Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Tall (-ish), (slightly) dark and (almost) handsome gentleman
Born & raised in Chicago, lived in NYC for a long time and now
I've been here in SF for almost 3 years (Manifest Destiny,
Some things you should know about me: Sarcasm and a quick wit are
the quickest way to my heart. I don't wait for the walk signal to
cross the street (thanks NYC!). I love to laugh. I am a loyal
friend. I am ridiculously easy going. I am a passionate music fan.
I like the things most straight guys like: a properly cooked steak,
watching/playing sports, a stiff drink, and women (though not in
that order). I love to travel and have been lucky to see a lot of
the world. I love wandering around book and record stores for no
particular reason. I am not a "burner". I don't own skinny jeans,
Affliction/Ed Hardy clothing, or capri pants. I floss. I'm always
clean-shaven. I like the room WARM. I almost always order dessert.
I say "pop" when I mean soda (it's a Chicago thing).
I'm open minded about trying/exploring new things, whether it's new
activities, food, music, places, etc. I'm a cautious explorer when
I am on my own but really love trying new things when there's
someone by my side to share the experience with.
In conclusion: my parents raised me right and my friends would tell
you that I'm a down-to-earth guy. I'm just like everyone else:
making my way through the world and trying to do it with a modicum
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work in finance for a tech company in the Peninsula. (Repeat
after me: "I am not my job. I am not my job. I am not my
Aside from work, I try to stay fit which really means I go to the
gym almost every day. Being fit/eating healthy is a priority for me
so it should be for you too. Maybe you can tell me about your
favorite running path in the city or show me your favorite hiking
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, laughing, keeping my promises, seeing the best in
others, consistency, discovering new music/bands, taking fashion
cues from Clooney, planning romantic getaways, finding great
restaurants, encouraging others, admitting my mistakes and growing
from them and never, ever giving up.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I look younger than my age...I get carded on a semi-regular
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I think it would be great if we didn't like EXACTLY the same things
and that way we could expose each other to new things. What a
Books: I'm a big reader but I read non-fiction almost exclusively.
Book suggestions are always welcome!
TV: I don't watch a ton of TV but my DVR usually has things like 30
Rock re-runs, New Girl, Bill Maher, GoT. Oh, and Anthony Bourdain
is my hero (see below).
Food: I love trying new foods and believe that spending a little
extra money on a great meal and good wine is one of life's great
Music: Music is very important to me but I'm not going to list a
thousand bands here. The right song has the ability to turn my mood
around in an instant. Let's just say that I listen to almost
everything and there is almost nothing I won't go see live. Going
to "shows" is one of my favorite activities. I also sing in my car,
like pretty much always.
(If the first XX album didn't change your life, at least a little,
we probably wont get along. Just sayin...)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(I'll assume we're beyond Maslow and the whole food/water/shelter
part of this list)
1. My friends and family.
2. The prepared foods counter at Whole Foods (I would have starved
to death years ago).
3. Internet/Books/Music - three way tie!
4. Physical exercise.
5. The Maps app on my iPhone and/or the GPS in my car. (I am
severely directionally impaired).
6. A jacket in SF.
Honorable mentions: Sunshine, travel, long hot showers, good
coffee, summer music festivals/concerts, good conversation,
chocolate (dark), ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Pitchfork.com.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I am going to have for dinner tonight?
Whether or not my OkC profile is too long?
Why do people in SF need to wear gloves and heavy coats when the
temperature dips below 60 degrees?
How to make sure I can make it to the gym today?
Planning my next vacation: Buenos Aires in March!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
NOT hanging out at Balboa Cafe. Nuff said...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have never taken a camera phone selfie while half-naked in my
bathroom. Shocking, I know.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you are looking for something that can evolve into a long-term
relationship. If you know who you are and what you want from life.
If you have an edge to you. If you have/enjoy creative
outlets/hobbies. If you can feel special without creating drama. If
traveling/exploring new parts of the world is important to you. If
you are fun-loving, adventurous and looking for a partner in crime.
If exercise/staying fit is a priority for you. If you are
comfortable in your own skin. If you are thankful for the scars you
have and the battles fought/love lost/lessons learned from them. If
you're "GGG". If you're ambitious and passionate about your goals.
If you understand that you can still be a strong, independent woman
and still value an equal partner and a best friend.
Bonus points for tattoos.
If you think a good barometer for a strong relationship can be
measured in passport stamps (trips taken together), the size of
your combined book and record collections, and the fact that you
almost always hold hands.
If any of what you've seen/read here resonates with you.
Thank you for reading all of this. Best of luck.
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