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MatthewA

50 Arlington, VA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 35–50
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Aug 15
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Education
Graduated from law school
Job
Law
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Offspring
Has kids, and might want more
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm pretty cerebral. I like to try to figure things out, like how people make decisions about what kind of work to do, whom to marry, or whether to have children. Dating, especially, is interesting, given how much time I spending doing it or thinking about it. (You probably do, too, if you're reading this.) How do people wind up with their partners? Why do pairings that seem unworkable actually work, while many that seem perfect go nowhere? I also like to find out how other people think about those things, so if we go out, we may end up talking about the life choices people make, and how they either do, or do not, work out. Or we may end up talking about the Kardashians.
What I’m doing with my life
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Practicing tax law, hanging out with my kids playing cards or Rummykub or chess, surfing the internet looking at power laws, chaos theory, and 17th century history. Reading Commentary, the Atlantic, and City Journal. I also like hiking, bowling, miniature golf, playing pool, farmers' markets, and, in limited doses, art fairs.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Staying out of (serious) trouble. Grilling things (charcoal, not gas). Figuring people out (most people), and having fun with a wide variety of people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
People usually don't notice anything about me at first.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Thinking: Fast and Slow, Up in the Air, The Power of Habit, Classic Rock, Indian food, Ethiopian food, sushi, coffee (I roast and grind my own beans), beer (unique, I know).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
coffee
Lebanese food
My kids
a car (or at least a mule. An air conditioned mule)
the internet (although apparently I did fine without it for the first 30 years of my life)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why people do things. Why the windows in my car go down for no reason (actually, I did figure that one out: low battery voltage). How to help my kids be happy and successful adults. Tax law.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
playing chess with my son, exploring the nuances of high school social networks with my daughter, at a restaurant or bar unwinding with friends, sometimes on a date, or possibly staying late at the office to get some work done so I can dive into the weekend first thing Saturday morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think people's reactions to this question are interesting. The question assumes that privacy is a spectrum, rather than a binary determination. It doesn't ask you to admit something very private; it asks you the most private thing you are willing to admit. I'm willing to admit that I have a 401(k) plan. That's private in the sense that it's not obvious to anyone who sees me on the street and is not a matter of public record, but it's also not intensely private. Why do people have trouble with this?
You should message me if
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You connected with, or have a question about, anything here, or you have suggestions for improving this profile. (Oddly, no one has offered me any suggestions for improving this profile. I may have to retract the request.)