Your type: I like smart people. I want someone who is athletic and outdoorsy. I like to go running with people I’m dating. I want to date someone who is interested in good food and exploring restaurants and going to food festivals. I know a lot of people who limit themselves politically. I don’t have any problem dating someone who is conservative. It would drive me nuts to date someone apolitical.
Dating deal breaker: I don’t want to tilt my head back when we kiss. So if you’re taller than me, please wear flats.
Famous-person crush: Anne Hathaway, particularly as Agent 77 in Get Smart.
Why you’re a good catch: I love to cook. I hear that’s hot right now. I’m a dog-loving, marathon-running vegetarian. Basically, I’m Stuff White People Like, which I also hear is hot right now.
Would you elope? Here’s the cheater answer: It depends on the girl. I’m a good Jewish boy, so it would have to be a great girl if I was going to piss off my mother like that.
Thing that sweeps you off your feet: Aren’t I supposed to be doing the sweeping, or is that just exposing my chauvinistic worldview?
Finish these sentences:
My high-school prom was . . .
. . . unmemorable. Don’t tell me high school was the best four years of my life, because it clearly wasn’t.
Happily ever after is . . .
. . . something best left to fairy tales, or these days to the never-ending series of Shrek movies.
Romeo and Juliet is . . .
. . . a good play? I don’t know. I don’t want to make too many comparisons between my life and the lives of doomed lovers who both end up dying at the end of the story. Seems kind of depressing.
Sarah Palin is . . .
. . . making me reconsider my previous attraction to Tina Fey. I’m not sure I want to think about either of them anymore.
Hillary Clinton is . . .
. . . great—don’t get me wrong. But I still like Bill better.
Tunes: I generally make a playlist for every season. I’m trying to change my music.
TV: Mad Men, Lost, 30 Rock. That’s all I watch besides crappy TNT daytime movies when I’m hung over.
Movies: I own almost no DVDs, and the ones I own are mostly TV shows—The West Wing, South Park.
Books: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon. I own a whole bunch of books, like The Cactus Eaters and Into the Wild. I have a whole shelf in my library devoted to forest-fire fighting. My year in Idaho was the culmination of my middle-school fantasy.
Favorite drinks: Gin and tonic in the summer. Gin and gimlet in the winter.
Favorite restaurants: The best meal I’ve had in DC was at Rasika. I also like Etete.
Favorite bars: Solly’s, Local 16.
Sports: Running—it’s the only sport I’m capable of competing in. To watch, football.
Sally Colson Cline
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