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Thrillofitall

44 F Washington, DC

I’m looking for

  • Straight men only
  • Ages 33–53
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern, White, Other
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Farsi (Fluently), French (Okay), Other (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I cannot possibly describe my personality in so many characters; we are all multi-faceted creatures. We all have our vanity, and that vanity is our way of forgetting that there are other people with a soul like our own. My vanity consists of a few dreams, some accomplishments, a divine circle of friends, family whom I cherish, and some doubts and questions too.

What am I looking for? Someone who has a breadth of understanding, tolerance, simplicity of spirit that is incapable of petty resentments, articulate, a thinker, kind, and sincere. I connect and identify with depth and philosophical underlinings that make us who we are. I seek someone who can invoke cerebral thought, knows no bounds, makes me smile at the simplest while embracing my consciousness with the not-so-simple.

I believe that friendship (caring and respect) must form the basis of any relationship. To me, life should have a purpose (the only way truly honor the gift of time we have been given on this mortal coil), so I am often trying to do something to make the world "a better place"(progressive intellectual activism for lack of a better description), but I also believe in enjoying life. I do realize that everything is a balance.

I have standards and am choosy. I don't think the choice is between black and white, but between right and wrong. I am not a moral relativist, nor do I believe that morals stem from religion.

I love ideas. They are the golden nuggets of the intellect... the spark that fires the imagination, discussion, and progress. And I do believe that I can judge an idea on its own merits.

Children know what the most important question in the world is: why? Unfortunately we teach them not to ask it.

I appreciate gratitude in people and patience and a kind of joyful appreciation from someone who enjoys my company. And I enjoy expressing that too. I like to meditate. I like to cogitate and analyze the deep issues and I like relaxing into the realization that many questions are unanswerable.

I am a reader -having consumed hundreds of books in my lifetime. In my youth I read some books, looked into others, and looked casually at a great many more, walking up and down the library stacks, reading the spines. Much later I realized how much education one gets by looking at the backs of books. One's mind is broadened and loosened by the simple observation of the immense variety of subjects that have engaged people's attention. It also sometimes happens that the casual impressions made by certain subjects do something towards preparing the mind to receive more serious impressions later.
What I’m doing with my life
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This sums my desire for a well-balanced mind and heart:
"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Definitely not good at boasting...
The first things people usually notice about me
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I could rattle a huge list of music. Instead, I will simply say that my musical staples are: The Jam, Style Council (actually, Weller in all in his incarnations), Joy Division, New Order, Crowded House (both Finn Brothers), Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Talk Talk, Depeche Mode, Portishead, Radiohead, Talking Heads, Madrugada, Lisa Hannigan, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, ELO, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cocteau Twins, Psychadelic Furs, World Party, xx, Emilie Simon, The Smiths, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Belle & Sebastian, St. Etienne, Nick Cave, Beth Orton, Richard Ashcroft, Citizen Cope, Everything But the Girl, Erasure, Beirut, Amos Lee, Nina Simone, Mazzy Star, Nick Lowe, Johnny Marr, Brian Eno, Blow Monkeys, John Coltrane, Andre Segovia, Debussy, and more...
I enjoy concerts and attend at least one show per month. This summer, I saw Eddie Izzard, Psychsdelic Furs, Echo and the Bunnymen, Lionel Ritchie, Kaiser Chiefs, Boy George. Paul Simon and Sting, Beth Orton, and Neil Finn...Looking forward to the Bryan Ferry and Erasure shows.

Some of my favorite literary minds include: Turgenev, Beckett, Hesse, Calvino, Mann, Kafka, Vargas, Gide, Yourcenar, Lorca, Rumi, Krishnamurthi, Watts, Tagore, Strand, Cummings, Blake, Yeats, Somerset Maugham, Carver, Berger, Proust, Saadi, Hafiz, and more...
Just got a copy of Peter Hook's "Unknown Pleaures" and can't wait to delve into it...

Art:
There are many artists who have influenced me over the years. Paula Rego for getting lost in her strong figurative world. Basquiat, for his directness. Ron Meuck for the spirit he breathes into his sculptures, Pierro della Francesca, Masaccio, and Ucello for perfection and beauty, Dali and Vermeer for their magical handling of paint, Giotto for his naive genius, Francis Bacon and Ivan Albright for their raw energy and magnificence, Mark Rothko for his scale, Caravaggio for marriage of humility and sheer genius (and I'm only referencing the humility of his subjects not his personal life for those who are quick to point out his less than stellar morals), Rembrandt for his lack of hubris and desire to really capture emotional rawness, Willem De Kooning for turning the female body inside out and showing her strength, Giacometti, Moore, Maillol, Bourgeois, and others for showing me that sculpture can evoke raw emotion and splendor.

Food:
I love the pleasure a taste can give you. A beautiful dish can inspire the perfect taste sensation. I have always felt that cooking is like painting. You taste, you sense what is missing, you add a flavor. It's a blending process; looking for as near perfection as you are able.

Tennis:
It creates the most serene state in my mind. I'm my happiest on a court. It's the purest form of meditation for me. Nothing is more beautiful than managing to keep a long rally in place...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I could do without quite a bit. If I had to choose, I'd say intangibles like happiness, family, friends, music, and silence. I'm addicted to silence. There is probably nothing more powerful to invigorate the mind and body.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
"The solemn sadness that dwells in all great things - in high mountains and in great men, in profound nights and in eternal poems." This quote always resonates with me.

I firmly believe that it's a rule of life that we can, and should, learn from everyone. There are lessons in humility, faithfulness, justice, and beauty brought to us by chance and by those whom we encounter.

Never neglect an opportunity to improve yourself.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no typical Friday night. It depends on my mood...
You should message me if
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I'm interested in making new friends as well. If you love tennis, attending concerts, books, museums, etc., drop me a note.