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bananaslug88

26 M Denton, TX

I’m looking for

  • Men who like men
  • Ages 21–29
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Portuguese (Fluently), Japanese (Fluently), French (Okay), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
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Born in Brazil, spent most of my life in Denton, got my BA on the West coast, my MA on the East coast, and now I'm returning to Denton to get my Psyc PhD at UNT! I love my field and talking about it, or talking about research in the other social sciences. I love to laugh and have long conversations over a cup of coffee or something. I also like to play instruments/jam... cello is my all-time favorite instrument!

In my spare time, I enjoy making pottery, watching movies, and going on night walks. I can't say whether I'm shy or outgoing; that depends on whom I'm around. I like to be expressive and my sense of humor can be kinda vulgar/gross sometimes.

I've got a wish list for my dream guy: first of all, I don't want to date someone who's a pessimist and dislikes people. I love human beings, and I want a relationship with someone who isn't judgmental. Also, pro-choice is something which is VERY important to me, and it's pretty much a dealbreaker if you're against it. Finally, I tend to lean towards the progressive side of the political spectrum; those values mean a lot to me :)

apart from that, I want to get to know you in person and see if we hit it off.

Oh, another big thing about me is that I live by relativism, and I try to bring it into my friendships and romantic relationships as much as possible. That is, I tend to set aside the idea that there's an "objective truth" that exists, and I prefer the notion of truth being negotiated, agreed upon, and relative. When conflict comes up, instead of asserting that one's own perspective is "correct," or "true," I'm really big on acknowledging the validity of other people's perspective (as hard as that can be sometimes).

...but yeah, if you wanna know more, just message me!
What I’m doing with my life
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I want to become a therapist. This decision was motivated in part by my desire to reduce human suffering. I just feel like we're all in this together, and I want to do my part. I want to leave the world in a better state than it was when I entered it-- like they say, we aren't inheriting the Earth from our parents, but borrowing it from our children.

Before moving to New York, I spent two years living at home gathering experience to prepare me for grad school. One of the things I did was volunteer for a nonprofit agency for survivors of abuse as an emergency response advocate for people who were just raped. Basically, I'd be sitting around at home doing my thing, and suddenly, the crisis line operator from the agency would call my cell to dispatch me to one of 3 hospitals in the area to be with the survivor. The survivor would go to the hospital to get a special kind of physical done on them to make sure they were okay. My job was to tell the survivor about local resources and just sort of be there for them and listen to whatever it is they felt like talking about.

...I was involved with the agency in this program for almost two years. It definitely had a major impact on shaping who I am today and is probably the most empowering experience I've had in my life so far.
I’m really good at
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whistling... and listening :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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People tell me that I have this weird, subtle accent. Personally, I can't hear it, but maybe you can! lol
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm a major movie buff! I tend to love deep, powerful movies about close relationships and/or personal growth... Here are some of my favorites:

Kramer vs. Kramer
Ordinary People
Rain Man
Shawshank Redemption
The King's Speech
The Miracle Worker
Spirited Away
The Truman Show
American Beauty
Awakenings
Waste Land
Schindler's List
Breakfast Club
Do the Right Thing (that movie's fucking hilarious!)
Bridesmaids (also hilarious! perfect example of what sorts of things make me laugh)
...and many others...

Books: when it comes to novels, I like books that are a lot like the movies I like. Most of the reading I do is for school, though :\ Here are some of my favs:

Tuesdays with Morrie
Bless Me, Ultima
Any book by Irvin Yalom
The Harry Potter Series
anything by Kurt Vonnegut!!!
Trauma and Recovery (this is an academic text that was assigned to us for a class I took on Trauma)

Music: I love anything instrumental; just think Yann Tiersen. oh and I'm definitely a fan of classical, and I really love Beethoven (seriously, that guy the rock star of his time!!).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Family/friends
2) some form of meaningful/satisfying work
3) a special someone <3
4) pets (especially kitties)
5) my beloved cello
6) tasty food.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
my research project

what I'm feeling in the moment

daydreaming

memories that make me laugh :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
studying my fucking ass off

Or maybe out on a rooftop party

or enjoying one on one time with a close friend... or maybe you! :D
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a werewolf. bring dog biscuits.
You should message me if
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you're interested in potentially starting up a relationship :)