My family has told me my profile does not accurately reflect my sense of humor. Since I'm looking for a serious relationship, I have written a serious profile. Since I also enjoy being funny, however, and would like to find someone who shares my sense of humor, I am adding a hopefully humorous piece to each section. I guess you can decide if you would like to read the serious, the funny, both, or at this point most likely neither. :-)
The serious: I am a very proud and open gay Jewish man. My career reflects my deep-seated passion for social justice. I love learning languages and have lived all over the world, including in Africa, Asia (the Middle East), South America, and Europe. I mostly went through school, volunteer, or other sponsored programs, so please don't think I can afford to travel as much as that might imply. I am doing my best to settle down now and create a home in St. Louis. I am a huge tennis fan, and I love to play board games and card games. I would like to be more politically active.
The funny: How do I compare me to a winter's day? I am equally lovely and equally temperate. I hope that being able to paraphrase one line of Shakespeare gives me a lead on winter. Seriously, though, I'm not really into Shakespeare or literature or paraphrasing, so that's not really the most appropriate way for me to describe myself. I'm also now cognizant of having used "seriously" in an allegedly funny description, so I think I'll call this my rough draft and try working on the next section.
I am gentle, thoughtful, and will write back
The funny: The highlight of my life these days is playing Wii Fit. I think it is wonderful the planets have aligned to combine my addiction to video games with an exercise program to keep me healthy. I've lost 15 pounds in the past seven weeks and am proud to say that someone thinks I have rhythm - even if that someone is a video game character. The most exciting part about the Wii is that it allows me to tell my sister/roommate I cannot do something else because I am "Wiiing," which strikes me as a legitimate English word with three consecutive i's.
The funny: being quirky, being nonjudgmental of people who so totally deserve judgment, lexicon-oriented parlor pleasures (id est, word games), saying funny sentences in lots of languages, figuring out the killers in TV murder mysteries when they first appear on camera, and saying the alphabet backwards
The funny: The first thing that people usually notice about me is that I am not an iguana.
The funny (id est, guilty pleasures):
Movie: "The Broken Hearts Club"
Music: Whatever Ryan Seacrest plays on his radio show
Food: any fortunate food rescued by the five-second rule
This isn't a question listed anywhere here, but my favorite hobby is playing card and board games. I love them and would like to find a husband who shares that interest. You don't necessarily need to have played tons of games (although it's helpful), but a willingness to learn games such as bridge, cribbage, klabberjass, What Were You Thinking, UnCommon Sense, CueMe, Xactika, Trumpet, Beyond Balderdash, Survive, Pictionary and others is practically mandatory since such games really are a huge part of my life. I grew up with a wallful of games, and many of my favorite childhood (and adulthood) memories involve those games.
The funny: the prime factorization of numbers; I regularly look at the time as a five- or six-digit number, for which I proceed to find the prime factors. Actually, that's kind of serious, but you're probably laughing.
The funny: rearranging the letters on my Scrabble rack until another player implements a time limit and then placing the word I thought of two seconds after putting the letters on my rack. (That is, I always think I'll come up with a better word than I initially see, but it turns out I have a one-track Scrabble mind that is incapable of being swayed once it has selected a word.)
The funny: When I was in elementary school, we went on a field trip to a zoo. At said zoo, we had the opportunity to feed a handful of something to monkeys. The monkeys would grab the food out of our hand and eat it. I theorized that if I moved fast enough, I could get the monkey to shake my hand instead of grab the food. My attempt ended with a monkey grabbing my hand and biting it as though it were food. My mother claims there's no way this story is true, so it might just be a vivid dream I had once. Either way, I think there's probably a connection between that and my going out at night to save the world as Monkeyman.
and/or you took my compatibility test and are a "perfect match" (or think you should be)
The funny: You should message me if you can spell "antidisestablishmentarianism" faster than I can (under 2.84 seconds).