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noboxes4me

34 Ann Arbor, MI Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Jun 1
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Other
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello world! (Or at least Ann Arbor.)

Every time I come on here, I have this image in my head of Jerry Seinfeld saying "And what is up with the whole online dating thing?" Profiles (and corporations) are not people! Profiles seem like an effort to put ones' self into a box... But I've never fit into boxes well since the moment I was born. I'm multiracial, ambidextrous, and came into the world feet first! But... here I am, I suppose. And here you are! Hi! I'm Anthony.

I study aerospace engineering and science education in college, and taught or worked in high school classrooms for most of a decade. Now I work in IT, but I'm in school for massage therapy. This might seem to be a 180 turn, but I came to a fork in the road and took it. It makes all the sense in the world, if you know me. It's a fun, long story, but the short of the long is that I'm kind of obsessed with understanding applied biomechanics, and living a connected and compassionate life.

I'm looking to meet socially conscientious and adventurous people. I'd like to start slow, but I'm looking to find a best friend and life partner as into discovering Ann Arbor, the world, and themselves as I am.

I'm not interested in anyone who doesn't have a strong sense of compassion, or anyone who takes life or themselves to seriously. If you can't make fun of yourself when you realize you're chasing your own tail, you're probably barking up the wrong tree. ;-) Let's meet up, laugh a bit, and have an adventure!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Solving problems and putting out digital fires.

Releasing tight muscles, relieving pain, and helping people relax.

Being active, outdoors

Being active, indoors.

Living balanced, all the places.

So close to making dream job a reality I can taste it...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trying to breath while drinking water.
Listening and being open minded.
Standing up to defend people, when others stand by just watching.
Staying up way past my bedtime.
Being perfect. (Ok... not true.)
Laughing at my own jokes. (Definitely true.)
Making other people laugh. (On a good day, true.)
Swing dance.
Being open, to a fault.
Traditional martial arts and philosophy.
Singing bits and pieces of random songs that complement the conversation.
Going in circles, but learning something new each time I go around.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Yes, yes, I know, my hair is super soft and fluffy. I'm more than my afro, though - why can't you see me for the person inside?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Political satire, Existential Scifi, documentaries, and Kungfu films with real Kung Fu and karate chop action. And yes, I'm man enough to admit that I watch the occasional rom-com, and I'm unabashedly a romantic at heart. (What, that offends your gender normative sensibilities? It's 2015. I do what I like, yo. Deal with it.)
NPR and The Pharrell Mashup by Pomplamoose and anything by Passion Pit. 1517, by "The Whitest Boy Alive," and yes I get the irony. Anything I can dance to... swing, jazz, pop, funk, soul, blues, electronic, fusion, etc. etc. I listen to quite the spectrum of music, though, so ask me and I'll list some of my current favorites.
I don't have much time for tv... I'd rather be out doing something, learning, making memories, connecting with a person, place, or thing. Although, I have to admit, sometimes I get obsessed with a series, and can't stop watching till it's over.
Thich Nhat Hanh, William Gibson, Morihei Ueshiba, Neil Stephenson, Sun Tsu, Miyamotoa Musashi, Howard Zinn, The Body Can Speak. My collection is about half fiction, half reference books. Which I actually reference on occasion. (Google is great, but often lacks thw coherency needed for getting stuff done.)
Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, Korean, Soul food, BBQ, etc...
http://www.argusfarmstop.com/
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good times.
Good people.
Good food.
Good beer.
Good health.
Good lovin'.
Good learnin'.
Breaking stupid rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...how sometimes it would be awesome to not over think everything.

...how much I love being outside, in the water, under the sun.

...racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice that plague our educational, economical, justice, and political systems, and our social fabric in general.

...movement, flow, and connectivity. This is how I think, how I experience the world. ("If vision is the only validation, then most of my life isn't real!" -Sam Sparro)

...boxes, and all the ways I've never fit into them.

...How much I miss teaching, and how our schools are a war zone, and how the kids are losing.

..."Would you consider dating someone who has vocalized a strong negative bias toward a certain race of people?" There are people on here who answer yes to this. Da' fuq? Really? In 2015? People tolerate that crap? Lots of them? That get's an immediate block, if I see it, fyi.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having fun! Fridays and Saturdays, I'm usually doing some combination of the following: dancing, drinking good beer, listening to live music, eating good food, starting trouble, having a conversation with friends pretending to be really deep even though we all know the truth: nobody really knows what is going on....

Sometimes I spend the night in, just chilling, if the week was particularly long. I hate the term extrovert, because we all need some "me" time, you know. Someone needs to refine the terminology for that. I'm thinking a pie chart with percentage of time you'd spend with a large group, small group, significant other, and/or alone, in an average week. Maybe with some way of representing standard deviations?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a soft spot for Faygo (You wouldn't think it, hearing me talk, but I'm a native Detroiter.) Especially Peach and Red Pop. What does Red Pop taste like, you might ask? Red. What does Peach taste like? Why, Peach, of course. (Ok, maybe not, but close enough.)
You should message me if
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...you read my profile.
...you noticed from my profile and pics that I like to get out and do things, and you'd like someone to join you on life's adventures.
...you work hard but you also get out and play, and relax.
...you take care of yourself, body, mind, and spirit.
...you are building your own life, but you are also looking to build a life together with a partner.
...you laughed at my silly jokes, or recognized the quotes in my profile.
...you've got a talent you'd like to share or teach, and you've got interests in some of mine.