Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a refugee from the blighted state of Michigan. I fled my native
land seven years ago after graduating from college, before the
roaming bands of unemployed auto workers burned my ancestral manor
to the ground. I barely made it out alive. Other Michiganders were
not so lucky...
...but now I live the good life in sunny California! I'm an
elementary school teacher at a private school in Aliso Viejo. This
year I was promoted to vice principal. I work at a small,
innovative school and think my job's pretty exciting. I can talk
for hours about my school. It's completely different than any
education I received.
When I take time off, I'm usually cooking, hiking, or playing
exceptionally nerdy card games. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts
nonstop. I'm always planning my next trip to the art museum. I'm
also a big theater fan. Whenever there's a play by Shakespeare or
an ancient Greek tragedy or some other classic on stage between LA
and San Diego, I'm there. I also really like geocaching. Google it
if you don't know what it is. It's kinda like treasure
Growing up, my best friend and I walked to school and back
together. It was a ten minute walk, but we'd make it thirty
minutes. We'd meander through parks and woods talking about
everything that happened to us that day. As an adult, I've always
looked for that in a girlfriend — someone I can have fun and talk
easily with about anything and everything. I want someone who is
articulate and introspective, who's good at listening and talking.
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Visiting art museums.
-Arguing about the meaning of a movie.
-Helping a child who is crying.
-Making babies my best friend in 10 minutes. (I just did this with
a cute little Turkish girl while waiting for a ferry in
-Admitting when I don't know something.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Physically, friends tell me my eyes and smile stand out. I was
hoping they would tell me I have an ass that doesn't quit, but I
guess they're just shy.
Personality-wise, people have told me that they like talking to me
because I "actually listen and ask questions." I thought that was
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Ninety-Three, Getting Things Done, Surely You're Joking Mr.
Feinman, Ender's Game, The Oxford Book of English Verse, Less Than
Words Can Say, The Fountainhead
Movies: The King's Speech, I Love You, Man, Amelie, The Paper
Chase, The Name of the Rose, The Lives of Others,
Shows: Mad Men, Veronica Mars, Firefly, Frasier, The Office,
Music: Recently, I've been listening to a lot of alternative and a
bit of electronic music: Phoenix, Passion Pit, Daft Punk, and The
Glitch Mob. My iTunes collections is more diverse. When singing
karaoke, I have an affinity for Motown.
Food: Anything you can be snobbish about — beer, wine, cheese,
scotch, cigars. I'm not actually snobby about those things; I just
like anything you can develop a taste for.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to be a better teacher.
New strategies in the card games I play.
The family dynamics of my students.
Where I'll go on my next camping trip.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I usually go out for a drink with my friends from work. Or
sometimes I have some friends over to play games or watch a
I don't like clubs. I'd rather be somewhere I can talk.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I talk to my cat. It's hard because he's a communist and I'm a
capitalist, but we keep the conversation civil.
Also, I use humor to cope with awkward situations.
You should message me if
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You can spend more time discussing a movie or play than it took to
You have a good sense of humor but take your life seriously.
Also, I'd really like to receive a coded message. If you could do
that, that would be super cool.
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