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28 Philadelphia, PA Man


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  • Ages 26–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Judaism, and laughing about it
Working on Ph.D program
Rather not say
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English, French
My self-summary
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I am a boisterous "yute" trying to act like a grown up. That entails figuring out how to live life and navigate its absurdity. So far this involves boundless laughter to hide the cynicism. The consistent advice I receive from my friends, regarding my dating life, is to be less George and more Jerry. I tend to do the opposite.
What I’m doing with my life
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Let me offer a favorite quote of mine, by William Hazlitt, that perfectly captures my interests, aspirations, dreams, and goals: "So have I loitered my life away, reading books, looking at pictures, going to plays, hearing, thinking, writing on what pleased me best."

Translation into more mundane terms: I am a graduate student finishing up a PhD in English. This is a peculiar place, caught between still being a student, but also a teacher, and a young professional academic/scholar. Beyond these categories I am a reader and writer. I am writing my dissertation, teaching classes, and enjoying my time in Philadelphia. I have quite the flexible schedule but always busy doing something. Jazz after 5 at the art museum anyone?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
directions, cooking, laughing, trivia
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
They'll probably hear me first. I am quite talkative, a chatterbox or blabbermouth, but that puts it in a negative light. Does loquacious sound better?

Visually, I have a purple sweater with a huge pocket that I love to wear.

I accessorize with glasses, books, and the dumb smile I can't seem to fix.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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My favorite authors are Keats, Henry James, George Eliot, DH Lawrence, Wallace Stevens, and James Baldwin. Jane Austen as well, of course (as Emma might put it). I've gotten several messages suggesting I added this detail disingenuously but it's the truth, I am teaching a class on her right now and here is my favorite line, Emma's reactions to Knightley's proposal: "What did she say?—Just what she ought, of course." Sadly my students didn't seem to enjoy the class as much as I did.

Sorry, but what do you expect from a lit phd? I read lots of 19th and 20th century novelists, poets, and philosophers, etc. Also things such as the newspaper, the New Yorker, and the like. Oh yes, and Nietzsche, he's peachy.

My three favorite movies are Annie Hall, Dr. Strangelove, and The Graduate. Others that immediately spring to mind are Swingers, Harold and Maude, Ghostbusters, and Indiana Jones. Not to brag - but I shall brag nonetheless - I've seen all AFI Top 100 movies! This was an important life-event that got me going on the path I am on now.

Currently I've been listening to Patti Smith (she's stuck in my head), that Walk on the Moon song, and Van Morrison. The top played songs on my itunes are She Drives Me Crazy by the Fine Young Cannibals and Jimmy Eat World's The Middle. My go to playlist is the Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Al Green, Smokey Robinson relaxation session, if not classical music. Stevie Nicks is playing in the background right now ... Stand Back ... quite for this site ominous no?

For food... everything. Italian, French, Thai, and Indonesian are top choices. I've yet to find authentic Indonesian food anywhere other than Holland. Ralph's is my favorite restaurant in Philly. I would love to date a knowledgable epicure to teach me about these things.

I don't watch much TV anymore but just started Mad Men. Or maybe shows refer to theater?

And why isn't art a category? Courbet & Caravaggio & Bronzino are my favorite painters. I would like to my Florence my home.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee (and coffee flavored things; esp milkshakes)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to inspire my students and hoping they don't visit this page.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking chianti or a manhattan w/ Bacchus (the shirtless guy in my photos) and reading some poetry ... not as much of a party-guy these days. I think that has something to do with this thing called maturity. Once in a while I can channel my youth.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have Savage Garden's greatest hits cd: Truly Madly Completely.
More important, I still listen to it. The song "Affirmation" is underrated. "The Animal Song" can't be rated highly enough.
You should message me if
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you are devoid of cliches, have wit, imagination, and are not lacking in compassion.