Christian Tillinghouse Rudder

OkCupid’s founder is a Central High geek turned low-fi Renaissance man — a guitar-thrashing, gimlet-eyed chronicler of human behavior who doesn’t back down.

Posted: February 15, 2015 at 2:36 a.m.

Christian Rudder, founder of OKCupid, inside his Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment.

It's not that Christian Rudder is crass. He simply expects more of you.

Christian Rudder, founder of OKCupid, inside his Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment.

Christian Rudder, founder of OKCupid, inside his Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment.

Christian Rudder

Date and place of birth: Sept. 1, 1975, Little Rock

When I want to relax, I like to read the paper.

My favorite book: The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote

My favorite movie: Probably The Omen. I like movies about the Antichrist. There’s something ultra-spooky about it. There’s lots of people that believe the good side of the god/devil axis, so you have to also buy into the other half, right?

My favorite TV show: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

My new year’s resolution: To be more positive

The best thing in my closet: The shoes I like are called Nike Meadows, and I’ve been getting them on eBay since I took my friend’s dad’s pair in ’91. But they’re gone. I think there are no more left. The pair that I have that’s all beaten up, it’s kind of like my last one.

One word to describe me: Persistent

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