Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Seriously, this is what one online dating "guru" says about men
writing their profile: "Guys – write almost nothing because
whatever you say will be a huge turn off to women."
In keeping with that, here's some of the favorite quotes from
"I was born at a very young age."
"If you are looking for an angel, go to heaven."
" I'm a terrible person but I've come to terms with this."
I could go on; I guess you can read between the lines here; the
things I find humorous speak volumes about me.
" Am I sexually appealing yet?"
True – that quote belongs in the above paragraph.
I'm trying to follow this advise, can't help but deviate.
Are you turned off yet?
There is an upside; as you can see I actually enjoy reading
profiles on OKQ. Caveat, mostly ones that are full of indirect
references to who you are: personal sagas, edgy whit, thoughtful
quotes, and other deep ephemera.
My eyes glaze over on the lists of personally descriptive
adjectives, finger shaking, and wildly fanciful descriptions of the
ideal respondent – the later could be useful as a self-improvement
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Big picture, I'm working on being myself at all times.
For work, I compulsively play with imagery, that includes a gig at
a museum – one of my goals? to blur the line between work and fun;
I tend to be entrepreneurian.
Trifling stuff: I'm on a on-going search for good chai masala,
after years of searching have found three good cups.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
inner journeys. I can suck at sports or lavish entertainment but
good at getting dirty (exploring not-so-inner, maybe even dangerous
I am good at going to cafes and museums (modern art is my passion).
I like surprises; in case of turbulence please fasten your seat
I know more then I ever wanted to know about raising kids – love
them in small to medium doses (depending on the person); I know,
how nasty is that?
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Maybe, I'm not phallic a narcissist.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't want to get complicated here; when I have time, I read –
really; I love books; I buy them frequently; I have a bunches
around the house: art books, photography books, bios, autobios,
(Francesca Woodman comes to mind); someday I may read them.
If you find Antonioni's early films interesting we might have a fun
there. At times I like Fandor – I seem to think social commentary
in your plot is good.
Wish I had a better appreciation of fiction – may need some help
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good challenging conversation and some belly laughs.
everything else, ho hum.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Things that are happening in the moment; that's such a lie.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I don't really have typical, but then Friday is not something I
always idealize as certain way; I like the idea of a intense late
evenings – especially if the idea lives up to the reality.
A passionate cuddle (where possible) fest, otherwise I'll take my
displaced sexuality here: a long bike ride, cafe sitting, home
projects, ifilms, mostly these live up to my expectations.
Now and then it can get a little wild but not too often.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I assume dominant role in a relationship, not to be confused with
exploitative (yes that's the preferred adjective:).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
your thirst for life isn't easily slaked, and/or, I might learn a
few new things from you, and vice versa.
you know humanity is on a death-march but you can live with
publicly you have hard-core criteria for who you will get intimate
with, maybe privately, you're flexible, must be that yoga.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.