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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 23–34
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 9:35pm
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Christianity, but not too serious about it
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), German (Okay)
My self-summary
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I'm taking each new day as it comes, endeavoring to realize my full potential, whatever that may be, aspiring to achieve excellence in all I do, but doing my best to practice mindfulness all the while.

I am a classical pianist between bachelors and masters degrees, teaching about forty students, holding a steady church job, and collaborating with other professional musicians when the opportunity arises.

Life is like a wonderful show; when something cool happens you turn, smiling, to see if the person next to you experienced the same wow that you did. I am looking for that person with whom I can share those moments and who would be excited about sharing his moments.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am practicing and teaching piano until I enter a masters program, which will keep me busy for a few years, until I decide whether or not to pursue a doctorate, which will keep me busy until I have my own private studio.

...or until I decide that I want to pursue options outside of music,

...but whatever I am doing, I am learning. I hope to never feel as if I have completely arrived and that I have nothing left to learn.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making you laugh
Piano (I like to think)
Communication, honesty
Being thorough
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm very open.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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1. Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
2. Nightrunner series (Lynn Flewelling)
3. The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
4. Lady Windermere's Fan (Oscar Wilde)
5. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
6. Strega Nona (Tommy DePaulo)
7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo)
8. Stitches (David Small)
9. Blankets (Craig Thompson)
10. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
11. The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)
12. The book of Job
13. The book of Psalms
14. Peace is Every Step (Thich Nhat Hanh)
-usually the last thing I read, whatever that is.

1. Anything Pixar makes me smile
2. The Matrix
3. Synechdoche New York
4. My Life as a House
5. The Machinist
6. Inception
7. Capitalism: a Love Story
8. Easy A
9. The Interpreter
10. Howl's Moving Castle
11. Vitus
12. Sherlock Holmes
13. Shooter
14. Spirited Away
15. Iron Jawed Angels
16. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
(more to come as they occur to me)

-Given the choice I do not choose to watch movies. However, once I start watching a movie I usually enjoy it.

1. Saturday Night Live
2. Fringe
3. Vampire Diaries (mostly just to stare at Ian Somerhalder...)
4. Doctor Who
5. Orange is the New Black
*I tend to spend my time doing other things

1. Classical masterpieces, especially Rachmaninoff
2. Regina Spektor
3. Select numbers by various artists *ask me more about this*

Yes, food is my favorite.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Access to a piano
An occasional mountain-top experience
Someone(s) with whom to share life
Water (nearby rivers, waterfalls, lakes)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to be a better teacher, a better pianist and musician, a better friend, a better person, more professional, more genuine, simultaneously more professional and more genuine, more giving, more understanding, more open-minded, more loving, more effective, how to reach people, how to really touch their souls, the cores of their souls even.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Teaching, currently, until about 8:00 PM.
You should message me if
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you are honest, genuine, and confident but not arrogant--if you value your health, can have an intelligent conversation, always look for ways to improve, you are secure in who you are, and are looking for a meaningful connection through which you can both give (of yourself) and take. I am not necessarily looking for someone to marry tomorrow. I am looking to make friends, people who can challenge me and expose me to places and things which I would not otherwise experience. Should there be the potential for more, wonderful! I am not opposed to this happening. Though, I am content with making friends too. Does any of this resonate with you? Then type up something thoughtful, and click the send button!