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40 Grand Rapids, MI Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 24–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Today – 6:28pm
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body type
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Working on Ph.D program
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Bengali (Okay), Hindi (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm a resourceful person: scholar, author, artist, family member. I'm finishing up grad school, and just started teaching at a nearby university. So naturally, I spend a lot of time reading and writing. But a thesis doesn't make for the best snuggling partner. Nor does it make for a good sky-diving partner. Not that I'm a sky-diver. Yet.

I'm fairly polite, but also have a decent sense of humor. Spiritual but not religious, liberal but not a commie. I consider balance in all things to be an important virtue. And exercise. I do that. If you are ever feeling depressed, go for a jog. Clears the head right up.

I travelled to new places weekly for most of my 20s. Yet there are many places I still want visit.

I do the regular sorts of things that people do to stay fit and social. Back in Virginia, I had a great group of friends that I got together with a few times a month for this or that. I'm starting to cultivate friendships here as well.

I'm also an artist. You can see a few of my pieces here:

I also write music from time to time.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Lecturing at a local university. Making art. Bi-winning.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making sense out of abstruse philosophical reasoning,
Boiling insanity down into sensible solutions,
Making art,
Making jokes on the fly,
Seeing in 4D.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I dress for success. Other than that, I don't really know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Totality and Infinity, The Silmarillion, The Artful Universe, India and Europe, The Red Book, The Guide, Saṃskāra, Aristotle's Metaphysics, Wheelock's Latin, Songs of Longing, Vyāsadeva's Jaya-saṃhitā, Aesop's Fables, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Sein und Zeit, art books of almost any sort...

Movies: Life of Pi, Casino Royale, Chronicle, Watchmen, Prometheus, Bladerunner, Alien, Avatar, Moulin Rouge, Thor, Iron Man, The Dark Night, Batman Begins, Spiderman, Star Trek, Defendor, Schindler's List, The Lower Depths (Les Bas-Fonds), Emelie, Juno, Pirates of the Caribbean (the whole series), Superbad, Babel, Sherlock Holmes (w/ Downey, Jr. et al), Gataka, Powaqqatsi, etc., etc., etc.

TV-wise (I pretty much only watch series on DVDstreaming): Dexter, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Lost, Sopranos, Scrubs, Key & Peele, John Stewart ...

Music: Leonard Cohen, Bowerbirds, Dirty Projectors, Radiohead, Andrew Bird, Eliot Smith, Band of Horses, J.S. Bach, Handel, Albinoni, Chopan, George Harrison, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Bee-Gees, ELO, Snow Patrol, Mumford & Sons, Ratatat, Beck, Primus, Nirvana, Jackie Deshannon, The Jim Carroll Band, Florence & the Machine, Ministry, Soundgarden, Angus & Julia Stone, Glen Hansard and Arketa Irglova, LMFAO, Dubstep and so on...

Food: Gourmet Veggie, anything made with Curd (i.e., Palak Paneer), simple, steamed veggies with a bit of salt and butter, Revolutionary Soup, Lemon Grass, Fruits, Organic, non-GMO, Naked Juice, Mangoes, Avacadoes (I have a secret recipe I'd like to share with you in this regard), California salads (ex., baby spinach, mandarin orange segments, dried cranberries, crushed tortilla chips, dried tomato slices, almond slivers, feta cheese, and raspberry vineagrette; if you don't believe me, try it for yourself), Kambucha, Stouts, IPAs, Single-malts, Oh, and regardless of gender, chocolate is good for the soul.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Old Friends
Unsullied Nature
Promising Career
Novel, Hearty Foods
Routine Schedule
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The basic human experience of Time, and the art of relating that to the history of human conflicts and resolutions.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
somewhere in the world, doing something. It's inevitable, and happens every single Friday without fail.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm actually a bit of a private person. Also, I am convinced that the compatibility algorithms used by this site are about 33% B.S., 60% questionable, 7% meaningful, particularly since I'm not entirely forthcoming on questions I regard as matters for private discussion. So you might wanna take the "compatibility" results with a grain or two of salt. If you have questions about me, ask. If you want my autobiography, you'll either have to buy the book or risk getting to know me in person.
You should message me if
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You think that people are more interesting in person than via web.

You prize patience over passion, and passion over lethargy.

You don't practice self-loathing.

You have standards. Because I do.