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TreeHugger323

27 M Dover, PA

My Details

Last Online
Apr 18
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Full figured
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English, Italian (Poorly), Irish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I guess I could start by saying that my name is Rob and I am a guy who likes other guys (it feels so great to finally say that as a proud and openly gay man that’s out of the closet). I am an eternal optimist, an unflinching idealist, a sentimental and hopeFUL romantic, and a person who believes in making the world a better place. My Myers-Briggs nails me down pretty damn accurately—I am an INFP also known as the Idealist, Dreamer, or Healer.

Some of my passions in life are learning new things, reading, watching good TV/movies, listening to music, playing board/card/video games, watching sports, going for a walk in the woods, traveling (I have an actual bucket list that is quite lengthy…), baking, cooking, volunteering, and being politically active. Obviously given most of those interests, I don’t think it would be a surprise to most that I am generally far more of a homebody than someone who is always out hitting the town at the bars, clubs, and parties. In fact, I can’t stand the bar or club scene so when I do go out I would prefer it be something more along the lines of going to a sporting event, seeing a standup act, a performance art show, going to a museum, or seeing some landmark of cultural/historical/natural significance. One can generally tell a lot by what your “dream home” and for me that is log cabin in the mountains, near a body of water, and surrounded by woods. Winter is my favorite time of the year and I LOVE SNOW.

While I realize that talking politics on a dating site is sketchy at best, it is a HUGE part of who I am. No matter what path in life I take, I hope to spend my entire life working to end environmental degradation and pollution, combat the drastic effects of global climate change, fight discrimination, protect human rights, and eliminate disease, hunger, poverty, violence, and war. Yes, to quote a favorite song of mine, some “may say I am a dreamer…but I am not the only one.” While it is far from perfect, I think some of the most powerful documents ever written are the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its 4 sister documents that make up the International Bill of Human Rights. To be clear since everyone is so fond of labels: I am a flaming uber-liberal, progressive, quasi-socialist, bleeding heart, ardent believer in liberal internationalism and humanitarian intervention, defender and lover of the welfare state, protector of the social safety net, pro-science, pro-LGBT rights including full equality on all issues, pro-universal single payer healthcare, pro-choice, pro-immigrant, pro-path to citizenship and immediate legal status for all undocumented immigrants, pro-Palestine, pro-affirmative action, anti-republican, anti-war, anti-death penalty, anti-gun, anti-surveillance, and a tree hugging dirt worshiping environmental hippie.

So what am I looking for? Without a doubt, personality is the key for me. I want someone who has a sense of humor and is able to enjoy life; someone who is optimistic and positive; someone who has their own hopes and dreams for life; someone who cares about the environment and strives to do everything possible to minimize human impact and protect the environment; someone who values education and wants to learn about a variety of different things; someone who is a sports fan; someone who enjoys traveling when time and money allows; someone who shares my interests as it pertains to books, movies, music, and television; someone who shares and understands my general outlook, philosophies, and passions in life; and ultimately someone wants to make the world a better place in a meaningful way. It would be great to find someone who enjoys going out to a ballgame, a hike, star watching, a museum, comedy show, a game night with friends, or just a movie night between the two of us all the same. Settling down, and yes, eventually getting married is hugely important to me so that's a must have.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a full-time program coordinator for a local nonprofit and previously served the same organization through AmeriCorps. Prior to entering nonprofit work, I was a restaurant manager and at one point was even a GM of my own store but the long hours and crazy shifts got to be just too much. I am finishing up a MS in Organizational Leadership and will likely be following it up by getting my MBA as well. I really enjoy nonprofit work so staying in nonprofit management remains a likely career path though I have recently come around to considering the private sector as well. I do plan to eventually get my doctorate but think I am going to take some time off once I finish the MBA. I will say that given the right situation, I would love to maybe work part-time as an adjunct professor or consultant and be primarily a stay at home parent.
I’m really good at
Trivial Pursuit & Knowledge Type Games
The first things people usually notice about me
It may be the biggest cliche in the world but, I have often been told that its my eyes...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
News Sources: The Nation, Mother Jones, The Progressive, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Daily Show, The Rachael Maddow Show, All in With Chris Hayes, UP! With Steve Kornaki, Democracy Now With Amy Goodman, Real Time With Bill Maher, Ezra Klein’s Wonk Blog, DailyKos, FireDogLake, TalkingPointsMemo, Huffington Post, Think Progress, Media Matters, TreeHugger, Grist, The Stephanie Miller Show, Sirius XM Left, & NPR.

Books: I read A LOT! I presently own (at last count) 625 physical books, split about 65% Fiction to 35% Non-Fiction.
Some of my favorite authors are: Naomi Klein*, Bill McKibben, Rachael Carson, Edward Abbey, Phillip K Dick, Issac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe*, Mario Puzo*, Steven King, Tom Clancy*, Robert Ludlum*, John Grisham*, William Lashner*, David Baldacci*, Robin Cook*, Leonard Goldberg*, Michael Crichton*, Simon Toyne*, Steve Berry*, Brad Meltzer*, Dan Brown*, Kathy Reichs*, Thomas Harris*, John Sandford*, Patricia Cornwell*, John Douglas*, & Ann Rule*. * = Own most (85%) to ALL of their books.

