Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm also not quite Ted. But there are similarities.
So, I'm (still) looking for the love of my life. Much like someone
you might well be familiar with, I grew up in an eastern suburb of
Cleveland; I love the Indians and had a hard time getting past the
whole LeBron thing even after he came back; I have a technical job
I'm pretty good at but is pretty boring; and I'm really pretty darn
bad at dating. I'm frankly sometimes a bit pretentious; correcting
things other people might say or do, but I'm also kindhearted and
really don't think that much of myself. I have this habit of doing
ridiculous, over-the-top romantic gestures and telling embarrassing
stories that last way too long.
You'll have to be okay with the fact that one of my best friends is
a woman who I had a relationship with years ago that ended very
badly for me... It hurt; so much I was ready to leave town for
good, but she let me know how much my friendship meant to her, and
she worked to prove it... we both tried hard to get past the pain
and awkwardness. It took awhile, but it got to the point that she
moved in to my apartment and lived with me for a while at a
difficult time in her life... and we stayed just friends. Anyway,
she's married now, so it's okay.
My ideal girl likes old movies. She may or may not play bass
guitar, but a love of music is always a plus. She probably has a
few quirks here and there... she's almost certainly navigated just
as bumpy a road getting here as anyone has with a kind heart
intact; otherwise I don't know how she'd learn to put up with my
never-ending in-jokes, obscure references, and wincingly mistimed
emotional honesty and intensity.
My parents are divorced, tho it happened after I'd grown up and
moved out. Still, it made me realize how important choosing the
right person is. Perhaps that's made me overly choosy... While I've
met some very nice girls who seemed to like me very much and
thought I was nice too, it was pretty clear to me that none of them
were my Lebenslanger Schicksalsschatz. And the very few of them who
I thought for a time might be, in the end it seems weren't meant to
And so I've always wanted a family, yet here I am, the last of my
friends still unmarried. It hasn't helped that occasionally I've
spent way too much time chasing the unattainable... at least
unattainable at the time I was chasing. You might say I have
terrible timing. Or I try to force the emotional side of things
along too fast. I don't know. I just keep putting myself in
ridiculous situations and hoping that fate will find a way. It
hasn't worked much thus far... but it only has to work once,
Sometimes I do have my moments of doubt. Recently I distracted
myself for a bit fixing up a new place I bought, but I'm pretty
much done with that, so maybe it's time to start trying again...
It's tough going sometimes, but I still think that girl with the
yellow umbrella is out there somewhere for me.
No, I'm not a sitcom character, though it feels that way sometimes.
And hopefully the end of one story can be the start of the real
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Following yonder star...
Mostly I'm doing what everyone else is doing, trying the best they
can. Well, maybe not the *absolute* best. But still trying to get
closer to the ideal.
I've decided to declare all the embarrassing parts of my life
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Certain things that are very difficult. I make up for it by being
really bad at things that should be easy.
Saying ridiculous, crazy, impractical things in order to get
someone's attention. And actually meaning them.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm rather tall
have unusually colored eyes.
Yet people know me for years before suddenly noticing these
So I don't know.
J'ai été dit que j'ai ce certain... Comment vous dites... "I don't
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Good Book
And plenty of other decent books
too. I don't read as
often as I should, though. But I've heard from reputable sources
I dressed up like one of the Ghostbusters
for Halloween. And
then a couple times after that, just for fun
. But it's not like I built my own
and then got Egon to autograph it or anything (if you must know, it
was Winston). And that time I made up my MINI Cooper
as Ecto-1? That was just
because we were volunteering to pass out candy to kids at a
Halloween festival. I only left it like that for barely a month
I have a WNYX coffee mug. A Twin Pines Mall security T-shirt. And
the Caduceus shirt Cameron wore on his friend's day off. I'm still
looking for that really large oversized poster of Atlantic
I like most kinds of food. Chinese (Szechuan style especially),
Japanese, Italian, American (whatever that means). I don't hate
dairy products, but they seem to have it out for me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Hope. Faith. Family. The sky. Love
. Plus the normal stuff.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the Universe
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Staying at home, going out, visiting family
, going out for long drives
to no where in
particular. Making something, making a mess, making plans... who
I love to travel
and was in Kentucky working on contract at Fort Knox last year. No,
they don't let you see the gold.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have what many people might consider to be rather outdated and
unrealistic opinions about having sex outside of marriage.
And I live accordingly. Which isn't always the easiest thing in the
world. But in the end it's always turned out to be the right
decision. Though I suppose it also depends on what your definition
of 'is' is....
You should message me if
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You have an Erdős–Bacon number.
You're looking for the most amazing, insightful, witty, and truly
emotionally meaningful conversation you've ever had. (Because I'm
looking for that too, and we could talk about how cool it'd be to
You're a fan of a certain television program and recognize the
details of my self-summary above as being similar to those of the
main character. I assure you they're all totally true for me. And
if you've ever said 'Why can't I meet a guy like that'; and truly
meant it... because I also assure you I'm just as difficult to deal
with sometimes, and I don't come with a laugh track.
Oh, and if you don't type 'your' when you mean "you're," wow, that
would be awesome! It bothers me just as much.
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