someone. I'm looking for a long-term relationship. Stability and
thoughtful, personal connections are important. Nothing's
better--well, almost!--than a great conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in education south of Detroit
, near where I grew up, and I
like to get away for museum
runs to big cities, now and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm an excellent writer
, and good explainer (that work of
you just don't
get? let me give it a try...); I'm also good at appreciating
others--sometimes it feels as if I'm too optimistic, or too
forgiving, or not hard-headed enough, but I always find something
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my voice (I've been told it's sexy), or my vocabulary--I'm
not afraid to sound smart
; I am, I worked hard to get here,
and it's part of what I take seriously about myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
There are too many! I love anything that's truly great (and I do
consider what's genuinely excellent and what's not, with occasional
detours for geeky affectations), and will spend time with something
to understand it. Movies: Buster Keaton
, the Godfather
movies (I like well-written horror films), Pan's Labyrinth
, A Very Long
Engagement, and lots of others. Books: I just finished reading
everything by Steven Millhauser
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
, The Great Gatsby
, and lots of others (I'm
always reading, more than one book at a time, and can't go to sleep
without it!). Music: I lean toward classic rock (the Beatles
are Holy Writ), but
my heart and my background are in Classical
. I struggle with jazz, but
sometimes it's a rewarding struggle! Food: yes! Indian, Thai, and
Mexican, but I always come home to Italy!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A peaceful, well-ordered and visually attractive home
The freedom to be alone, now and again.
The New York Times.
I also have a co-dependent relationship with a white terrycloth
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Others--which is sometimes a good thing, and sometimes a bad thing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cleaning the house, so that I can start the weekend waking up on
clean sheets with the chores done. Yes, I'm organized--it's what
works for me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It's hard to be gay and Catholic
, but the tradition is very
important to me. It's like background music--always there, whether
I'm listening or not.
(And of course there's more, but that's for later.... )
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're interested, of course (go on--what's the worst that could
happen?), and articulate, thoughtful and sincere--with a love of
the arts a plus. Enthusiasm and optimism about others are both
great qualities. Be serious about yourself--dedication to a job, or
to a talent, is impressive!
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