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ElectricStorrm

47 M Brooklyn, NY

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Gujarati (Okay), Afrikaans (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Eclectic, adventurous and curious. I value purpose and being good in the world, but mostly I'm trying to live a fun and happy life these days. I play nicely. And I love my home-pickled bulleit rye grapes. Red. I nurture the closeness I have with my special people and family. I really value relationships that have mutual trust, love and respect. And which have space for individual pursuits too.

Some of my friends think I'm pretty clever, mainly geeky clever and street smart - I'd prefer to be funnier.
Having travelled a lot (around the world, and the same block sometimes), I think I finally understand the cocktail of empathy, courage and compassion. I try, but don't succeed all the time. The result of having diced with fate often, in an earlier life.

I feel ready to share my life with a similarly oriented and adventurous partner, with whom to journey further and enjoy more.
What I’m doing with my life
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My vocational journey has progressed through anti-apartheid activism, serving in the first democratic government of South Africa, followed by further graduate studies and a more recent sojourn through corporate and investment banking. I now do "social impact investing" and work on economic development issues, with real people and communities - mainly in Africa. I teach post graduate classes from time to time. I'm flying solo and am pretty independent in most respects.

I live both in New York and Johannesburg. I find that it's the combination of these two very different worlds that contain me best; makes me happiest.

I find fitness, solace and peace of mind in distance running. I also cycle; last year I rode a bicycle through the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, from Manali to Leh. I ran the NYC marathon in 2013, and am currently training for this year's edition.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- solving problems (I'm working hard on "just listening")
- Juggling many things at once..... although sometimes things fall.... so I avoid doing it with uncooked eggs.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I enjoy reading non-fiction, especially about contemporary political economy, politics, and global finance issues. Sometimes philosophy. I picked up The Chomsky-Foucault Debate again recently; Marx and Engels out of habit and nostalgia.

I understood the analogies in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. One Hundred Years of Solitude still makes me marvel at the tenacity of the human heart. I'm still convinced that an alchemist might actually exist! I like the work of Arundhati Roy, Khaled Hosseini, JM Coetzee, Malcolm Gladwell, Ian McEwan, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Rohinton Mistry, Paulo Coelho, Nadine Gordimer. Julian Barnes' book was strongly suggested (almost prescribed) reading, but didn't taste medicinal. It pushed some buttons.

I'm random with music, but admit that I do not understand House, hip hop or rap. Willing to learn and be guided here... I grew up with World Music, and have a love for African music (Salif Keita, Ismael Lo, Youssou N'Dour, Fela (and now son Femi) Kuti).

I LOVE food! And I cook, my friends tell me "you're an awesome aspirant chef!"
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I can do minimum: air water food shoes. But I get grumpy without:
passport, running shoes, friends, family, deep scuba diving, choice. sex and affection.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
* Serendipity, co-incidence and the "god-damn" particle.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually with friends. Or sometimes, these days, on a date.
If you can explain to me what it means, and teach me to, "decompress", please contact me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I tried to join my local co-op but they couldn't change the constitution and the duty roster to accommodate my frequent and irregular comings and goings. I was gutted. So much for organic.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 38–50
  • Near me
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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something in my profile resonates with you; and if you think we might really really like each other. With chemistry. You're up for traveling to/in Africa. Like me, you're looking for the perfect balance between work, fun, adventure and love.