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DDRose26

36 San Francisco, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 27–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 2:06pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body type
Fit
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
Status
Single
Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Norwegian (Okay), Turkish (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in a pretty diverse family, and for that I'm super grateful as that opened my eyes to the differences in people and viewpoints around the world. Though I spent my youth in the U.S. and France, I didn't start to learn my parents' languages until adulthood (Norwegian dad, Armenian-Turkish mom) and as a result, it's a constant struggle to not forget what I've learned.

I'm a generally happy person and things don't rattle me easily. I'm aware of how lucky I am to be living the life I'm living and to have the amazing and inspiring circle of friends and family that I have, and I suppose that helps me keep things in perspective. The one thing that could make things even better though would be to have an amazing partner and form an awesome team.

And that's why I'm on this site. I'd love to find someone awesome to go through life's ups and downs with. Someone who also has perspective and takes challenges in stride. Someone who loves to learn and go out of their comfort zone from time to time. Someone who is at ease talking about a wide range of subjects, be it more intellectual topics such as international affairs, human rights or health & education, or lighthearted stuff such as how best to get umami into that dish we're making together or which Monty Python skit is the best (Argument Clinic of course!).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Though I never imagined myself ending up in the tech industry, it was my love of languages that brought me to an ed tech company that's focused on language learning. I've been doing this for just two years so far, but it's been super rewarding. I'm also lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are incredibly diverse and interesting (seriously - one colleague used to be a coppersmith, another used to be an underwater archaeologist…. the list goes on!).

Speaking of languages, my coworkers like to call me Jayus, which is an untranslatable Indonesian word that basically means someone whose jokes are so bad you can't help but laugh (http://blog.maptia.com/posts/untranslatable-words-from-other-cultures)
I credit my mom for this - she laughed at everything I said when I was a kid so I thought I was the funniest guy around… I promise you it's not that bad! Probably explains my love of Monty Python though...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Forming genuine connections with all sorts of people.
Finding levity in any situation.
Imitating the Swedish Chef.
Brewing beer.
Leaving several half-read issues of The Economist all over my apartment and wishing I could just sit down and finish them all
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Very easy to talk to.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
At the moment -
Books: The Apprentice (Jacques Pepin's autobiography), A Path Appears, The War That Ended Peace, Our Last Best Chance (autobiography of King Abdullah II of Jordan)
Movies: Scent of a Woman, In the Name of the Father, Once, Amores Perros, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, One Day on Earth
Shows: Daily Show, Colbert Report, House of Cards
Music: Jacques Brel, Carlos Vives, The Frames, Fiona Apple, The Shins, Pearl Jam, Zaz, Jarabe de Palo, The National and 500 Miles by The Proclaimers (come on… you know you love to blast it loud too)
Food: Okonomiyaki, börek, ajiaco, pulpo a la Gallega, duck, cheese, great beer, good baguette
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My passports
Good beer
The sea nearby
A well-equipped kitchen
My tennis racquets
A wood-burning fireplace
Awesome game nights or dinner parties with endless laughter
(for me, today six really means seven)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Education & learning
How some jokes get old, but somehow I still manage to crack up every time I see this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Jq2PRE6rI
International affairs of all sorts - from development to politics to social issues
How I can evolve my career to eventually make a bigger impact in developing countries
How my very first baguette will turn out
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Every Friday seems to be different, but on a Friday night you might catch me having friends over for dinner, going out to dance salsa, watching live music somewhere, or perhaps getting prepared for an early rise & weekend trip to some beautiful place near SF.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I somehow managed to get myself kicked out of preschool.
You should message me if
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When my friends ask me what I'm looking for in a partner, I find myself saying three things - I'd love to meet someone who has a genuine interest in what's going on in the world, someone who is driven, passionate and likes challenges, and someone who is warm and genuine. If that sounds like you, let's meet up!