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50 Brooklyn, NY Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 41–49
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

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5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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New Englander/Eastern Seaboarder by upbringing, but now, 20 years in, happily a New Yorker. Several years ago, after many years in Manhattan, I decamped to Brooklyn, and have enjoyed the contrast, if not the slightly longer commute. I do occasionally miss the old Village nabe (esp. the close proximity of so many great jazz clubs), but it's been fun to explore the many interesting enclaves in the County of Kings. Also enjoy getting out of town some weekends, for cultural events, hiking, skiing, flyfishing, and visiting friends and their families beyond the city limits.
What I’m doing with my life
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I've spent the bulk of my career in the investment management and management consulting industries, which I've generally enjoyed. Recently, I changed careers, transitioning to a senior administrative role at a prominent local university, which I'm really excited about. Prior to grad school, I worked in Wash, DC as a Democratic aide/speechwriter on Capitol Hill. Not surprisingly, I still follow politics and current affairs, and, yes, I enjoy House of Cards (despite its lack of verisimilitude/Gothic script flourishes).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Have been told I'm a pretty good listener and fluent conversationalist. Adept at chatting up strangers, NYT crossword, programming weekends out of town (esp. if it involves dining at quaint pub or inn), and discussing books across a range of genres. In recent years, I've gotten fairly interested in food and cooking - have this absurdly aspirational cookbook collection - don't ask...if you have even a modicum of interest in cooking, that would be great. If you can make a decent pie crust, even better. I've also resolved, finally, to learn to play the piano, which I am finding to be a very rewarding, if humbling, endeavor.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Fairly upbeat personality, maybe? Sometimes people tell me I look like a politician or newscaster (not sure what that's about - perhaps because I clean up nice)?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Old Europe, Angkor Wat, Berlin, Tokyo, the Edinburgh Festival. Foreign and indie films. Read a fair amount, esp. current affairs, psychology, and essays/criticism, as well as quality fiction. Just finished Patti Smith's Memoir, Just Kids, which I enjoyed. Next up: Listen to This, by The New Yorker's Alex Ross, and Knausgaard's My Struggle. What else...enjoy theatre, both plays and classic musicals (my grandfather was a Broadway composer and musician). MoMA, BAM, NYCB, Half King bar, book readings, Village Vanguard, The Times, the New Yorker, NPR. Former amateur drummer and omnivorous music person (though less so in recent years) - Pandora (sorry to be so 2011) stations range from Duke Ellington to the Smiths, the Elvises (Presley and Costello) to the Velvet Underground, depends on the mood. Also Handel (Messiah), Satie, Gospel, Beatles, the Doors, Ramones, Radiohead, Jimi, Miles, Coltrane and Mingus, etc. (obviously, I like a bit of variety).

Enjoy playing tennis at Prospect Park courts, and watching it at the US Open. Relish winter sports like cross-country/downhill skiing and ice skating. Also enjoy diving, and thinking about doing the next certification level. And I love flyfishing in the Catskills. Other faves: the Strand (any used book store, in fact), raw bars, dim sum and the bakeries in Chinatown, pretty much anything with truffles or truffle oil.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Well, more than six, actually:

Hope about the future
Companionship/trusted friends
Music (would be fun to compare desert island selections)
The assumption one gets wiser with age
Something to read on the subway
The change of seasons
Indian, Middle Eastern and Japanese food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lots of things, so sorry if I meander a bit here. Hmmm...highly unoriginal, I know, but I try to be grateful -- for family, close friendships, health and other blessings -- rather than bemoan what might be missing, or paths not taken. Social justice is important to me, and informs my worldview and politics. On the lighter side, dealing with the sensory overload of NYC living, and the surfeit of interesting things going on, like what exhibits, plays or performances I want to check out. And always on the lookout for intriguing travel, cooking and reading suggestions. Lately, have been thinking I've been remiss in not volunteering more.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Varies quite a bit. Perhaps grabbing dinner and maybe a flick, play or live music with friends. In winter, maybe hitting late Fri hours at the Met or Whitney. Sometimes driving to mountains or out to the East End. Home reading a book. In nice weather, I enjoy unwinding from the week by hitting the Park for 3-4 loops on the bike.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When we meet perhaps...
You should message me if
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You're at all inclined noted above, I enjoy meeting all kinds of people, and am confident we'll find something in common.