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30 West Covina, CA Man


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  • Ages 25–35
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Yesterday – 10:27am
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
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Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and has cats

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My self-summary
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Hello, I'm Daniel. Here is a brief list of things I am/am interested in. If you are/are interested in similar things, please continue!

Songwriter, composer, feminist, genderqueer heterosexual, former sideshow performer, sex-positive, philosophically agnostic, emotionally theistic, intellectually pantheistic, introvert with social anxiety, gallows humor, laughably goth at times, amateur photographer, improv accompanist, vegetarian, klutz with contrarily good balance, formal education in world religion, cave-dweller, yoga teacher, Russian soul, English heart, American head, kinky (though unfortunately not well-immersed in kink, owing to lack of interest from former partners), and lover of puns, the like of which could make a stadium full of vaudeville comedians groan in agony.

If you've made it through the above, then thank you and God be with you!

I'm fairly reclusive. Wherever I am I like it to be relaxed and conducive to a good conversation with good people. Although crowds and noise tend to exhaust me, I do still go out - I like a symphony, ballet, burlesque show, rock concert on occasion; I like zoos, aquariums, and museums; I like the smell of trees and going to places where there's lots of them. When staying in I like old cheesy movies, reading, playing frivolous card or board games; Not a big fan of bars, clubs, and other noisy, crowded places (unless I'm performing in them), although I will occasionally go to a goth club to dance; I like baseball and hockey games, but by no means am I a huge sports fan.

I have a propensity for cynicism, and I tend to take everything way too seriously... which contrarily lends itself well to lampooning everything under the sun (Basically, I'm Russian... no matter how miserable I am, I'll still make you laugh).

I wholeheartedly embrace the notion of gender fluidity. Whatever the currently reigning theories on gender and sex may be, I find that dualistic "roles" and expected behaviors are very subjective, and I have no desire to be held to them or hold anyone else to them. I identify with what they call "genderqueer." (Yes, I'm heterosexual, attracted to cis and queer women, and I'm also genderfluid. I know, it's a crazy world we live in).

I've been studying religion for over a decade. I eventually got a B.A. in Comparative Religion, and what academically examining the subject taught me most is that fundamentalism, from believers and nonbelievers alike, is the enemy of pragmatism and progress. Real, effective change in the world will come from believers and nonbelievers working together to push shared, basic, humanist values, and not through everyone converting to one formalized archaic system nor by everyone becoming anti-theists (both are equally ridiculous and delusional solutions). Humanist values and interfaith cooperation is gaining more and more ground in liberal and moderate religious circles today, and I am so elated by this. I'm philosophically agnostic, in that I don't believe in imposing any theology/belief on others, but I do have an active spiritual life, though I'm not religious in the traditional sense of the term. All I ask is that my beliefs be respected.

I'm very socially liberal, as you could probably tell. If you're not sex-positive, feminist (in action if not in title), pro-LGBTQI rights, and at least a little environmentally aware, we're not going to work.

I don't drink or use any drugs. Casual use of the softer stuff doesn't bother me, but I don't put up with heavy users. They talk all stupid-like. If you don't know how to have a good time without drinking, we're not a good match.

Something I've noticed is always important to mention early on when it comes to dating: I have a pet tarantula (ya know, a big fuzzy spider). She stays in her terrarium and doesn't bother anybody, I swear.

...Okay, so I can be a bit of a goth cliche at times, and laughably so. I cannot deny it however hard I try.
What I’m doing with my life
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In early 2013, I abandoned plans for grad school in favor of making music for a living. Music is my life and it took till I was nearly 30 to finally admit that to myself. Stereotypical starving artist right here! At the moment I'm trying to learn to navigate the raging cloud of pure evil that is independent marketing to make things happen for myself.

I'm slowly but surely learning to speak Russian (I want to be able to tell Putin in the language of our people that he's a poo-head.)

I teach yoga and meditation occasionally, and I work at a yoga/pilates studio.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing music. Seeing so many sides of an issue that my opinions and insights become neutralizing and pragmatically useless. Goofing off on and off stage. Memorizing random facts about animals, religion, sociology, and the dialogue from movies that I watch way too often.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tall and I'm thin. Hard to miss that.

