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36 Palo Alto, CA Man


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 27-35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

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5' 9" (1.74m)
Body Type
Average build
Atheism and laughing about it
Post grad
Wants kids
English (Fluently), Italian (Fluently), German (Fluently), French (Somewhat), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Hi, I'm Francesco - after living in London for a bunch of years I decided to come back to the Bay Area (I grew up here) and see what life is like here. So far it's pretty cool, but now I'd also like to meet someone nice and have adventures.

I like serious books and silly films and watching TV shows on Netflix. When I'm not doing that stuff, I'm alternating between writing and building playlists on Spotify (I don't trust the radio or Songza to curate music for me). And I like getting outside from time to time, too, whether for half-marathons or hikes or city breaks.

Nice to meet you.
What I’m doing with my life
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Writing novels and short stories and thinking up ideas for movie screenplays. Financing that by writing snotty things about Verizon and AT&T for a living.

Running half marathons. Ruining the running by eating. Ruining the eating by running again.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Traveling to and living in different countries - I've lived in Italy, Germany and England. I'd like to add a few more to this list (like maybe Australia or Japan).

Languages. I'd like to add a few more to this list, too. I once spent a few weeks trying to learn Finnish from a book, but gave up when it was pointed out to me that the Finns all speak English.

Geeking out over stuff, including but not limited to geeky stuff.

Oh, and I can whip up a mean spaghetti with meat ragu. You should try it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Back in England it was the American accent, although you might think I sound British.

Or my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Can't stop reading. Game of Thrones; Lord of the Rings; travel books, mainly Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux; 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dune and Hyperion; history; mid-century American fiction

Movies: Star Wars; High Fidelity; Austin Powers; Rushmore (any early Wes Anderson); The Dark Knight; Office Space; Orange County; the Big Lebowski. I also always have time for stuff like Back to the Future or Alien/Aliens. Interstellar was the most beautiful thing I saw last year

TV: the Simpsons, the Wire, the West Wing, Arrested Development, Community, the Big Bang Theory, Blackadder, Fringe and Firefly. Not the hugest fan of Breaking Bad, but it's growing on me (starting season 5 soon). Latest thing I loved was Deutschland '83

Music: The answer used to be "Pretty much everything, as long as it's indie rock." These days I spend a lot of time looking for electronic/synth-pop videos on YouTube and perfecting my 60s playlist on Spotify. Also into avant-garde classical music and Johnny Cash and Miles Davis.

Food: sushi; buffalo wings; NY-style pizza; In'N'Out; carne asada soft tacos; curries (Indian, Thai, Malay, you name it); Chinese teas of all kinds
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something to read.
Something to write.
Something to write on/with.
Something to listen to.
Something to watch.
Somewhere to go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Doing things that I've never done before. Traveling to new places. Financing said things/places.

Figuring out if I can parlay the ridiculous things I say on Twitter into some form of paying career.

Three-act plot structure. Transition from Act 1 to Act 2, or Act 2 to Act 3 (that's the one I really have trouble with).

Whether or not I can tetris the books I just got into the rapidly diminishing space on my bookshelves.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'd like to say the pub or something, but since I'm training for a run at the moment it's more likely to be carb-loading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My sense of direction is charmingly awful - I can get lost on the New York subway.
You should message me if
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You don't have Ayn Rand in your profile. You want to share a pithy observation, on any subject. Or, possibly, you've realized that what's missing from your life is someone who can find a Simpsons quote for any occasion.