Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So there is no way this would fly, but I think the OKC
self-summaries should be written collectively by the people you (I)
have dated. It would be like Yelp reviews, maybe with a four star
rating. The reviewers would have to note how many dates (or length
of relationship) and the circumstances of the "end", so you could
consider the weight of reviews. Just a thought. I don't want to
shirk my duties in writing this kind of thing, but how does one
distill one's self into a few paragraphs? Just a thought. I'll do
what I can to give you an honest impression.
On the plus side, I've got all those basics going on; no criminal
record, steady income, sane (granted, this is a self assessment,
but unless I'm completely delusional, I don't think anyone who
knows me would disagree), ethical (Yes, atheists can be ethical. If
you don't understand how that can work, I wish you well, but it
would save us both some time if you just move along.), healthy,
blah, blah, blah. On the other hand, I'm not as well traveled as
seemingly all of OKC is. (I have nothing against it, it just hasn't
been high on my priority list.) Also, as you may have gathered, I
tend to rambled on. (Don't be fooled though, I'm a good listener
What else? I don't take myself too seriously, but understand that
you can't just joke your way through life.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm enjoying it. I generally stay in the "now", however, I am
cognizant of the hazards of just letting life happen to me. On a
given weekend, you might find me on a hike, on a golf course, or
maybe just some quiet time at home.
Work wise, I do science stuff. It's fun and can be challenging,
though I appreciate that it's often not the most interesting dinner
conversation. However, if you're into that, bonus points!
As far as in my free time, I've historically been serially
passionate to the point of being obsessive about hobbies. However,
as I've "matured" I'd like to think I've learned a thing or two
about moderation. That being said, I'd love to hear about your
passion. Whatever it is, if you are passionate about it, I'll be
fascinated. There's nothing like seeing someone light up talking
about something they really love. If you don't have a passion, I
suggest you find one. There's nothing quite like it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
A friend once said if I were a superhero, I'd be Empathy-Man, "With
the power to feel your pain!" Which would be a pretty unimpressive
superpower, and mighty boring superhero.
Here's something else I'm good at:
Me: "Well he sure was getting flustered."
Coworker: "I think it had to do with your line of
Me: "I just wanted to understand how his stuff worked."
Coworker: "Your powers of logic overwhelmed him."
Me: "I must remember to only use that for good."
I should note that I appreciate that social interactions aren't
about rigorous logic, but in general my BS detector is always on.
(I think it comes from having spent time in pool halls. There's a
lot of BS surrounding that activity.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't actually know, so maybe you can tell me. I'd like to think
people first (after the "first" visual things) notice that I'm
sincere, engaged, intelligent, like a good laugh, and love to hear
or tell a good story. That's what I'd like to think, but the
reality for the "first thing" is more literal and along the lines
of "Asian guy".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I have a real hard time with this section. I'm not a top 10 kinda'
guy so I'm just going to generalize.
I tend to read crap. Best seller thriller or bad horror or tech
stuff. I read for fun, and I tend to reread books.
I'm not a movie guy so much, but I realized what I do like is
pretty dark. (Seven, History of Violence, Lord of War, Falling
Down, Eternal Sunshine...) I'll enjoy the mindless eye-candy or the
thought provoking stuff as well.
I'm enjoy most genres, but I'm not big on most country, rap, pop,
or R&B. My default is "alternative" but that can cover a lot of
I don't watch much traditional TV. Sports is probably the only
reason I'd have any broadcast TV on. I'll stream series, movies,
videos, podcasts, etc. At this point, there seems to be more good
content then I have time to consume.
I like good food, but that can be anything from the local mom and
pop place to fine dining. Day to day, I try to abide by Michael
Pollan's rule of "Eat real food, not too much, mostly vegetables."
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Apart from the basics like shelter and food, there isn't much I
"need". I mean, I like "things", but I'm pretty adaptable. Besides
which, sometimes "things" just go away and you find out you can
make do without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Problems and solutions. In part it's my job, but I also think it's
fun in a puzzle sort of way too. Not to say every problem needs a
solution, but if I'm trying to generalize things that I spend "a
lot of time thinking about" then I'd say it's that.
Also, stories. Story telling is in our DNA, and so I think it's a
natural way for us to engage with the world. Everyone and
everything has a story. I think the trick is maintaining the
honesty of a story while still being engaging.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
You might find me winding down from the week/day, having a pint
with friends, having an early evening for the day ahead. I'm not
sure how "typical" any of my Friday nights are at this point.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've tipped twice because I didn't think the cashier saw me do it
the first time.
I went to the internet to find a better way to tie my shoelaces...
and found it.
You should message me if
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Do you know who you are and, with that knowledge, realize you don't
need to take yourself too seriously? Do you appreciate the world
around you? Are you passionate about something? Do you feel like
your life is pretty good and the right partner in crime would just
make it that much better? Well me too. Say hello and let's go
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