Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love people. At its core my life is really about experiencing all
walks of humanity. Day to day, right now that means education,
travel, friendships, and loved ones. It means standing for
something. Then standing up for it. It means a great love of the
arts. All kinds of art. I love food, music, and just creativity in
I am a west coaster. I live like a west coaster, act like a west
coaster, vote like a west coaster. My kids will all be west
coasters. But I originally come from Florida.
When I was young I was a gifted kid, usually trying to be the
center of attention. I played little league baseball and my family
spent summers in Maine and New England. For a long time growing up
I loved the fantasy of Camelot and wanted to be the next JFK. In
college, I was basically obsessed with politics and devoted a year
to working on a campaign. It was a phenomenal time. A great blend
of romanticism and naivete. A truly wonderful "education."
At the end of the day, I knew I would want to build something. So
after undergrad I drove to California to work in Silicon Valley and
occasionally play golf. I knew when I finally decided to go back to
school, that I could do it all here and that was for sure part of
the equation. Greatest decision I have ever made. We live in heaven
I am always working on "something." Usually a big idea, or just a
small project I think is cool. I'm just that kind of guy. I believe
strongly in building something bigger than yourself. I love
bringing people together, especially when everyone else says it
can't be done.
But I have been around the block long enough to know what I like.
When to take a break. And, most importantly, just how valuable a
healthy personal life really is. At the end of the day, its
actually everything to me. That's how I want to be defined. I will
check my ego.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I just finished a master's degree this past summer, but I am
basically still a grad student. I am probably going to go forward
with a doctoral program in a couple of years. I am going to be an
I read. I travel. I experience. I'd consider myself more of an
astronaut rather than an astronomer. I'm a creative
I have two large institutions I want to build while being an
adjunct professor. They both center around understanding and
bringing people together, and around the core of the human
experience. They are a couple of ideas that I started mapping out
in my 20's. That fact that I have been able to make them the focus
of my life and work on them even more now, I think is just awesome.
I feel like I have really found my rhythm.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being there for a friend, calling them out when they deserve it.
Not wasting time. Making fun of french people. Also very good at
making fun of british people. turning a botched evening into an
adventure. Sex in hotels with cool views. drunk dancing. collecting
money from stoner friends that owe me because they can't get their
shit together to pay their utility bill. Caring for someone in
their toughest times.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I guess I do tend to stand out. I can be very laid back and yet
charming at the same time. I care a lot less about pleasing
everyone than I did when I was younger, but I can still work a room
when I want to. Definitely spontaneous. Warm. I'm naturally open to
all sorts of people. I think most people somehow instinctively read
that without me saying something.
I guess when I go out now, its always with a purpose. I'm there to
hear music, meet someone, have warm casual conversation, or just
get drunk. Usually whatever I try to do ends up happening.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
mad men, coupling, the wire, monday night football, first take on
espn. Stephen A Smith, nytimes, gawker.com, celebrity gossip,
anything history, most anything politics, queen, elton john, most
any 80's pop, bee gees, bluegrass, allison strauss, led zepplin,
jack white, beastie boys, most anything 90's dr. dre. etc. good
dance music off sound cloud, michael jackson, foreign films,
erotica, i'm starting to get into electronic music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out living it up. Usually trying to meet people. First Fridays.
Seeing art. Trying to find a new cocktail that blows my mind.
Trying to get better at dancing. Finding some rhythm. I usually
make a plan, but it goes out the window and I end up having fun
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You think dating people without books in their life is a complete
waste of existence. You're sex positive. Confident. Have your own
life that you have built or are working towards. You just want a
fling. You have that new habit of sleeping with people you ACTUALLY
LIKE. You don't need me to explain why Oakland is so fucking cool
because you just get it. You are a good cook or at least appreciate
good cooking(I am).
You like adventure and going new places with new people.
I am open to all types of women, but it would definitely be nice to
have the right person to come home to. I'm really curious if I
could meet my match.
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