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32 Washington, DC Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 22–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 11:47am
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
A little extra
Strictly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Science / Engineering
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a positive-minded realist and an inquisitive, silly geek of a guy who really enjoys the simple things in life, like hanging out with friends and family just to chill, chat, joke, jam, ponder, play, and wander. I'm also a rare DC native who loves aimlessly exploring this continually changing city, discovering new places, and revisiting some old favorites.

To say that I love music would be an understatement. Music is my life force and embodies my emotional state. As Chris Rock once said, "Music is the soundtrack to the crappy movie that is my life." I'll listen to just about anything and enjoy it. I love discovering new, weird, and obscure songs and bands, and I used to review albums of all genres (ask me about the time I interviewed a band at a media-only event at the Ambassador of Iceland's house). I'm also a big movie buff who becomes fully engrossed in the good ones and riffs on the bad ones.

You may not think it to look at me, but I'm half French Carribbean. I grew up surrounded by delicious, exotic food and drink, so I'm very open to trying new things (bugs and living things need not apply). I also used to speak French fluently and even thought in French as a child, but now I have trouble holding a conversation after not practicing for so long. (Mon français est un peu rouillée.) But I occasionally try speaking to Siri in French to little avail.

I highly value logic, reasoning, and science over faith. Willful ignorance, lack of critical thinking, and pseudoscience are some of my biggest pet peeves. I also try to be as objective and open to other people's beliefs as possible, and I love having science-based philosophical arguments. For instance, do you believe in free will or not? I find compelling arguments in either direction.

My main goal here is to find a long-term romantic partner. I do enjoy meeting random people and having fun, but I'm ultimately looking to meet a woman with whom I can build a serious relationship. Also, having children is not a priority for me, and I'm not sure if it ever will be. I'm very fond of my little cousins, and I look forward to being a cool uncle some day soon, but I'll be fine if I don't have kids of my own.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work as an editor in the books department of a well-known science-based non-profit in DC (I think I just broke a personal record for most hyphenated words in a row) where I read and review manuscripts about the latest research and blog about scholarly writing. I love my career because I'm always learning something new, and there's a lot of satisfaction that comes from holding a book in my hands and knowing that I helped shape its contents.

I enjoy reading for pleasure as well (currently reading Midnight in Peking and the first compendium of The Walking Dead), and I do a lot casual reading on the internet for both pleasure and intellectual stimulation, which often go hand-in-hand. I love, Slate, Science-Based Medicine, SMBC... basically, anything thought-provoking or funny that begins with an S sound.

Exercise and physical activity are also important to me. During my lunch break, I'm either taking advanced Pilates or resistance band classes at work, or I'm pushing myself as hard as I can in the office. I've also studied various styles of martial arts on and off for a little over 20 years (most recently Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo). I'm not currently enrolled in a studio, but I still practice on my own time. I'd also like to play more outdoor sports, particularly soccer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Witty banter. I'm inquisitive, talkative, and always up for an intellectually stimulating conversation seasoned with silliness. I'm quick to crack wise and make funny observations, so I try to work my sense of humor into any conversation. An English professor once told me I could be a stand-up poetry analyst.

I'm also very good at improvising silly stories on the spot. Give me three random nouns, and I'll come up with something ridiculous and amusing.

I've also been described as being pathologically honest. I don't know if that's something to brag about, but I have no poker face whatsoever and am very forward with my thoughts and feelings, though I am tactful.

Some people say I'm a good singer. I like to think that I'm at least an entertaining singer who can hold a note (sometimes the wrong one). But I love karaoke and am prone to randomly breaking out in song, sometimes improvised. I'm also a pretty competent drummer, but I mostly play alone on an electronic kit in my apartment. Although, I recently got a doumbek (look it up) with an embedded tambourine and a mandolin to bring to family gatherings and join the music-making. I hope that these few instruments are just the beginnings of an ever-growing collection.

I can also stand one foot for 10 minutes, a talent I discovered at a health event at work. It got me free movie tickets!
The first things people usually notice about me
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People notice that I'm a psychologist, a lawyer, and a veteran of the Israeli military. Well, not really, but I've been mistaken for those things before (not all at once). I've been told it's because I'm smart and have a "commanding personality." I'm willing to accept the compliment, but I'll leave it up to you to determine whether or not that's an accurate observation. I've also been compared to Captain America. Again, you may or may not agree with that, but I do carry a giant shield wherever I go.

