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35 F Brooklyn, NY

I’m looking for

  • Straight guys only
  • Ages 28–39
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:08pm
5′ 2″ (1.57m)
Body Type
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Sales / Marketing
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Italian (Fluently), French (Okay), Esperanto (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
***The last two fantastic people I met were on trains. I'm considering making every first date a train ride. We give it 15 stops max and then decide to get off together for a drink or not.***

Vital stats: I never thought they mattered, but like tertiary aromas in a vintage Bordeaux, your past comes back in whiffs and layers.

I moved to NYC in August of 2009 after eight years in Italy, via Chicago (cold), via Missouri (Show Me!).

I spent my 20s teaching English, translating, freelance travel writing and studying wine. I'm a certified sommelier. It's actually quite scientific.

The experience of absorbing another language and culture has vastly altered my perspective from the way I communicate to the way I cook. I miss the every-day stimulation and challenge of thinking in another way.

How does this translate to being back in my homeland? I am very attracted to men (and people in general) who inspire me to be better, smarter and bolder and make the most of my talents.

I cook and eat genuinely because that’s how I was raised, and Italy really banged it into me. Let me cook for you! I know plenty about wine and pairing but I will defend your favorite $10-dollar bottle to the death because sentiment changes everything. That said, militant food trends and too much Instagram-ing make me feel weird, and I also believe in eating local. If that means fried chicken and BBQ in Dallas, bring it on. With gravy.

I love NYC for everything if offers, but my happiest moments have been in the garden (I coordinate mine on the block), or in the park, or on the front steps with best friends. We could have been anywhere in the world. When I left Europe I left that door wide open. While I feel quite ready to share my vibrant, lucky life with someone I admit that I’m not sure where the “settling” down should take place.

I adore the combination of thrill and calm that comes with being in love with someone who loves you back. I have big and small adventures to plan, and company would make it better.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm in the wine business. I sell it, I teach it, I plan events around it and write and translate about it. There are a thousand conversations beginning and ending with wine that span history, biology, spirituality and conviviality. It's a fascinating channel.

I discovered Coursera last year and took an online marketing class that changed my life. Highly recommended.

Sometimes I write songs for my friends and perform them for special occasions.

I coordinate my block garden. Watching things spring to life from seeds, caring for them and then eating really something everyone should experience. Talk about feeling connected.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Concocting natural cures, hosting dinner parties, (real) letter writing, scratching your head until you fall asleep.

Singing. Karaoke is like a drug to me. Few things make me happier than singing with live piano accompaniment.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My smile, my eyes, that I rarely wear pants, and that I tend to be
emotive, energized, and loquacious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Lolita, Master and Margherita, Midnight's Children, The Odyssey, The Tempest, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Anything by the glorious Anais Nin, Calvino's Difficult Loves, Middlesex, A Sport and a Pastime, Perfume, The Female Quixote, Geek Love, The Woman Who Wrote the Bible, A Movable Feast, Snow, The History of Love,The Emperor of Scent, Crime and Punishment, All works by Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner's Angels in America.

You, Me, and Everyone We Know, The Ten Commandments, The Lives of Others, I Am Not Afraid, Shag, Gene Kelly Musicals, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (all Danny Kaye), Iron Man I and II,
High Fidelity, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Let the Right One In, Suddenly Last Summer, Long Shadows, Spartacus, Blow Up, L'Avventura, 8 1/2, Waiting for Guffman, Half-Baked, Big Trouble in Little China

I like music as long as it stirs me somehow.
Bach, Les Nubians, 2Pac, Dolly Parton, Cesaria Evora, James Taylor, Serge Gainsbourg, the radio, Blitz the Ambassador, Wax Tailor, scratchy jazz records, I was a great fan of the American Pop Music Renaissance of 1999. And I love the radio. Music and talk alike.

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The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The people I love
Books with pens stuck in them
Citrus fruit
Lucky #7 - Seltzer. Superfluous yes, but I crave it like a fiend.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-Culture and language and how they affect one another.
-The science of scent
-Why we spend spend so much time measuring and analyzing everything - from the way we eat to the way we love
-Going back for a Master's Degree
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Cooking dinner with friends, working, listening the The Moth on NPR, reading, or watching old episodes of X-Files, House, Dexter, SVU, 24, or Project Runway on the Internet.

Better yet, on a bus, train or plane to cook dinner somewhere else.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm afraid that sometimes I may come across as distracted or uninterested in people and things I care very much about.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You have a youthful spirit and stamina to match my vigor and occasionally juvenile sense of humor. You are confident and fun-loving and musical.

You like what you are doing now, or where you are going.

You speak another language or have lived abroad for a while.

You are extraordinary and energized. You are passionate and unafraid to feel. You realize there are infinite distractions in New York (and online) and are willing to give this a chance if we really click.

You'll let me enliven your bachelor kitchen or you'd like me to take you wine tasting in the North Fork.

You'd like to take a salsa lesson, or at least come fake it with me at a steamy Latin club.

You have a healthy appreciation for body hair maintenance (up top and down below).

In this crazy life-sucking, vortex of a city you still manage to make time for people you care about, because really, that's all there is.