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My self-summary
Online dating gets it all wrong; we lay it all out up front, when in fact it's more fun to learn about people as you go. A profile should be intriguing enough to trigger the response, "This guy gets it," without getting bogged down in details that probably aren't that important to long-term compatibility ("Oh, he listens to reggae...") and can distract from the kind of connection that is ultimately enduring.

I came from somewhere else, I did something else before I do what I'm doing, and I'm gainfully employed in a job that I find interesting and that you'd find interesting, too. I'm single, never married, and no kids. I don't think there's anything more important in the world than understanding, but I don't know that I'm currently doing enough to bring more understanding into the world. Hopefully we can meet up to talk about all this stuff in person and see if there's a spark.

And although I use a lot of British-isms in my profile, I am, in fact, *not* British.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to make sure I'm writing something helpful and not just sounding smart at work, making terrible progress on a concept album at home.
I’m really good at
Saying many more clever things than terribly stupid things.
The first things people usually notice about me
The "Make America Great Again" tattoo on my forehead.

Don't worry - it's backwards, so I can admire it in the mirror.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - all-time: Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! - currently: Nguyen's The Sympathizer

Movies - all-time: The Godfather - currently: The Lobster

Shows - all-time: The Simpsons - currently: Catastrophe

Music - all time: Clash's London Calling - currently: Car Seat Hedreast's Teens of Denial

Food - all time: Fruit Stripe gum - currently: bacon (who am I kidding - bacon is an all-time fave)
The six things I could never do without
See, okcupid isn't clear what it means by "things." Are we talking about concepts? Individual possessions? Fundamental particles of nature? Out of protest, I will only name three:

Concept: Understanding

Individual possession: Acoustic guitar

Fundamental particle: Higgs boson
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world - because it's pretty weird, innit?

If people who "don't like country or rap" can attend a Major League Baseball game, since that's all the walkup music consists of.

On a typical Friday night I am
Usually I'm pedantically editing other users' okcupid profiles ("Easygoing is *one* word!") or sobbing softly to myself in the corner because I'm so desperately lonely.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm totally lying about my age. It's actually half your age plus seven.
You should message me if
It's probably on me to send the first message, but: you should message me if you believe that any noun can be turned into a verb simply to suit today's modern lifestyles. Otherwise, if you believe in using actual verbs as verbs, you should *send* me a message.

Also: sometimes I see the "likes," but I usually I don't.