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32 Los Angeles, CA Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Online now!
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body type
Hinduism, but not too serious about it
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Likes dogs
English, Spanish (Okay), Hindi (Okay)
My self-summary
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I'm a recent east coast transplant finding my place in LA. I work hard, believe in what I do, and can't see the point in not loving every moment of it. I drink coffee semi-professionally. Moderation (in all its forms) is for wimps.

Oh, and I sing in the shower... everyday.
What I’m doing with my life
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Post college, I lived in England, studying, traveling, working and polishing my Hugh Grant impression. When I mastered that "charmingly befuddled" look, I returned to NYC taking a job in math research with an investment bank. Four years later, I realized banking just wasn't my calling. I wanted to make a larger impact than working for "the man" allowed. So I tapped back into my inner geek, finished my PhD, and now do research into using mathematics and data to shift the way we make decisions in education and energy.

Despite (because of?) all the work I'm a big believer in making time for play. I'm currently:
- Searching out the best street art in Echo Park
- Boondoggling travel to exotic places out of research conference
- Aching for some great, live jazz

I generally prize a city's hidden gems and unsung haunts. Tracking down another adventure (in and outside the city) is always high on my list, and, of course, teaching my two nephews all those things that uncles teach nephews and parents hate.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Taking the higher comedy of two life choices
Finding joy in small things
Getting people to open-up
Playing epic pranks on coworkers
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have never been accused of being shy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Bastard out of Carolina, The Dark Tower, Catch-22, Galapagos, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,

I'm currently working through Geography of Thought and Red Earth and Pouring Rain.

Movies: Six String Samurai, The Prestige, The Secret in their Eyes, American History X, Afro-Samurai, Zoolander, Old Boy, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. I also have a soft spot for bigger than life movies where things go "boom." (Pacific Rim was a cinematic tour-de-force... Don't judge me.)

Music (in no particular order): Cannonball Adderly, Coltrane, Dispatch, Chromeo, Girl Talk, Manu Chauo, Ozomatli, The Red Elvises, Razorlight, The Audition, Fictionplane, A Rocket to the Moon.

TV: Walking Dead, Firefly, The Americans, HIMYM, Burn Notice, Scrubs, Battlestar Galactica, GOT, Sherlock

Food: I love all ethnic food, but Thai food holds a special place in my heart.

Booze: I regularly enjoy single malt scotch (Compass Box, Laphroig, Ardberg), and occasionally good bourbon (Bakers 7, Basil Hayden's Reserve, Four Roses). I've never been much of a wine afficionado, but do love a good craft beer. LA has a very different local brewery seen than back east, and I'm still finding my feet.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Morning coffee
After-work beer
Comedic wit
Good company
A challenge (intellectual, physical or personal)
Shenanigans (not the restaurant).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Making a positive impact
How much I miss quality banter
Most recently, what it means to be a "strong man" while breaking out of the "man box." (Cf. Tony Porter:

And, of course, the impending zombie apocalypse.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If you have a typical Friday night, you're probably doing it wrong.

I'm still figuring out LA, so nothing feels quite typical yet...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm open about almost everything, if you're willing to ask... in person. But over the interwebs? Ok...

I was once TRICKED into taking off all my clothes.... on stage.... in front of 300 people... on a first date.... I now understand that improvisational theater is a dangerous and cunning beast.
You should message me if
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-you like to laugh, you like to make others laugh, and you're not afraid to be open with people.

-you're sincerely passionate about something you do.

-you're a fun maker, not a fun-taker.

-you're willing to tell me whether the 6 guys in my "Similar Users" column really are "More *fill in the blank*" than I am

-you do not call your dog your "baby"