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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Alex. I live in Brooklyn Heights, oh so conveniently accessible by the 2/3, 4/5, A/C, N/R, F, and G trains, if you're not familiar.

I'm fascinated by all there is to do and explore in this ever-changing city, but I also love escaping it to play at the beach or in the mountains.
What I’m doing with my life
From 2010-2015, I was Tough Mudder's head of marketing, among other jobs, and before that I was a tax attorney (I graduated Harvard College '03 and University of Virginia Law '07).

Right now I'm creating an escape room company called Beat The Bomb, where if you don't get a bunch of trivia questions and other puzzles and brain teasers right, a PAINT bomb explodes all over you and your teammates. We're in the early stages of development and should have a product out this fall. BOOM!

Work aside, I'm learning to kite surf, planning my next surf trip, swimming in the ocean, hanging out with my brothers and cousin, and doing a bunch of creative side-projects (like writing tv commercials, for fun). I'm also a big reader of biographies and business books.

And since mannerisms / voice are important (in fact, profile text only accounts for 10% of variability in message volume, vs photos at 90%, according to an OK Cupid blog post), I'll do you one better; a video of me back in my old job (in 2014):
I’m really good at
Brainstorming ways to innovate and improve on things. Hanging out with me involves lots of discussion and observation. I'm looking for a sharp girl with whom it's a 2-way street.
The first things people usually notice about me
They never notice anything. I always sneak up like a ninja in the night. In fact, if I had a band I'd name it "Alex and the Nighttime Ninjas" and play to sold-out stadiums across the world. (Imagination comes easily to me). Truthfully, however, old ladies say I have nice eyes, and I say that's thanks to my mom.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Political biographies, business books, pop science books. I also love reading long-form journalism and history books vs. being glued to the newspaper headlines.

I tend to like either spy thrillers that you need to figure out along the way, or comedies where you can check your brain at the door. Depends on the night.

Homeland, House of Cards, Vikings, 24, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Parks and Rec. Need to get into The Americans, apparently? Any other suggestions?

Generally I get into popular songs a few years after they were popular, then get chastised by my older brother for being behind the curve. But after a trip to Burning Man last year, I'm trending more EDM and dance-y. Check out Ocean Drive by Duke Dumont, it's a good jam.

When eating out I tend to go for Thai, Indian, or Mexican. As for my own cooking, it's generally pretty inventive (think: art student with paints but no formal training) but generally healthy and nutritious.
The six things I could never do without
Great books, ambitious goals, the ocean, exercise (Richard Simmons would kill me if I didn't list that), family/close friends, and the World Wide Web.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The correlation between success in life, and replacing the ice tray immediately when it is empty. (That is, until you can get an automatic ice maker, in which case you've clearly already made it.)

Honestly though, I spend time thinking about my ambitions, and what it will take to become the man I envision becoming. Meeting the right person is a big part of that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dinner with friends or my brothers, or just turning in to have a low key night in so I can make the most of Saturday. Actually during the summers now I go out to Fire Island a lot, since I'm lucky enough that my folks have a place at the beach.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've written a book of puns (750+). Don't worry, I only break them out on request though.
You should message me if
Well, as if this is going to happen, but I'll field the question this way: I'm looking for a girl on the taller side (5'7"/5'8"/5'9"), who is smart, confident, ambitious, athletic (gym/lift/cycle), has an artsy streak, is very career-oriented / ambitious, and is a bit introverted (I generally don't do well with girls who are the life of every party / never rest / can't stop texting). Also looking for girls that want to learn to surf (if you don't already know how) and have al the dance moves. Just please don't have recently broken off an engagement or a 6-yr relationship, I've had a few of those surprises on here, haha.