Other things people notice: I always have a song in my head if I'm not already listening to music; my offbeat, observational sense of humor; my philosophical and thoughtful nature; my blunt curiosity; my good nature; and my voice (random people tell me I should be a radio DJ, a game show host, or a cartoon voice actor, mostly the latter).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Trying to pin down my taste in movies and especially music is like trying to pin down a gust of wind. Good luck. And I don't really watch TV, but I enjoy marathoning shows on Netflix long after their heyday. Also, Spotify is my new best friend.

Music - The Beatles, Tchaikovsky, Miles Davis, Neko Case (god, I have such a crush on her), Kyuss, Mastodon, Marvin Gaye, Melt Banana, The Flaming Lips, Run the Jewels, 311, Imogen Heap, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, traditional music from around the world, and about a kajillion other songs, artists, and styles that could go on ad infinitum

Movies - Ip Man, The Avengers, Inception, 12 Angry Men, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Mother, Amélie, Spirited Away, The Searchers, Sita Sings the Blues, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Alien(s), Die Hard, and most anything by Quentin Tarantino, Monty Python, The Marx Brothers, Terry Gilliam, The Coen Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock, and Akira Kurosawa

Books - Catch Me If You Can, American Gods, The Immortal Iron Fist, Ender's Game, Devil in the White City, Slaughterhouse-Five, Dreams from My Father, Little Big Man, Mules & Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Good Omens, and French comics (Les Aventures de Tintin, Astérix, etc.)

TV - Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, The Walking Dead, The Wire, Day Break, The Venture Bros., Mystery Science Theater 3000, 30 Rock (I could totally see myself dating a functional Liz Lemon-Jenna Maroney hybrid), Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Band of Brothers, Seinfeld, and the original Dark Shadows

Podcasts - The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, TBTL, Slate's Political Gabfest, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Doug Loves Movies, and My Brother, My Brother, and Me

Food - Indian, Thai, Lebanese, Peruvian, Korean, Ethiopian, noodle-based dishes, sushi, non-sugary cereal at any time of day, a tall glass of skim milk, broccoli dipped in hummus, grilled portobello mushrooms, and bananas
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order...

1) My life's soundtrack
2) A sense of humor about life's ridiculousness
3) Intellectual curiosity
4) Self-motivation
5) A breezy, improvisational attitude
6) All the other normal, mundane stuff everyone seems to list: friends and family, my iPhone, some guy named "Chester" (seriously, he's popular), etc.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Human behavior and psychology (I recently got into a conversation with a female coworker about "nice guy" syndrome, fedora obsession, and possible links to the psychological phenomenon of gender role conflict); science and reasoning; surreal silliness; new exercises to try; why I don't go to the beach more often; the art and rhythm of everyday life; strange observations; puns; possible meanings for song lyrics; the fascinating weirdness of politics; catchy drum beats; strange metaphors and analogies; why that guy over there looks so weird (if only you could see him!); and the why, what, and how of everything
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
These days, I'm either spending a chill evening out on the town with a friend or a small group, or I'm at home, watching Netflix or playing video games to unwind after a long, busy week. I usually reserve the weekend for going out and about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a pretty open person, so there are a lot of so-called "private things" I'd be willing to admit. Here's a few random factoids about me:

- The movies Wit and Once made me break down into a heap of tears (funny story about Wit).

- I grew up in a super nerdy family playing complex strategy games with my dad and watching British TV (Monty Python, Red Dwarf, old school Doctor Who).

- I don't believe in so-called "guilty pleasures." If something makes you happy, enjoy the hell out of it and don't worry about what other people think (unless your guilty pleasure is puppy punting or something like that). Example: I think "Beez in the Trap" by Nicki Minaj is a horrible song, but I unashamedly love it a and will randomly find myself singing the chorus.
You should message me if
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You're a smart, witty woman who highly values logic and reasoning, loves to learn, has a philosophical bent, and can be simultaneously funny and serious in conversation. You practice the improvisational art of "Yes, and…" in conversation. You're an emotionally mature and driven woman who can also be silly, surreal, and carefree. You're an active person looking for a workout companion, a martial arts partner, or even just someone to go on long walks with. You enjoy wandering around the city just as much as you like spending a relaxing day indoors. You love music and know of some awesome, obscure bands you'd like to share. You can geek/nerd out with the best of them. Also, if you think you can beat me in Scrabble or Words With Friends, I'd like to see you try, he said boastfully.