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43 M Paris, France

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 28–46
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:35am
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Science / Engineering
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English (Okay), French (Poorly), Italian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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When we meet you would likely first ask where am I from. So, lets get that out of the way now. I was born and grew up in South Africa, moved with my family to Toronto in my teens, grad. school in California, worked and studied in London and Rome, and lived in New York for the past 9 years. That's why I talk funny. Good, now we can move on.

I am irreverent and committed to the idea that rules are best treated as suggestions; I break them when they seem silly.

I have a dry and mischievous sense of humor, and I sometimes laugh until I cry. It sometimes gets me in a spot o' bother.

I choose to be a gentleman. Mostly.

I am a recovered philosopher.

My heroes, in different spheres and no particular, order include Nelson Mandela, Sir Bernard Katz, Joe Strummer, my grandmother, Kenny Dalglish, Henri Cartier-Bressson and Diane Arbus, and Alice Waters.

I am smart and engaged and absent minded and goofy; I am tolerant and nonjudgmental but I have strong opinions and am not shy about sharing them; I am athletic and intense and mellow and often very clumsy.

i NTp.

I roll my own pasta.

I am trying to find another word with which to start my sentences.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Neuroscientist lucky enough to be able to do what I love and love what I do. I work hard and I am good at what I do, but it doesn't define me. Well, it doesn't wholly define me. A bonus of this endeavor is that I have friends and colleagues in different countries throughout the world and get to see them reasonably often, and often in cool places. However, I spend most of my social time with my nucleus of non-science friends; in general, they're better-dressed, finer-dining and harder-drinking.

Preferred forms of masochism presently include, but are not limited to, triathlons and muddy adventure races.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Seeing the funny side.

Engaging fully.

I am curious, sometimes patient, a little obsessive but not compulsive, definitely appreciative of the finer things, and I have a rudimentary understanding of physics and chemistry. Put these together and you get a pretty spectacular cook. Mainly though, I'm cripplingly modest.

I have been known to take a decent photograph.

Also, I know a little about synaptic biophysics and learning theory.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Usually it's the radiant aura and the flight of beaming cherubs throwing rose petals beneath my feet as I walk. Sometimes it's my posse. Or my ankle monitor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Midnight's Children; Atonement; Waiting for the Barbarians; On Food and Cooking; The Brothers Karamazov; Advice for a Young Investigator; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Coming Through Slaughter is my all-time favorite book.

Movies: I don't see all that many, but the Coen brothers abide; I'm still transfixed by David Lean's cinematography; pre-Madonna Guy Ritchie (or is that prima donna Guy Ritchie?); almost anything with Daniel Day-Lewis; Ken Burns. It know it's not quite the same, but William Kentridge's animations blow my mind.

TV: early 30 Rock; Daily Show; BBC News; The Wire; Mad Men; Homeland.

Music: Ugghh! Okay, The Clash and Leonard Cohen; Massive Attack and Sibelius' Violin Concerto; Linton Kwesi Johnson and MGMT; Jay-Z and The Jam; Miles Davis and Tom Waits; Vampire Weekend and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2; Lily Allen and…

Food: I am a very adventurous eater and appreciate any good food, whether in a Michelin-starred restaurant or from the back of a truck, with a small preference for the latter. I am on a serious noodle kick right now and spend way too much time (or perhaps not nearly enough) at Momufuku, Ippudo, and others of their ilk.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Six? Six! You’re joking, right? Okay, here are some:

Spontaneous dinner parties with good friends, heated conversations, great meals, and the liberal flowing of fine wine (and that's one thing!); the Oxford Comma; challenges in almost any guise; NPR; Whole Foods and Freahdirect; my morning coffee(s); LES burlesque; slow left-turn reef breaks on a longboard; the Central Park loop; good - like Il Laboratorio good - vanilla ice cream; the small of a woman’s back; my 9" santoku; Hendricks and cucumber; Pandora…
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How remarkably accurate OkC's Match algorithms have proven.

I, being a pinko, atheist Jew, am probably not going to respond to your message when you claim the first thing you cannot do without is The Grace of Christ. Just saying.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Plotting universal domination, probably after a drink. Maybe even two. Otherwise, knitting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Before I became a prince I used to be a frog.
You should message me if
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Send me a message if something I've written attracts you, intruigues you, amuses you, annoys you, confuses you, or simply doesn't make any sense.

You're interested and interesting, and you'd let a gentleman buy you dinner so he doesn't have to eat alone every night.

I have a very definite preference for real as opposed to virtual, relationships. If it seems like we might gel, I will want some face-to-face time fairly soon.

Also, to preempt the large number of messages this little fib seems to have elicited - or, isn't that the whole point? - no, I don't really knit. Please feel free to message me anyway if you thought that might have been your in. I promise I'll be nice.