Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm make my living running an online store that sells weird stuff.
It's neat. I'm introverted, but not in that never-leaves-the-house
way, more in that way that I tend to talk less and listen more
(until I know the person better). I think I like quiet situations
more, as I've noticed that I can go out to dinner with a big group
of friends, but I'm much more comfortable when a small group of us
break off to a coffee shop afterward. Here are some important
- Vegetarian (seafood once in a while)
- Animal lover. I'm vegetarian for this reason. I have two
- Tech enthusiast
- Former gamer (mostly just don't have time these days)
I'm in a comitted relationship. I guess you'd call it an open
relationship, but I don't feel like I fit in with the polyamorous
crowd. It's more like I have an organic view of relationships. I
don't want to get married ever, I don't want children, I just want
to live and experience. I'm looking for friends like that. Friends,
friends with benefits, even romantic relationships, that can just
BE. It seems like the most natural thing in the world to me, but it
appears to be the rarest of all. I don't really exclude any
possibilities except for those that exclude others. Do you want a
long term thing? That could happen! Casual fling? I'm open to it,
though I prefer to get to know someone first. What I want is to
meet people and just be free to explore our connetion, and not to
do so with a ton of initial expectations on either side.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Running an online business. I sell gifts, novelties...basically I
scour the internet for neat stuff, buy it wholesale and sell it on
my website. I spend a lot of time working on that.
I'm trying to branch out socially, as running a business the past 3
years has really gotten me out of any kind of scene. I've been
having a fun and weird time lately as the straight guy in an LGBTQ
circle, making a lot of friends there.
I'm also cooking a ton. Not super new for me, I love to cook! But
I've been getting more into vegan cooking, finding new ways to
prepare dishes. I've learned that I like making cream soups with
coconut milk more than I ever liked cream/milk. Just for example.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking, selling stuff on the internet, quietly observing before
delivering biting commentary.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My hair. I've got long, thick hair that makes women jealous. I'm
not vain, but I've always given myself that one concession. I'll be
humble, but I'm allowed to say I have beautiful hair. Damnit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't like this section. I, like a lot of people, have always had
a pretty full list here, but I'm changing it. Because I've noticed
I blow past it when looking at other peoples' profiles. Honestly? I
don't care what books you like. I care who you are as a person, and
I don't think your pop culuture preferences are the last word on
that subject. Example: My favorite bands of all time are Kamelot,
Bjork, and the Beastie Boys. Do you feel like you know me better
now? Of course you don't! At most you can figure that I like a wide
variety of stuff, which is fair, but also true of most
I also find that I can't help judging people by their choices in
this section, and it's completely silly. I find most modern country
music to be pretty lame. But if you like it, that says absolutely
nothing about whether or not I might like YOU! Despite that, I
would still see it on your list and thing "pssh, that's lame." I
would think you're lame for liking Justin Beiber, then click over
to my t.A.t.U. Pandora station like that's totally bad ass.
My point is that what you put in this section is ultimately pretty
trivial, but we all have a tendency to judge people by these
choices whether we want to or not. So I'm not going to read yours.
I want to know who you are first, and if I like that person, I'll
find our common ground as far as music and movies are concerned.
I'm sure we have some.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
4. Cultural entertainment
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Women and my company. I admit, I got girl-crazy at 14 and it still
hasn't gone away. That's probably true of every man, though we
admit it only to varying degrees. As for business, I've got 5 tabs
open on my browser right now. 3 are sales figures, one is this one,
and the other is Google where I checked the spelling of
Mediterranean to talk about my favorite chips above. Since I run my
own company, I'm generally at least researching from morning to
night. I have a very devoted partner who runs the operations side.
Without her love and support and super hard work the whole thing
would collapse. And she is usually the one who makes me close up
the laptop when it's time to stop working.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not doing much! The way my schedule works out, Saturday is usually
my "go out" day. On Saturday I like to get together with friends to
go out, usually for something fun and low-key with a little culture
involved. I went to a jazz club for the first time recently, and
that was a perfect example of what I like. Music, atmosphere,
drinks, food, friends. yay!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I wear my heart on my sleeve. That's both a private thing I'm
willing to admit, and a confession that I'm surely willing to admit
You should message me if
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You're looking for friends, but specifically if you want to go out
and do things. If you like bars, restaurants, walks, things like
that. I'm not really looking for online-only friends. That's all
well and good, but I'm a lot more into getting out and having fun
than just chatting in e-mail.
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