You should know up front that I’m quite the mix of passions…
While I love L.A., I grew up in Michigan, so I love the sun, and I also love the seasons. I‘ve met some very cool people and made some great friends in California; most of my extended family is back in Michigan. I dig grabbing a drink at a bar, but I'm over the bar scene (there's a Match pitch in there somewhere). I’ve produced 3 indie films that you’ve only seen if you're really into film festivals and I continue to write and work on side projects; I also run one of the top GMAT teams in the country at a test-prep company that you’ve probably heard of. Lots of things to keep me busy and excited; I'm still looking for the right woman to make this all complete.
I’m a bit of a nerd. I’m big on movies and TV with actual story (most of Aaron Sorkin's stuff; Casablanca is what I strive for as a writer) especially long-form stories with an edge (Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, etc.) and edgy comedies (If you can quote Arrested Development, then you already have a place in my heart. Modern Family is about as close as TV can get these days). I like puzzles, games (not the negative-dating-stereotype kind; more like Words With Friends, bar trivia, etc.) and all the good conversation that I can find.
I'm also something of a fan of lists.
I tend to be hands-on with weekend activities - home improvement or flea markets, for example, but sometimes Sunday is meant to be lazy. I'm a big fan of pets; I grew up with, and miss having, dogs. With cats, I have a bit of an allergy (and somehow cats can tell and like to get up into my business). Sorry to the cat-ladies, but it probably won’t work between you, me and your cat(s). Hiking Runyon canyon is fun in-and-of itself (seriously; even if we never meet, you should try it); and it gives me the chance to live vicariously through all the dog-walkers.
I enjoy sporting events (always keeping tabs on my Detroit and Michigan teams), chocolate mint ice-cream, smart clever people, infectious laughter (sarcasm will not be lost on me), a hard-driving rain, the sound of waves, beach-time and other outdoor activities, people watching on a sunny day, stargazing on a clear night, quirky architecture, suffering through another season with the Detroit Lions, sushi, finding a new bar or restaurant around town, and the many surprises/discoveries around LA that there are to be found.
My perfect match? There's room to play here - smart, clever and funny are all big pluses as far as I'm concerned; I think that chemistry is organic though - it happens when two people get together and see what happens. I do believe that she’s out there (and if she doesn‘t enjoy all the same things that I do, that‘s okay; I keep an open mind and I'll try new things - except for that thing about the cats). I don’t like to use the phrase “hopeless romantic”; I prefer “hopeful romantic”. I even know enough about Grey’s Anatomy to watch it with her (you?) and stay in the conversation (although you'll have to explain to me how anything could be McDreamy’s fault). If Gossip Girl is more your thing, then I'll be completely lost (but I am willing to learn).
So take a chance. Click the button. Let’s see what happens.