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ChetNate

42 M New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 3:55am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity
Sign
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English, French, German

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My self-summary
My name is Nate, and the first thing I can share is that I am not as good looking as these photos unless I am feeling it, so please don't write if you're expecting a perfect package or something. I have more of a Paul Rudd, geeky side, and can be rather shy. But I'm a good-hearted guy with a good sense of humour and loyal to my friends. I'm very interested in film and music (especially classical and modern, I'm open-minded, like lots of kinds of music), and visual arts. I spend a great deal of time on writing, especially plays and screenplays, and am passionate about it. Had my first play recently produced. In the last year I travelled to Africa for the first time and began an international photo art project of bicycles.

I love people who can share my sense of humour, who like funny movies or TV. I do like Woody Allen films.

Love to go out with friends late if the spirit strikes, and I especially love how in NYC you can constantly meet people who have interesting things to say and offer great opportunities to learn and get a fresh perspective. Love to bicycle ride, stay in shape by working out at the gym or at home, like baseball, hiking. Last August cycled with my friend around the island of Manhattan over 4 hours (above East Harlem is tricky finding paths!).

I like to travel. Love being on the coast, whether Big Sur or Barcelona.

I enjoy throwing parties with friends, traditions that have worked their way in are "Risk night" (as in the board game), Roktoberfest and a BBQ every once in a while, and of course holiday party in December, which is my favorite of the year. I'm originally from Toronto, Canada, and grew up there and in Southern California. I've lived in New York since late 2001.
What I’m doing with my life
My ambition is to constantly challenge myself to grow as a person and artistically. I am currently very involved in a photo book art project and website for my photography and sell my art online and on weekends on Bleecker St in New York at the artisan market at Our Lady of Pompeii Church.

For work, I work at the UN, in communications, publishing and outreach for the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Before that I worked in speechwriting for the Secretary-General for two years.
I’m really good at
Shooting video, photography. Associating music to video. Writing, acting. Piano...I like to perform, and perform piano sometimes locally. I majored in music composition and studied theater in New York.
The first things people usually notice about me
My expression. And these days, I guess, my hair. An actress friend once told me I am like a combination of Nick Nolte and Woody Allen, another said a mix of Hugh Grant and Morrissey when pensive. On strange occasions more than once I have been told while out Brad Pitt (?!), though I don't think so at all. I am a bit of a chameleon, and my best is when I am relaxed with a person.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Raymond Carver stories, O Henry, Pushkin, Gogol, Einstein's Dreams, Letters to a Young Poet, Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Catcher In The Rye, Franny and Zooey, Of Mice and Men, The Little Prince, The Stranger, The Hobbit, A Confederacy of Dunces, Deptford Trilogy, ...

Movies:
King's Speech, Black Swan, Of Mice and Men, Babe, Planet Earth, Gaudi, Rivers and Tides, Manhattan, Harold and Maude, Play It Again Sam, Swingers, Close Encounters, Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow, About a Boy, Regarding Henry, Working Girl, Revenge of the Nerds, Fletch, Risky Business, Chariots of Fire, Amadeus, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Arthur, Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Ordinary People, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Fanfan la Tulipe, Casablanca, Groundhog Day, Topsy-Turvy, The Red Balloon/White Mane, Back to School, Rebel Without a Cause, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Sunday's Children, My Life as a Dog, Sweet Smell of Success, New York Stories, A Woman Is a Woman, Tootsie, A Man and a Woman, Metropolis, Superbad, Lars and the Real Girl, Hannah and Her Sisters, Husbands and Wives, Six Degrees of Separation, Dead Again, Paris je t'aime, La Vie en rose, Small Change, The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Vicky Christina Barcelona, The Wild Child, The Sure Thing, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Cléo de 5 à 7, Parenthood, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Celebrity, Adventureland, Frost /Nixon, Animal House, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask, Running on Empty, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Alice Neel, Kramer vs. Kramer, 2 Days in Paris, Up, Play Misty for Me, Shall We Kiss?, Tokyo Sonata

Music: Too many to list, I majored in music composition and live and breathe music. :) I'm open and love any "good" music, like to dance. Most often I listen to jazz, classical, experimental...but just as happy with folk, Brit alternative, rock, Philly soul, 80s pop, Nick Drake, Chet Baker, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Belle & Sebastien and lots of others. Love dancing. Totally open with music, I guess I know what I like when i hear it.

I was inspired to listen to music and become a musician by watching movies as a child...so music seemed abstract and psychological at first! :)

Food: I like all kinds of cuisine, especially French and Indian
The six things I could never do without
1) Good friends
2) My apartment, which I've nicknamed "the boat"
3) The water, i.e. walk to Hudson River from my house, the ocean, waterfalls, you name it.
4) Film
5) Music
5) Really good beer -- have you checked out burp castle?!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Script ideas, dialogue, scenes, associations.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing from end of work week watching a film, cooking dinner and reading, or going out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once painted myself green (around age 4) and told my sister I was Kermit the Frog.
I’m looking for
  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 28–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You are looking for a mate, a friend -- friendship is foundation of anything good between people. You're mature, a good-hearted person and have a good sense of humor, perspective. Great conversation is a plus! And if we have great chemistry too, then that's awesome.