Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think of myself as an intellectual, a nurturer, a bit of a
hippie, and a would-be master of the universe.
I see a world that's endless shades of gray, but I try to live the
black and white and Technicolor.
I'm a sports dilettante. This summer, it was volleyball on the sand
courts in Tribeca. Last spring, it was water polo and squash. Next
up, I think, will be a triathlon.
I'm from the sort of secular Jewish family where my parents would
be more alarmed if I brought home an orthodox Jewish woman than a
typical Christian. Unsurprisingly, I'm agnostic. I think that the
golden rule is a formidable tool for inspiring moral behavior,
because it gets us empathizing with the objects of our actions. I
can imagine myself one day attending a Reconstructionist synagogue
or a Unitarian Universalist church. But I think it's more likely
that the only time I'll spend in houses of worship will be for
weddings and funerals -- because I'm busy and generally diffident
and I feel more spiritual on a mountaintop.
Speaking of mountaintops: My favorite thing to do with my clothes
on is probably snowboarding and skiing. There's action, natural
beauty, good conversation. My first job out of school was in New
Hampshire and I absolutely loved the fact that at 11 a.m. on a
Sunday you could decide to spend the afternoon skiing.
I'm pretty much from the school of thought that thinks a perfect
relationship would involve an opposite-sex, grown-up version of one
of my college suitemates. I've got a friend where every year he and
his now-wife take a three-week vacation somewhere like Mozambique
or Colombia. They've been together for nine years already and this
spring and summer he was really, really excited looking forward to
the trip they were taking this August. I envy that guy.
I've tried in the past to change geographies every couple years.
One day, I'd also like to have a more permanent home somewhere like
Prospect Heights that's near green space and filled with thoughtful
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm an entrepreneur. Before that, I was an analyst working for a
larger firm. Financially, going out on my own was probably a bad
decision. But I'm excited about building a business that reflects
my values -- and about the fact that I can now work from pretty
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Generating ideas, planning trips, waking up on the right side of
the bed, figuring out ways to make people feel appreciated /
cherished, staying positive in the face of chaos/disaster, giving
advice (or not).
Another thing I'm proud of about myself is that I'm able to enjoy a
bunch of things that I don't do well -- like doing improv and
dancing. I'm competitive about work but not about, say, scrabble.
(And I'd be super turned-on if a girlfriend kicked my butt
snowboarding or orienteering.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I consider myself to be almost perfectly innocuous-looking. I'd
make a good private investigator.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A few of my favorite authors are Dostoevsky, Baldwin, Roald Dahl
and Amy Hempel.
Two of my all-time favorite movies are Harold and Kumar Go to White
Castle and Chasing Amy.
TV? Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twin Peaks, Chuck. [About Buffy, I
got less excited after Angel broke up with her on a ridiculous
pretext: "I save your life every other episode but I think you'll
be better off without me because I want a show of my own"]
I love so many different types of music and food that, if I chose
favorites, then they'd be arbitrary. This morning I was listening
to Rise Against and Carbon/Silicon. I suppose that, if I had to go
a year just listening to one artist and eating one food, then I
might choose Elvis Costello and pizza.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Running sneakers, touch, laptop or pad and paper, levity, dark
chocolate with nuts or mint, and good friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Normative ethics, sex, U.S. foreign policy, my next big trip, how
much space we need to live/work/play comfortably, gender roles,
investing, new team sports, women's legs, entrepreneurship,
basketball, social psychology, marinades.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Making dinner with friends, driving to the beach, skimming
securities filings, or enjoying live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Country music puts me in my happy place.
You should message me if
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You're arguably the most competent person you know.
You expect to still be dancing when you're seventy.
You're a free spirit.
You're the sort of woman who intimidates a lot of guys.
You oscillate between super-silly and super-brainy.
Who are you looking for?
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