Find better matches with our advanced
matching system

—% Match
—% Enemy

GentleGiant_99

42 Staroye Baryatino, Russia Man

Man

You might like

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
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 5″ (1.96m)
Body Type
Fit
Drinks
Socially
Education
Graduated from university
Status
Single
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Russian (Okay), Turkish (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Brainy, reserved, successful, down-to-Earth, well adjusted guy (he says humbly).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
modesty? (or at least feigning modesty...)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My height, probably. I've also been told I have "gravitas," for better or worse.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
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
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
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).