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IrkaBirka

44 La Crescenta, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–43
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 6:12am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English, Spanish (Fluently), French (Okay), Arabic (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Bright, creative, quirky, affectionate, funny (at times), and ready to start dating again after a long hiatus.

I enjoy hiking, traveling, exploring, reading, and learning 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 helicopter.

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 here.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working, hiking, writing (or thinking about 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 fifteen years (six years in elementary and nine in high school). I have a few other "irons in the fire" (pardon the cliché), but this last year I've been primarily focused on teaching - along with planning and searching for interesting assignments for my students.
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 word.)
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 so often.

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.
2. Travel.
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? :)

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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I love to laugh at people who write, "I love to laugh."

Oh, and ... I like the person I've become.
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.

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. :)