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April 28, 2011

A Guide to Writing the Most Generic OkCupid Profile Ever

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What is the issue?

If you’re a guy…

My Self- Summary

I hate writing these things/I suck at describing myself/I am not at all good at this but here goes nothing… I’m an easygoing guy. I love a challenge/adventure/good movie. My friends say I’m ________. I’ll let you judge that for yourself, though. [Insert emoticon of choice.]

You’re not going to get to know me from anything I write here because everyone lies/ doesn’t see themselves the way others do, so just message me and get to know me that way!

What I’m Doing With My Life

Living for the moment/I work in _______ and I’m very passionate about it/I’m taking one day at a time/I go to the gym daily/Working in ________ but considering going back to school for my Master’s/PhD

I’m Really Good At

Making people laugh/Cooking/Making the best of a situation

The First Thing People Usually Notice About Me

I guess you’d have to ask other people :P But seriously, my eyes/height/smile, probably.

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, food

  1. Catcher in the Rye. A Clockwork Orange. I don’t own a TV. Death From Above 1979. Vietnamese.
  2. Books – I haven’t read a book in years, LOL, too busy. Movies – Fight Club; The Hangover; Wedding Singer; Old School; Anchorman; Starksy and Hutch; Happy Gilmore; Stepbrothers; Big Daddy; Semi-pro; Wedding Crashers; Boondocks Saints; Big Lebowski. Shows – Family Guy; American Idol; Cash Cab; Wheel of Fortune. Music – Blink 182; Staind; Taking Back Sunday; The Frey; Mighty Mighty Bosstones; The Ataris; MXPX; Puddle of Mudd; Everclear; Beach Boys; Nickleback; Limp Bizkit; Busta Rhymez; Tone Loc; The Beatles; Jay Z; Kanye West; Snow Patrol. Food – Beer is my food, LOL.
  3. Lots of stuff. Message me and find out.

The six things I could never live without

A. I can live without pretty much everything

B. 1. Water

2. Air

3. Food

4. Shelter

5. Freedom

6. Love

C. My iPhone; my friends; girls with bangs; a sketchpad; a MetroCard; my dog Rufus

I spend a lot of time thinking about

The future

On a typical Friday night I am

It depends/I’m usually at home watching a movie/at a bar with friends/at home watching a movie or at a bar with friends, typically.

The most private thing I’m willing to admit

…that I’m on a dating site? LOL

You should message me if

You want to