Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Q: Why do they build fences around cemeteries?
A: Because people are dying to get in.
Hey-o! Good one, no? There’s plenty more where that came from – by
which I mean I know about 3 more jokes.
So, I recently read a guide on how to create a strong profile and
it said to pick 3-5 adjectives that describe you and write your
profile showing examples of that, without ever using the words.
After reading, someone should be able to guess the words that
describe me. So. Here we go.
Remember that time I told an awesome joke? Clue #1. (disclaimer:
this profile really diverges from this template from here)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I moved to Chicago from Hawaii 11 years ago, which is insane. 11
years! That’s longer than high school and college combined.
Anyways, I work for a wonderful international organization that
allows me to travel to fun places from time to time. I do love this
job, but am considering how I may improve and expand my career, so
am considering a potential job change in the near future…
Otherwise, I live up north, in the land of 30-somethings, beards
and craft beers. I play beach volleyball and constantly waiver
regarding how serious I should be taking it. (It’s just beach
volleyball, come on man, have a beer vs. WE COULD BE THE BEST PLAY
HARDER). I work out, pretend to be a runner, drink red wine and
craft beer, and pet strangers' dogs on the street. Going out to
dinner is my favorite hobby.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The analytical section of the GRE, insight and introspection,
remembering the lyrics of 90's rap songs, finding my friends in
large crowds or at the beach and navigating public transit in any
city. I’ve also been told I am grounded and a good problem solver,
so friends often come to me for advice particularly relationship
advice. I always try to see the big picture, and consider
everyone’s point of view compassionately. Except for racists and
misogynists – no compassion there.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm sure people do notice me sometimes, but from time to time I’ll
have a day where people keep bumping into me, cars nearly run me
over, the automatic doors won’t open for me, which prompts me to
think I might be involved in some kind of Sixth Sense situation….
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am going to follow the lead of my dear friend, who recently
shared her profile with me, to say - this stuff doesn't really
matter all that much. Basically, I care that you read (maybe not
Atlas Shrugged as your favorite book) and like music (maybe not
Nickelback). And love food. Other than that - it's all good.
'll keep my responses brief:
Books: I love reading – I have a list of books on hold at the
library at all times. I just finished, and loved, Wild by Cheryl
Strayed. I now just finished The Seventh Day by Yu Hua. Am
currently reading The Goldfinch. It's lengthy (and heavy to carry
on the train), but I'm really enjoying it thus far!
Movies: Pitch Perfect 2 was awesome. Whatever.
Music: I miss the 90’s for the music alone. I am the worst with
keeping up with current music. Maybe this is a skill of yours? Or
we can try to navigate the complicated world of cool new music
Food: This list is far to extensive to type out.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Family and friends
2. Public radio
3. Those studies that say intelligent people drink more
4. Open mindedness and attempts at general kindness
5. Public Libraries
6. People who write “press button, receive bacon” on hand dryers in
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what comes next, how and why the past matters, and how to stay
grounded in the present. When I’m stressed out, doing math in my
head and making lists calms me down. I also constantly am thinking
- how I can organize any problem into chart form to aid resolution?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
This is quite varied in the summer: dinner with friends, cookouts,
parties, festivals, game nights etc. Or, if I am tired, maybe just
the gym then a movie at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I just finished an entire jar of peanut butter on my own in under
10 days. Is that a lot of peanut butter? It seems like it, since I
was mostly eating it in spoonfuls from the jar, and I feel that
growing up, it took my family of 6 longer than that to finish a
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- You have a positive association with liberalism and
- You can make me laugh and appreciate great dinners and
- You are happy with your life and what you are doing right
- You love karaoke as much as I do.
- You have a generally positive outlook on life with a healthy dose
of cynicism for laughs.
- I hate to be negative here, but married dudes - stop messaging
me. No judgement! Just not for me. Same deal with suburbs.
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