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RPCV_Martin

31 M New York, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 8:38am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Hispanic / Latin
Height
5′ 5″ (1.65m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Russian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
During one of my classes this one time, a student said to me, "Mr. Martin, you are so racist, the way you are talking to Victor."
And my reply was simply, "it's not that I am racist, I just don't like Victor."
Both Victor and the other kid laughed, and we were able to move forward with the class.

I want someone I can get to know this city better with. I am in this new place and would really like it to become a background and character in my life, and it would be great to share it with someone; going to karaoke, trying new restaurants, seeing all the typical and atypical New York attractions, and of course, on occasion, staying in and Netflix marathoning or even playing video games. Feel free to read on and don't hesitate to send a message.

In the movie, High Fidelity, John Cusack says that it's not what you are like, but what you like. I totally agree, so, with this in mind, here are some things I like and love:

- Arrested Development
- midnight screenings to movies
- singing karaoke (horribly, of course)
- Trivia
- driving (but this is New York, so I have no car)
- making pancakes for people
- learning to cook something new with someone
- Conan O'Brien
- good conversation over good brew
- dancing to 80s tunes
- Supernatural
- Seinfeld (and making Seinfeld references)
- Festivus
- Anchorman (and making Anchorman references)
- many leather-bound books, and an apartment smelling of rich mahogany
- Batman (I am very, very geeky)
- my family (oldest of four brothers)
- trying to figure out mystery/dramas while watching them
- playing video games with friends (not obsessed, just like to
play the occasional Mario Kart)
- talking about future teaching plans
- people-watching
- Louis CK
- walking home through the city streets after a night well-spent
- making my own costume for Halloween
- finding the perfect gift for someone
- getting to know people better
- Peace Corps
- home-made Mexican food (basically, my mom's cooking)
- catching a baseball game
- playing baseball with friends for fun (though, admittedly, it
usually gets competitive)
- playing party games with pals (yay Cards Against Humanity)
- Doctor Who

Thanks for stopping by. You stay classy!
What I’m doing with my life
I moved to New York back in May. I am part of the Peace Corps Teaching Fellows program at Teachers College, Columbia University, so I'm going to grad school while teaching full-time as a social studies teacher at a high school in the Bronx. It is challenging but I like it. Saying everyday is a challenge is like saying everyday is rewarding, but both are entirely true. In-between school and teaching, I am chewing gum and kicking butt, occasionally running out of gum. I seriously have very little free time since school started, but I still like to try to be social, thus why I am here.
I’m really good at
Based on what others have told me, I am pretty good at getting people to laugh. I guess that makes me funny. In fact, if I cannot make you laugh, I will give you your money back (which just means that I would buy you an extra beer or two). I am also pretty good at having a good conversation, which I suppose comes in handy if out having dinner with someone. I think I am pretty easy to talk to and have been told I have a couple of good ears for listening. I am also pretty good at singing badly at karaoke. I sing with passion to make up for lack of talent, but it all depends on how many brews we've had that would make it sound tolerable/okay/great. I also like to play pool, and have discovered it is a good way to get to know people.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard and moustache combo, unless I happen to walk into a room backwards, which I have been asked not to do anymore because people wanted to see my beard and moustache combo.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Catcher in the Rye, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Master and Margarita, Fahrenheit 451, The Kite Runner, A People's History of the United States, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Incredible Lightness of Being, The Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Strikes Again (did I mention I am a geek) and others

TV Shows: The Walking Dead, IT Crowd, Doctor Who, Firefly, Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, Leverage, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, House, Seinfeld, South Park, Conan, Modern Family, Supernatural, and others

Music: The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Decemberists, Dear Hunter, Cold War Kids, Queen, Dresden Dolls, Nirvana, the Killers, Coldplay, Muse, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Green Day, Interpol, the Cure, Black Kids, the Hooligans, Okean Elziy, Kino, Cake, Cat Power, Sneaker Pimps, Snow Patrol, and others

Movies: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Dark Knight Rises (geek), Blade Runner, Anchorman, Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, V for Vendetta, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Juno, Casablanca, Die Hard, The Watchmen, The Big Lebowski, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Superbad, Evil Dead, Army of Darkness ("groovy" geek), Unforgiven, Gran Torino, True Grit, When Harry Met Sally, Horrible Bosses, and others

Food: The edible, tasty variety (too many run-ins with plastic, life-like table fruit have led me to this preference)
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, free will, ideas, weekend sleep-in time, and my mom's tamales (they are just that tasty).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Well, lately, I spend a lot of time thinking about my career. I am in the Peace Corps Teaching Fellows program and began teaching in September. Due to this, I am worrying about how prepared I truly am for the lessons, how good of a teacher I am, and how well I interact with my students. I want to be a good teacher because I believe it is one of those careers that is a calling, and so I want to do the best to help my students do their best and grow. I have experience teaching because I taught English in Ukraine for three years in Peace Corps, but it is an entirely different animal teaching in New York City. That has been on my mind a lot. Well, that and trying to figure out if the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will be any good. I can't really say I have lots of faith in Michael Bay.
On a typical Friday night I am
On Friday nights I am usually writing essay responses to OkCupid questions. It takes a while, especially since I have to go back and edit them (I would not want to be seen as unattractive simply because I did not run a thorough spell check) and add things I had previously forgotten (like, I actually forgot that Ghostbusters was one of my favorite movies....I mean, how could I forget to include that gem!). When not playing the role of OkCupid Editor, I enjoy hanging out with friends, going out for drinks, or dancing at clubs that specialize in 80s music. It really is the best music to drink and dance to. Lately, Friday nights have been really my time to unwind after teaching. Yay Fridays!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmmm....well, I have an irrational fear of bees because I have never been stung by one. So, some people are highly allergic to them, so it would be rather unfortunate if the first time I got stung would be my last cause, you know, I die or something.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–32
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You read my profile up to this point and have not decided to switch over to the profile of the guy whose showing off his six-pack in his profile pic?

Seriously, though, if you find me at all interesting, send a message. I am old-school, so the first round's on me, and at the very least you'll get some good conversation out of it.

If you are looking for something more substantial. No one-night stands for me, ladies.

No couples please. I don't care how cool and experimental it may be, I am not a mad scientist. I do not need to experiment, and I do not want a couples situation in my life.