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42 Staroye Baryatino, Russia Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–43
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 12:32am
6′ 5″ (1.96m)
Body Type
Graduated from university
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Russian (Okay), Turkish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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Brainy, reserved, successful, down-to-Earth, well adjusted guy (he says humbly).
What I’m doing with my life
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Well, I just moved to Istanbul. Other than that: I write for a living, am studying Russian and Turkish, trying to become a better photographer, have spent a lot of time in the ex-USSR and now trying to get to know Turkey.
I’m really good at
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modesty? (or at least feigning modesty...)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height, probably. I've also been told I have "gravitas," for better or worse.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: All time favorite writers are Hemingway and Salinger. My favorite new writer is probably Gary Shteyngart. These days I mostly read nonfiction, alas. But on vacation recently on vacation I read a bunch of novels and it made me vow to read more novels (which has not happened at all, but after I get settled here...) I know that in Istanbul this marks me as utterly unremarkable, but I one of the novels I read on vacation was Snow and I thought it was fantastic.

Movies: Pretty much any Coen brothers, Charlie Kauffman. Lots of French/German movies I would get on Netflix and then forget the titles of.

Music: This is a big one for me. I've gone through phases of what used to be called "college rock" (REM, Pixies, etc.), goth/industrial (Skinny Puppy, Cocteau Twins, etc.), bands with long names and long songs (Do Make Say Think, Godspeed You Black Emperor). Semi-recent (i.e. last 10 years) favorites include Destroyer, Pinback, Radio Dept., to give you a flavor. Looking forward to exploring Turkish music.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, after the move there is no such thing as typical, I guess.
You should message me if
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You don't mind showing a clueless foreigner around (and if you are a foreigner, you don't mind that I'm more clueless than you).