Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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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
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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 I get that a lot."
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
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 that started at wonder,
passed through cynicism and arrived back at wonder, has some kind
of active spiritual life, 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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