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I am looking to meet a confident, smart, ambitious, and witty woman
who is not afraid to take charge (both at work and in personal
My friends would describe me as someone with boundless energy who
is persistent in his professional goals, but is always looking to
meet new people.
Strong-willed women - who have affection for empathetic and
attentive men - are encouraged to apply. :)
I love to read, particularly about foreign policy and energy
topics. I'm an avid reader of the New York Times, both Bloomberg
BusinessWeek (Bloomberg bought in Dec. 2009) and the newly
redesigned Newsweek - as of March 2014, Newsweek is back in
For sports, I enjoy biking and jogging, but would like to get more
into canoeing or kayaking and hiking. I watch hockey - GO PENS!! -
and also like to play a little tennis.
I am a man who isn't afraid to cry. Are you woman enough to handle
that about me?
I am energetic, open-minded, and a conversationalist.
Also, I grew up in Mars. Yes, Mars. You see the flying saucer on my
list of profile photos? It is located on Main Street in Mars... Any
guess which major city Mars is located just north of in western PA?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently, I work as an on-site contractor at a Federal agency in
DC counting U.S. natural gas exports. Yes, this is both a
fascinating and contentious field! We are at the eye of many
I have also spent time in the international trade and development
market space. One of my areas of interest is where U.S. and Chinese
national interests collide, and how to increase American jobs
through increased exports and investments both at home and abroad
in emerging markets.
I've also worked on antidumping / countervailing duty cases, in
competition policy, as well as renewable energy and the carbon
markets, and also am a former journalist in the DC Press
I also recently wrapped up my International Commerce and Policy
masters program here in the DC area. I'm still exploring what is
out there and what is for me in life and sure I will work in a
number of areas - variety is the spice of life!
Plus, one of my favorite hobbies is bookselling, which I share my
love of all things books each Sunday afternoon...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking with complete strangers?!
Prognosticating the world economy (I wish!!).
Reading-in-between the lines... provided there are lines. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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My friends call me the DC Colbert...
The sheer level of energy in my conversations and in my animations
during conversation - I'm very expressive with my hands and eyes!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Anything foreign policy, energy, or presidential - Brothers
(David Talbot); Nixon and Mao (Margaret MacMillan); George Orwell's
1984; Charles Dickens' Hard Times; and any mystery novel by the
grand master of horse racing Dick Francis, and his son Felix
Francis! In particular, Francis' Syd Halley series... Not to
mention the Bruno, Chief-of-Police series by Martin Walker. Also,
the Four Agreements changed my life...
Movies: Clint Eastwood and James Bond. In particular, the Dirty
Harry movies and Roger Moore / Daniel Craig as my favorite Bonds.
Also, Eastwood's trio of westerns - High Plains Drifter, Pale
Rider, and Unforgiven where Eastwood goes from the best revenge
yarn known to mankind in Drifter to a preacher in name only for
Rider and to a reformed gunman in Unforgiven.
Music: My two favorite types are 70s / 80s rock and pop (Aerosmith,
Bon Jovi, U2, Billy Joel, etc.) and oldies (Tommy James, the Byrds,
and, of course, the Beach Boys)
Food: A nice juicy steak, Arby's roast beef and cheddar melt
sandwiches, a well-prepared chef salad, Asian noodle and seafood
dishes. And yes, I ALWAYS keep a jar of Claussen pickles in the
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Newspapers / Bloomberg Business Week / Newsweek
2. a woman in knee-high boots
3. my Sunday afternoon "bookselling hobby"
4. meeting ambitious women
5. an attractive woman in high heels
6. a policy wonk or political woman
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What the future holds... for me personally, but also for the world
Foreign policy issues and how they affect the everyday lives of
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either hanging out with friends at a bar or going to a movie, or at
home nestled in with a good book or an issue of Business Week...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I can be superstitious...
You should message me if
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You are a strong, assertive, ambitious, and engaging woman...
You enjoy high energy and passionate conversations to go along with
above-average food tastes. :)
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