29 Bronx, NY
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My self-summary
I'm a band geek. No really. Try to contain your excitement.

Transplant from a small, dirty, post-industrial ghetto-tundra.

When so moved, I can dress better than most people you know.

Truly a nerd of the highest quality, enthusiastic about all manner of geeky things ranging through the arts, entertainment and academia, and I hope you are as well.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a high school teacher in the South Bronx. I love my students, and though I may complain about my job from time to time, I care deeply about my work and the field of education in general. Even if I'm not always a teacher, in general I'm really a public sector kind of guy, so I'll probably never be rich. Sorry, haters!

When not teaching, I am a free-lance musician of the classical and theatre variety. I play woodwinds in symphony orchestras and theatre productions all over town. "It is my wife, it is my life".
I’m really good at
Music, teaching, cursing (sometimes all at once)
The first things people usually notice about me
-"Nigga look like Poindexter" (Harlem has many connoisseurs of passers-by)


-Jazz radio voice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: History, politics, biographies, music, social issues.

Movies: Gritty and cerebral; anything set in NYC in the 60s-80s; Anything involving crime, war, great clothes or Kevin Spacey.

Music: Classical music is pretty much my life. The most fun performance I've ever been to was a terrifyingly heavy metal band. And I know all of the words to "I wish" by Skee-lo. In addition to that, I would have to say everything else.
The six things I could never do without
Emotional support
Eccentric and bizarre humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-My little school band in the ghetto and how to make it better.
-Owning a dog!
-Why every girl on here drinks whiskey, has an absurdly extensive travel resume, and thinks that I give a shit that she is "really OCD about grammar and spelling". No offense, of course.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully playing music or cycling recklessly around town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sober three years. I don't care if you drink; I'll join you at the pub, just try not to look like Ginger from Casino.
You should message me if
-You're unusual
-You are exceptionally kind
-You swear like a sailor
-You are genuine and down to earth. You have a sense of humor and realism about the world that comes from seeing and experiencing actual difficulties.

Dog haters need not apply. I don't even have a dog, but I love them, and this is non-negotiable.

-You fancy a chat...preferably in person. About ZERO of my personality comes out through text, and my voice is an asset, so let's meet up like real people!