Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm loving, sweet, funny, smart, emotionally secure, silly, and I
like to meet new people. I make a lot of effort to be culturally
and politically aware, thoughtful, physically active, and
independent. I'm a loyal friend. I have a lot to give and love
helping others. I spend a lot of time at a job I love, as well as
on taking care of my physical health. I'm also really psyched about
who I am at this point in my life and looking for an equally
I generally prioritize pleasure and honesty.
I'm looking to meet someone IN PERSON who is relaxed, intelligent,
culturally curious and sexually assertive. I've got room in my life
for something deep that can last. I'm seeking out connection,
attraction, affection and ease.
PLEASE I will not respond to messages coming from outside
What I’m doing with my life
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I have an excellent job, fabulous friends, and take advantage of
the cultural and natural advantages of the Bay Area as much as I
can. I'm a writer. I work for a cultural institution and I believe
my work is meaningful and helps advance people's lives. I dance
and/or exercise nearly every day, eat well, take long drives by the
ocean, sleep and generally maintain a healthy emotional life. I
like to be active. I spend a lot of time with my friends who span a
range of academics, activists, non profit professionals, artists,
burners, parents, healthcare workers, techies, sex-positive
educators, and other progressive professionals. I'm attracted to
friends and lovers of different races and backgrounds. I'm most
attracted to men who have an active professional and intellectual
life. I like to go out to plays, dance, music (a wide range),
movies, take walks in beautiful places, and seek out new
adventures. I'm definitely an introvert so I protect my alone time
and enjoy quiet moments quite often.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening and being thoughtful about what I'm hearing as well as
giving honest feedback. Kissing. Editing other people's writing.
Putting a beautiful home together. Critiquing art. Finding fun
stuff to do with friends. Setting boundaries.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love to read. Right now I'm mostly reading fiction. I enjoyed the
Hillary Mantel series about Thomas Cromwell and the Maddaddam
trilogy by Margaret Atwood. I also really like Junot Diaz' book on
the life of Oscar Wao. Now I'm reading Daniel Alarcon. Sometimes I
read nonfiction as well. I like reading a physical newspaper or
magazine as opposed to reading online. I try to see all the
award-nominated movies and lightly follow Hollywood cinema for fun.
In general, I love watching films and often find action flicks very
entertaining as long as there's no blatant misogyny. I'm not a
documentary lover, surprisingly.
I love to hear live music though I don't have the budget for big
shows. I'm open to learning about what's current but I tend to rely
on what I've known, friends who play music or something with a
great beat. I go out dancing at least once a week. If I seek out
music, its usually part of an alternative music scene that mixes
genres and uses odd time signatures. I listen to a lot of different
stuff at home but I'm solidly a 70s child so CSNY, Zeppelin,
Hendrix and Joni Mitchell are always on my favorites list. Other
than those, I generally listen to classical, celtic, jazz, rock,
reggae, or electronic dance music depending on who I'm with and
what we're doing.
I'm not entirely a "foodie" but love going to nice restaurants,
especially trying something new in Oakland. When we go out on a
date, I'll want to go somewhere with a good cocktail.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ocean, Friends, Writing, Sex, Art, Dance
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
This often depends on what I'm working on or what I'm reading. In
general, though, I think a lot about eliminating racism and sexism,
homophobia, and drug addiction. I'm not saying this to be "pc," I'm
saying it because it's true and I am looking for someone who wants
to think about changing our society like I do.
I like the idea that we are always improving our lives and our
circumstances. I've worked on myself a lot and I'm grateful. But
there are always going to be places I want to go, to improve.
Relationships are one of those places. I like how when you get to
know someone new, you often learn something new about
I also spend a lot of time thinking about the responsible shit.
Making enough money to stay in the bay area, serving my community
to the best of my ability, taking out the garbage so I don't
attract vermin into the house, treating the people I love well and
not getting taken for a fool by the ones who aren't paying
I think about women's health, equality for women and women's
liberation a lot. It's a passion of mine.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Taking a long walk in nature to help let go of the work week. Most
free nights I go out for dinner with friends, see an art show or a
performance, cook at home, exercise, go out dancing, go on a date,
or just hang out alone entertaining myself.
You should message me if
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You want me to check our your profile.
You want to go rummage sale shopping with me.
You want to have a thought-provoking conversation.
You like to communicate with words as well as other methods.
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