Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Have lived in the Bay Area for more than 10 years, but originally
born and raised in Europe. I moved here for graduate school at
Stanford, decided to make the Bay Area my home and eventually
became a US citizen.
I would describe myself as a well-rounded person and a lifelong
learner, who can talk about anything. I used to travel a lot
independently and I've visited more than 20 countries, consuming
guide books, sightseeing and local dishes. Easy-going and relaxed
outside work, but also focused on career in a competitive
For fun, I enjoy hiking and skiing. And breaking a sweat at the
gym. I also enjoy the mental, technical and physical aspects of
driving cars (with full aftermarket safety equipment) on closed
race-tracks. The thrill is unbeatable! I have worked on the car as
DIY projects and I have volunteered as an instructor to fresh
race-track drivers for local car clubs.
Photography is another hobby and had been a rather serious amateur,
mostly on trips abroad, using slide film, long before photography
became mainstream and "easy". Got involved with studio, action and
modeling shots, but not that active anymore.
In general, I enjoy stimulating conversations, romance, appreciate
life, try to have all-around fun. I am intellectually curious,
communicative, and a good debater but also cuddly, enjoy physical
touch and warmth and derive pleasure from good food, lazy mornings
and being in the nature. I am looking for the same.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professionally, motivated by pushing the state-of-art in problems
with real-world implications and having an income too, I have
worked at Yahoo Research, at an SF trading firm on automated
trading of equity options, at a social software company that went
public and at a DNA tests startup.
Personally, the point in life has been reached where a more
meaningful and lasting relationship is very desirable. Such things
can't be forced or rushed though and gladly I would meet with
matching people and wherever sort-term or long- or life-long that
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
building things, breaking things, photography, driving, debating,
procrastinating, correct grammar, math, using my hands creatively
and with precision
The first things people usually notice about me
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My flying carpet. It also needs no parking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A little all over the place..
Movies: Minority Report, Eyes Wide Shut, The Italian Job, Shrek,
Ocean's Eleven, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harold and Kumar
Go To White Castle, The Last of the Mohicans, Bourne Identity, Pulp
Fiction, Casino, Das Boot, Bullitt, The Name of the Rose.
Books: My all-time favorite is the Omnivore's Dilemma. And the
least reason is because we are what we eat. Other great books are
Journey of a Man, The Name of the Rose, The Price of Loyalty, The
first and the Last, Scar Tissue. Disappointed to discover that 3 of
the books I enjoyed a lot are mostly fiction: Do Travel Writers go
to Hell? Bringing Down the House, Forgotten Soldier.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
gorgeous two-seater roadsters
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
somewhere.. maybe on a date, maybe packing up, maybe relaxing
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A former serious German girlfriend sent me a hand-written
invitation to her wedding in Munich, Germany. She had me stay at
their home. At the reception she had me seated at the couple's
table between the best man and the best woman. The best man was an
actual German Count.
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