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IrkaBirka

43 M La Crescenta, CA

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–42
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 3:54am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Taurus
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
$60,000–$70,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English, Spanish (Fluently), French (Okay), Arabic (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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 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 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), practicing saxophone (I just resumed lessons after a 20-year hiatus), reading the L.A. Times, drinking an Americano (espresso, not a human being) every morning -- 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 also have a real-estate broker's license and I'm preparing to start advertising my own discount brokerage. I enjoy working on my home. When I fix a faucet, solder a piece of pipe, unclog a tub drain, or change an electrical fixture without frying myself, I feel a strong sense of accomplishment.
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? 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 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, 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
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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.
Send me a message if you're interested in getting to know me. I don't mind taking the lead in dating and relationships, but I need to know you're interested. No lengthy message required; just type "Hi." If I feel we're compatible, I'll take it from there.