Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Apparently I come off a bit intense -- but if that doesn't scare
you, read on. (INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs, which I hope you trust
more than an astrological sign.) And seriously, if you're not above
80% compatibility on the survey questions, I'm probably not worth
your time. Those are an amazing gauge of what might work. Also, OKC
thinks I'm the polar opposite of a Minnesotan - my lowest values on
my personality score are "friendly", "wholesome", and "thrifty",
which seem to be highly-prized virtues among the natives.
I'm a lifelong, impulsive world traveler and like to drag unwitting
souls along with me. I've lived in a couple of boring European
countries and dream of ditching it all to do language preservation
work in Central America. Somehow I ended up in Minnesota after
living in the San Francisco Bay Area for a while - not sure how
that happened or whether I'm fully on board with it.
I'm married to a shy, meditative homebody who is happy for me to
have outgoing female friends. And no, not poly or "ethically
nonmonogamous" or whatever the hip kids call it these days. I don't
want to have sex with you. Really. But I will happily help you find
the next great grungy taqueria - if such a thing even exists in
Minnesota, see your band (or someone else's), day drink, go running
- I'm not picky.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've taken the realization that I've hit 40 to heart and decided to
kick the living up a notch. I travel a lot for work (as well as
fun) but I do really relish having some genuine connections to keep
me rooted, and to create a set of people that make "home" worth
coming back to. I'm all about finding ways to make the most of
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
dramatic life change (yours or mine)
considerate and clever gifts (material ones)
fixing your computer/tablet/dumbphone/smartphone/router
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
messy hair and/or deep, radio-ready voice. (A long time ago I was a
radio DJ and amateur actor.) I'm told I have a nice ass, but I find
that hard to judge.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food: anything, and I really mean it. I went to Vietnam just for
the food, and I have eaten some truly gnarly things, even nasty
Icelandic stuff. My preferences are carb-heavy cuisines like
Italian or (yum) German. That said, I live with a vegetarian and do
Music: I listen to a lot of electronic/IDM like Boards of Canada,
Tycho, Aphex Twin. In a previous phase of existence, I was in a
noise-rock/stoner metal band, and I truly love stoner metal
(Pelican, Kyuss, Sleep) and stuff like The Sword or Black Sabbath.
I can keep it to the car or headphones, though.
Books: I was a German Lit major as an undergrad and will go
toe-to-toe with any English or Classics major. I read constantly,
but authors at the tippy-top include: David Foster Wallace, Donna
Tartt, George Saunders, and Gary Shteyngart.
Movies: mostly documentaries. Cheesy action flicks are fine, too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My dog (a pint-sized, rescued, girlie pit bull)
...and another reliable human to take care of said pup when I'm
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next meal, and my Burning Man to-do list.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
wiped out, but ready to rally.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can't grow a socially acceptable beard and it makes me feel
unmanly. I've tried, and it looks horrible.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You loathe autocorrect.
You would like to hit Zooey Deschanel with a shovel.
You're serious about meeting in person for a Manhattan, beer, etc.
and just looking for people to hang with. Or go to Iceland with.
Who are you looking for?
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