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RDE1982

32 New York, NY Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 26–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 6:27am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Status
Single
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a laid back guy, and I am looking for a laid back girl who will like me for who I am. I like to think of myself as kind of a quirky, hopeless romantic, meaning I am somewhat awkward if you don't know me, but I'm really a a unique guy who likes all different types of girls. I may turn up on your front lawn one day with a boombox hoisted above my head with Peter Gabriel blaring, "Say Anything" style. I have made many a mix CD in my 32 years on this earth, and yes, I will most likely make you one. I really like doing sweet things for girls that I like, (I lit up the front of a building in mid-town in the favorite color of the last girl I saw.) I will also repeatedly tell you how beautiful you are until you have to tell me to stop. I'm sorry, but when I get to know a girl, and she is truly beautiful, in all aspects, I tell her that. What I look for in a partner:

1) You should be awesome

2) You should bring minimal drama to the table.

3) You should be passionate about at least one thing. It can be anything: literature, theatre, art, design, cinema, comedy, writing, marijuana decriminalization, I don't care, as long as there is at least one thing in your life that you are really into.

4) You should feel comfortable in your own skin.

5) You should have at least peaked at a newspaper in the last month and half.

6) You should be kind at heart.

7) You should have minimal arrests and probably not any misdemeanors on your record.

8) You should at least like New York, because I plan on staying here for the foreseeable future.

10) You should not be banned from any countries in the European Union.

11) You should not be the subject of any songs by Weezer or any of Rivers Cuomo's side projects.

Most of all, you just need to be a cool girl who will like me for me. And if you like bad emo from the early 2000's, that doesn't hurt either. (We could duet on the entirety of "The Swiss Army Romance".)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
What am I doing with my life? Living it the best I can and the only way I know how. I like to think that I'm continually learning and bettering myself. I appreciate the small things and I'm also a big proponent that a small gesture or tiny act of kindness can go a long way.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Uhm, let's see, I'm pretty good at random trivia, I'm a decent draftsmen, I like to think I'm an above average lighting designer, a decent writer, and.. yeah... I'm good at some other.. stuff, as well, I mean... well, message me and we'll talk. (Rock and Roll trivia at Piano's on the LES. Anyone....? "Highway 61 Revisited, 1965, for the win....."
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My glasses. And my bad ass white man 'fro if I haven't gotten a haircut in a while.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
B O O K S

• "The Fortress of Solitude"
• "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh"
• "Wonderboys"
• "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
• "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius"
• "The Year of Endless Sorrows"
• "The Corrections"
• "Freedom"
• "Norwegian Wood"
• "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"
• "The Perks of Being a Wall Flower"
• "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter"
• "The Marriage Plot"
• "Empire Falls"
• "The Mayor of Castro Street"
• "American Pastoral"
• "Some Kids"
• "The Goldfinch"
• "The Rules of Attraction"
• "The Circle"
• "Paper Towns"
• "The Rosie Project"
• "The Virgin Suicides"
• "Not That Kind of Girl"
• "The Human Stain"
• "Among The Ten Thousand Things"
• "Dissident Gardens"

M U S I C

A lot of really good stuff, a lot of really bad stuff, and a lot of stuff in between

M O V I E S

• "Adventureland"
• "Life as a House"
• "Milk"
• "It's Kind of a Funny Story" - (Zach Galifinakis as you've never seen him, totally underrated film, although totally unrealistic. Also, best dream sequence ever.)
• "Glengarry Glen Ross"
• "Frances Ha"
• "Grassroots" - (http://imdb.to/1LUf3VP)

Some recent favorites include Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young", Linklater's "Boyhood", "The Spectacular Now", "Obvious Child", "Whiplash", and "The Skeleton Twins".

For documentaries, I enjoyed Dave Grohl's epic "Sound City", "The Seven Five", "Tim's Vermeer", "Banksy Does New York", and "Making The Boys".

P O D C A S T S

• "WTF With Marc Maron"
• "This American Life"
• "Fresh Air"
• "Stuff You Should Know"
• "The Nerdist"

T E L E V I S I O N

• "GIRLS"
• "Orange Is The New Black"
• "Maron"
• "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
• "Saturday Night Live"
• "Broad City"
• "Silicon Valley"
• "Freaks and Geeks"
• "Undeclared"
• "Inside Amy Schumer"
• "Louie"
• "Togetherness"

T H E A T R E

• "This Is Our Youth"
• "Red Light Winter"
• "On The Mountain"
• "The Four of Us"
• "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"
• "Violet"
• "HAIR"
• "The Metal Children"
• "Punk Rock"
• "Sleepwalk With Me"
• "Speech & Debate"
• "Suburbia"
• "Tick Tick... Boom"
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Site
2) Sound
3) The ability to get from point A to point B in a somewhat time efficient manner.
4) Water
5) Oxygen
6) Trees
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, art, literature, design, lighting, pretty faces....
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Let's see, in the last year I've started to see a movie pretty much every Friday night, so there's that..... I can be found at a good off-broadway show sometimes..... Out with friends at various eating and drinking establishments throughout the five boroughs.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I live my life in strict accordance with The Good Book*

*The Chicago Manual of Style
(Oxford commas are hot.)

If you can articulate your thoughts in a grammatically pleasing way and you do this consistently, I'm putty in your hands. Smart girls are the most attractive girls.

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I was once listening to a podcast where comedian Marc Maron was interviewing Diablo Cody, and she was talking about how she met her first husband on a Beach Boys fan board back in the day when small fan boards existed on the internet. She said one of the reasons she was into him was that he had the "Smile" bootleg and she wanted in.

I kind of want this to be my story of meeting someone. It's incredibly idealistic and I think wonderful. (I think that's kind of embarrassing to admit.)**

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**Since I wrote this I've read Diablo's memoir, ("Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper"), and it turns out that the aforementioned story changes a bit from telling to telling. I'm going to go with the version I've recalled above from WTF.
You should message me if
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You're awesome, and you think I may have the ability to be awesome as well.