Alternate straplines I'm lining up:
"Every time a couple gets married, two single people die." - Leslie Knope
"It's so awesome to see all the photos of you tending to small children in Africa and India alongside your stated racial preferences for a date."
Hello! My name is Alec. I just moved to Seattle after four years in Las Vegas (swapped selling shoes online for Kindles) and think I'm going to be very happy here. I grew up and lived in London, England before that.
I work in technology for a big e-commerce company but am not a nerd. In fact, I am cementing a ferocious conviction that one thing the world needs even less than bankers is software engineers. Rather, I love music, art, boozing, and hmm, more delicate things; some references below in the ubiquitous lists section.
I'd describe myself as intuitive and idealistic. I love exploring ideas, which means I can talk a lot and say poetic things, especially when tipsy. Another benefit of having an accent here means every potty-mouthed thing I say sounds dead posh.
I much prefer people that write good emails over those that send inscrutable winks. Myspace-style self-pics and photos of the discharging of firearms make me really sad.
So who am I looking for and do I have a type? "An urbane, sophisticated city type who reads good books and is not allergic to make up."
If self-expression and humor are important parts of who you are, and you have sensitivity to the phenemonological subtleties of modern life; if you can laugh at an episode of Girls but not claim it's a literal transcription of your actual life, AND you have old fart tendencies*, I probably like you already and we should meet for coffee or cocktails (always preferable).
* not a dealbreaker