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28 / M / Straight / Single
Woodland Hills, CA
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- 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
- Body Type
- A little extra
- Strictly vegetarian
- Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
- Graduated from university
- Relationship Type
- Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
- Likes dogs and likes cats
If you ask me where I see myself in 10 years, the answer might surprise you. “Somewhere unexpected," I would say, "for I suspect that’s all we ever truly know about our future or who or where or what we’ll be. But, if you want to know what I think I want now, what I’m working toward now, what I think important as we sit here now (at least until someone or something in this world spurs my growth again by humbling me and, in learning something new, I come to understand again just how much I have yet to learn), well, I can tell you…”
I suppose, though, that, beyond finding someone whose idealized 10-year plan has them pointed in a direction compatible with your own, all that matters here and now, all it really comes down to in the end (or, I suppose, in the beginning), is finding that special somebody who, in your eyes, can at once burn more brilliantly than any setting sun (her irrepressible radiance bleeding into the once-blue skies of heart, mind, body, and soul) and then shimmer more enchantingly than the more-distant stars (each twinkle a loving caress or smile, a kiss blown or a tender gaze, a giggle, an embrace, a bridging of unbridgeable space as two are for a moment made one)--a somebody with whom to venture into the unknown, growing and navigating together to conquer the unexpected, knowing, with a smile in your heart and love alongside your fears, that, now, you are no longer alone.
Teaching Math and, well, math in general.
Transforming the complex into the simple and the simple into the complex. Finding meaning and beauty in the seemingly banal.
Also Scrabble (or any other word game)... You don't want to play me at Scrabble.
Books: I have been actively building a library since I was 12 or 13, though the overwhelming majority of it is in Arizona at the moment (I miss it...I love being surrounded by books, particularly the ones I've collected and cared for). I read a lot of stage and screenplays and books as research for roles, but my true love is of novels (and occasionally poetry and okay, yes, Shakespeare). I came of age on absurdist literature, and, while I am no longer an absurdist, the literature still holds a special place in my heart. I like books that are challenging, substantively and syntactically, that wrestle with the problems and realities of being human and living with other humans, that make me think and feel, that are what all great art is: a window and a mirror (a magical little trick), that leave me with no true answers but an ever-deepening series of questions. I especially love books with gorgeous verse or prose. And if they are funny, that's good too. I do occasionally make forays into non-fiction (Rebecca Solnit's work, for instance).
Movies: I tend to prefer art house, classic, and foreign films. I do not like horror films or films that are overly violent (some great war films exempted).
Shows: Give me an Aaron Sorkin show, and I am a happy man. There are others, but I really don't make time for TV anymore.
Music (in no particular order): classical, opera, jazz, standards, oldies, soul, blues, folk, rock of various sub-genres, some pop...this is not all-inclusive, and I am open-minded and enjoy having my knowledge and tastes broadened
Food: Thai tops the list, along with Ethiopian, Indian, and Burmese, though I am an adventurous eater within the confines of vegetarianism. I also cook and bake.
Laughter (most often born of facetiousness)
Little Moments of Surpassing Beauty
- Girls who like guys
- Ages 21–35
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
I'm looking for a woman who inspires me with her warmth and kindness and generosity to others, a woman who inspires within me a deeper and richer love for life in all its beauty, who inspires me to think and laugh and feel and dream, who inspires me with her radiance (at least in my eyes), flooding my heart and soul with joy and light and love--a woman who inspires life within me, who inspires me to be a better me.
Please note: I'm understanding more and more that I don't finesse or avoid what may or may not be seen as unflattering truths. When such moments organically arise, I just tell the truth, which is only one piece of the much, much larger whole of me. First date or hundredth date, it doesn't matter (to me, at least...to some past dates, maybe so). I'm simply not going to present some idealized version of myself to hide behind. Who I truly am is enough (for me, for many others, and, of course, for the right woman), and I want to be seen and liked for that...or what's the point? I want a deep, passionate, extraordinarily meaningful relationship; I want love, and I want to get there without the intricate, surface-y dance of small talk and of the "rules" and expectations of the dating "game" and how things are "supposed to work." I want to get there by discovering a real, deep, true connection and exploring it together, by diving in to the reality of each other, of two unique and beautiful people coming together--by finding our own formula. If you want depth and substance and truth (and, yes, levity) from the very beginning and on through whatever days we may have thereafter, then we just might work.
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