Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am passionate about living a healthy, balanced, and well-lived
life centered around relationships and experiences rather than
possessions. I have a small group of close friends and a great
relationship with my family. I grew up in a military family so I am
fairly well-traveled, especially nationally. This also drives some
of my interest in learning languages and cultures, so I can use
this knowledge in future international travel.
I have pretty wide-ranging interests. I’m not much of a TV watcher,
though I do enjoy catching up on series of shows a few episodes at
a time, and some of my favorites include Arrested Development, The
Wire, and Game of Thrones. Instead, I usually enjoy getting out and
seeing and experiencing things. For physical activity, I enjoy
running and weightlifting, tennis, golf, walking my dog, and hiking
and outdoor activities. I also like visiting museums, enjoying new
restaurants, local and more distant travel, and learning to play
the guitar. If I have true downtime and I’m looking to relax, I
enjoy reading, which can include anything from classical
literature, to various non-fiction or a good modern story.
A few other things I enjoy: a nice peaty scotch, live sports and
concerts, food and craft beer festivals (or not at festivals),
learning new things (aside from the guitar and languages, I just
picked up a DSLR camera from my brother and trying to figure that
out), and good conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as a patent examiner, and hope to either join a law firm or
start my own practice at some point in the intermediate future.
Trying to learn to play the guitar and re-learn German.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening and giving advice, learning new things, being open to all
manner of new experiences, discussing and debating (friendly) about
all sorts of topics, hitting a golf ball a really long way but
rarely where I want it to go, being randomly handy and mechanically
inclined, solving problems.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
f I had to guess, it would be a quiet confidence and my sense of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: right now I'm working on Game of Thrones, the Steve Jobs
bio, a book on the mechanics of flying an airplane, The Intelligent
Investor (which was apparently inspirational to a younger Warren
Buffet), and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama. Don't get the
impression that I read constantly...I just like to mix up what
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My family and friends
2. My dog Blue
3. My physical and mental well-being
4. A good read
5. A new and exciting experience
6. Changing seasons and being outside
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where to move in the lower 48 when I can full-time telecommute from
work - about 18 months left to figure that out. Also, where I
should take my first international trip in years - haven't been out
of the country in quite a while and I'm pretty anxious to discover
another part of the world.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
For the time being trying to meet new friends since I'm pretty new
to the area. I don't really have a typical destination in mind for
a Friday or Saturday night, but could enjoy a new restaurant, a
movie, a sporting / concert / theater performance, comedy show...
You should message me if
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You share a few of my interests, but have something you would like
to share; have some interest in travel, and aren't opposed to
outdoor activities, even if it's just a day hike; can at least
learn to like my dog; are self-aware, and not uncomfortable sharing
your emotions / boundaries; and have a sense of humor and enjoy
good conversation over your drink of choice.
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