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34 M San Francisco, CA

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Last Online
Today – 5:16pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), German (Okay), C++ (Fluently), Russian (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Brad, another tech person in San Francisco. How unique, right?

I'm from Portland and went to school in Seattle. An acquisition brought me and a number of my friends to SF in 2005 and I now consider it home.

I play on computers ("work"), play outside, eat, drink, run, travel, hang out with friends, and look for love on the Internet. Apparently. (in my defense, you are too, right?)
What I’m doing with my life
What I'm doing at present is clear. What's next is less so.

I have a job, and I love it... I think it's challenging and fun and important, and I love my coworkers. My coworkers are all over the world, permitting me to work from home often or go travel and visit them (or just work from other locations) since it doesn't generally matter where I physically am. I'm at peace on planes and traveled 88k miles in 2012, for better or worse.

So I love my job, and I love traveling, but I'm not sure what I'm "doing with my life". (as in: what's next?)

I have a side project (company?) that's been happily distracting me for the past few years, too, which I think would be fun to turn into a new start-up, but its "business model" remains nascent at best, so it's somewhat a hobby.

I enjoy scuba diving (Monterey & Belize, mostly, but recently Indonesia). I enjoy studying languages but am currently not in any classes. Most recently I was studying Russian (previously German, Spanish, German...)

I like running with friends. I've run Bay to Breakers a bunch, a number of half marathons, the Double Dipsea, and recently did my first marathon in October.

My road bike was just stolen, so I need to replace that sometime here. I enjoy long bike rides, but I'm not proactive enough about planning them. Likewise with mountain biking. Running is easier to plan, for some reason.

I live in Noe Valley on a steep hill and got lazy (creative?) a year after moving here and bought a motorcycle. The city suddenly became so accessible (easier parking!). Turns out, conveniently, there are a bunch of restaurants! I had a goal to hit 100 new restaurants last year and went a fair bit over. (probably why I suck at cooking, sadly.)

Don't all these profiles sound the same? I like stuff. People like stuff. I think I'm typing in the wrong box.
I’m really good at
I can walk on my hands for minutes at a time. How's that for a useful skill?

Wish I could say I could cook. I instituted a weekly Wednesday cooking night at my house a few years back in an effort to teach me how to cook. It turned into a weekly party where other people rotated cooking and I was a sous chef at best. Drinking with knives... always a good combo.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: typical dorky stuff (Neal Stephenson, Charles Stross, Vernor Vinge), Mountains Beyond Mountains (dude is awesomely inspiring), The Devil in the White City, Brave New World, Millennium Trilogy (and other such time-killing books; why not?), .... currently enqueued: The Box. Somebody also recommended Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps, but it became less interesting halfway through.

Movies: oh, whatever's on: comedy, action, drama. I probably only go to the theater once or twice a year lately (e.g. new Bond movie), and I don't have Netflix or TV, so I mostly watch movies on planes (e.g. latest Bourne) or at my friends' place (e.g. Moneyball) or with my dad, who loves even terrible movies (e.g. In Time) and then making fun of them for months thereafter.

Music: recent Pandora stations include Grimes, Hole, Holy Fuck, MGMT, Passion Pit, Phoenix, The Killers, Tom Petty, Lana Del Rey, Ratatat, Gotan Project, Bran Van 3000, Rhett Miller, Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, The Submarines, Kanye, Grillz, .... okay, this is all over the place.

Shows: I just saw Sleep No More! Holy crap--- most bizarrely awesome experience ever. I can't recommend it highly enough. I've been raving it about it for weeks now to anybody who will listen, just as people did to me. So worth it.

Oh, TV shows: seems like the typical things, when I'm in a TV mood: Arrested Development, Mad Men, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Grimm, Daily Show / Colbert Report, etc. I don't have cable so I download shows and try to run on my rainy-day-treadmill to make up for the guilt of watching TV.
The six things I could never do without
Empirically, the same six things as everybody else. To wit,

* coffee
* a project to obsess over
* a passport
* sunscreen
* friends & family
* adventure
I spend a lot of time thinking about
food, travel, current project/problem, ...
On a typical Friday night I am
With friends grabbing dinner & drinks somewhere after work.

Or, driving to Tahoe during the winter season, fleeing the city early before traffic gets too bad.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The best answer I ever saw in response to this was: "I have ontological issues with this question." :-)

But let's get more serious and throw out something real, at least in the interest of not ignoring the question: I was married for six months when I was 26. It's not actually incredibly private and I'm happy to discuss, but it feels weird putting the details (somber, of course) here.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
... you want to go out to eat, drink, cook (warning: see above), run, bike, hike, or just generally hang out.

I'm ideally looking for a long-term partner but worst case I figure we go do something fun and find that while we're not 100% compatible long-term, we are 100% compatible at killing a bottle of wine together on a random not-so-awkward Internet-instigated first & only date. Things could be worse. :)

Or, to end on a more optimistic note... maybe we'd hit it off.