When faced with becoming a real adult with real responsibilties, I managed to maintain the sort of spontaneity, ambition, and sense of adventure to pack up and move halfway across the world to Taipei, Taiwan, where I quit my fancy corporate Groupon job to join a pop-punk band and a Beat Happening cover band. I ended up moving back to Chicago, but I'm glad I did that.
What's your idea of the perfect first date?
If he has the means: "Hey, wanna go to Tokyo for the weekend? There's this awesome kraut-inspired-post-punk-electronic-metal band playing in Akihabara."
If he doesn't have the means: "Hey, wanna grab sushi and pinball?" (May replace pinball with bowling/record shopping/rooftop drinking/shots of malort)
What's the worst date you've ever had?
This guy I was seeing was going to LaCrosse and asked me if I wanted to go with (not as reckless as it sounds). When we got there it ended up being a family event, with a crazy ex-girlfriend present. He also ditched me at his brother's house to go to a strip club. On the ride home he told me he "didn't want to talk" and the only CD he had was Counting Crows. So we sat in silence and listened to the frickin' Counting Crows on repeat for hours. I hate Mr. Jones. I hate Mr. Jones forever.
Number one dealbreaker
"I read the RedEye on my morning commute to work."
Which is more important, romantic spark or longterm compatibility?
Complete this sentence: If you're going to date me, you have to love to...
..nerd out over Game of Thrones.
I can rationalize my way out of anything.
Must be creative, motivated, smart, and funny. Cultured. Has a hobby. Also, he should enjoy music to some degree and not be one of those peope who can drive or sit in silence.