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My self-summary
I was raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania and Santa Barbara, California

I am an optimist because I do not deny pessimism. I am happy because I do not deny sadness. I am serene because I do not deny anger. All these are dualities of manifestation that must be transcended in order for one to unite with the higher and sublime.

I believe in soul, and I believe in soulmate.

I believe in magic, even if we only make it for ourselves.

I still believe in love too... Although anymore it's treated as the most obscene four letter word... Unrequited love is the hardest love to bear and the easiest to pass off under the most superficial guises or in the most ignorant fashions. (You are ruining your heart when you deny the love you had for someone who didn't reciprocate it.)

I am looking for my soul mate, someone with whom I am in a soulful, monogamous love union.

I care more about discussing academic and social issues than I care about partying, playing, or traveling... And certainly more than sports. Metaphysics and spiritual issues are often on my mind - and no, this is not an over-exaggeration. I am serious.

I always speak as I feel. So I don't leave many people guessing what my real feelings are.

Beauty, meaning, and aesthetics mean a lot to me, as do healthy, loving, and close relationships with others do too.

I am a bookworm. You'll find me reading a book sooner than skiing. Fun comes in many styles, not simply of the physically active variety.

I am a traditional romantic.

I am very spiritual.

I am a conservative - think Lincoln and FDR.

I actively practice politeness and etiquette. (Such things are not simply for style but to facilitate sociability.)

Details of my personal life are reserved for private messaging.

MBTI Type: INFJ. Enneagram: 4w5 sx/sp, 471. Taurus Sun, Sag Rising, Moon/Merc/Venus in Aries and Mars in Scorpio.


What I’m doing with my life
I have two jobs...

Working extraordinarily hard and making many sacrifices for a literary project I've been working on since 2007. It's coming along WONDERFULLY, and I couldnt be happier with it. And the other is the lovely money-job. Unless we are going to share a bank account, you can take the advise I heard growing up: "Counting another person's money is rude." I work. I also know great poverty and upper class living, thanks to my family.

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” - Leonardo da Vinci
I’m really good at
Seeing behind your persona and pointing out your shit ;)
The first things people usually notice about me
I can be quite fun, quite kind, or quite serious.

I've been told a few times that I look like BJ Novak, Bradley Cooper and Aaron Rodgers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books (Fiction): Odyssey, Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, Faust, Frankinstein, Wuthering Heights, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Candide, The Rape and the Lock, Romance of the Forest, 1984, Animal Farm, The Phantom of the Opera, The Wall, The Catcher in the Rye, Epic of Gilgamesh, Pride and Prejudice, Elmer Gantry, Don Juan

Blake, Shakespeare, Goethe, Miton, Virgil, Homer, Keats, Shelly, Irving, The Greek Playwrights,

Theoretical Quantum Physics, Symbolism, Comparative Religion, Mythology, Jungian Depth Psychology

Tao Te Ching, Upanishads, The Bible

Rene Guenon, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jesus Christ, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Augustine, Plotinus, Plato, C.G. Jung, James Hillman, Miester Eckhart

The Smithsonian Museums

Religions/Spiritualities/Mysticism: Hinduism, Alchemy, The Eleusian Mysteries, Kabbalah, Orphism, Zen, Taoism, Egyptian Religion, Greco-Roman Mythology, The Christian Saints, Sufism

Fairytales. The real ones, not the ones that have been cleaned up by Disney

Huge aficionado of history dramas, especially ones about ancient monarchies.

Movies: Romeo and Juliet (1996 - and still is and has been my favorite movie since it came out in the theaters when I was 12) Titus, Amadeus, A Royal Affair, Dangerous Liaisons, Immortal Beloved, Jane Eyre, Requiem for a Dream, Dark City, The Iron Giant, The Matrix, Chicago, The Black Swan, Angels in America, Great Expectations, Mulin Rouge, The Others, The Merchant of Venice, The Hours, Titanic, The Secret Garden, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Mulholland Drive, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Sleepy Hollow, Interview with a Vampire, 30 Days of Night, Halloween, Donny Darko, Seven, Dawn of the Dead, Zombieland, Flowers in the Attic, The Libertine, Quills, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, Child's Play, The Exorcist, The Happening, Rosemary's Baby, Nightmare on Elm Street, Candyman, The Lost Boys, IT, Silence of the Lambs, The Mist, Storm of the Century, Fargo, Master and Command, Gladiator, Pirates of the Carribean, Poseidon, Nightmare Before Christmas, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, 28 Days Later, Doubt, Shaun of the Dead, Alien, Hannibal, Bad Grandpa, Super Bad, Dog Day Afternoon, 300, Pineapple Express, Phantom of the Opera, The Tempest, Who Framed Rodger Rabbit, Dick Tracey

Shows: Rome, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, OZ, Carnivale, The Vikings, Spartacus, The White Queen, Tudors, Elizabeth I, Black Sails, The Borgias, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Deadwood, Battle Star Galactica, X Files, Dark Shadows (I used to watch re-runs of this with my grandma. What a fantastic show), Twin Peaks, Bleak House, American Horror Story, South Park, Scooby Doo, That 70s Show, Dead Files, Ghost Adventures, The Practice, I Love Lucy, The Golden Girls, The George Burns and Gracy Allen Show, All in the Family, Alfred Hitchcock Presents

I am becoming a huge fan of obscure documentaries that I can find only on Youtube

Music: RADIOHEAD, Hauntingly beautiful choir music, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Faure, Vivaldi, Verde... requiems... 80s beats, Vitamin String Quartet, Kronos String Quartet, Phillip Glass, The Cranberries, Depeche Mode. Sarah McLachlan, Lana del Ray, Linkin Park, Coldplay

Games: Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Uncharted, Bioshock, Dishonored, Skyrim, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid, Red Dead Redemption, Assassins Creed, Dead Island, Super Mario

Food: Indian, Thai, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Italian... I eat mostly home cooked meals.

Unless it's the food network, if there's a commercial attached to it, the power button is pressed off. Blue-Ray over TV anyday. :)
The six things I could never do without
My family, basic needs, my project, my MacBook and iPhone, exciting things to experience or study, everything beautiful and lovely
I spend a lot of time thinking about




Quantum physics

On a typical Friday night I am
Typically I'm in a cafe reading, then either home to watch movies, to a bar for gin and tonics, or laying on my couch listening to an audio book.

Possibly the gym... POSSIBLY... That has happened before.
You should message me if
Not really interested in guys under 30... (Why? Because you are still in your 20s and don't know what you want.)

A relationship just doesn't fall into your lap. It is work. It should be fun, but it is work, too.

I don't care what kind of job you have or what or how many degrees you have. (I've met some pretty terrible guys who have JDs or PhDs, and their degree wasn't enough to salvage how I felt about their character)

I will not date men who have a sour or pessimistic attitude. If you can't see the good in something, I cannot be around you since I will find you very depressing

I am not interested in militant and angry atheists. I will express this right now. I am interested in men who are spiritual or who follow a religion - or who are open minded to discovery. (I am absolutely certain that anyone who hates spirituality is not at all understanding it correctly.)

My interest is not limited to only local men.

We are all looking for our other half. ;)

I like handsome men who are thinkers and gentlemen. I also like feelings to be genuine and not flamboyant.

You have the capacity to be serious, grounded, deep and insightful.