Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Recent transplant to the DC area from Los Angeles. I am irreverent,
and probably the biggest goof ball you will ever meet. I love a
piñata party. (Move out, kids! If I'm not the one breaking the
piñata, I'll be diving in for candy!) And I will try to make you
laugh--specially when things are not going our way. I'm a very
mature man, however. In fact, life gave me a strong sense of
responsibility at a young age. I think being a smart ass made it
easier to get up each time adversity kicked me in the
balls...unless adversity was kicking me in the balls for being a
smart ass? Oops!
I am very romantic (...ok, sometimes) and I will serenade you on
your birthday. (Warn the neighbors because I cannot sing for
I love traveling, working out, hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, and
biking. I rode a bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles once and
would love to do it again. I'm also a good dancer...well, maybe an
ok dancer. (Salsa, merengue, or cumbias, anyone?) But I want to do
it all with an adventurous, funny woman. I'm not an adrenaline
junkie, however, so if you just want to relax and veg-out on the
couch with a movie, a bottle of wine and home-made pizza, I'm fine,
too. You bring the wine, I'll make the pizza. ;-)
I have an 11 year-old son whom I adore with all my heart. I became
a true man the day he was born.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Riding my bike or walking to work, growing, challenging myself
continuously. As a kid, I used to sell fruit and shine shoes in the
streets of Mexico; a few years ago I was recognized by the White
House for my work protecting the environment, and just recently
became a U.S. citizen.
An anabashed trouble maker, I'm a social justice advocate. To pay
the bills I work at an international development org where I'm
trying to change U.S. policies that exacerbate poverty in
developing nations and migration to the U.S.: my dream job!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Ruining a good song with my voice and guitar;
Dropping "f" bombs (Warn your parents);
I can cook really good Mexican food...actually, my cooking skills
are limited to mostly Mexican food, but I bet you'd love my beef in
salsa verde burritos, pork tostadas and vegetarian potato
tacos...or your money back. ;-)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My intriguing yet sexy accent--people say I sound like "the most
interesting man in the world." I have been told that my personality
could provide electricity to a small village in a developing
country. ;-) O.k., they don't say those things, but I bet it made
you take a second look at my pics (if you hadn't), right? ;-)
Someone here once told me she does not "date crusaders." The best
compliment I have ever received.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I love anything that makes me laugh until my head hurts like a
Viagra hangover. (Ok. you will love this story about the time I
tried a Viagra pill.) The Colbert Report and The Daily Show were my
only two TV addictions. I will miss them.
I have a very short attention span, so I don't like anything that
requires me to stay hooked on, like TV series, or long stories.
Right now I'm reading America (The book), by Jon Stewart.
Hilarious! I can't wait to get hold of Stevens "I am
I love to read politics, world and science news. I'll watch
anything about traveling, nature, and world cultures. (Did I
mention I have a degree in cultural anthropology?)
I love music! I try to play a few instruments. ("Try" being the
operative word here.) I love most music genres in English, Spanish
and world music. Lately I have been listening a lot of classical
music . That Yo-Yo Ma really knows how to rock the cello. But my
roots run deep; a live mariachi, grupo norteño, or banda sinaloense
make my heart want to jump out of my chest and sing like it's it's
1999; and salsa and cumbias andinas and sonideras make my feet want
to dance in my sleep. I totally love Mariachi El Bronx. When I grow
up I want to be a band member.
I'm a foodie...O.k., I don't really know what that means, but
everyone on OKcupid says it. So, if it has to do with loving all
the "T" foods (tacos, tortas, tostadas, tamales, taquitos), weird,
spicy foods and street foods, I'm it. When I travel I will go out
of my way to find a local, mom and pop spot. I definitely love to
experience the local culture through its cuisine. (If you love good
Mexican food you will love hanging out with me. ;-) )
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The usual suspects: love, family, blah, blah, blah. (Mark those as
Energy and passion for the causes I care about. (Can these count as
A guitar, vihuela, jarana or charango (No, they are not STDs, they
are string instruments from Mexico and Latin America; also count
them as one, please.)
Coffee in the mornings
Spicy food...and toilett paper. (You know these two count as one,
especially when in another country, right?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...family, work, social justice, the future.
Climate change impacts on our already limited water resources,
especially in developing nations.
Why does OKCUPID send me profiles of fugly dudes and what would
happen if I sent them messages like "Hey. How u doin'? ;-)"
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...avoiding getting deported? ;-)
If I don't go out, I'll most likely be at home, spending quality
time with one of my guitars.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm dying to go see the new Spy movie with Melissa McCarthy. But I
don't like going to the movies alone. Want to come see this movie?
You should message me if
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You will not stand for discrimination against gay couples,
immigrants--documented or not, single mothers, or anyone, for that
You love humanity, but have the maturity to laugh at her
absurdity....or you won't mind if and when I do.
You want to explore the world with me while we make it a better
place for the less fortunate. (Yeah, I know this is so corny, but I
had to say it. That's just how I rolls.)
You are a polite woman who says "thank you" to the people who serve
You are not afraid to tell a dirty joke or drop an "F" bomb.
You will challenge me to be my best and hope I will challenge you,
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