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___david

32 M New Orleans, LA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 9:33pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hi! I think OKCupid's match score is pretty good at measuring if we have similar values, but it doesn't measure whether we are attracted to the other person's appearance, mannerisms, voice, smell, etc -- the "chemistry". You can best find those things out by meeting in person; exchanging messages can be pleasant but doesn't answer the chemistry question very well. So, if we have a relatively good match score and you value your time, send me a message and we can get a coffee or drink somewhere to quickly find out about the chemistry. I promise I won't bite.

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My self-summary

I like meetups and other group events. In an average month, I probably have introductions with 40 new people and have significant conversations with a dozen of them. I think meeting new people makes me a better person and more enjoyable to be around. I get excited about the exchange of interesting ideas. It's best when the conversation veers away from generic small talk toward a person's unique interests and experiences. I tell people embarrassing stories about myself, and for some reason they often find it endearing.

I enjoy living in new places. I spent most of 2011 in Australia and 2012 in New Zealand. I split 2013 between New Orleans (my first time here!) and Ann Arbor, MI. I moved back to New Orleans at the start of 2014. I'm working on submitting an application to obtain New Zealand residency sometime in 2015.

In the past couple years, it has really become clear to me how much I appreciate variety. So many things in life are worth doing at least once a year or once a decade or once a lifetime. Some recent new experiences are Argentine tango and playing street music in a brass band. Some other fun novelties have been sushi rolling and urban exploration.

While I own a car, I like walking as a form of transportation.

Because I spend my work day alone in front of a computer, I have a lot of energy for interacting with people in the evenings.
What I’m doing with my life
I fancy myself an Internet entrepreneur. I co-founded a recruitment software company while I was getting my MBA. Now I'm working for the company that bought my company.
I’m really good at
I'm good at making people feel comfortable about opening up and telling me about their lives. They apparently enjoy sharing with me, and I enjoy listening.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I usually skip past this section when I read others' profiles. I think it's because I don't get too passionate about these things. Regarding books, movies, and podcasts, I'm only passionate about the non-fiction ones. There are so many amazing things in the world. For example, did you know there is a Pacific island that uses big (up to 4m tall) stones for their money? Or that a graffiti artist in NYC wrote 235 giant panels of his life story before he got caught?

I've enjoyed reading:
While not a book, I regularly read the Economist which never fails to remind me how little I know about the world. The Black Swan, which has nothing to do with the movie, was quite fascinating regarding how unpredictable the world is. Stumbling on Happiness was quite good -- it inspired me to make a Facebook app. I once was reading a book about the multiple wives of Joseph Smith (the Mormon prophet), but then it was stolen along with a book about Common Lisp. I have twice purchased and lost god is not Great before I finished reading it. Divine intervention??

Music:
I'm currently enamored with New Orleans Brass Bands like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8xIHjcZo88

Food:
I'll eat anything. Spicy is good.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't have a Friday usual. I think my weekday nights are busier than most people's, but my weekends are on the quiet side. Some frequent reasons I head out in the evenings: hanging out with couchsurfers at Bacchanal Wine and BJ's Lounge, brass band practice, swimming laps, dinner with friends, dinner alone, and listening to live music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have O-negative blood, which I donate.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
You read the bit about my nomadic tendencies and that doesn't bother you, especially if you're some sort of freelancer, teleworker, independently wealthy individual, or vagrant who could accompany me on such traipses.

Or, maybe we're so perfect for each other that I'll give it up. It's possible.

Always excited to hear from someone with great stories.