Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Just moved to St. Louis from Atlanta.
If someone were to put a gun to my head and ask me who the one
person is that I remind myself of most, I'd probably say (while
wondering why the magnitude of that question warranted a gun to my
head) a mixture of Superman, the guy from the Dos Equis
commercials, and Rosie O'donnell (if Rosie was the person holding
the gun to my head).
I'm living in Central West End, which I've really enjoyed but I
still have plenty of exploring to do. I love living in cities and
St. Louis is a bit smaller than Atlanta, but it has a ton of
character and things I want to discover.
Being really ambitious (sometimes to a fault), I dropped out of
high school when I was sixteen on a journey to become an internet
poker superstar. It had never occurred to me that I might get
burned out on poker, but I eventually did. If I could go back and
do it all again, I totally would. Along with everything it taught
me, I have too many great degenerate gambling stories to give
I'm an endorphin junkie, so being healthy and working out is a very
big part of my life. I'm a big fan of P90x and have an unhealthy
love-hate (love-love) relationship with Tony Horton. I'm also about
95% paleo (95 because I eat pizza about once a month) and follow an
eating regiment called intermittent fasting.
I'm a really, really positive person in a sometimes cute, cynical
Oh, and I really like mixed martial arts. And candles. Those are
similar enough to mention in the same paragraph, right?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working on a machine to create more time in the day. Getting
mani/pedi's with my boyz. Searching for big foot. Keeping up with
I'm about to move to St. Louis to start the MA Sociology program at
SLU. Long term, I'll probably end up with a PhD in sociology and go
the scholar activist for fighting systemic injustice route.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Ignoring my own advice, delivering timely one-liners, seeing things
through, writing ridiculously long OkCupid profiles.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'd have to go with my rugged, intimidating good looks.
But everyone else just says my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I wish I had more time for pleasure reading, but when I get the
chance, I mostly read non-fiction. I got really into the whole 08
economic collapse and ended up becoming a total economics nerd. I
DID start reading some more fiction recently, however. I'm a huge
sucker for slow-paced spy novels. A Perfect Spy by John le Carre is
one of the best books ever written.
Revolutionary Road, American Beauty, American History X, The
Departed, The Matrix and Drive are all movies that I really like.
Sometimes I'll straight up turn in my mancard and watch a romance
The Wire (closely followed by Mad Men, which is not as closely
followed by House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Dexter, and The Borgias)
is my favorite show of all time. You'll occasionally catch me
talking like a straight gangsta because I've played through that
show so many times (and let's face it, it's fun). Right now, I'm
into Homeland and I watched every season of MI5 in about two weeks.
If it's a well-done spy show, count me in.
I listen to a LOT of rap music. People generally do a double take
to make sure I'm actually white when I start dropping rap
knowledge. My favorite artist right now is probably Big K.R.I.T.
Trance and various other EDM genres are an occasional part of my
usual rotation too, but I like a lot of other stuff, with bands
like Tool, Our Lady Peace, Massive Attack, The Mars Volta, U2,
Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, etc.
I will eat just about anything that doesn't have eyes on it by the
time it hits my plate, but I will say that Chipotle is on my menu
anywhere from 3-10 times a week.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Human rights
4. Excel (I can make you a bitchin' spreadsheet)
5. Human connection
6. My extremely yellow jeep.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lowering transaction costs. How to push myself to new limits
without snapping a femur. Whether I'm a narcissist for being able
to write a profile this long. Also, what the hell I'm going to eat
for lunch (usually involves bacon). And then dinner (often involves
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Watching some MMA, making poor life decisions, or keeping busy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I really enjoy casual dating. By no means does that mean I'm
against getting into a relationship, but it's very rare that I fall
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want to show me some cool spots in St. Louis, you're as into
fitness as much as I am, you're not afraid to let your inner nerd
show, or you just think we'd make one sexy-ass couple.
Also, please say more than just "hey." The guys find that just as
annoying as the girls do. :)
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