Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I really enjoy learning new ways to look at things and being
challenged intellectually, building technical skills, love to read,
and more than once I've made it through an entire book sitting in
the library parking lot.
I work hard at things, but I don't get caught up in them to the
exclusion of everything else. I try not to own much stuff. I feel
less constrained that way. I generally don't let things stress me
out. I'm reliable, even keeled, and I'm not a complainer. I don't
mind being the butt of a joke, especially if I know you can take
back what you dish out :).
Playing sports, cooking, and getting outdoors are all activities I
enjoy. Intelligent conversation is fun if it feels like I'm
learning something. I like making and fixing things, and I'm pretty
capable that way. I can do woodworking, fix a computer, design
electronics, or rebuild a transmission (one of the trickier bits of
a car). Programming computers is fun too.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Learning, building cool stuff, reading. Playing in the woods.
Turning curiosity into a bunch of tiny gray triangles running
across the top of Chrome.
Professionally, I work for myself on a variety of engineering
related projects. I like the flexibility and feeling of
Currently splitting my time between Mountain View and Vallejo.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dropping things, but then catching them. Dialing the fax number
instead of the voice number. Looking up after being immersed in
some work task and realizing I REALLY need to use the
And I can neatly fold fitted sheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Tall-ish... probably has a penis.
How about a few things that take a while to notice?
Things are either worth having a strong opinion on, or they aren't.
Maybe it's partly from growing up in a big family (where you aren't
necessarily the center of attention, and learn to deal with it),
but don't expect strong feelings on where to go for dinner. I do
have strong opinions (and a lot of determination) on bigger
I like listening to electronic dance music, even back before it was
so mainstream. I guess it doesn't seem to fit my personality,
enough that family/close friends tend to find it pretty
Pleasantries and small talk do not come naturally to me. Sometimes
this doesn't take long to notice. :) I wouldn't say I'm awkward
about it, though.
Mischievousness is more effective when it's unexpected. If you're
embarrassed we met online I will be sorely tempted to make up an
even more embarrassing story to share with my friends (in front of
you). The other 99% of the time I will be mostly responsible
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Since I turned 30 or so, am I no longer attractive to gay guys, or
did OkCupid do something to keep them away from heterosexual
profiles? I used to have a fair amount of profile visits from those
guys, but now not so much. Maybe I'm just losing my youthful
How much easier it would be to enter long Excel formulas if
carriage returns and whitespace were allowed.
I broke my nose playing basketball recently, and it got me thinking
back. In addition to a now slightly asymmetric nose I have:
- one eye that opens a little bit more than the other (tore my
- 2 or 3 chipped teeth
- a scar on my chin from stitches
- my jaw hinge gets funny sometimes and I have a hard time
chewing (from a head-butt that also loosened a few teeth)
bit through my tongue
...and these were all injuries involving my face, that happened
while playing basketball. After thinking back on all of them I
decided I should either: a) try to play less basketball with my
face, or b) at least keep my mouth closed while I'm playing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I do actually have a penis.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
History seems to indicate it will work better if I message you
first, but feel free.
Pragmatism, intelligence, and being at peace with yourself are
pretty attractive. Curiosity and occasional mischievousness never
hurt either. Once we're to that point, you're someone who would
naturally think in terms of 'us', and want to make a good
If you have problems with men feeling insecure around you, there's
a good chance I will find you either annoying or
If you react like this:
to surprises. I promise to restrain myself... most of the time.
Who are you looking for?
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