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40 Pittsburgh, PA Man


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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Today – 7:10am
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body type
Mostly vegetarian
Christianity, and very serious about it
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Other (Fluently), French (Okay), German (Poorly), Afrikaans (Poorly)
My self-summary
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P.K. van der Byl-type seeks Anna Wintour-type for adventures in the Fine Arts, languid contempt, Highland Games, haughtiness, Received Pronunciation, and various Equestrian Pursuits.


♦ The youngest son of a youngest son.

♦ I am an INFP, according to the Briggs Myers Indicator Test.

♦ However, if you prefer the Enneagram, I am a Type 4 with a 3 Wing.

♦ I'm rather popular with women named Barbara, Elizabeth, and Emilia, but not so much with the Margarets, Alyssas, and Courtneys of the world. Still trying to comprehend this nominative determinism.

♦ Still depressed that Tango Cafe has closed.

♦ In college, my nickname on the rugby team was "Burns", though this had nothing to do with Scottish poetry or arsonism.

♦ I have a strange fascination with the Innsbruck Winter Olympics.

♦ I often get Simon Bolivar and Simone de Beauvoir confused. Same goes for Plutarch & Petrarch, Sheila E & Sheena Easton ...

♦ I often go into Wal Mart in the middle of the night, but only out of anthropological curiosity.

♦ I can do without mayonnaise, raisins, rhubarb, Fauvism, amusement parks, Chopin, and the colour pink.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Dolce far niente - at either end of the economic stratum, there is a leisure class.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
¤ strolling into work around 11, taking ninety minutes for lunch, then finding some excuse to be out of there by 3.

¤ cribbage and canasta, so long as someone else is keeping score. I can teach you how to play mancala.

¤ orienteering.

¤ atoning for educatability through delicate beauty.

¤ making the blind to walk, the deaf to see, and the lame to hear.

¤ using Rhodesian slang, e.g. "Bowl me the ages" and "Charity glide to society".
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
۞ The asymmetrical nose or the overbite.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
§ Books -
Tristram Shandy - seriously, I love this book, if you've read it, contact me, we can read it aloud to one another. ("But desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.")

anything by Joseph Conrad,
the ghost stories of M.R. James,
the espionage novels of John LeCarré,
The Harry Potter series,
the apologetics of C.S. Lewis,
the military history of John Keegan,
anything by Umberto Eco,
the poetry of W.B. Yeats and W.H. Auden,
art criticism of Camille Paglia,
Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1927 edition),
The Master and Margarita,
Seven Pillars of Wisdom,
The History of the Peloponnesian War,
autobiographies of 20th Century explorers like Wilfred Thesiger, Francis Chichester, and Vilhjamur Stefansson.

One day, I will finish reading OBLOMOV (stuck on page 119 for months now).

§ Films - The Duellists, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, The Thin Man, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Elvira Madigan, Topkapi, Aguirre der Zorn Gottes, Orlando, Touchez pas au Grisbi, Le Quai des Brumes, Rififi, Time Bandits, Vivre sa Vie, Jason & the Argonauts, Fitzcarraldo, Shakespeare Wallah,Die 3 Groschen-Oper, Lawrence of Arabia, Le Samourai, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex, The 39 Steps, Bob le Flambeur, and Jane Austen films - believe it or not.

§ Shows - I do not particularly care for most television. I much prefer live entertainment, especially the Ballet, the Opera, and occasionally the Theatre and the Symphony. If you enjoy watching Mystery Science Theatre 3000, chances are we'll get along.

§ Music - W.A. Mozart, ABBA, Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen, Roy Harper, Glenn Gould, Steeleye Span, Hedningarna, Al Stewart, Suzanne Vega, Al Bowlly,Richard Thompson, Petula Clark, Mae Moore, Peter Gabriel, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Värttinä, Dar Williams, Jane Siberry, June Tabor, Mr Fox, Anne Briggs.

At the moment, my favourite piece of music is the A Minor Quartet No2 Opus51 by Brahms.

Whom do you imagine yourself to be when you listen to a particular piece of music ?

§ Food - TEA !!! (About a dozen cups a day). Fondue, Indian, Sushi, the Olive Bar at Giant Eagle ... though I once spent a weekend eating nothing but Cherry Haribo and Perrier with no ill effects. Is Guinness food ?

§ My favourite painting in the Carnegie is The Equestrian by Robert Henri.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
► "Never Complain & Never Explain."

► "Despair is a sin."

► "Be a gentleman to all and a friend to none."

► "Don't begin a sentence until you know how you'll finish it."

► "I paid my own way."

► "No wire hangers. Ever."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
۝ trying to contact Harry Houdini.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
☼ I was fired from my first job as a teenager when I showed up 15 minutes late for work with an ice cream cone in each hand.
You should message me if
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you are an equestrienne, a balletomane, a mezzo-soprano, a sculler, a bee-keeper, or any combination of the above.