Movies: Eh...way too many to list them all…but some favorites are: The American President, Avatar, The Bourne Trilogy, Jurassic Park, Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, No Reservations, Love Happens, Love Actually, Hitch, The Dark Night, Blade Runner, I Robot, Minority Report, Dave, State of Play, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life, Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, Bull Durham, Jerry Maguire, Goodfellas, The Departed, Scarface, A Few Good Men, Top Gun, Seven, Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, Silence of the Lambs, The Jack Ryan/Clancy Movies, & pretty much every single one of the John Grisham movies.. I could have a whole separate list on horror and slasher films alone...

TV: Definitely one of my vices as I LOVE MY DVR! I take my classes online, so I can often be found in front of my TV doing school work. The shows I try to watch on the regular are: The Following, Criminal Minds, CSI, SVU, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Revenge, House of Cards, Homeland, SOA, Survivor, Big Brother, and just about anything on HGTV.

Without a Doubt Most Favorite TV Series Ever: The West Wing…other favorites are Friends, The Sopranos, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Judging Amy, Boy Meets World, Numb3rs, 7th Heaven and the original Law & Order.

Music: Celtic, Oldies, 80’s & 90’s Pop/Rock, Country, Christian & folk/protest music. Some of my favorite artists are: Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Enya, Celtic Women, Celtic Thunder, The Celts, Il Divo, Straight No Chaser, Boys 2 Men, Jewel, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, Belinda Carlise, Cher, Madonna, Journey, John Cougar Melloncamp, Tom Petty, Bob Segar, The Who, John Cafferty, Bryan Adams, Heart, Michael Jackson, Savage Garden, Franki Valli, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Vince Gill, Josh Turner, Randy Travis, John Berry, The Righteous Brothers, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, & Dave Barns.

Food: I like the American Classics, Stadium Food, Asian Inspired, and some Mexican, but without a doubt, Italian is far and away my favorite type of food. I would love to become a vegetarian but wonder if I will ever have the will power to do so. Vegan is pretty much out the question as I love my cheese and other dairy products.
The six things I could never do without
Elements of Life, Pets, Friends, & Family Aside...

Access to Knowledge!
My Passport!
Nature!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think that I have covered this box in many respects by answering some of the other questions, so I am renaming this section.

Favorite Quotes, Passages, or Sayings

Nemo vir est qui mundum non reddat meliorem

“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane.” Richard Dawkins

“History is full of people who out of fear or ignorance or the lust for power have destroyed treasures of immeasurable value which truly belong to all of us. We must not let it happen again.” – Carl Sagan

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

Don't like “Gay Marriage”? THEN DON'T MARRY A GAY!

“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.” – Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara, Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, also known as the ‘Bishop of Corum’

“Only when the last tree has been cut down,
Only when the last river has been poisoned,
Only when the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. “
– Cree Indian Prophecy

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
– From The Great Law of The Iroquois Confederacy

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Chief Seattle

“At a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – Ansel Adams

“The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson, co-founder of Earth Day

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.” – Margaret Mead

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Gandhi

“An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.” – Gandhi

“I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” – Gandhi

“We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for me and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

“Some men see things as they are and say, 'Why'? I dream of things that never were and say, 'Why not'?” – RFK

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – RFK

“Few will have the greatness to bend history; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation ... It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is thus shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – RFK

“What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label “Liberal?” If by “Liberal” they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then ... we are not that kind of “Liberal.” But if by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I'm proud to say I'm a “Liberal”. – JFK

“If we list a set of rights, some fools in the future are going to claim that people are entitled only to those rights enumerated and no others.” – Georgia Delegate to the Continental Congress Concerning the Bill of Rights

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin.

“Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this football.” – John Heisman

“You don't get hurt running straight ahead...three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit.” – Woody Hayes

“There are three things that can happen when you pass, and two of them ain't good…” – Woody Hayes

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“There are only three things that matter in life: God, Family, and the Green Bay Packers!” – Vince Lombardi

“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Vince Lombardi
“Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.” – Vince Lombardi

“If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.” – Bo Jackson

“Everyone knows that you’re going to win 54 games and you’re going to lose 54 games. It’s those other 54 games that make the difference.” About Baseball...The Season in 162 Games, but it’s a metaphor for a lot of things in life. It’s pretty much the only guarantee in life outside of death and taxes—you will win some, you will lose some, but it’s the other games that make the difference.

“Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?”

“Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have never learned to swim...

Not only do I own a Snuggie and the Forever Lazy, I use the hell out of them…

I am a longtime loyal listener to the Delilah radio show ("Queen of Sappy Love Songs") dating back to 9th grade... Often times, when I am having a heard time falling asleep, I find one of the online radio stations that carry her. I would say that at least once per week on average I listen though sometimes more often. I am still mad at 101TheRose for dropping the show back in 09.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 18–36
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
You want to bring me the finest muffins and bagels in all the land...or you can tell me where this came from...