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Tangas_person

56 New York, NY Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 32–55
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 9:54pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Native American, White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body type
Athletic
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
$100,000–$150,000
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English, German (Fluently), French (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
About me: I had an eccentric childhood in a family of artists, musicians, and a lioness named Tanga (I was her person). As the product of a gynocratic home, my values and politics are feminist, synergic, and progressive. My sense of style is casual, outdoorsy, and bohemian--the exact opposite of corporate and uptight. A former competitive athlete, I treasure staying active, fit, and healthy.

I work as a professor of literature and visual culture in New York City so I spend a lot of time reading, writing, and looking at works of art. And I like extremes so much that I divide my time between Manhattan during the academic year and a house beside the sea on a remote Scottish island in the summer. At least once a year I fly to Hawaii to hang with my extended family and to catch some waves.

I'm single (amicably divorced, no kids), financially secure, emotionally evolved, high energy, and looking to meet someone special. To go on adventures, both near and far. I'm not in any rush, but I'm looking to partner up for the long haul.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
--teaching and writing about modern German art, British literature, and aesthetic theory
--herding cats, er, grad students
--translating Nietzsche
--curating an art exhibition in Norway
--renovating my old stone house on the Isle of Lewis
--riding my bike around the city
--swimming for fitness
--foraging and cooking for friends and family
--going to live music shows. In the past year I've seen Cults, Foxygen, Neko Case, Kurt Vile, Fountains of Wayne, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spires, Tennis, Woods, Quilt, Slow Club, Elephant Stone, Best Coast, Deer Tick, Waxahatchee, The Allah-Las, The Replacements, The Orwells, The Dardys, and The Dodos. Looking forward to some awesome shows this spring: The Waterboys, Freedy Johnston, Tennis, Belle and Sebastian, and Neko Case.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
--starting fires
--handling a boat
--spotting seals in the Hudson
--sleuthing around in archives
--foraging and cooking for friends and family
--literally anything that involves hand-eye coordination
--being GGG
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
eyes, cheekbones, height (tallish for the east coast)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
--I really like British (especially the Romantic poets, Victorian novelists, and modernist geniuses like D.H. Lawrence) and German literature (Goethe, Stefan George, Nietzsche, Rilke, Thomas Mann), Roberto Bolaño, Patricia Highsmith, detective fiction, history and non-fiction prose, investigative journalism (The New Yorker, NPR, The Atlantic, etc.). Currently I am under the spell of Karl Ove Knausgaard's magnum opus, Min Kamp (My Struggle).
--live music (indie rock--especially surf pop--by very new bands/singer-songwriters)
--Tee Vee (vintage Buffy, Strangers with Candy, Arrested Development, House of Cards, Louis C.K., Mister Show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Thick of It, the BBC Sherlock, Daredevil)
--food and drink: I love discovering dive bars and great unpretentious restaurants (Asian food is a favorite) and excellent beer and wine, espresso, single malts
--movies (art films as well as schlock, especially Hitchcock, Polanski, von Trier, Anderson, Herzog)
--art, especially Rembrandt's "The Polish Rider" at the Frick and the Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters.

I generally like anything provocative, intelligent, and whimsical.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
books
bike
ping pong table
iphone for music
my uke
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
art/poetry/music/sex
food/wine/beer
the ocean/sky/mountains
sea creatures, house/big cats, canines, feral ponies and horses, raptors, highland cows, black-faced sheep
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
recovering from a long week of teaching which might involve beers with friends at the Boat Basin, a visit to MoMA, or just relaxing and ordering in and watching something on Netflix
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
--You understand and accept how creative people do their work
--You have a great sense of humor
--You do not identify as a Republican, a "fiscal conservative" (the same thing as a Republican) or are super religious
--You can tolerate my elderly but spry black cat, Juju (bonus points)