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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
Mar 9
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
Status
Single
Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Portuguese (Fluently), French (Poorly)
My self-summary
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I like to hike, read good books, and chat with friends while sitting at bars, restaurants or cafés. I especially enjoy debating politics and other issues, and do sometimes play devil's advocate just to make things interesting. I love to travel - I've 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. I love good whiskey (particularly bourbon), wine, backgammon, opera (listening more than watching, at least for now), beer, hanging out, and teaching. Sometimes, especially if it's raining, I like to go to the movies.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm completing a PhD and teaching. Previously, I taught high school Spanish, served in the Peace Corps, and worked as a Spanish interpreter.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding the humor in most 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
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Somebody recently told me I have a baby face. I like to wear full brim hats, so maybe people notice that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies: Action and drama, mostly. Sometimes comedy, occasionally horror if it's actually good (like 'The Conjuring'). Hunger Games and Harry Potter, of course.
Books: A mix. The best books I've read in the last few years are Grande Sertão: Veredas by João Guimarães Rosa, 1491 and 1493 by Charles Mann, and Moby Dick. I also devoured HP and Hunger Games, and a good dose of Scandinavian crime fiction. Right now I'm reading Mark Twain's autobiography, which is pretty funny and doesn't require me to pay much attention.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Covert Affairs, Doctor Who, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, The Mentalist, Major Crimes, the Daily Show.
Music: I like a lot of different styles, including rock, bluegrass, blues, and very occasionally jazz. But my favorites are heavy metal and classical (they have similar degrees of complexity and challenge the ear, I guess). Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi, High on Fire, Machine Head, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Rimsky-Korsakov, Janacek, Prokofiev, etc.
Food: I'll eat almost anything.
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, intimacy, 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.
Where I should travel to next, and when. Go for a run now, later, or tomorrow? I think about a lot of deep and shallow things.
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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I'll answer just about any question in person. I don't have a highly developed filter.
You should message me if
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you enjoy good conversation, and/or if you just feel like it! I'm happy to meet new people.