Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a lot more creative and unconventional than my photos might
lead you to believe. I'm socially liberal - and I'm one of the few
people I know who grew up in Silver Lake.
I enjoy hiking
languages. I love to try new hole-in-the-wall restaurants and
people-watch, and when I travel, I like to visit non-touristy
places where I can interact with local folks.
I haven't traveled around the U.S. much, but I've done my share of
globe-trotting, and I served four months in West Africa with the
Peace Corps, until civil war broke out and I was evacuated by
As for my ethnicity, my father is Lebanese and my mother is Jewish
(of Eastern-European heritage). They met at UCLA in the mid-60's.
Quite a mix, huh?
There's lots more to tell, but I'd rather talk to you on the phone
-- or over a cup of coffee or a margarita -- than write a novel
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working, hiking, writing, reading the L.A. Times, and daydreaming
(also known as procrastinating).
I have worked as a public-school teacher in inner-city Los Angeles
for sixteen years (six years in elementary and ten in high school).
I started work at a new school last year, so I've spent a lot of my
weekday afternoons planning and searching for interesting
assignments for my students.
Those two paragraphs don't sum me up; I'm a complex dude. I have a
lot of goals for the future, my mind is constantly running, and I'm
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
If we end up dating, you can answer this one yourself.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Many people have noticed my eyes - and a resemblance to a tennis
star whose name rhymes with "haggissy." (Yeah, I know that's not a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read a novel on average every two months, and I read the L.A.
Times and online news every single day. I don't watch much
television, but I listen to lots of public radio
and I love to go to
the movies. My favorite theater chains are the Laemmle and
Landmark, but I'm willing to compromise and see a blockbuster every
Musically, I like a lot of hard rock and music from the 60's and
70's, but I'm open to other types of music as well. The Beatles are
an all-time favorite.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Good, stimulating conversation.
3. Hiking in the mountains - mostly the Verdugos, the San Gabriels,
and Griffith Park.
4. A good internet connection.
5. My daily newspaper.
6. Faire l'amour.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where will I travel next? What should I make for dinner? When am I
going to die? Should I go for a hike today after work?
A lot of women on OkCupid say they're searching for a "partner in
crime." Why does this website attract so many female criminals?
On that note, why are there so many single mothers on this site who
describe themselves as devout Christians?
I've also thought a lot about my future and what other career I
might find as fulfilling as my current one. I give a lot of thought
to world issues, such as the wars in South Sudan, Central African
Republic, and, especially, Syria and Iraq.
Lastly, and perhaps most relevant, will I find a down-to-earth,
smart, passionate, warm, sexy woman to be my lover and life partner
before I qualify for AARP membership?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hiking in the early evening, especially if the weather is cool, or
meeting a friend (or a date) for a movie, dinner, a drink, or all
of the above. Either that, or I'm sitting on my futon at home, feet
up on a chair, listening to public radio, catching up on the
newspaper, watching a DVD, or talking on the phone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love to laugh at people who write, "I love to laugh."
Oh, and ... I wouldn't call myself a happy, jumping-for-joy person,
but I'm happy with the man I've become, and when I look back at how
I've led my life, I feel a sense of pride.
You should message me if
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If you're interested in getting to know me, send me a message - or
respond to mine. I don't have paid access to this site, so I'm
unable to see "likes," so if you've viewed my site and "liked" me,
there's no way for me to know.
Oh, and if your post mentions the Bible, we're probably not a
match, unless you're using the word in a metaphorical sense: "The
Kama Sutra is my bible." Or something similar. :)
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