Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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 value simplicity; I live in a small house surrounded by nature
(on three sides; behind me is a freeway) and I've always managed to
live below my means, which has served me well.
I haven't traveled around the U.S. much, but I've done my share of
globe-trotting, and I served four months in 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
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
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? When are my lime, peach, and blood-orange
trees going to begin pulling their weight and repay me for all the
water I pour on them? Should I go for a hike today after
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,
intellectually-curious, 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."
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If I've sent you a message and you're not sure about me, why don't
we talk on the phone at least once? If you don't find me
attractive, or if there's some other "deal-killer" in my profile,
then don't bother, but otherwise, why not give it a chance? I don't
write to everyone, you know. And if I haven't written to you first,
show me you're interested by writing "Hi" and I'll take it from
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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