Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Shopping for people is odd, isn't it? Well, let me trot out my
version of the blue-light special:
I'm a mass of contradictions, like most interesting people. I
search for something called "home" while in a constant state of
wanderlust. I am close to my family and friends yet prefer to live
alone. I'm fairly kinky yet I want something with depth.
Whoops, I'm supposed to be selling myself here, right?
Okay, let's trot out the buzzwords: Intuitive, sharp wit, bathe
daily, solvent, sane, and I never listen to jazz fusion.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Who are you, my mother?
Oh, yes, what am I doing with my life. At 20 I was on my way
towards a career in Journalism (considering the state of the
business I'm glad that didn't take). Now I work with books and
Now I'm just pondering writing the Great American Novel. No, it's
not a blog. Call me old-fashioned, with a blissful ignorance of the
realities of the publishing industry.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
faux self-effacement, banter, digital stimulation, finding that
charming bistro, mix 8-tracks, recalling the names of obscure
seventies films, eye contact, grilled cheese, getting your jokes,
Wait, that's a lost skill. I did once make a fine plant holder/dust
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It usually makes people think I must be 6'2". I'm not 6'2".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Let's try alternating them for awhile, and I'll avoid writing too
much in an attempt to impress you. We both know it's about much
more than a mutual love of The Simpsons and runny French cheeses,
though that's a good start.
The Stories of John Cheever, La Dolce Vita, Nick Drake, Kumamoto
oysters, The World's Most Dangerous Places, Mulholland Drive,
Ramones, etouffee, Audubon's Birds of America, Who's Afraid of
Virginia Wolff, Eric Satie, fresh cherry gelato from Giolitti in
Rome, Nine and a Half Weeks (yes, it's a book, and it's as great as
the film is cheesy and mediocre), Jules and Jim, Neko Case, salad
(yes, salad!) Luc Sante's Lowlife, Rosemary's Baby, Velvet
Underground, ravioli with fresh cheese and sage.
Cindy Sherman, Weegee, Al Green, The Clash, pastrami.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This is one of those problematic questions. How do you equate sex
and lip balm? Good books and 8 hours of restful sleep? Your family
and Diet Coke? (no, I'm not addicted to Diet Coke, but you might
This is a silly question. Let's let the Rolling Stones answer it
about as well as anyone could:
"Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams".
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The big questions and the small ones. Better yet, I'll talk about
them in depth with you, rather than just dwell on trivialities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I am not:
1. Slamming back PBRs at a bar where I can't hear what you're
2. Complaining about my job and my week to a casual
3 Reorganizing my spice rack.
I might be:
1. Sharing dinner with friends.
2. Watching surrealist films from the Thirties in the back room of
a film warehouse in the Mission .
3. Meeting you for an evening of slap and tickle and sushi.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmmm. I've got an extra vertebrae? I've got a baby tooth?
No, you want the real dirt. Well, then you'd better get to know me.
No one wants to meet a man too free and easy with his neuroses. Or
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Hell, I'm not going to put up a list of hoops you need to jump
through. Let's get a look at you!
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