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31 M Washington, DC

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:19pm
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
Overall, I'm a pretty laid back, inquisitive, and silly geek of a guy who really enjoys the simple things in life, such as hanging out with friends and family just to chat, chill, 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.

Music is my lifeforce. It drives me 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'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 pretty open to trying new things (bugs and living things need not apply, so scram, casu marzu!). I also used to speak French fluently (I even thought in French for a while), but now I have trouble holding a conversation after not practicing for so long. Mon français est un peu rouillée. But I try speaking to Siri in French.

I also consider myself a skeptic. I highly value logic, reasoning, and science over faith, and I also try to be as objective and broad-minded as possible. Having said that, I understand the limits of science, so I also value philosophy and art.

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. It's not that I dislike kids (I'm very fond of my little cousins, and I look forward to being a cool uncle), but I mention it in case finding a long-term partner who definitely wants to have kids at some point is a must for you.
What I’m doing with my life
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). I love my career, and I'm always learning something new. The only problem is that I'm not very good at editing myself. I talk a lot and tend to write long emails (and profiles), so be warned.

I've only just gotten back into reading books for pleasure (currently going through Game of Thrones), but I still do most of my casual reading on the internet. I love, Slate, Science-Based Medicine, Psychology Today, and SMBC. Basically, anything thought-provoking and/or funny that begins with an S sound.

Exercise and physical activity are also important to me (seasoned with a few dashes of lazy couch warming, of course). 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 fitness room. I rarely eat lunch during my breaks. I'm also really into martial arts. I've studied various styles on and off for about 20 years, but I'm currently looking for a new place to train, or at least a training partner. Suggestions?
I’m really good at
Witty banter. I'm a very curious, inquisitive person who's 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 (Warning: I can be pretty hammy and cheesy. I guess that makes me a ham and cheese sandwich).

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 I'm very forward with my thoughts and feelings, though I try to be tactful.

Some people say I'm a good singer, others look for the nearest window to dive out of when I start to howl out a tune. I like to think that I'm at least an entertaining singer who can hold a note (sometimes the wrong note). Either way, I love karaoke and Rock Band. I'm also a pretty competent drummer, but I only really play alone in my apartment since they are notoriously hard to transport. Although, I recently got an awesome doumbek (look it up) with an embedded tambourine and a mandolin so I can bring them to family gatherings and join the music-making. I hope that these few instruments are just the beginnings of an ever-growing collection.
The first things people usually notice about me
People notice that I'm 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.

Other things people notice: I always have a song in my head if I'm not already listening to music (I'm prone to singing and drumming in public); 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).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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 do love marathoning shows on Netflix and Hulu long after their heyday. Also, Spotify is my new best friend.

Music - 311, The Beatles, Tchaikovsky, Vijay Iyer, Neko Case (god, I have such a crush on her), A Tribe Called Quest, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Marvin Gaye, Melt Banana, The Flaming Lips, MF DOOM, Imogen Heap, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and about a kajillion other songs and bands that could go on forever

Movies - Ip Man, The Avengers, Inception, 12 Angry Men, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, His Girl Friday, Amélie, Spirited Away, The Searchers, Sita Sings the Blues, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Alien(s), the Die Hard movies, and 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, Ender's Game, Devil in the White City, Slaughterhouse-Five, Dreams from My Father, Little Big Man, Mules & Men, Cracked, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Good Omens, and French comics (Les Aventures de Tintin, Astérix, etc.)

TV - The Walking Dead, The Daily Show, The Wire, Day Break, 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, Band of Brothers, Seinfeld, Looney Tunes, and the original Dark Shadows

Podcasts - The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, TBTL, Slate's Political and Double X Gabfests, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Doug Loves Movies, Democracy Now!, The Dana Gould Hour, Radio Lab, and My Brother, My Brother, and Me

Food - Indian, Thai, Lebanese, Peruvian, Korean, Ethiopian, noodle-based dishes, cereal with skim milk, broccoli dipped in hummus, grilled portobello mushrooms, and bananas
The six things I could never do without
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
Human behavior and psychology; science and reasoning; silly randomness; new exercises to try; self-improvement; the irony of it all; new bits of interesting information; the art and rhythm of everyday life; funny observations; possible meanings for song lyrics; story and game ideas; the fascinating weirdness of politics; cool 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
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
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'm a huge geek who was raised on strategy games, Dungeons & Dragons, British TV shows, and video games.

- 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: Despite being a straight guy, I unashamedly love "Let's Have a Kiki" by the Scissors Sisters and sing along whenever it comes on.
I’m looking for
  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 21–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You're a smart and funny woman who highly values logic and reasoning, loves to learn, has a philosophical bent, and can be silly and serious in conversation, ideally at the same time. You can geek out with the best of them, especially when it comes to board games and video games. You're an active person looking for a workout companion or someone to practice martial arts with. You walk up the metro escalators when they're working. You enjoy wandering around the city just as much as you like spending a relaxing day indoors. You love music, like to jam, and know of some awesome, obscure bands you'd like to share. Also, if you think you can beat me in Scrabble or Words With Friends, I'd be really curious to see you try, he said boastfully.