One of my best friends says I look "eccentric." I don't know exactly what she meant by that, but I do know that in Hollywood I don't stick out at all, whereas in most other places I do.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Religion (academic and scriptural). Zoology. Sociology. Anthropology. Russian history. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. Harry Potter. LOTR. Calvin and Hobbes. Sherlock Holmes. Dracula. Neil Gaiman. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Hellboy (yeah... the comic). Shakespeare, but preferably onstage.

I was practically raised on Star Wars and Star Trek... and you know what, I'm grateful for this! British comedy (Richard Curtis, Monty Python). Kevin Smith. The Marx Brothers. Universal classic horror (Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man). The Muppets (but NOT the Jason Segal movie. Don't bring it up... just don't...).

Documentaries on nature, religion, Russia; The Addams Family, Star Trek, 90s sitcoms (Titus, Dinosaurs, NewsRadio, 3rd Rock from the Sun, etc.), British sitcoms (Spaced, Coupling, The Good Life, Fawlty Towers, etc.). Sherlock Holmes (the Jeremy Brett series and movies). 15 years later, I just started watching Buffy - I like it.

Some favorites: Tchaikovsky (favorite composer), Marilyn Manson (favorite artist), Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Rufus Wainwright, Scarling, VNV Nation, Shostakovich, The Cure, The Beatles, Scott Joplin, The Sex Pistols, Prokofiev, Rob Zombie, Run DMC, Tech N9ne, Yusuf (Cat Stevens), Squirrel Nut Zippers, Joby Talbot, Black Sabbath, Russian folk music, and a little bit of everything else. Yup, even country, before its terrible downfall of the mid-90s.

Thai, Indian, Greek. I've been a vegetarian for 14 years, and that ain't gonna change. On top of that I have a pretty screwy digestive system, so I'm not a very adventurous eater.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The smell of trees/the sound of leaves
My instruments and something with which to record them
Spirituality/philosophy/utter existential misery
Alone time
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How Yoda came to sound like he was a peasant from Elizabethan England.

The ultimate answer: 42.

Oh God, a bunch of apes escaped from the zoo and they're running around with guns!! Oh God, they've lost their hair! Oh God, they're standing upright!! ... Oh God.

When people say they should've been born in a previous era, I always want to ask, "Is it the cholera, the small pox, the lynchings, or the institutionalized sexism that you find most romantic?"

"Why the fuck is it so hard to make the cymbals sounds right in this song? ARGH!!!"

The Oxford comma, and its usefulness.

Why I'm 30 years old and still think Beavis and Butt-Head are among the funniest phenomena the world as ever seen.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Providing the musical accompaniment for an improv troupe, recording, relaxing at a friend's house, roughhousing with my friends' kids (I'm the uncle that gets beat up a lot), seeing an orchestra or a ballet, avoiding places that I'd rather go to on weeknights because there are fewer people then, laying on my couch with a book or a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have bad social anxiety and general anxiety. I don't always hide it as well as I try to, and it has hindered me and my life more times than I'd like to admit. I also have depression (to make things even more fun!) Because of this, I need a fair amount of down time and space, and I tend to dislike crowds and parties full of strangers. It takes me a lot of energy to do things normal people have no problem doing. That doesn't mean I don't go out, or that I'm neglectful of the needs of others, and it doesn't mean I won't brave gatherings when important to my partner - just that I need to date a woman who can respect the needs of a cave-dwelling introvert and understands that when I need down time and alone time it's not a reflection of my feelings toward her.
You should message me if
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-- You have a sharp wit, compassionate heart, and a goofy side.

-- You're a feminist, sex-positive, and at least a little kinky. Familiar with queer identities is a plus.

-- If I randomly yelled "Duck season!" and you know the appropriate retort to this... oh God, please message me.

-- You like skinny guys. Although I work out a lot for tone and strength, I'm always going to be long and lanky. It would be great to meet someone who likes this about me.

-- If you still possess some genuine compassion for other people and sentient beings, despite the fact that we all might be nothing but a bunch of meaningless amalgams of atomic stuff, haphazardly tossed across the void by the Watchmaker (...oh dear, my cynicism slipped out. Whoops).

-- If you're intrigued, don't shy away from sending the first message or giving me that magic star to let me know you'd like me to look at your profile. I like having permission to approach or advance.