Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Education and learning have a strong grip on me. Whether formal or
informal, continued effort to expand the mind prevents emotional
stagnation and spiritual decay.
I strive to glean a wide diversity of perspectives and pearls of
wisdom from as many sources as possible, and then try to use these
as a meaningful application to my life.
On the nerdy side of my spectrum, I like to see what history and
ancient thought can be carried into the present day. When it comes
to living a righteous life, Aristotle explains that "virtue means
doing the right thing, in relation to the right person, at the
right time, to the right extent, in the right manner, and for the
right purpose." Although he's referencing charity, I think that
this view on virtue can be superimposed on any aspect of
interactions between people.
John Lennon wrote about the base motivating forces in life as being
fear and love, and "when we are afraid, we pull back from life.
When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with
passion, excitement, and acceptance... Evolution and all hopes for
a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of
people who embrace life." Life's journey has many highs and lows,
spread across an uncertain terrain. A traveling companion that has
a thirst for life would most certainly make the trip more
If you continue reading through the answers in my profile, I think
you can get a general taste for who I am as a person. Or strike up
a conversation with me! I love meeting new people and listening to
different points of views and opinions.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
By day I spend my time running around an oncology clinic and
research institute, and by night (and on the weekends) I like to
play music, dance, explore something new, have an adventure, and
quite possibly raise hell. I also teach music to kids. My
aspirations in life are to make as many meaningful connections to
others as possible.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making small talk, having substantive conversations, and generally
reassuring people that they matter and that they matter to me. In
spite of my sarcasm and (at times) cynical outlook on the current
state of affairs, I genuinely like and care about people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It depends on who's noticing. One that I'm always flattered by is
when I'm told that I have "ojos como la miel," or that I have
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I like my Economist, New Yorker, Nat Geo, and Smithsonian
magazines. With regards to books, I like anything that forces me to
contemplate different life situations and reality.
For TV and movie viewing choices, I enjoy satire, farce, and
basically anything that can make me laugh. Most genres are fine,
but if I'm going to watch action/adventure or horror then I want
someone next to me so I don't jump out of my skin.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Oh you know, the basics (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen,
phosphorus, and sulfur). I guess if I want to be super nerdy, I
would also have to throw in sodium, potassium, magnesium,
For top essentials that aren't at the cellular level, I would have
to say: good people, good conversation, good food, good music, some
sort of communication device, and caffeine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How loaded some of the questions are with this application, and how
I want to flush out more information from the survey. Life is too
nuanced for simple yes and no. There's a lot of "it depends" kind
of situations. Well, I digress...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Decompressing from the work week, be it with company or flying
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Wearing shoes inside the house just feels wrong... I'm also the
person that prefers to drive barefoot.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you want to, just do it. I'll make it worth your while... unless
you're an asshole (and then you'll wind up with snarky remarks and
a ton of side eye). Also, I'm not messing around with the down low.
I'm attracted to the up high and someone who is comfortable in
their own skin. Live in your truth.
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