Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I find myself back in the dating scene after more than a decade. I
have always liked getting to know people one-on-one and so I look
forward to getting out a little. I have always been attracted to
athletes and people with unique personalities. A sense of humor is
I spent the first part of my life working toward a career in higher
education because I felt a calling to teaching and coaching. After
7 years of that I made a horizontal move to better provide for my
family. I have been fortunate in that I have always had a job I
liked, and I still do.
I was a college athlete and physical activity has always been a
part of my life. Right now I spend most of my active time playing
soccer, but I’ve played just about every sport and used to run
quite a bit too. Lately I’ve had to listen to my body a little more
carefully. You shouldn’t read this paragraph and get the wrong
idea. I enjoy leisure as well. I like to go out and listen to a
band now and then. I love a good movie and discovered Netflix last
year, so there is the occasional weekend where I’ll completely
devour some newly discovered series (Farscape, Burn Notice,
Firefly, Sons of Anarchy). Life needs balance and sometimes I just
need to chill.
With two young girls, it is difficult to do any recreational
reading. Luckily, I travel for work a few times a year and that
allows me to devour a novel or two during each trip. I do like
lawyer fiction and science fiction.
I suppose that is enough for now about the past and the present.
Let’s see about the future…
(After writing this and reading what women have been writing, I
wonder what’s in the typical male essay?)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I’m trying to live life and find a good balance--travel
when I can, trying to keep my body and mind moving forward
(especially rehabbing old and new injuries lately), and trying to
keep my time with my children interesting and positive.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Figuring stuff out—MacGyver style. The occasional one-liner.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Funny, dependable, ethical, a good listener, and I hate the cold!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I find the question of favorites for anything difficult—the
definition is too narrow. I like to go see a band now and then, and
I am always up for a movie. A great meal would be a creative food
joint with a few interesting and tasty, amazing appetizers for a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I don’t know if there is anything I can really do without (except
my kids), so let’s try these…
1) Morning coffee is great, but a single strong cup is usually good
2) The morning paper.
3) Some physical activity to keep me sane—currently weekly soccer
4) A challenge. Usually my job keeps my interest and is a daily
5) I certainly like a good sweet treat—chocolate!
6) A nice day in the sun relaxing with a beer and a friend.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are interested in having a beer and finding out more.
You think we might have some interests in common.
Want to talk about how we each got to this place in life.
Even though I have a science background, I don't know what these
numbers mean, but I would be currios to see how first impressions
match the computer. Perhaps you would too?
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