After a couple of years of grad school in Ann Arbor, I moved to the bay a little already two year ago to start a new adventure. Looking to share tapas at the new hip place around the corner, find the perfect pho in the tendernob or perhaps form a neo-alternative-progressive-folk band? Do holler.
Also, making out the best of a dating situation. (If I haven't said it yet, please excuse the bad puns.)
Movies: Modern classics and cult films like Good Will Hunting, Alien, As Good As It Gets, Man On The Moon, America History X, Leaving Las Vegas, Ten Things I Hate About You, The Princess Bride, Back To The Future, This Is Spinal Tap and Kill Bill. Utterly silly, root-of-all-evil rom-coms like Sleepless In Seattle, You've Got Mail, Kissing Jessica Stein and (500) Days Of Summer. Assorted major foreign films such as La vita è bella, El secreto de sus ojos and the Three Colors trilogy. I am also an avid fan of student and indie films.
Books: I barely read fiction these days, although I grew up reading Orwell, Golding, Chekhov, Kerouac and the like. Nowadays I skip between books on marketing, economy, data science, psychology, spirituality, etc. I adore poetry by such poets as Frank O'Hara, Emily Dickinson, Rilke, Plath, Bukowski and Sharon Olds.
Timeless four-chord songs (and the musical instrument to create them or play them).
Wicked conversations over beer or whiskey.
Also: I read profiles, I reply to messages, and I don't use Tinder.
You are a rad poet or an artist of any sort, a social or political scientist versed in faux pas, or just someone who has nothing in particular to say but knows twenty different ways of saying it.
But seriously, you should just offer to hang out in real life (just say that you think I am cool and offer to buy me a drink - I will totally fall for it) because that is the kind of sincerity and down-to-earthness that I appreciate.
IMPORTANT: A woman I briefly dated recently turned out to be a closet racist, the kind that Martin Luther King clearly and unequivocally considered a bigot, so I just had to say this: Being educated and liberal doesn't make you tolerant. Being tolerant is what makes you tolerant. I prefer people who stay curious and acknowledge how much they've yet to learn about this world.
** This (short award-winning film) melts your heart:
*** Love is not who you were expecting. This is why.
**** You understand that it's better to be candidly curious, open and vulnerable with your dates. This is why.