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DIYMatt

37 M New Orleans, LA

My Details

Last Online
Jul 22
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
I am a smart creative guy looking for smart cool girls. I own my own business, listen to too much NPR and have lived enough places that "where are you from?" kind of confuses me. I can say with certainty that after being back in Nola for my second stint, it is a place I feel most at home. I recently moved back to Nola for a consulting gig and am happy to be back, but need to re-build my circle of friends, and explore the many new places (moved away in 2008).
I am going to keep this simple-
1. I am tall, you can wear heels.
2. I have good parking karma.
3. I make a wicked Mojito and a better caiphirinia.
4. I'm good with my hands.
5. I have a vespa and an extra helmet.
6. I run...I like people who run.
7. I understand the beauty of indulgence, but also admire restraint.
8. I am a kick butt make-out partner.
9. I think everyone should be passionate about something.
10. I am very close to my family, but not a mama's boy.
11. I have lots of toys, but I know how to share.
12. I cook without a recipe but love cookbooks.
13. I am a mid-western boy with southern sensibilities (and the occasional "fuck all y'all" in my vocabulary)
14. I can eat burritos, sushi and Middle Eastern food pretty much every day.
15. I still think I can change the world…I would love to find someone who wants to help.
What I’m doing with my life
I wonder how many people get to this step and are like, fuck, what the hell am I doing with my life...falling into a crazy mid life crisis?

Well somedays I am not sure what I am doing with my life....but I seem to have direction, and varying amounts of movement, so I cant complain. I started my own firm two and a half years ago in Washington, DC. Its a pretty big change and not exactly how I saw my existence a few years ago, but it also has taught me a lot, and brought me some real challenges, and I still continue to have projects there. In January I decided to go back to consulting to supplement the starving artist lifestyle, so the two gigs keep me busy. I have taught architecture and design at the university level (as well as professional education classes) which I really love, and hope to find ways to work that back into my life. I love design, making, and talking about ideas and the opportunity to encourage others to understand that passion, and find their own is a pretty amazing thing.
I’m really good at
design - Architecture (its what I do), graphics, information, objects
Federal disaster policy and how it applies to public buildings
cooking and drink making
building stuff / using my hands/ fixing stuff
Deep thinking
Metabolizing alcohol (hangovers are rare)
saying whats on my mind
profanity
planning adventures
biting off more than I can chew...and then finishing it anyway.

I have also determined that everyone thinks they have good taste in music, are good in bed and are funny. So those things too.
The first things people usually notice about me
My size...which usually sounds like " you're really tall" "wow, what size shoe do you wear" , (random stranger in grocery) "Can you get that for me" pointing to the top shelf, "lets not stand behind that guy"(at a concert), or my all time favorite, "P1:where should we meet? P2: Just find Matt."
Also my hair. It's pretty long these days and gets curly. Girls sometimes have hair envy. I am not sure how to react to it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Arcade Fire, Wilco, Beach house, Band of Horses, Phoenix, Middlebrother, Andrew Bird, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Feist, Galactic, Kings of Leon (dont hate), Man Man, Massive Attack, Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekend - just to get started....

TV on HBO and Showtime
Any thing with infographics (its design porn)

Thunder storms, the smell of summer rain, 4 seasons, runners high, ....
The six things I could never do without
I have had a pretty diverse life, and I can say there is not much I "need" but there are lots of things I would prefer not to be without.
Friends and Family
creative projects
good sex/physical intimacy
dreams & ambition
strong intelligent women
sunscreen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
absurd things that amuse me.
sex
beautiful making, objects, and architecture
Tiny Houses, Airstreams, and other hacks on traditional living.
weird things I am going to make/invent for no good reason
that I should be working on X but want to do Y
New Orleans, or some other city that I could fall in love with
My friends who I dont get to see enough.
That DC is better than it used to be, but still has a long way to go.
The number of girls complaining about boy's grammar in sentences that are constructed with bad grammar.
On a typical Friday night I am
having a drink with friends, or out and about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Its boxer briefs or commando
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–46
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Chemistry is everything. If you are looking for a typical dude, I am probably not a good fit. I dont play fantasy football, own a game system or quote sports stats. I can, however, rebuild a carburetor, renovate a kitchen, and bake bread from scratch and talk about fashion, art/design, music, food and travel.
I want to meet fun, young minded girls...

So here is my shot at what I am looking for:
1. You're smart (and creative is a plus)
2. You try new things and are open-minded to other points of view.
3. You can teach me something, anything.
4. You value friends and family, and your independence.
5. You are comfortable in your own skin.
6. You are a kick butt make-out partner.
7. You are healthy, mind and body.
8. You like music, but aren’t a total snob about it (but if you are, you can back it up).
9. You understand how it indulge at least once in a while.
10. You own a passport, and realize that there are travelers and tourists.
11. Seeing a show, going to a gallery or a nice dinner are all things you enjoy.
12. You like tall, creative, glasses wearing guys who are smart and lots of fun.

You want to meet for a drink and figure out if we click rather than spend a 1000 emails back and fourth.
Also you don't list "straight only" sorry I don't support bigotry.

Oh also, feel free to contact me it you need a tall glasses wearing architect for your next project....may as well put that out there...