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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 33–46
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Aug 31
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
Mostly other
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Has dogs and has cats
My self-summary
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I'm an eclectic combination of seemingly contradictory characteristics: Nerdy adventure seeker and adrenaline-junkie. Athletic, gym-obsessed sports addict who yearns for political debate and intellectual stimulation. Light-hearted and easy-going personally, ambitious and no-nonsense professionally. Super outgoing and vivacious book-worm. Non-dogmatic spiritual objectivist (or “objectivish”, since I love Rand but don’t subscribe to her entire doctrine.) Love the world of ideas, but more enamored with making a tangible impact.

I’m motivated by growth in all aspects of my life. If we’re not changing and evolving, we’re dying. This might be the most important ingredient in a successful relationship--growing and evolving and exploring together with unfiltered curiosity about the world and how we can optimize our time on it.
What I’m doing with my life
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A few facts:

Lived in DC but found that the bureaucratic ineffectiveness conflicted with my inherent business nature. I really love digging into businesses-the lifecycle, the strategy, the people-and helping them grow or turnaround. Went back to sweet home Chicago in 2004...was in Philly managing a restructure for a digital marketing agency last back in Chi and spending time in Cali.

Super close to family.

I'm a bit intense when it comes to business. I work hard, love every minute. I completed my JD-MBA in 2010. I have no intention of practicing law but I don't intend to be held hostage by lawyers;)

I’m at a life inflection point. Completed a recapitalization transaction in 2013 that dominated my life for two years, then helped a friend in Philly reorg his agency...ready to climb out of the cave! Hit me up if you want to do something fun! I'm not convinced that our actions have much bearing on when we find that simple, yet all too rare *connection*, but I’ve made many great friends from dating failures.

I'm really happy with my life. I'm not needy and can be happy single, taking on my personal goals. But a great and aligned man will make it even better and bring true and complete fulfillment! I'm searching for an extraordinary, deep, fun relationship that optimizes each of our lives, helping us to grow as individuals and partners. That means being honest about compatibility on all levels--physically, intellectually, emotionally and even spiritually.

My biggest passion may be animals. I helped start an animal welfare nonprofit 16 years ago and am obsessed with helping homeless animals as much as possible and propagating the No Kill movement, challenging the “cage-and-kill” status quo.

Love sports--played rugby for six years (stopped after two ACL reconstructions), liked crossfit but left it for Poliquin-based strength training, though my supplement load is borderline ridiculous. (I may be a bit gym obsessed as well.) Love snowboarding and watching my Cubbies (ok-we're in a rough patch.) Serious addiction to the NFL and my Bears. Let's book a diving expedition--or help me learn how to surf or climb.

I have a profound love for this country and our founding principles and a healthy disdain for government intrusion into the lives and choices of its citizenry.

I’m a package deal, so my two dogs should be adored!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...being well-rounded. Athletic with an intellect. Workaholic yet fun. Strength training. Writing. Creating. Restructuring. Being open minded. Adventure!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Articulate, happy, confident, deep--my smile/laugh. I can be a little boisterous on occasion. I tend to seriously customize my restaurant ordering, which I recognize is super-annoying:)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Ayn Rand, classics, business. Movies: light, funny--anything for mental escape. Music: a little of everything--mellowing with age but still harbor a love of Social Distortion. Food: Abandoned vegetarianism for paleo. Talk about polar opposites! Pretty much gluten- and dairy-free.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Pets (not really things, but essential!), apple products, king size comfy bed (guess I could survive without, but really never want to!), living in a major city, paleogreens (try them, I'm hooked!), Chipotle...and that might be it if people don't qualify.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Metaphysical/spiritual reality, business, proper role and function of government, food and being 98% gluten- and dairy-free, my guilt of eating animals after 15 years as a vegetarian, saving homeless pets, the NFL...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Waiting for my beta alanine buzz to work out of my system. Really. Our team lifts just moved from Saturday to Friday nights and I need my weekly dose of girls who aren't afraid of deep squats and dead lifts! Dinner with friends and/or family after, or crashing out and decompressing from the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My mom read my journal when I was in college, detailing my *adventures* with men to that point...still recovering:)
You should message me if
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You're a contradiction! I can’t prioritize one aspect of my personality, so I’m looking for someone who is equal parts brain and brawn. Who has passion about what he is doing with his life—personally and professionally. Who craves adventure and likes to test the edge every now and then. Who has an intense work ethic, but knows how to turn it off and vege. Who is excited by life and all the possibilities! Who is integrity personified. Who loves his family! Who has an incredibly busy life of his own, but knows how to prioritize if the right relationship come around.

Because of who I am, it’s really essential that a future partner appreciates independent women who have their own mindset and really wants a “partnership” in every sense of the word. Want a guy who will be just as turned on by a heated and intense intellectual conversation as he would by a heated and intense afternoon together at the gym.