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28 M Philadelphia, PA

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Last Online
Yesterday – 3:00pm
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Other, but not too serious about it
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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Hi! My name's Dan. I deal with crazy people for a living and hopefully help them get to be a little less crazy. I do this, hopefully, before anybody realizes I actually have no idea what I'm talking about and calls me on my rampant bullshit- but, after 28 years of faking it, folks seem more or less content to let me do my thing, so I guess I'll keep doing it for a while longer.
What I’m doing with my life
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I moved to Philadelphia in March of 2013 and have been working as an outpatient mental health counselor in the northeast since then. I've been trying to get back into some semblance of shape recently, and to that end I've started taking up mountain biking and OH MY GOD MY LEGS.

I'm also trying to be better about this other goal of mine- I want to be a musician (me and everyone else, I know), but I'm going to be playing some open mic nights pretty soon in an attempt to get my name out there. Who knows? Maybe in a few months I'll have some stuff recorded by professionals (I play guitar, but not *well*).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sometimes I'll try to be modest about things, but this is not one of those times: I am a fantastic cook. My lasagna, for instance, is actually *so* rich, people try to get it drunk and marry it in Vegas just so it'll pay them child support. But no typical cook am I, but an *explorer* cook; I will fearlessly use ingredients I've never even seen or heard of, from places I can't even pronounce. If I'm getting creative in the kitchen and I don't feel like I should need a pith helmet and a translator to eat whatever I've concocted, I haven't been creative enough.

I'm also prone to occasional bouts of hyperbole.
(But I am actually a good cook and I love the chance to cook for people, as long as they're not douchenozzles. Those folks can go hungry).

This next part requires a preface- remember that movie "Mystery Men", with Invisible Boy? The boy who could turn invisible- as long as nobody's looking at him?
Well, I have a version of that as my own superpower. I have the ability to get myself into the most ridiculous misadventures... but I only attract these events and circumstances if I'm not *trying* to be their catalyst. I call it "adventuremagnetism" (electromagnetism's far sneakier cousin).
The first things people usually notice about me
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The beard. You can't tell from the photos I have up but it's much more beard-y and far less not-beard-y than it was in its more stubble-ish days. I will illustrate this with an entirely true story:

One day, when I was substitute teaching some 6th graders in Maryland, a particularly astute young lad came up to me and said, "Hey! Mr. Dan! Do you ever wake up in the morning and go, (and here he scrunched up his face and scratched his cheeks) 'Man, I have an awesome beard!'?"
"Every day, Omar," I replied, "Every day."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite Books- The Song of Ice and Fire series; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Calvin and Hobbes; Vitals; The Postmortal; Green Metropolis; The Blade Itself and Before They Are Hanged

Favorite Movies- Die Hard 1, 3, and 4 (2 was garbage); Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; Dodgeball; Charade; North by Northwest; Casablanca; Children of Men; The Usual Suspects; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty; Puma Man

Favorite Shows- Being Human; Chopped; Iron Chef; Archer; Battlestar Galactica (the newer series); The Walking Dead; Firefly; Fringe, Mystery Science Theatre 3000; Top Gear; Anthony Bordain's Parts Unknown

Favorite Music- The Foo Fighters; Dispatch; Anberlin; Lupe Fiasco; Mumford and Sons; MuteMath; Playdough; Simon & Garfunkel; The Black Keys; Lewis Black (not music, but I could listen to him every day and never get tired of it)

Favorite Food- I love almost all foods, and I'll try pretty much anything, so it would be faster to list what I don't like... Cauliflower, peas, artichokes. That's pretty much it! Food is awesome!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Music
2. A kitchen to cook in
3. A nail file/clippers. I know that's odd for a guy but I just -hate- having long nails... if I were on Survivor, my one item I would wish for would probably be a nail clipper. That, or a boat.
4. Did I mention music?
5. My guitar
6. Um... eh, the internet. Let's be honest.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Recently? Sustainable urban food production. The idea of vertical enclosed-ecosystem farming intrigues me, and I think (if done right) it could do a lot to help people "food deserts".

I mean, if we can just... *not* blow ourselves up or die to some Avian/pig/platypus superflu, then in the next 50 years we could be living in some amazing super-science future! Augh! The future is so cool to think about. Sometimes I just get overcome and start yelling "FUTURE! FUTURE!" so people can realize they're walking around with tech in their pockets that might as well make them goddamn wizards, but... mostly I just get strange looks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm a pretty typical twenty-something, I think; if it's a normal Friday night and people are around to hang with, I'd be at a bar, or a movie, or someone's house playing cards. If not, I'm probably just chilling out at my place, cooking and watching reruns of Food Network.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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See, I don't know why someone would drop a really private issue into an online dating profile. All other considerations aside, mystery is half the fun of getting to know someone! So I'll say, the most private thing I'm willing to admit here is that when I was in high school, I super-glued my tongue to the roof of my mouth.

Entirely by accident.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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You type out "are" instead of "r"; if you think vampires should burn in the sun and not sparkle; if you're not the sort of person that starts a text/IM conversation and then waits five hours to reply. Also if you're not boring.