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ballen224

35 Oakland, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Dec 26
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Portuguese (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I fairly extroverted, and I can have a bit of a wisecracking sense of humor that I think I picked up on the East Coast at some point. I like to hike, read good books, and talk with friends while sitting at bars, restaurants or cafés. I especially enjoy debating politics and other issues, and do sometimes take the side with which I don't agree just to have an interesting debate. I love to travel, and have explored much of Latin America, and a tiny chunk of other parts of the world.

I've been exploring hiking trails in the East Bay and on the coast over the last year or so. I try to jog a few times a week, and I'm told my love of greek yogurt is abnormal (I don't think I embrace fads, but if they're delicious I'm certainly not against them!). I like good wine, beer, and whiskey, though I'm a bit reluctant to embrace the snobbery that comes with wine connoisseurship. Sometimes, especially if it's raining, I like to go to the movies.
What I’m doing with my life
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Currently, I'm working on completing a PhD, and assistant teaching. Previously, I taught high school Spanish in the rainy Pacific Northwest, basic health in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, and then did Spanish/English medical interpreting in Portland. Upon completing the Ph.D., my goal is to become a college professor or work in research in the private or non-profit sector.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
... speaking Spanish and Portuguese. Finding the humor in situations. I like the spaghetti that I cook, but you'll have to be the real judge.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Somebody recently told me I have a baby face. I like to wear hats, so maybe people notice that. When I'm tired, I also develop a tic related to my eye that was the result of an injury long ago.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: Action and drama, almost anything by Lars von Trier. Sometimes comedy. Hunger Games and Harry Potter.
Books: A mix. The best books I've read in the last few years have been Grande Sertão: Veredas by João Guimarães Rosa, 1493 by Charles Mann, and Moby Dick. I devoured HP and Hunger Games a few years ago. I also like crime novels, but these days I'm working my way (slowly) through books about American history - right now I'm on the Seven Years' War, so I've got a ways to go - and Livy's history of ancient Rome.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Covert Affairs, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, The Mentalist, Major Crimes.
Music: Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Maria Rita, The Sword, Maria Bethânia, High on Fire, Joe Bonamassa, Verdi, Machine Head, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc.
Food: I like almost anything, but especially sushi, pizza, hamburgers, pupusas, and Brazilian steak, and various types of Asian cuisine. I also think quinoa is tasty.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family and friends, a passport, a laptop, a good book (or two), a hat.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What section of the dissertation chapter to write next. Where I should travel to next. Go for a run now, later, or tomorrow? Heavy metal or classical?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a bar chatting with a friend, if that's on the table. Otherwise I'm relaxing at home with a book or a movie. Or at the movies. I'm not a hard partier.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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You can ask me in person.
You should message me if
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you enjoy good conversation, and/or if you just feel like it! No need to try to relate to my profile in any clever way - I'm just happy to meet new, interesting people.

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