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33 Los Angeles, CA Man


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  • Ages 23–32
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Last Online
Yesterday – 7:42am
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Mostly vegetarian
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly), Italian (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I used to get this thing when I read for long periods of time where I felt all floaty and up and down didn't mean anything and my body awareness went way down. Years later I would read that this is apparently a very similar experience to what you get with hardcore meditation. It seems in certain situations of intense concentration the brain will shut down extraneous noise and one of the regions it tends to shut down is that part of proprioception that tells us where our body is. I'm just trying to get that feeling back.

I'll list interests and pretend that can summarize a human being:

I know a lot about beverages. Tea, wine, coffee, beer, spirits, you name it. If it can be poured down a throat I probably know a thing or two.

I used to be a huge music snob and saw a lot of shows but of late that has fallen off. I think I'm going to need help wading back into that pool.

In its stead I'm seeing a lot of different types of comedy shows throughout this city. I am of course aware that mentioning this will probably relegate me beyond the pale of human communication.

Somehow, without meaning to, I'm increasingly falling into hipster-dom. I don't mean anyone harm, honest, it's just the sorta stuff I like! Lately that means I'm all about DIY everything. For example I recently picked some prickly pear cactus that had grown into public space and made it into jam that I then canned. And yet, despite all this, I manage to tolerate myself.

Anyways the point being, follow me on Twitter, I don't care who knows my name: @ErikLatshaw
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
OKCupid just tried to sell me the wine I spent the last three months helping to make. Patz & Hall advertised their "handcrafted wines", well, guess whose hands those were?

I like to think of myself as an independent freelance researcher. Mostly insofar as I read up on a bunch of stuff for no real good "practical" reason. What I'm doing with my life is trying to find a way to make this education practical.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cocktail parties. I know just enough about everything to make me dangerous.

Recently I figured out I'm better at freestyle rapping than most people, I think for the same reason I'm really good at Wordfeud/Words with Friends.

Also modesty, all this talk of things I'm good at has begun to embarrass me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I guess my guilty pleasure is overly sentimental art but maybe I'll get more specific.

Spanish-writing authors (in translation): Bolano, Borges, Cela, Cortazar, Lima, Carpentier, Donoso, Parra, Marquez, Llosa, Pessoa (I know, he's Portuguese) and Lorca.

non-Spanish: Pynchon, McCarthy, Steinbeck, Oliver Sacks, J.M. Coetzee, Whitman, DFW, Gunter Grass, somehow I've read a bunch of scholarly history by Simon Schama

Okkervil River, Wye Oak, Washed Out, Cloud Cult, of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Deer Hunter, Atlas Sound, Destroyer, Sufjan Stevens, Arthur Russell, Scott Walker, Mates of State, Caribou, Smog, Wilco, Talking Heads, Grizzly Bear, Xiu Xiu, Jens Lekman, Joanna Newsom, Sparklehorse, Bodies of Water, Fleet Foxes

God, am I that thoroughly in the mainstream of hipster musical tastes?

I'm not a vegetarian, I just happen to usually eat that way. And since I'm a Certified Sommelier that means I drink a lot more white wine than red. It's so much easier to pair!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I theorize. Example: We are at a point in world history where we can see every stage of development humankind has gone though on its way to the present. You wanna march long enough you can encounter tribes that have never met anyone besides their neighbors. Plenty of agricultural peoples out there. Giant megacity-dwelling people who can't see a single star in the sky. Two hundred years ago you couldn't do this. You couldn't get out of your own time period. Sure you could still hike off into nothing but at that point your connection to your previously-lived present was severed. There was no live-blogging from the Amazon rainforest. I really think our current obsession with meta- is a result of this awareness we have been given. I think one of the best things I've ever said is that with our non-vintage vintage and our hipstamatic cameras we're living with a nostalgia for the present. And this ongoing perspective on our own ages foibles and prejudices allows us to comment on culture even as we create it. And it's a perspective that will not last. Within the last decade for the first time in our history a majority of the world's population began living in cities. Our historically tiered existence cannot continue if this trend continues. We may just sink back beneath the surface of historic awareness if we lose this ability to travel outside of our time frame. And I don't mean to dominate any discussion on this but if you want a conversational opening with me just ask what I think this means for utopianism.

Stuff like that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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is whatever you're willing to ask.

Oh, and I'm shallow enough that whenever I look at someone's profile the first thing I do is head to the "Photos" section.
You should message me if
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Frankly I can't come up with a reason why you SHOULDN'T message me. Seems like a win-win situation to me.