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38 Chicago, IL Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–42
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Mostly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English, French, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Other

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My self-summary
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After several years jumping from one city to the next, I'm thrilled to be back in Chicago teaching college students at my alma mater. I'm supposed to be writing a book about ancient gods. It's super fun.

Ultimately, I'd like to meet someone to browse bookstores with, to go to antique shops with, to go to farmers markets with, to cook with, to talk with, to sleep with. Until that person comes around, I remain eager to discover all types of people; I want you to introduce me to what makes your world fantastic.

I received a pretty hefty Jewish education as a kid. If I ever have kids of my own, I'd like to raise them Jewish and then introduce them to Socrates at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
What I’m doing with my life
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"What should I be doing? Eating kreplech?"
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Friendship. Conversation. Hanging pictures.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Some stuff I've read on the subway: Gilead, To the Finland Station, A Room of One's Own, Angels in America, A Tale of Love and Darkness, The Conquest of Mexico, The Big Sleep, and The Ramayana. Moby-Dick and Tmol Shilshom are my favorite novels. I re-read The Great Gatsby every time I am called for jury duty.

Movies I grew up on include The Great Muppet Caper (age 4), Blazing Saddles (daily from age 6 to 10), Manhattan (age 16 to 19), Amadeus and Metropolitan (19-21). After college I moved to Paris to study philosophy but dropped out after a semester and just started watching two or three old movies a day in tiny cinemas---it was a far better education.

Top Chef and The West Wing allow me to imagine two career paths I didn't take.

Somewhat arbitrary: Bach, Mozart/Da Ponte, Erik Satie, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Lightnin' Hopkins', Jacques Brel, Enrico Macias, Chava Alberstein, Guns n Roses, Belle & Sebastian, Daniel Kahn, The Baby Soda Jazz Band.

I like noodles and dumplings in all forms and am excited to be living again where there are taquerias. I've also recently discovered a place in the south suburbs that makes knafe just like in Ramallah---it's worth the drive.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books & Company, Gotham Bookmart, Seminary Co-Op, Librairie Vrin, St. Marks Bookshop, Kitchen Arts & Letters
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to live a flourishing human life. And girls.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've seen every episode of Gossip Girl. And I enjoyed them.
You should message me if
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You don't mind that I know nothing about pop music after 1992.