Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm definitely one of those people who has a story for every
occasion ("And that's how I ended up in the middle of the Namib on
a bike at 5 a.m., all alone but for the two glowing eyes staring
back at me.") But these days I'm mostly more interested in what
other people have to say.
Travel is my first love - we haven't broken up, but we are
re-evaluating our relationship. These days I'm lovin' on my
neighborhood; but I've been over a fair portion of this earth, and
I hope you have, too.
Reading, writing and asking questions are my favorites things, and
I'm lucky enough that I get paid to do all three. I'm a news
junkie, an extrovert, have a big laugh, and I'm not afraid to talk
to strangers. But I also place great value on introspection and
I've worked through, or am at least aware of, most of my faults
(what? a person on the Internet admitting imperfection? get out),
but I tell you what, I still read the comments section on my work
waaaay more than is healthy.
I like living in the middle of a metropolis as much as I like
standing on the summit of a mountain. The suburban stuff in between
makes me want to die.
(Since 18) CO -> ATX -> MLB -> ATX -> NYC -> PAR
-> NYC -> ATX -> CHI -> JHB -> DC
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
People of DC-OKCupid: Quit hating on the "What do you do?"
question! First of all, I've lived other places - places with
slackers, even! - and guess what, they ask the question there, too.
DC doesn't have a monopoly on small talk.
And really, is it that small of talk? My job reflects the choices
I've made in my life - I love what I do, even while acknowledging
the imperfect parts; I spend most of my day doing it, so why should
it be off-limits in a conversation? When I ask a date about what
they do, I'm not doing some status/income check, I'm trying to find
out: What values are reflected in the career decisions this person
has made? Is it a balance of big ideas and pragmatic steps? Or is
it something they passively ended up with, and they "live for the
weekend"? Do they see the bright side in the (inevitable)
frustrating parts of the job? Or do they get consumed by those
parts and live in a narrative of being trapped in their own
So it's not the job I'm interested in, it's your attitude about it
and how you got to it.
(I recognize this may be different for people in their early-,
mid-twenties, but I'm not interested in hearing from them on this
here dating site.)
All that said, what am I doing with my life?
I'm doing the news. (said Aaron Sorkin and no real journalist
I bike for fun and I potluck to win.
I geek out on history on the regular.
Spend most nights talking with friends.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was in LA last week, where I met a friend's 5-year-old daughter
for the first time. She asked if I was Snow White, and I said, "No,
but an old gay chef asked me the same question last night."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: What is the What, Into the Wild, Cloud Atlas, Reservation
Blues, The Future of Freedom, Outliers
Movies: Last of the Mohicans (obviously), Invictus, Broadcast News,
Eternal Sunshine, The Thin Red Line
Music: The best of every genre. <--owning that. Right now:
SORNE, Anna von Hausswolff, A Tribe Called Red, Wall of Death, The
Always: Bruce, Leonard, Bjork, Johnny, Gillian, Trent
Food: Thai, Indian, Ethiopian, sprouts, comfort
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The other day I was walking down 16th and I heard a guy singing
along with his headphones. He didn't know anyone else was around -
this kinda thing happens pretty regularly, and the singers always
sound terrible. I do it, too, but I could have sworn I sounded good
- totally hitting the harmony, working that pitch. But what if I'm
just deluded? What if I really should not be thinking about getting
the band back together? So this dude the other day, on 16th Street
- he sounded great. I'm glad to know it's possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually a low-key dinner with friends, or the wonderful
baking+Netflix combo. I tend to go out more Saturday night or
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Dude, I already told you I read the comments on my own work, what
more must I give you?
You should message me if
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Looking for an adult man who likes his job, has traveled, is not
homophobic, has a broad sense of humor not limited to cynicism, and
who has been through something difficult that made him a better
person. Also doesn't hurt if you can grow a solid beard.
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