Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
36-year old that's spent half of his life living overseas. As a
proud product of DC public elementary schools, I keep finding
myself moving back here. And, I must say, this is the best DC’s
ever been. Having a really fun time being here. Accepted the fact
(begrudgingly at first, and pleasantly experimental in time) that
this actually really a fun way to meet new people. And I’m
convinced that there is no shortage of interesting people in this
Although it’s the only way this works, I’m looking for someone who
doesn't like posting summaries on on-line dating sites, and would
rather meet someone they click with at a bar. Prefer live shows
(music, theater, whatever) over sports, dinner parties over dining
out, lounges over dance clubs. Definitely at a point in my life to
meet someone who’s up for trying new things but refuses to settle.
Optimistic in this pursuit, and know the only way to meet that
person is to go out and meet people.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work in international development - keeps me traveling to
interesting places, working on energy/environment projects. That
pays the bills, and I really enjoy it – but once I’m out of work
for the day, I’m really not up for shop-talk. As such – constantly
looking for entertainment and activities to keep my mind and body
whirling. I’ve spent the past three weekends on three different
rivers – anyone up for wakeboarding, tubing, or paddle boarding?
Gotta love the summer…. Oh – also, pretty much biking everywhere –
either on a bicycle or motorcycle, depending on the destination and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I've yet to meet anyone who can play a blade of grass better... oh,
and stilts, I can walk on stilts pretty well. I can definitely hold
my own in the kitchen – both on the meal and cocktail front. I’m a
big fan of entertaining friends at home. I also kick around the
bass a bit – not in a band these days, but always up for playing
with other folks. Seriously – play an instrument? Up for rockin’
bourbon-fueled jam sessions? Give me a shout. Oh, just to put it
out there – I’m pretty damn good at hanging pictures.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hmm…. depends whether or not I have a beard at the time - and if
they think I have some sort of accent. Oh, I’m told that I’m taller
than I think I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Really? – This heading sounds like a good conversation fodder for a
first date… To satisfy the masses – I do like books, movies, shows,
music and food. These are all wonderful, wonderful things that get
very offended when you try to pick favorites….
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Yeah – laundry lists aren’t my thing.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Woah – these days, rural electrification in Tanzania, what Fringe
Festival show would be worth checking out, can I bike to work in
less than 15 minutes, why does my neighbor’s dog get so excited to
see me when she’s bored to tears by everyone else, why does the
same vendor selling the same produce in two different neighborhoods
in DC charge two different prices, would my porch furniture look
better if I painted it a dark red,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
What is this word ‘typical’ you speak of? This weekend – hosting a
dinner party. Last weekend, some office happy hour/birthday party.
Fairly certain that the weekend before, my sister was visiting from
out of town – but that all depends on when you read this.
You should message me if
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You live in DC and are up for grabbing a coffee/drink after work
sometime... A band you'd like is playing, and you're looking for
someone to check out the show with you.... you're up for a game of
pool. In general – you’re really just up for meeting new people,
seeing what all is out there is this great world, taking risks, and
trying new things.
Who are you looking for?
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